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Linda Capuano, Administrator for U.S. Energy Information Administraiton Linda Capuano Print-friendly PDF
Administrator
E-mail: linda.capuano@eia.gov
Phone: (202) 586-6351
Fax: (202) 586-0329
Room: 2H-027
Address:
U.S. Energy Information Administration
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20585

Duties

Linda Capuano was appointed Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in January 2018.

As Administrator of EIA, Linda leads an agency responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policy-making, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices. EIA is also responsible for the preparation of analyses and special reports on topics of current interest.

Biography

Prior to her appointment as EIA Administrator, Linda was the fellow in energy technology at the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies. She was also on the faculty of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, where she taught operations strategy for the executive MBA program. Her research interests in the energy-water-food nexus focused on accelerating the treatment and use of non-fresh water sources.

Linda’s career has centered on commercializing technology innovation through a network of contacts and experience in high-tech companies, where she has guided new technologies from design to successful commercialization. She previously served as an officer and company vice president of technology at Marathon Oil Corp.; senior vice president of engineering design at Solectron Flextronics; executive vice president and chief technology officer at Advanced Energy Industries; corporate vice president of technology strategy at Honeywell; general manager of wide body aircraft auxiliary product units at Honeywell AlliedSignal Aerospace; and manager in computer memory product development at IBM. She co-founded and served as chief financial officer of Conductus, a Silicon Valley start-up that commercialized ceramic superconductor technology discovered in the 1980s.

Linda has served on the board of directors of Peak Reliability, providing bulk electricity system oversight within the Western Electricity Coordinating Council’s footprint; and the Board of Governors of California Independent System Operator. She is an associate member of the National Academy of Sciences, an elected lifetime position.

Linda was awarded the Technical Excellence Award by the Society of Women Engineers and the IBM Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing contributions to computer memory storage. She received her PhD in materials science and engineering and MS in engineering management from Stanford University; an MS in chemistry and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and a BS in chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.