The Energy Scholars Award is designed to accelerate the careers of high potential individuals that have demonstrated passion and commitment in the renewable energy field.
OneEnergy Renewables provides Award recipients with valuable mentorship support, networking opportunities, career guidance, and broad recognition for their achievements. In addition to offering direct access to top companies and industry executives in the vast OneEnergy Renewables network, the Award program serves as its own community, connecting emerging, like-minded professionals.
Partnership with Net Impact
OneEnergy Renewables and Net Impact have partnered on the Energy Scholars Award in order to combine their networks and increase opportunities for award recipients. The 2014 class of Energy Scholars is listed below.
To apply for an Energy Scholar Awards, please visit the Net Impact website.
"The spread of renewable energy will shatter the utility industry's 100-year-old business model. Utility investors must change how they recover infrastructure costs. The problem requires understanding the current policies and thinking of new approaches, that make financial sense."
"The growth of renewable energy requires a vested interest from consumers, utilities providers, regulators, and corporations. I hope to leverage my finance background to improve current financing models and effectiveness of state/federal programs to increase public adoption of renewable energy."
"I believe that transmission, distribution, and storage networks, at home and abroad, represent an underappreciated bottleneck when it comes to widespread renewable energy adoption. I am passionate about the topic, and earlier this year, placed an op-ed on the topic in Grist."
"My interests lie in removing the barriers to widespread adoption of renewables, including high upfront costs for renewable energy projects and inadequate storage for intermittent production of solar and wind power. I’d like to look explore new financing mechanisms and improved storage technologies that can lower these barriers to adoption."
"I am interested in exploring the potential of collaboration among governments, NGOs and the private sector to come up with new business models to accelerate the adoption of clean energy. I am also studying successful examples of minigrids deployment and other solutions to provide access to energy in remote areas."