José Benítez

José Benítez

Chief Energy Modeler | NATURAL GAS & OIL

José joined EVA in 2016 as the firm's Chief Energy Modeler. He is an expert on long term energy-economic modeling and energy policy. José previously worked at U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, where he worked in policy analysis using the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS), managed the integration of the CO2 Capture, Transportation, Utilization, and Sequestration NEMS sub-model, and developed CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery assessment tools. José also participated as a technical expert in the U.S. DOE - White House Task Force on Puerto Rico. José previously worked at the Puerto Rico Energy Office, where he developed rules and regulations covering renewable energy installations, briefed elected officials on energy policy options, and was a main contributor in the development of building energy codes. José is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, and as an attorney in Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he is fluent in Spanish.
Education
  • Duquesne University, Juris Doctor – Major Concentration in Environmental & Energy Law
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S. Mechanical Engineering