On February 15, AWE Members met with Katherine Hamilton, Chair of 38 North Solutions and member of The Energy Gang. Katherine discussed the winding path that led her to federal energy policy. She emphasized her willingness to try new things, telling the group that her motto is "How hard can it be?".

AWE was pleased to host such an accomplished energy policy expert!   


​​​​​​Katherine is Chair of 38 North Solutions. Katherine is currently President of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum‘s Future of Energy Global Future Council. Katherine served as President of the GridWise Alliance, advocating for nearly $5 billion in funding for smart grid projects in the Recovery Act. Prior to that role, Katherine was a policy advisor for Good Energies, Inc., a private investment company with a portfolio in clean energy technologies of nearly $6 billion. She co-directed the American Bioenergy Association, working with the states of Maryland and New Jersey to develop renewable portfolio standards. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Katherine led buildings research and then managed government relations in Washington, DC. Katherine spent a decade at Virginia Power, designing overhead and underground electrical systems for commercial and residential developments. Katherine studied electrical engineering at Northern Virginia Community College and holds degrees from Cornell University and the Sorbonne. Katherine is part of The Energy Gang podcast through Greentech Media.

AWE Reception and Conversation with 

Katherine Hamilton

Katherine Hamilton

Chair, 38 North Solutions