Tom Bourgeois is the Deputy Director at the Pace Energy and Climate Center, at the Pace Law School in White Plains, NY. He is Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Northeast CHP (Combined Heat and Power) Technical Assistance Partnership based at Pace University. He co-directs the Partnership with Dr. Beka Kosanovic at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Mechanical Engineering. He and Dr. Kosanovic have lead this Center since 2004.
Tom has researched and written extensively on the market conditions, market potential, and regulatory, market and technical barriers to microgrids, CHP, distributed generation, demand response, and renewable energy.
He served as co-chair of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning’s Distributed Generation (DG) Working Group, from March 2012 - June 2013. He is among a group of experts assisting New York State in preparing the New York State Microgrid Study completed in December 2014. The Pace Center is working with the City of Boston and State agencies in Massachusetts to promote the development of community energy projects. The Pace Center is also listed as a resource for the Connecticut Microgrid Pilot Program. The At the request of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment he delivered technical webinar presentations to communities interested in the Microgrid Pilot Program Phase II on April 3rd and April 4th 2014.
Tom has been principal investigator or contributing author for more than a dozen research studies performed for such organizations as New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Labs, Argonne National Labs, and National Association of State Energy Offices. In 2008, Tom was recipient of the CHP Champion Award, presented by the U.S. CHP Association, the trade association for the CHP industry. Tom has been contributing author on numerous briefs and other submissions to the Public Service Commission in New York and the Department of Public Utilities in New Jersey.
In May 2014 the Northeast CHP Initiative (NECHPI) , named Mr. Bourgeois as recipient of the NECHPI Award for achievements in promoting CHP in the Northeast.
Tom holds a Masters in Regional Planning from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and has completed all Ph.D. coursework and qualifying examinations in Managerial Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI, Troy NY).