Eric Heitz co-founded the Energy Foundation in January 1991, serving as a program officer in the Power Sector and then Executive Vice President, heading all U.S. programs. In 2002, he became President of the Energy Foundation, overseeing all U.S. and China operations. He was named CEO and Co-founder in 2014. Prior to the Energy Foundation, Eric worked as an international energy consultant for the Agency for International Development and for the City of Palo Alto municipal utility, advancing efficiency and load management programs for commercial customers. Before that, he worked in the nascent solar industry installing residential solar systems in Colorado.
Eric has a B.S. in Energy and Environmental Planning and an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in energy planning. Both degrees are from Stanford University.