ESA 2016 | Malcolm Woolf, Senior VP, Policy and Government Affairs at Advanced Energy Economy

Malcolm Woolf, Senior VP, Policy and Government Affairs at Advanced Energy Economy talks to us about energy storage as an advanced energy system and where it sits within the advanced energy portfolio.


Malcolm leads AEE’s public policy efforts to promote the advanced energy industry, including federal, state legislative and state regulatory initiatives, outside of California. Before joining AEE, Malcolm served as a Cabinet-level official with Governor Martin O’Malley.

As head of the Maryland Energy Administration from 2007-2012, he helped enact and implement one of the most ambitious sets of energy goals in the nation. To achieve these goals, MEA launched numerous innovative new programs to promote greater use of advanced energy technologies, including the Generating Clean Horizons program that was named one of the “top 25 innovations in American government” by Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School.

An energy expert with experience at the national level and in the private sector, Woolf was chair of the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), has testified before Congress on several occasions, and is frequently featured in national media.

He was appointed by Secretary Bodman to serve on the DOE’s Electricity Advisory Committee, and by Secretary Chu to serve on DOE’s State Energy Advisory Board and to the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network’s executive committee.

Malcolm received his B.A. magna cum laude from Tufts University, with a year at Pembroke College, Oxford University. He earned his law degree, as well as a Masters of Public Administration and Public Policy, from the University of Virginia.