Daniel SIMMONS, 
Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy,
United States, Department of Energy


World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Daniel Simmons is Assistant Secretary in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In his role, he leads on promoting affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security. He also oversees technology development in the energy efficiency, renewable power and sustainable transport sectors.

Before joining the United States Department of Energy, Daniel served as the Vice President for Policy at the Institute for Energy Research, overseeing their work on energy and climate policy at state and federal level.

He has also served as Director of the Natural Resources Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council. Previous to this, he was a research fellow at the Mercatus Center and worked as professional staff on the Committee on Resources for the United States House of Representatives.

He is a graduate of Utah State University and George Mason University School of Law.