Jason is a Manager within RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab (e-Lab). Jason’s areas of expertise include collaborative process design and facilitation, project accelerators, emerging energy technology, remote and islanded power systems, Arctic energy, and energy access and international development. Jason joined RMI in October 2014.
Current RMI Projects
Jason co-manages eLab Leap, an ongoing RMI project dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of low-income communities and households in a clean energy future. eLab Leap convenes the Social Change Lab in New York, which brings together stakeholders from over 45 organizations to develop and implement unique solutions for low-income energy needs in the state, and conducts targeted research and support for emerging DER business models that serve low-income customers.
Previous RMI projects
Jason served as manager for eLab Accelerator 2016, and deputy manager for Accelerator 2015. eLab Accelerator is an annual “bootcamp for electricity innovation,” bringing together 12 teams from throughout North America that are working on high impact and innovative projects at the electricity system’s distribution edge. The purpose of the working meeting is to take these projects to the next level through structured sessions designed to rapidly accelerate progress. This is accomplished by immersing participating teams in eLab’s collaborative approaches and subject-matter expertise that has a proven track record of delivering transformative change in the electricity sector.
Prior to joining RMI, Jason was a program manager at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP), an applied energy research center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks focused on enabling and integrating energy systems in islanded micro-grids and remote communities. Jason developed and managed ACEP’s Data Collection & Management Program, evaluating the performance of energy technology demonstrations throughout the state. Jason also developed and managed the Denali Commission Emerging Energy Technology Grant Program, and the State of Alaska Emerging Energy Technology Fund Grant Program.
Jason is originally from Alaska and has worked for the Denali Commission, the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, BP, the State Department in Fiji, and has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Vanuatu.
- Master of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
- Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University