Rich Swanson



Rich is an energy economist and finance expert, who has worked around the world providing assessments for clean energy projects, regulation, and policy. His economic experience includes feasibility studies, policy evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, tariff-setting, and utility regulation. His finance experience includes blended finance, investment analysis, proforma modeling, banking due diligence for energy lending, and risk assessment/mitigation for utilities, developers, and infrastructure banks. He has also performed many GHG emission inventories, carbon accounting and forecasting, and evaluation of mitigation strategies for universities and communities. In addition to his domestic work, Rich has international experience with the World Bank, the Asian and African Development Banks the Green Climate Fund and the National Association of Regulated Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Rich has a Ph.D. in Civil Systems Engineering, a M.A. in International Affairs, and a B.A. in Economics. 


PhD from University of Colorado at Boulder (2017)