Water Power and Geothermal Program Manager
Water Power and Geothermal Program Manager


T.J. Heibel joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Ecology Group in 2015 where he represents PNNL’s water power work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO). As the Water Power Program Manager, T.J. works with DOE WPTO on both hydropower and marine renewable energy. T.J. is based in the Washington, DC metro area where he acts as a liaison between DOE WPTO and PNNL, helping to translate science to policy and vice versa. Prior to joining PNNL, T.J. worked for BCS, Incorporated contracting with DOE’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (2011-2015) where he led the Hydropower Vision strategic planning effort and managed hydropower market acceleration and deployment projects. T.J. also worked for DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (2009-2010) doing everything from strategic planning and project management to budget execution and communications work.

Prior to working with DOE, T.J. received his BS in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego (2003) and his MS in Conservation Biology from The University of Queensland in Australia (2005). After receiving his Master’s degree, T.J. worked at The Nature Conservancy (2005–2009), where he helped set international freshwater conservation priorities.


The University of Queensland

Master of Science, Conservation Biology

U of C - San Diego

Bachelor of Science, Ecology