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Alex Engel

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Alex Engel is an Associate in Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity Practice. Alex led the development of RMI’s modeling tools that analyze the potential of portfolios of distributed energy resources to obviate the need for T&D solutions and/or new thermal power plants.

Background

Prior to joining RMI, Alex received his master’s degree from the University of Michigan in Natural Resources and Environment with a focus on Sustainable Systems. While in graduate school, Alex worked at RMI on the Blockchain for Energy project helping build a foundation of knowledge for RMI about the technology and developing possible use cases.
Before returning to graduate school, Alex worked at Fundamental Capital Management as an investment analyst and operations manager. He helped develop and launch the firm’s second fund which invests in structured credit. He also built quantitative tools to analyze research efficacy as well as sources of performance and risk in hedge fund portfolios to support portfolio and risk management.

Education

MS, Natural Resources and Environment (Sustainable Systems), University of Michigan
Certificate, Industrial Ecology, University of Michigan
BA, The History of Political Economy, New York University

Authored Works
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Report Release: The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios

Download RMI’s new report, The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios The US power system is one of the largest, most complicated, and most expensive machines in the world, but the grid’s core infrastructure is old and is not aging gracefully. Nearly 500 gigawatts (GW), or about half of the…