Elise DeGeorge

Elise DeGeorge

Group Manager III-Mechanical Engineering


Elise is a manager for the Water Power Group at NREL’s Flatirons Campus, which includes both marine energy and hydropower.  She also serves as a project leader on wind and water power workforce development projects, wind wildlife projects, as well as hydropower projects. Prior to these roles, Elise supported the Wind and Water Power Program team as a program integrator, helping to manage and execute NREL's $50M+ program. Her expertise is in planning, analysis, and project management. Prior to joining NREL, Elise worked for 17 years at a global environmental consulting firm, MWH (now Stantec), where she worked on municipal engineering assignments across the project lifecycle. She also worked on management consulting assignments in the areas of sustainability and climate change, asset management, and organizational optimization.


Masters of Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley

M.S. in Environmental Engineering, University of Alaska

B.S. in Engineering, University of Michigan

B.S. in Natural Resource Management, University of Michigan

Professional Engineer, State of Colorado