About ICF

Rick Tidball

Technical Advisor, Distributed Resources
Rick focuses on accelerating the adoption of products and practices that reduce carbon emissions, improve the efficient use of natural gas and electricity, and mitigate environmental impacts.

Rick specializes in distributed energy resource and energy efficiency technologies. He has extensive experience evaluating the cost and performance characteristics of combined heat and power technologies and other clean distributed generation systems, including combustion turbines, reciprocating engines, microturbines, fuel cells, solar panels, and wind turbines. He has completed numerous energy efficiency studies for end-use measures to reduce natural gas or electricity consumption in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

Rick is a seasoned project manager. He has supported a diverse set of clients, including the California Energy Commission, Electric Power Research Institute, Energy Trust of Oregon, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, New York Power Authority, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and many gas and electric utilities. Before joining us, Rick held engineering and management positions with Energy and Environmental Analysis, Energy International, and Alzeta.

  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University