Wednesday, April 4, 2012

4/5 - UTES Lecture: California's March Towards Sustainable Energy

California's March Towards Sustainable Energy: Assessing the Record and Lessons for Future


Andrew McAllister

(Managing Director, Center for Sustainable Energy, California)

5 April, 5:15-6:15pm


Open to all. Refreshments served at 5:00pm

Please settle in by 5:10pm

Speaker Bio:

Andrew McAllister serves as the managing director at the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). With nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy, Andrew brings technical, programmatic and energy policy expertise to the organization. He plays a central role in guiding CCSE's efforts in the policy and regulatory arenas and in strategic planning and new initiative development.

Andrew worked for a decade with NRECA International Ltd. in the electric sectors of countries in Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa on projects ranging from utility planning, load management, monitoring and data analysis to remote power system design and installation, with a focus on solar and wind-hybrid technologies. His clients and counterparts included electric utilities (both investor-owned and cooperatives), host country regional and municipal governments, national regulatory agencies, the World Bank, NREL, USAID, and a number of international non-governmental organizations. He was a project manager at Energy Solutions, an Oakland-based consulting firm, where he managed a commercial sector efficient lighting incentive program. Andrew has also worked as an energy efficiency analyst at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has published on various energy topics in academic, trade, and popular journals.

Andrew studied both Engineering Sciences and Art History at Dartmouth College and holds the M.S. from the Energy & Resources Group at UC-Berkeley, where he is also a doctoral candidate. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, and has native-level fluency in Spanish.

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