Matthew C.
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Energy Analyst

My name is Matt Chester, and I am an energy and policy professional located in Orlando, FL (by way of Washington, DC). I have over a decade of experience working in energy technology, federal energy policy, and other related fields. My educational background includes a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia, graduating with high honors and a focus on both Civil Engineering and Science & Technology Policy. I have since held a number of positions in the energy technology and energy policy fields, focusing mainly as a consultant contracting with the Department of Energy (DOE). I have worked with a number of Offices and Laboratories in DOE, including the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and more. Among the varied array of projects I’ve been a part of at DOE are supporting the public rulemaking process for EERE’s Appliance and Equipment Standards Program (contributing to areas including the engineering analyses, market analyses, and government and technical writing), providing quality control and fact check reviews for public facing documents and reports, and assisting with the project management of updating the cyber security requirements for DOE employees and contractors. I’ve also had the opportunity to work at a D.C.-based non-profit for energy policy issues to research and analyze green building technologies and initiatives. Starting in late 2017, I created Chester Energy and Policy (www.ChesterEnergyandPolicy) where I research, conduct analysis, and write on all topics across the industries of energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability, federal energy/climate change policy, and more. I've been using Upwork successfully to find opportunities to work with new people/companies, generate partnerships, collaborate with new clients, and create ongoing relationships that allow me to build my business, and more. As I develop the work I've done for clients, some new skillsets I've developed that I can offer out to you include: - Podcast creation, writing, production, editing, and publication - Community management to build an audience for and engagement in online communities - Educational tool creation, including presentations, reading syllabuses, quizzes/tests, and more - Grant writing, grant research, and responding to RFPs as they relate to the field of energy (particularly with government grants) For any of the above, please reach out to me directly and I'd be happy to send samples and examples of my work, as well as references!

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