David Schlissel is IEEFA’s Director of Resource Planning Analysis. His work focuses primarily on the technical and economic viability of resources being used or being proposed for use in the electric power sector.
David has nearly five decades of experience testifying as an expert before state regulatory commissions in over 35 states, state legislatures, federal and state courts, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions. He also has prepared and published reports and financial analyses on the economics of existing and proposed power plants. As part of his energy work, David has consulted for states, cities, municipal utilities, state regulatory commissions, investors, and environmental and consumer organizations.
David has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University as well as a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School. He has also taken courses in Nuclear Engineering and Project Management at MIT.
David is an avid walker, bike rider, reader of mystery books, and listener to Celtic and soft rock music from the 1960s. His favorite books include Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.