Scott Haase manages NREL’s overall relationship with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) including the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Office of Insular Affairs, and National Park Service. He serves as NREL’s liaison to the DOI Office of the Secretary and coordinates NREL’s technical and programmatic support across the Department on a wide variety of renewable energy, energy efficiency and transmission issues. Over the last several years, he has worked closely with the DOI’s Office of Insular Affairs on energy transformation initiatives in the Pacific Territories (Guam, American Samoa, CNMI), the Freely Associated States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has 23 years of experience working with multiple renewable energy technologies including solar, wind, biomass, biofuels, waste-to-energy and geothermal. Haase is the author or co-author of over 75 technical reports, feasibility studies, and papers for a variety of clients including federal, state and local governments, electric utilities, Indian tribes, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies. He holds an M.S. in Engineering and Policy from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont.