Nicholas Pilot is a Technical Leader in the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) team at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Nick supports LCRI through technoeconomic studies currently focused on green hydrogen production (e.g. renewables + electrolysis), hydrogen compression systems, and community-scale resilient energy systems. Nick’s PV system performance modeling, and technoeconomic and cost-benefit analyses supports research efforts throughout the Generation Sector, as well as the Energy Delivery & Customers Solutions sector at EPRI.

Prior to joining the Renewable Generation program at EPRI in 2018, Nick worked for three and a half years as a mechanical engineer at AECOM in the field of HVAC design and building energy. Nick led and supported the HVAC design of several commercial, government, and health care facilities. He also worked on building energy modeling, successful LEED certification for a command-and-control facility (C2F) and was responsible for the drafting and 3-D modeling of HVAC designs via AutoCAD®, Bentley MicroStation, and Autodesk Revit®.

Nick earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology with minors in mathematics and physics from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Nick’s undergraduate research focused on clean biodiesel production and his graduate research focused on the energy efficiency and energy modeling of deployable military shelters.