Eric Maurer

Product Developer at Xcel Energy

Eric Maurer develops customer-facing pilots and products for Xcel Energy’s commercial and residential electricity and natural gas customers. His current focus is on developing non-wires alternative policy and pilots and building Xcel Energy’s strategy related to customer-sited batteries. Prior to Xcel Energy, Eric was a Manager at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) for eight years.

Authored Works

Advancing Military Microgrids

The U.S. Navy is leading the way in the technical and economic testing and validation of microgrid technology as it looks for new ways to bolster the energy security on Naval bases. Much of the Navy’s leadership in this area will emanate from demonstrations happening on its U.S. bases located…


Executive Summary of Achieving Low-Cost Solar PV: Industry Workshop Recommendations for Near-Term Balance-of-System Cost Reductions

The executive summary provides a high-level overview of key technical and process best practices that emerged from RMI’s June 2010 “Solar PV Balance of System” design charrette. BoS costs—all the upfront costs associated with a PV system except the module—account for over half of PV system cost and pose a…


Achieving Radically Energy Efficient Retrofits: The Empire State Building Example

In order to avoid reaching unsustainable levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, we must reduce GHG emissions by 75% by 2050. “Deep” commercial building retrofits are an essential part of the solution. A “deep” retrofit is (1) a package of integrated, whole-building energy efficiency measures that (2) is coordinated…


RMI’s Top Federal Energy Policy Goals

This 19-page memo to the Obama administration outlines 17 goals that can reduce U.S. oil use and greenhouse gas emissions each by 50% in 10 years. These policies would also create over three million jobs in the next four years, and earning a profit for the nation in under 25…


The Energy Challenge: A New Agenda for Corporate Real Estate

From June of 2006 to April of 2007, the RMI and CoreNet Global team carried out research focused on identifying barriers, documenting successes, and outlining recommendations for the increased incorporation of energy efficiency in corporate real estate. The research included an online survey administered to over 240 real estate professionals…