Anna Chittum researches and helps develop federal, state, and local industrial energy policies, particularly those pertaining to combined heat and power (CHP) systems and industrial energy efficiency programs. Recent areas of research include: 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.