Staff Biography for Neil Kolwey

Neil Kolwey is the Industrial Program Director at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), where he leads programs to advance energy efficiency in the industrial sector. Neil promotes best practices in utility energy efficiency programs for industrial customers throughout the region. Neil also promotes beneficial electrification in buildings and industry, working with the SWEEP Buildings team. Neil also manages the Colorado Industrial Energy Challenge, a voluntary program that encourages industrial facilities in Colorado to set 5-year energy efficiency goals and provides networking and training opportunities.

Before joining SWEEP, Neil worked for E Source for 9 years, focusing on greenhouse gas (GHG) consulting and writing reports on utility programs for large customers, climate change business strategies, and other topics. In 1999-2000, Neil won a Fulbright grant to study in Sweden and earned an MS in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University. Neil has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Energy Manager and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.