Tessa Greco

Tessa Greco

Group Research Manager II-Systems Engineering


Tessa Greco is a project and portfolio manager with 13 years of experience, including 10 years leading marine energy, hydropower, wind, solar, batteries, and power systems engineering research. Tessa specializes in relationship management, mentorship, process improvement, and project management best practices application in academic and research organizations resulting in maximum potential impact for individual projects and research portfolios.


M.B.A., Business Administration, George Mason University

B.A., International Affairs, Lewis and Clark College

Professional Experience

Hydropower and Water Systems Deployment Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2022–Present)

Powering the Blue Economy™ Initiative Lead, U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office (2021–Present)

Special Water Power Projects Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2020–2022)

Power Systems Engineering Center Project Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2014–2020)

Wind and Water Market Transformation Group Business Support, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2013–2014)

Development Specialist, Samueli Institute (2010-2013)

Government Relations and Communications Coordinator, Samueli Institute (2009-2010)