Mike Stevenson joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy as an engineer in May 2021. Duty stationed in Golden, Colorado, he serves as a technical expert supporting technical assistance and administering financial assistance awards to Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and tribal and intertribal organizations.
Prior to joining the team at DOE, Mike spent the previous six years with the Department of the Interior as an Electrical Engineer for the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), an energy office under the Bureau of Indian Affairs. While with the DEMD, Mike helped tribes explore both energy resource and capacity development by providing technical assistance and administering financial assistance through the DEMD’s two grant programs. Many of the projects that Mike was associated with involved tribes assessing the feasibility of forming their own tribal utility authority or assessing the potential for microgrid deployment.
Before joining the DEMD, Mike spent 15 years working in private industry, gaining valuable experience in workforce management, project management, and process optimization. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington.