Energy Reform and Access in Emerging Markets Panel Discussion & Luncheon
South East Chapter
January 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Non-Members of AEE – $40
AEE Professional Chapter Members – $30
AEE Student Chapter Members – FREE
11:00-11:30 Registration and networking
11:30-12:30 Lunch (boxed lunches provided by Jason’s Deli)
12:30-2:30 Panel discussion
Kathleen O’Dell, Principal with Deloitte’s Government & Public Services Energy practice, leads a portfolio of global energy reform programs across sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Latin America. Kathleen is Board Member and International Committee Chair of AEE’s Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership, and covers smart energy/cities, energy efficiency, energy analytics, and the gender-energy nexus.
Allison Archambault is president of EarthSpark International, a non-profit organization incubating businesses that solve energy poverty. EarthSpark has built two town-sized, solar-powered smart grids in rural Haiti and has spun off a smart meter company, SparkMeter, which is now enabling grid operators in more than 20 countries to expand energy access to low-income customers. EarthSpark’s ‘FeministElectrification’ approach to microgrid development won a United Nations Momentum for Change award in 2018, hailed as a ‘practical example of what real climate action looks like.’ Allison has consulted to clean energy companies, governments, and advocacy groups. She previously worked with 3TIER on large-scale renewable energy siting and integration and with GridPoint, an early clean tech company combining distributed energy storage, solar PV, and energy management. She holds a B.A. (hons) from Tufts University and a Master of International Public Policy degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Lauren Culver is an energy specialist at the World Bank where she develops energy sector solutions with governments in developing countries to alleviate energy poverty while limiting climate changing emissions. From 2012-2014, Lauren served as an advisor within the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources advising U.S. policymakers on energy markets and technologies. Prior to her work at the State Department, Lauren was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she counseled the Undersecretary for Energy on innovation and manufacturing. Lauren holds a PhD in Management and Science and Engineering at Stanford University, an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT, an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT, and a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida.
Nadia has a Masters of Public Policy degree from U.C. Berkeley, where she focused on energy and environmental policy, and a Bachelors in Political Science/International Affairs from UCLA.
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