Harvey Michaels


Harvey Michaels


Harvey Michaels (hgm@mit.edu) is an MIT Sloan Lecturer on the emerging Energy and Climate Solution Economy for the Sloan Sustainability Initiative, in collaboration with the International Urban and Regional Studies Program (SPURS). Harvey also directs the Energy Democracy Project in affiliation with MIT’s Climate CoLab, Media Lab, and Energy Initiative, where he served on the faculty team for The Future of the Grid research study.

Previously, Harvey was the founder/ceo of two leading energy efficiency and smart grid companies providing analytics and engineering systems: Aclara Software which provides analytics for electric grid market operators, utilities, and customers; and XENERGY (now DNV-GL) which specializes in efficiency services, financing, and strategic consulting.

He also serves on the US DoE Energy Systems Integration Advisory Board, and previously was a board member for EMeter/Siemens Digital Grid and CSG/ClearResult.

Harvey provided leadership to the formation of MIT’s Efficiency Forward Campus initiative, and serves as an advisor to cities including Boston and Cambridge, as well as Massachusetts utilities on community energy and climate action.

He has degrees in engineering and environmental planning from MIT.