Debbie Brodt-Giles is the Data Science and Innovation Group Manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. For more than 20 years, Debbie has been leading web-based data management and visualization projects with the goal of making open data accessible and reusable for the benefit of the energy community. Debbie initiated and leads the Open Energy Information platform called OpenEI.org, which is a platform that uses a collaborative approach for linking and sharing energy data with the world. Debbie also leads several projects in DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office including the SunShot Catalyst Program, the Orange Button Data Exchange, and the Solar Data and Tools project, which enables fully-accessible utility rate data and created a Data Ambassador Program that enables innovation for entrepreneurs, developers, and industry at a local-level. NREL’s cloud computing strategy and resources are managed and administered by Debbie’s team, which enables enterprise-level web development and data management/computation support. Debbie also leads the business development efforts for the Strategic Energy Analysis Center by working closely with internal staff and engaging with industry partners on leading-edge research and analysis projects. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University, Northridge.
Areas of Expertise
Software development project and staff management
Data management, analysis, and visualization
Cloud computing systems and strategy
Advanced transportation and alternative fuels
Business development and marketing
Energy data management, access, and visualization
Cloud computing strategy and data center efficiencies
Solar and other renewable energy marketplace acceleration
Innovative approaches to software development
Prior Work Experience
Electric Vehicle Project Leader, Southern California Edison (1991–1995)
B.S. in Business Administration/marketing. California State University, Northridge, CA. 1991
Member of Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
Featured Publications and Websites
Brodt-Giles, Debbie. 2012. Energy Informatics Panel. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-54678.
Brodt-Giles, Debbie 2008. Getting the Word Out: Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Locator, Mapping Tools, and Outreach Activities. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-540-44298.
Brodt-Giles, Debbie. 2008. Educating Consumers: New Content on Diesel Vehicles, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, and Selective Catalytic Reduction Technologies on the AFDC. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-540-43803.
Brodt-Giles, Debbie. 2007. Biodiesel - Learning from the Lessons of E85. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-540-41443.
Brodt-Giles, Debbie. 2006. Clean Cities and Alternative Fuels Data Center Quarterly Report: 1st Quarter FY 2006 (Milestone Report). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/MP-540-39539.
Full list of Debbie Brodt-Giles publications (NREL).