March 20, 2015

NREL Chief Dan Arvizu Makes Retirement Plans

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March 19, 2015 | Denver Business Journal | Cathy Proctor

The Director and CEO of the Golden, CO-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) says he will retire from the position at the end of September. The article in the Denver Business Journal says NREL’s research portfolio nearly doubled during Dan Arvizu’s tenure.

“Under Dan Arvizu’s guidance, NREL has become world renowned for clean energy advancement and cutting-edge science,” US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said, praising Arvizu’s leadership in the construction of the lab’s Energy Systems Integration Facility, a $135 million dollar project dedicated to researching effective strategies for integrating renewables into the nation’s electricity system.

NREL is the federal government’s only federal laboratory dedicated to renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Arvizu has served as its head for the last 10 years.

For more on NREL, why not check out Jordan Wirfs-Brock’s story on the lab’s energy efficiency work?  Or, perhaps our chat with the lab’s Doug Arent on his optimism for solar’s future grid-integration.