Who We Are

Our Mission

Advanced Energy Institute provides research and information to help individuals and decision makers understand the path to an inclusive 100% clean energy economy. 

 

Our Focus

Advanced Energy Institute works to help people understand the benefits and opportunities of transitioning to 100% clean energy through research, education, and engagement with decision makers who are positioned to affect real progress today. We envision consumers who are empowered through this transition and an economy that is powered by American-made clean energy. 


Meet our Board of Directors:

  • Matt Rogers - Board Chair

    Founder, Incite.org

    Bio

    Matt Rogers is the founder of Incite.org, a values-based investor that provides catalytic capital and guidance for world-positive start-ups, nonprofits, and activists. Matt is also the co-founder of Nest, where he built the team that created the first machine learning thermostat and the leading brand for the connected home. Matt is a builder at heart. Prior to Nest, Matt started his career at Apple, building the software team for 10 generations of the iPod. He was one of the first engineers on the original iPhone and was involved in the development of 5 iPhone generations, and the first iPad. Matt earned bachelors and masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. Together with his wife Swati Mylavarapu, he started Incite.org with the mission to empower teams with great ideas that solve important, underinvested-in challenges. Matt leads Incite.org’s investments in climate solutions as well as nonprofits and advocacy groups advancing climate policy.

  • Nat Kreamer

    CEO, Advanced Energy United

    Bio

    Nat Kreamer brings more than a decade of advanced energy business and industry leadership experience to Advanced Energy United. At Fairtide Renew he personally invests in helping traditional industries adopt new technologies, including electric utilities transitioning to advanced energy solutions and transforming their business models for the 21st Century. He previously held executive roles as president and CEO of Spruce Finance and its predecessor Clean Power Finance; as co-founder, president, and COO of rooftop solar company SunRun (NASDAQ: RUN); and as president and member of the board of directors of Acro Energy Technologies (TSX: ART). He created the Chicago Climate Exchange market-making business for Pioneer Futures (Virtu Financial) and worked in power industry financial consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also served as vice chair and chairman of the board of the Solar Energy Industries Association. Nat is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, where he served in the Special Forces and was awarded the Bronze Star. President Obama selected him as a Champion of Change for his work as a veteran in clean energy.

  • Suedeen Kelly

    Partner, Jenner & Block

    Bio

    Suedeen Kelly represents a variety of Jenner & Block clients in the electric and natural gas industries on business, regulatory, litigation, enforcement and policy matters. She served two terms on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under Presidents Bush and Obama, was chairwoman and commissioner of the New Mexico Public Service Commission, and served as regulatory counsel for the California Independent System Operator. Suedeen was also a lawyer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Natural Resources Defense Council and worked as a legislative aide to Senator Jeff Bingaman, then ranking member of Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee. She earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School and B.A. from Rochester University.

  • Hemant Taneja

    Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners and Co-Founder, Advanced Energy Economy

    Bio

    Hemant Taneja is Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, a multi-billion dollar investment firm with offices in Cambridge, New York and Palo Alto. Mr. Taneja leads the global energy practice for General Catalyst and serves on the boards of a diverse set of energy companies. He has broad experience in developing advanced energy ecosystems, having co-founded and chaired the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), a nonprofit focused on advancing New England's energy economy. Under his leadership, NECEC worked with Governor Patrick’s administration to develop a comprehensive slate of advanced energy legislation in Massachusetts. He was also a founding board member of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, as Governor appointee. Prior to joining General Catalyst in 2002, he was founder, Chairman and CEO of a mobile software company that was acquired. Mr. Taneja is a graduate of MIT, earning an M.S. in Operations Research, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and a B.S. in Biology & Biomedical Engineering.

  • Edward D. (Ted) White

    Partner, Moye White LLP

    Bio

    Edward D. (Ted) White is a ‘name’ partner and Management Committee member at the Denver-based law firm Moye White LLP. He is Co-Chair of his firm’s Advanced Energy Group, and his legal practice focuses on complex transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and financings. Ted is the Managing Partner of Fahr LLC, an umbrella entity for an extensive business, policy, political and philanthropic effort. He is also the founder and Advisory Board Chair of Estabrook Funds, a fund of global, multi strategy absolute return hedge funds. Ted’s civic leadership has included Chairman of the Boettcher Foundation, one of the largest privately endowed grant-making organizations in Colorado, Chair of Rocky Mountain Institute, Founding Chair of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and Director of the SASB Foundation.

  • Audrey Zibelman

    General Manager at X

    Bio

    Audrey Zibelman serves as General Manager at X. Prior to joining X, Audrey served as the CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), where she oversaw all strategic, operations and administrative functions and responsibilities in managing Australia’s electricity and gas markets. Audrey has more than 30 years’ international experience in the public, private, and not-for-profit energy sectors. Previous roles include Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of system operator PJM Interconnection, and executive positions with Xcel Energy. She also serves on a number of energy industry advisory groups and Boards. She earned her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law in Minnesota, and her B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.

     

 

 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

The mission of Advanced Energy Institute is to raise awareness of the public benefits and opportunities of advanced energy. Advanced Energy Institute and its affiliate Advanced Energy United, have a shared vision of a prosperous world that runs on secure, clean, affordable energy.At Advanced Energy United and Advanced Energy Institute, we are committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice across our organization. We also incorporate these values into our mission to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy in the United States. We know that varied perspectives and a commitment to social justice are needed to succeed in making the United States an advanced energy economy. In order to ensure that our work is representative of the needs of the diverse communities we seek to serve and to achieve long-term stability for our endeavors, we are committed to building diverse teams who can lead on these issues.

We commit to building and supporting an inclusive workforce that represents different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints.

We welcome every person who brings a unique perspective to advance our mission.

We count on authenticity.

We expect commitment to the mission and to each other.

 

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