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Eliza Hotchkiss

Group Manager III-Cyber Security & Resilience


Eliza Hotchkiss is a Senior Analyst and Technical Group Manager developing and leading the Resilient Systems Design and Engineering Group within the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) Energy Security and Resilience Center. Eliza’s areas of expertise include disaster recovery leadership, resilience, and sustainable development efforts. Her focus is on analysis and outreach to increase deployment of resilient technologies and best practices within infrastructure systems. As co-principal investigator on a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project relating to the value of resilience, Eliza has led research on metrics for resilience, valuation, and monetization of resilience solutions.

Areas of Expertise

Value of resilience

Resilience and recovery strategies

Energy efficiency in buildings

Low-emission-development strategies

Greenhouse gas accounting and mitigation analysis

Research Interests

Policies and technical solutions to increase resilience

Disaster recovery policies and technical support for communities, states, and nations

International and domestic sustainable and holistic low-emission-development strategies, along with mitigation and adaption


M.S. in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings, Oxford School of Architecture (2004)

B.A. in Geography and Geology, Vassar College (2001)

Prior Work Experience

Technical Project Lead and Section Supervisor, NREL (2009–present)

Specialist Consultant, AEA (2007–2009)

Energy Advisor, Carbon Trust (2006–2007)

Associate, Roaring Fork Conservancy (2005–2006)

Featured Work

Adapting Existing Energy Planning, Simulation, and Operational Models for Resilience Analysis, NREL Technical Report (2020)

Integrating the Value of Electricity Resilience in Energy Planning and Operations Decisions, IEEE Systems Journal (2020)

Cross-Border Power Trade to Support Resilience, NREL Technical Report (2019)

Energy Resilience Assessment Methodology, NREL Technical Report (2019)

Finance for Power Sector Resilience, NREL Technical Report (2019)

Resilience Roadmap: A Collaborative Approach to Multi-Jurisdictional Resilience Planning, NREL Technical Report (2019)

Resilient Energy Platform: Power Sector Resilience Technical Solutions, NREL Technical Report (2019)

Resilient Energy Systems: Risks and Challenges, NREL Presentation (2019)

Valuing Resilience in Electricity Systems, NREL Fact Sheet (2019)

View all NREL Publications for Eliza Hotchkiss.