Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Stephanie Greene is a Senior Principal at RMI where she leads the Carbon-Free Buildings Program. Stephanie helped launch and continues to expand RMI's building electrification initiative, which enables a cost-effective, sustainable, and equitable path to electrification. She is passionate about helping policymakers, utilities, businesses, and communities develop equitable, sustainable solutions for addressing climate change. Prior to joining RMI, Stephanie held a number of leadership roles at Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Company, which is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Stephanie was most recently the director of Clean Transportation, where she led the utility’s electric vehicle initiatives in terms of strategy development, policy advocacy, stakeholder outreach, program design, management, and innovation. She also served as chief of staff to PG&E’s former CEO and president, where she supported various initiatives, including senior executive utility strategy development. She held several other roles at PG&E working on renewable energy policy, energy procurement, and demand-side analytics. Prior to PG&E, Stephanie worked at BSR, a global nonprofit business network and consultancy dedicated to sustainability. She holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and an M.S. and B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.
All Sessions by Stephanie Greene
Smarter Buildings and a Changing Utility – A Vision of the New World of Energy
The conference kicks off with a moderated discussion featuring senior thought leaders in the technology and utility sectors. Panelists include Mary Kipp, CEO of Puget Sound Energy, Debra Smith, CEO Seattle City Light, and Ed Schlect, CSO of Avista Utilities, Stephanie Greene of the Rocky Mountain Institute, and Emmanuel Daniel of Microsoft. Moderated by Ash Awad, President and Chief Markets Officer of McKinstry, this panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the energy industry and how that affects the built environment. A new cleaner and more flexible electrical grid is coming. These changes will be facilitated in part by smart building technologies and practices built on the fast-growing power of cloud computing and information technology services. This is sure to be an exciting and informative discussion which will frame issues getting discussed throughout the subsequent two days of the conference.