Laurie ten Hope - Deputy Director
Research & Development Division

Laurie ten Hope

Laurie ten Hope is deputy director for the California Energy Commission's Research & Development Division.

Ms. ten Hope leads the state's public interest R&D to stimulate clean energy technology development. The program invests $140 million annually and is a catalyst for innovation, propelling California to a renewable and efficient energy future.

Ms. ten Hope previously served as an advisor for Commissioners Jeffrey Byron and Jananne Sharpless, with policy focus on energy efficiency, distributed energy, public interest R&D, and transmission access for renewables. Previously, she managed the Energy Systems Research Office at the Energy Commission, directing research to expand the value of distributed resources, improve electricity infrastructure, develop clean transportation alternatives, and understand/mitigate environmental impacts.