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Sam Hartnett

Sr. Associate


  • Sunshine for Mines

Sam supports RMI’s electricity practice and Sunshine for Mines program by conducting market research, analyzing microgrid system performance, developing energy and financial models, performing life-cycle cost analysis for renewable energy resources, and synthesizing recommendations into clear and compelling presentations and written reports.


Prior to RMI, Sam spent four and a half years working at EnerNOC, an energy software and demand response provider, where he held various operations and product development roles in Boston, San Francisco, and Melbourne, Australia. His experiences included managing operations strategy for demand-side management programs across the Asia-Pacific region, developing tools and applications to automate business processes and decrease operational risk, and creating go-to-market strategies for energy management products. In addition to clean energy, Sam is passionate about outdoor education and he previously worked as a naturalist in Grand Teton National Park as well as the White River National Forest.


BA, Environmental Science, Colorado College


“I’m surrounded by talented, passionate people. I learn new things every day and am constantly challenged to find innovative ways to address global energy issues.”

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