Tanuj Deora

Tanuj Deora
Director for Clean Energy, Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer at the White House Council on Environmental Quality

Tanuj leads the White House effort to decarbonize the electricity supply for US Government operations through implementation of President Biden’s Executive Order 14057, “Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs through Federal Sustainability.” He brings two decades of experience driving sustainability across the electric power supply chain, from upstream production through to consumer engagement. His prior roles include developing wind energy and transmission projects for EDP Renewables, serving in the cabinet of Governor John Hickenlooper as Director of the Colorado Energy Office, consulting roles at McKinsey and IHS (now S&P Global,) and leading research and program development as Chief Strategy Officer at the Smart Electric Power Alliance. Tanuj most recently served as Vice President of Market Innovation at Uplight, a SaaS company enabling utilities to deliver world-class customer engagement for demand management programs. Tanuj started his career as an engineer and later served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica. He holds a mechanical engineering degree of the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In his free time he enjoys travel and hiking with his wife and two daughters, and attempting to play blues harmonica.

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