Tracy Terry

Director for Energy Security

Tracy Terry is the director for energy security of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Energy Project. She currently leads the project’s extensive work on power sector, oil, and natural gas issues. She oversees technical staff and consultants engaged in conducting rigorous analysis to support the project’s policy options and recommendations. Terry is extensively involved in developing the strategic direction of BPC’s energy portfolio and works directly with the organization’s board, senior advisors, funders, NGOs, state and federal officials, and industry leaders.

In 2010, Terry was appointed deputy director of the National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (established by President Obama), which examined the root causes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and developed recommendations to strengthen federal laws, regulations, and industry practices. Prior to joining BPC and its predecessor, the National Commission on Energy Policy, she worked at the Department of Energy analyzing the economic effects of electricity restructuring and environmental policies related to the electric sector. Terry also worked at the Environmental Protection Agency where she was a lead analyst for the government’s review of international climate change policies proposed for the Kyoto Protocol. Terry is an expert in energy-economic modeling and has used a wide variety of industry models for analysis. She holds a B.A. in government and economics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University.