Michael Hartnack

Research Analyst, Navigant Research

Michael Hartnack is a research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Advanced T&D Technologies solution. He specializes in transmission and distribution infrastructure, automation and metering, and emerging grid technologies.

Prior to joining Navigant Research, Hartnack worked on the Colorado electric and gas regulatory teams at Xcel Energy. His responsibilities included managing project proposals and dockets for grid modernization, advanced metering infrastructure, and cost recovery strategy. He also contributed to initiatives to promote customer and stakeholder engagement, and supported rate cases, renewable energy and grid infrastructure projects, and the 2017 Electric Resource Plan. He holds an MS in global energy management from the University of Colorado Denver Business School and a BA from Union College in New York, where he wrote his senior thesis on energy policy and strategy.

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