Christopher Cavanagh

Christopher Cavanagh is a Consulting Engineer in Future of Heat team at National Grid and is responsible for developing hydrogen demonstration programs in support of National Grid’s Fossil-Free Clean Energy Vision. He has supported the development of a variety of efficiency and renewable gas technologies for customers to support National Grid’s goals and is a member of the board of directors of Utilization Technology Development, a national gas distribution industry research collaborative.

Mr. Cavanagh has 34 years’ experience in product development at National Grid and its predecessor companies. Mr. Cavanagh previously managed research programs in the areas of alternative fuel vehicles, advanced heating & cooling, and distributed generation, including fuel cells. Mr. Cavanagh was a senior engineer with the New York architect-engineering firm Gibbs & Hill on nuclear power and building HVAC projects. Mr. Cavanagh is a licensed professional engineer and a Member of the American Society of Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineers and has been a mentor and judge in the CleanTech Open and Powerbridge NY programs.

Mr. Cavanagh is a member of the Advisory Board of the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University and also partnered with the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) to create the new Institute of Gas Innovation and Technology at the AERTC. He helped develop a STEM program for NYC Middle School students considering Brooklyn Tech High School, is also the Chairman of the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority and was a regular judge at the NYC FIRST Robotics Competition.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Cooper Union, an MS from Polytechnic University (now NYU) and an MBA from Dowling College.