Andy Bilich

Clean Energy Analyst

Work

Areas of expertise:
Distributed energy resources (DERs), renewable energy, energy and climate policy

As an analyst with EDF’s Clean Energy team, Andy uses models and data to help answer questions around how to integrate renewable energy into our electricity system, the most efficient ways to use distributed energy resources, and energy and climate policy innovation in California and other key electricity markets around the country.

Background

Andy worked with EDF as an intern with the California Clean Energy Team from June to December 2015 and returned to EDF as a Clean Energy Analyst in March 2017. Andy recently finished his masters where his research focused on off-grid solar microgrids in Kenya. In the past, he has worked on research projects related to the greenhouse gas impact of meeting California’s electricity needs during periods of high demand, the design of U.S. cap and trade policy, bias in renewable energy projections, climate adaptation in cities, and urban sustainability in the Mediterranean.

Education

  • Masters of Environmental Science and Management, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB
  • Bachelors of Science in Resource Economics, University of Connecticut, Summa cum laude
  • Bachelors of Science in Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Summa cum laude

Publications

Bilich, A., Langham, K., Geyer, R., Goyal, L., Hansen, J., Krishnan, A., Bergesen, J., Sinha, P. “Life Cycle Assessment of Solar Photovoltaic Microgrids in Off-grid Communities.” Environmental Science & Technology (December 2016)

Boyer, M., Meinzer M., and Bilich, A. “The Climate Adaptation Imperative: Local Choices Targeting Global Problems?” Local Environment (April 2016)