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Elizabeth Hartman

  • Chief Executive Office
  • Electricity

Beth Hartman is Manager in the Office of the CEO and the Electricity Practice where she supports a variety of initiatives focused on innovation in the industry including eLab and several utility projects. She joined RMI in August 2018.


Prior to joining RMI Beth was at EPRI leading the Incubatenergy Network (www.incubatenergy.org), a community of over 20 clean energy incubators and accelerators that have collectively supported more than 500 startup companies focused on solutions for transitioning to a more sustainable economy. For almost three years prior to joining EPRI she was a Senior Analyst at E Source where her research focused on utility customer engagement and marketing strategies, and before E Source she worked as Marketing Manager at Simple Energy after the company completed the Techstars Boulder program.


Beth has a master’s degree from the University of Colorado and completed a year-long fellowship at the Silicon Flatirons Center in the CU Law School where she managed the CU New Venture Challenge student business plan competition and published reports on topics including smart grid, privacy and entrepreneurship.

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RMI Launches New Climate Tech Accelerator

Faced with the rising urgency of the climate crisis, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Energy Nexus are proud to announce the launch of a new joint venture called Third Derivative (or D3, for short)—built to accelerate the rate of climate innovation. This program works with startups from around…