Deputy Assistant Secretary of Renewable Power
Dr. Timothy D. Unruh is Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), which falls within the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
As FEMP Program Manager, Dr. Unruh oversees the implementation of policy and actions that result in energy efficiency implementation, renewable energy adoption, and reductions in energy and water use in Federal government operations. Dr. Unruh was instrumental in guiding the department through a streamlining of the Super ESPC contractor selection process. Dr. Unruh is working to harmonize the Federal Energy Management program with the other research programs within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy where he believes that FEMP can become a strategic deployment program for developed technologies. This deployment in Federal Facilities will provide the leadership in energy efficiency that will encourage private sector to also adopt the technology and grow awareness of its potential.
Dr. Unruh was formerly Director of Operations for ConEdison Solutions where he led a team of engineers and project managers to implement energy savings projects within government and private installations. While in this role, Dr. Unruh worked to educate energy users on alternative finance methods to achieve energy reduction goals. He was heavily involved in the measurement and verification of energy savings resulting from these projects.
Dr. Unruh has a doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.