From the Geothermal Resources Council
Andrew J. Van Horn, Ph.D.Director of Applied Research
Dr. Andy Van Horn is an expert in energy technologies, environmental markets, regulations and policies, as the Founder and Managing Director of energy advisory firm, Van Horn Consulting, for 33 years. In that role he provided research and advisory services to major utilities, research institutes, government agencies, and developers of energy technologies. This work involved comprehensive analysis of energy market economics, regulatory rules, technology costs and performance, and contracts. Andy pioneered the development and application of complex integrated assessment models for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and delivered expert testimony regarding electricity and natural gas assets, markets, contracts, regulations and rates in state and federal proceedings. He helped develop and implement the U.S. cap-and-trade market for sulphur dioxide (SO2) and set the price for the first SO2 allowance trade in 1992. Andy held roles as Director at TERA Corporation and Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc.
Andy earned a B.S. from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in Physics, followed by positions as Research Physicist at the Rutherford Laboratory, U.K., and Research Fellow at Harvard University.