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“Colorado is leading the nation in promoting energy efficiency and developing domestic energy resources from natural gas to wind to solar,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said. “Jeff Ackermann is a welcome addition to our team and will help continue efforts to expand our state’s energy industry, create jobs and grow the economy.”
Jeff Ackermann was appointed in May 2013 as the Executive Director of the Colorado Energy Office.
Previously Ackermann established a research team for monitoring, analyzing and reporting on emerging trends and developments in Colorado’s energy sector for the Public Utilities Commission. At the Commission, he assisted in creating and integrating electric and gas Demand-Side Management (DSM) into the business practices of Colorado’s energy utilities.
Prior to the working for the PUC, Ackermann was manager of the state’s low-income DSM programs at the state’s energy office. He provided leadership in this area twice in his career, from 2004-2007 and 1984-1995, at which time he played an integral role in negotiating a state-utility partnership that has been serving low-income households since 1993.
Ackermann has worked in the philanthropic world, promoting various advocacy strategies for low-income households. He was a product developer at Public Service Company of Colorado, where he was the team lead for the design, development and implementation of Windsource, the nation’s most successful customer-driven renewable energy development.
Ackermann earned a bachelor’s degree from Albion College and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University.
About the Colorado Energy Office
Originally created in 1977 to promote energy conservation in Colorado, The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), works to promote sustainable economic development in Colorado through advancing the state’s energy market and industry to create jobs, increase energy security, lower long term consumer costs, and protect the environment. Last year, HB 12-1315 expanded the office’s mission beyond renewable energy to include traditional forms and changed the office’s name which was formerly known as the Governor’s Energy Office.