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WRISE 2017 Rising Star Honoree
Emily Williams builds and leads relationships with renewable energy developers as the Director of Energy Supply for Edison Energy Powered by Altenex. She is leading the charge for one of the fastest growing segments of the renewable industry, corporate procurement. 2016 was a record-breaking year for renewables in terms of MW and jobs and corporations like Google, Apple, and Amazon are leading the charge. She supports her clients with market intelligence, project and developer updates, and analytical assessments of the renewable energy projects available. Previously, Emily was the Deputy Director, Industry Data and Analysis at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) where she was in charge of compiling, validating and translating the data at the backbone of the wind industry for various market reports. This data was utilized across the industry to make the case for renewables at the state level supporting lobbyists for appropriate policies in addition to helping to formulate the Department of Energy Wind Vision.
The WRISE Rising Star Lineage includes
2017 Rising Star – Emily Williams, Director of Energy Supply for Edison Energy Powered by Altenex
2016 Rising Star – Ellen Crivella, Global Head of Practice and Head of Section, North America, Environmental and Permitting Services at DNV GL
2015 Rising Star – Erin Wiedower, Business Development Manager, Goldwind Americas
2014 Rising Star – Kylah McNabb, Program Manager and Wind Development Specialist at the Oklahoma State Department of Commerce/State Energy Office
2013 Rising Star – Dr. Julie Lundquist, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder
2012 Rising Star – Jennifer Jenkins, Executive Director, Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA)
2011 Rising Star – Alicia Cushman, Wind Energy Assessment Manager, enXco
2010 Rising Star – Jennifer States, Senior Energy Specialist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2009 Rising Star – Sarah Wright, Founder and Executive Director, Utah Clean Energy
2008 Rising Star – Elizabeth Salerno; Chief Economist & Director, Industry Data & Analysis at American Wind Energy Association