Gilbert Michaud

Gilbert Michaud is an assistant professor of practice at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, where he conducts research on renewable energy policies, electric utilities, and economic and workforce development. He also holds a visiting faculty and scholar position at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

Previously, Michaud served as principal investigator on an American Electric Power (AEP) project to evaluate the economic impacts of solar energy deployment in Ohio. Other applied activities have included an economic contribution study for a shale innovation project, an Ohio energy job trends report, and a regional innovation cluster project to study Ohio's wood products, among many other projects funded by the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, and Appalachian Regional Commission.

Michaud has published numerous academic articles in journals, such as the International Journal of Energy Research, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, The Electricity Journal, Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, and Regional Science Policy & Practice, among many other scholarly venues. He is author and co-author of over 80 technical, whitepaper reports and commentary articles, including ones for Solar United Neighbors, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, and the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth. He has been quoted in several news media outlets, including NPR, Bloomberg Law, S&P Global, and WalletHub. He serves as a board member for Solar United Neighbors of Ohio and Virginia, and is also on the technical review committee for the American Solar Energy Society.