RebeccaONeil

Rebecca O’Neil is a program manager for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, covering the Wind and Water Technologies portfolio as well as lab initiatives related to advanced manufacturing, energy-water interdependencies, and energy storage.  She joined PNNL in 2015 from the Oregon Department of Energy, where she spent five years representing the agency on water power development; large federal grants from military solar development to uncertified wood stove replacement; the renewable portfolio standard and environmental commodities; emerging technology such as energy storage and regional integration issues.  Before this work, she ran the multifamily energy efficiency program for a contractor of Energy Trust of Oregon and worked for years representing a coalition of river conservation and recreation organizations in hydropower dam licensing.  She holds a BA from Rice University and earned a Wagoner Scholarship for independent studies in Cape Town, South Africa.  She serves on multiple boards and advisory committees regarding sustainability, innovation technology, and renewable energy.  Her favorite place to be is on a Northwest river.