Timothy Unruh

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power

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Tim Unruh is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

In this role, Tim directs EERE's renewable energy applied research, development, and demonstration activities for the geothermal, solar energy, and wind and water power technology offices.

Previously, he served as the Director of EERE's Federal Energy Management Program. In this role, he managed the implementation of policy and actions that resulted in energy efficiency implementation, renewable energy adoption, and reduction in energy and water use in federal government operations. He was instrumental in guiding DOE through a streamlining of the Super Energy Saving Performance Contract contractor selection process.

Formerly, he was Director of Operations for ConEdison Solutions, where he led a team of engineers and project managers to implement energy savings projects in government and private installations. While in this role, he worked to educate energy users on performance contracting methods to achieve energy reduction goals and he was heavily involved in the measurement and verification of energy savings resulting from these projects.

He has Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.

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