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Bryan Hannegan

Bryan Hannegan
President and CEO
Holy Cross Energy
Glenwood Springs, CO

Bryan Hannegan (he/him) is president and CEO of Holy Cross Energy, a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative utility providing electricity and energy products and services to more than 45,000 customers in Western Colorado. Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Holy Cross Energy is leading the responsible transition to a clean energy future with its "Journey to 100%" plan aimed at obtaining 100% renewable and clean energy for its members by 2030. For its efforts, Holy Cross Energy was named 2020 Electric Cooperative of the Year by the Smart Electric Power Alliance.

Prior to joining Holy Cross in July 2017, Bryan was an associate laboratory director at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where he co-founded the U.S. Department of Energy's Grid Modernization Initiative and started up the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), a unique "distribution grid in a box" enabling utilities, entrepreneurs and consumers to work together on clean, affordable and reliable energy systems. Earlier in his career, Bryan held senior leadership roles at the Electric Power Research Institute, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Bryan holds a Ph.D. in Earth systems science and a Master of Science in mechanical and aerospace engineering, both from the University of California at Irvine, and a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. He is a former member of the California Council on Science and Technology, and serves as an advisor to GridLab, GridFWD, the Energy Systems Integration Group, and NRECA's Science and Technology Advisory Council.