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Eliza Hotchkiss

Senior Resilience Analyst and Group Manager


Eliza Hotchkiss is a senior resilience analyst and technical group manager leading the Resilient Systems Design and Engineering Group within NREL's Energy Security and Resilience Center. Her areas of expertise include disaster recovery leadership and technical assistance, resilience, and international sustainable development. Her focus is on analysis and outreach to increase deployment of resilient technologies and best practices within infrastructure systems and operations. As co-principal investigator on a Laboratory Directed Research and Development project related to the value of resilience, she has led and published research on metrics for resilience, valuation, and monetization of resilience solutions. She leads resilience assessments for federal, state, local, and tribal governments and provides technical assistance for international resilience and sustainable development.

Research Interests

Value of resilience – Modeling and visualizing resilience for decision-making

Resilience sciences – Policies and technical solutions to increase resilience

Disaster recovery technical support for communities, states, and nations – international and domestic sustainable and holistic low-emission-development strategies, along with mitigation and adaptation


Ph.D. student, Advanced Energy Systems, Colorado School of Mines

M.S., Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Buildings, Oxford School of Architecture

B.A., Geography and Geology, Vassar College

Professional Experience

Co-chair, IEEE Task Force on Power System Resilience Metrics and Evaluation Methods (2020–present)

Featured Work

Applications of Measuring and Valuing Resilience in Energy Systems, NREL Technical Report (2023)

Measuring and Valuing Resilience: A Literature Review for the Power Sector, NREL Technical Report (2023)

Resilience Insights from New York State Stakeholders, NREL Technical Report (2023)

Understanding Resilience Valuation for Energy Systems: An Overview of the NREL-NYSERDA Research Collaboration, NREL Fact Sheet (2023)

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)

Awards and Honors

Secretary of Energy Award (2018)