ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Theodore Peck

Theodore Peck

Administrator, Strategic Industries Division, DBEDT

State of Hawaii

Theodore 'Ted' Peck, a former naval engineer, consultant, and energy management specialist, is the Hawaii State Energy Office’s Administrator at the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT). In this role Mr. Peck leads numerous initiatives including the Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative partnership between the state and U.S. Department of Energy, energy planning, the shaping of the state's approach to renewable energy permitting and facilitation, the state hydrogen program, the greenhouse gas emission reduction task force, energy assurance planning, among other strategic initiatives.

Mr. Peck has an extensive background in strategic planning. Prior to working for the State, he was a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton and led the Honolulu office for its first five years. Within the firm, he led the development of an understanding of the positioning of Hawai‘i as a prime location for energy technology, innovation, investment, and transformation. Under his leadership, the firm grew from a small presence to over 200 consultants supporting clients across the Pacific.

He graduated Cum Laude from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor's of science degree in physics; graduated in the top 5 percent from the Naval Nuclear Power School; and received recognition as the top graduate from the S1C Nuclear Power Training Unit. He qualified as a Naval Nuclear Engineer with the second highest rating possible. He served in various positions on the USS Flasher (SSN 613) and the USS Omaha (SSN 692) before affiliating with the US Navy Reserve.

In 2004, he was selected as one of Pacific Business News "40 under Forty," in 2006 was a Pacific Century Fellow, and in 2010 he was selected as one of Hawaii’s 20 Leaders for the Next 20 Years by Hawaii Business Magazine.

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