Gridworks is growing again. We are pleased to welcome three new members to our team, Katie Wu (Director), Ronny Sandoval (Fellow), and Rehana Aziz (Project Manager).
Katie Wu is an environmental professional with nine years of experience in environmental and energy work. She was formerly a Regulatory Analyst and Supervisor in Energy Efficiency at the California Public Utilities Commission. Her work there covered cost-effectiveness analysis, energy savings forecasting, utility shareholder incentives, and integrated distributed energy resource policy issues. Prior to the CPUC, Katie worked in CEQA and Superfund enforcement in California. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolution from UC San Diego.
Ronny Sandoval is an energy leader focused on advancing the modernization and transformation of the electric system. Previously, Ronny managed national efforts to modernize the electric grid as Senior Director at Environmental Defense Fund. Ronny also led various efforts in developing long-range system plans and expanding the role of distributed energy resources to meet the ongoing energy needs of customers at Con Edison. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from New York University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He earned his Master of Business Administration from New York University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of GridWise Alliance and Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Rehana Aziz is a graduate of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, where she discovered her passion for the energy sector, amid the peak of the energy shortfall crisis in Pakistan. Previously she worked at REON Energy Pakistan as Solar PV Product Manager and gained more than 7 years of experience in the Solar PV industry, including system design, cost estimations and product development. With her passion for creating equal opportunity for men & women in the renewable energy sector, she has launched “SHE in Energy” & “Solar for HER”. Rehana started the Energy Systems Management program at the University of San Francisco under the Fulbright scholarship. To her, working in the energy sector is not only important for her personal career path but also essential to serve the planet and establish a safer environment.
The addition of these amazing folks increases Gridworks’ capacity to fulfill our mission across the nation, while adding breadth and depth to our expertise.
Gridworks is honored to welcome these leaders to our team and excited to work together toward our shared, decarbonized future.