VP Market Development, Simple Energy
Tanuj supports Simple Energy’s utility partners and the broader electric power ecosystem to help ensure they effectively evolve to accommodate advances in technology, our evolving societal needs, and new consumer expectations.
Before joining Simple Energy he served as Chief Strategy Officer at the Smart Electric Power Alliance, leading the organization’s transition from a solar-focused mission to one spanning broader distributed energy resources. Earlier Tanuj served in the cabinet of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper as head of the Colorado Energy Office, and has experience as a wind energy project developer with EDPR and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has served industry advisory roles with energy-start ups, Solar Power International, AWEA, NREL, RMI, The Rational Middle, the Interwest Energy Alliance, and the Colorado Renewables and Conservation Collaborative, and has written or contributed to many papers, blogs, and articles on the topic of electricity sector transformation for environmental sustainability and resilience.
Tanuj started his career as a research engineer in the chemical industry, and later served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Caribbean. He has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Outside of work, Tanuj enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling with his wife and two school-aged daughters, when not otherwise occupied trying to maintain their 90-year-old house or grousing at the television watching the Washington Nationals, Texas Longhorn sports, or U.S. politics.
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