Jennifer Spinosi

Jennifer Spinosi

Jennifer is the Vice President of Regulatory and Compliance at CleanChoice Energy, where she engages stakeholders in the development of policies and regulations on retail and renewable energy and ensures that company contracts and marketing materials are in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Previously, Jennifer worked for Direct Energy and was responsible for the development, advocacy, and implementation of legislative and regulatory policies to support the company’s solar growth agenda. Her background in issues impacting restructured (energy choice) states gives her a unique perspective on renewable energy policy. Jennifer has extensive experience in smart meter and data access policy, and has testified on these issues in D.C., OH, IL, and MA. Jennifer has Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from The Ohio State University and a J.D. with a concentration in environmental and energy law from Capital University. Jennifer resides in Columbus, Ohio and is an avid gardener and food preservationist.

Nicole Sitaraman

Nicole Sitaraman

Nicole W. Sitaraman is a Senior Manager of Public Policy at Sunrun, Inc.  In this role, Nicole manages Sunrun’s engagement in legislative and regulatory policy initiatives in New Jersey, Maryland, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Delaware.  Prior to joining Sunrun, Nicole served as an Assistant People’s Counsel in the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia (DC OPC). She was the People’s Counsel’s chief advisor on renewable energy policy issues and represented District of Columbia ratepayers before the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia, Council of the District of Columbia, PJM Interconnection, as well as federal regulatory agencies.

Prior to working in renewable energy advocacy, Nicole was a senior attorney in a nationally-recognized civil and employee rights law firm where she represented numerous workers in race discrimination, sexual harassment, environmental and nuclear whistleblower retaliation cases.  Nicole is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy and Steering Committee Member of Interfaith Power & Light, DC.Md.NoVA.  She was recently listed as a “Catalyst” in the 2018 Grist 50 List – https://grist.org/grist-50/2018/.  Nicole earned a B.A. in English from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Katherine Hamilton

Katherine Hamilton

Hamilton is Chair of 38 North Solutions, a woman-owned public policy firm specializing in clean energy and innovation. She is currently President of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum‘s Future of Energy Global Future Council. Hamilton served as President of the GridWise Alliance, focused on smart grid advancements. Prior to that role, Hamilton was policy advisor for Good Energies, a private investment company with a clean energy technology portfolio. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Hamilton led energy and water efficiency deployment programs and managed government relations. Hamilton spent a decade designing electrical systems for commercial and residential developments. She holds degrees from Cornell University and the Sorbonne. Hamilton is part of The Energy Gang podcast through Greentech Media.

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, is the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus. Mustafa Ali joined the Hip Hop Caucus, after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the EPA, he served as the Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice and Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization elevating environmental justice issues and strengthening environmental justice policies, programs and initiatives. At the EPA, Mustafa Ali led the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJIWG), which was comprised of 17 Federal agencies and White House offices focused on implementing holistic environmental justice strategies. In 2010, Mustafa Ali served as the Environmental Justice Lead for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He has also worked with over 500 domestic and international communities to secure environmental, health and economic justice. From 2007 through 2008, Mustafa Ali was a Brookings Institute Congressional Fellow in the Office of Congressman John Conyers, where he led the development of legislation on Foreign Policy in Africa and South America, Homeland Security, Health Care, Veterans Affairs, Appropriations and Environmental Justice.

Dr. Mustafa Ali is a renowned International Keynote Speaker, Commencement Speaker, award-winning Trainer and Facilitator specializing in environmental justice issues. Dr. Ali has conducted over 1,000 presentations, including speeches, guest lecturers and trainings worldwide. Mustafa Ali has been a Guest Lecturer at Yale University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Spelman College, Albany Law School and Howard University School of Law. Mustafa is a former instructor at West Virginia University and Stanford University.

Miranda Ballentine

Miranda Ballentine

Miranda Ballentine is the CEO of Constant Power, inc., a Toronto-based developer, integrator, and operator of distributed energy resources through its Energy Storage as a Service (ESaaS) solution (advanced battery storage with AI-enabled energy management). Constant Power is built on experience and a strong network that enhances its reach and value proposition. Previously, Miranda was Managing Director of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center, driving innovation to improve national security, drive economic gains, and solve climate challenges. BRC serves over 200 members, who have completed 8,000+ renewable deals. Miranda formerly served President Obama as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations, Environment, & Energy), where she was responsible for a $9 billion annual energy budget and environmental programs for 9 million acres of land, 200 miles of coast line, 600,000 acres of forestland, and 270,000 acres of wetlands. She launched the Resilient Energy Demonstration Initiative (REDI), which developed smart, cyber-secure microgrids, including a “Future Forward Operating Base.” She provided war-fighting Commanders with visibility to strategic risk-to-mission from kinetic and cyber-attacks to energy systems. Previously, Miranda was Director of Sustainability for Global Renewable Energy at Walmart Stores, Inc, where she led a team in fifteen countries to develop strategies toward Walmart’s goal to be supplied by 100% renewable energy. These programs identified $1+ billion in potential annual energy savings and 9 million metric tons of avoided GHG potential. In 2013, she was selected to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. She has a BS degree from Colorado State University and an MBA from George Washington University. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, daughter, and step-daughter.

Will Reisinger

Will Reisinger

Will Reisinger is an attorney specializing in energy law and public utility regulation. Will regularly represents clients in energy-related matters at the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the Virginia General Assembly. Prior to entering private practice, he worked for five years as an Assistant Virginia Attorney General. His work in the Attorney General’s Division of  Consumer Counsel included representing residential consumers in cases before the Virginia State Corporation Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Supreme Court of Virginia. Will also previously served as a staff attorney for a non-profit environmental organization in Ohio. A native of Blacksburg, Virginia, Will graduated from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, and the Claude W. Pettit College of Law in Ada, Ohio. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Ohio.