Mike Henchen

  • Electricity

Mike Henchen is a Manager with RMI’s electricity practice. He focuses on utility business models and innovation, and manages RMI’s ongoing work supporting a resilient, affordable, clean electricity system in Puerto Rico. Mike has contributed to RMI’s Reimagining the Utility work, an assessment of lessons learned in utility pilot and demonstration programs at the distribution edge, and an upcoming paper on electrification of building heating. He has also worked with leading utilities to build and expand innovative business models supporting the transition to an affordable, reliable, low-carbon energy system. Mike is interested in developing solutions for a clean energy future that benefit both customers and utilities and mitigate the impact of climate change.


Before joining RMI, Mike was an engagement manager for McKinsey and Company in San Francisco. He worked primarily in the electric utility sector, helping utilities implement operational efficiency programs. Before this, Mike served as an engineer officer in the U.S. Army, deploying to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division in 2008–2009, performing counterinsurgency and base defense missions as a platoon leader and company executive officer.


MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
B.Sc., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University


Boulder, CO




“I am inspired to work toward solutions that build a sustainable energy future while also supporting a dynamic energy system that helps customers, businesses, and communities meet their goals.”

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

Pathways for Innovation

Download RMI’s New Report, Pathways for Innovation: The Role of Pilots and Demonstrations in Reinventing the Utility Business Model The rapid growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) and large-scale renewable energy is driving utilities to test and develop a variety of new technologies, business models, and customer-facing programs. DERs…

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Greening the Pot Industry

On November 8, voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Maine voted to legalize recreational marijuana, joining Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia, where it’s already legal. This means some 67 million Americans will live in places where recreational pot is legal—an almost 300 percent increase. And this…