Anna Chittum is currently a Fulbright Fellow in Denmark, where she is a visiting researcher with Aalborg University’s Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group. Her areas of research include Danish heat planning and the integration of combined heat and power (CHP) with intermittent renewable energy resources. Anna is on sabbatical from ACEEE through June 2014, but reachable through her aceee.org email address.
Anna researches and helps develop federal, state, and local industrial energy policies, particularly those pertaining to CHP systems and industrial energy efficiency programs. Recent areas of research include: the benefits of CHP to electric and natural gas utilities; local policy and regulatory support for district energy systems; the potential for CHP to replace lost coal capacity in the U.S.; challenges in industrial energy efficiency program evaluation; and best practices in large customer “self-directed” energy efficiency programs. She tracks U.S. and Canadian trends in utility-administered industrial energy efficiency programs and CHP policies. She joined ACEEE in 2008.
Prior to joining ACEEE, Anna managed industrial economic development programs for the New York City Mayor's Office of Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses.
Anna earned a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Gonzaga University.