Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC
Kate Daniel is a Consultant with Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC (SEA) and has been at the firm since 2016. Kate specializes in policy analysis and implementation, supporting SEA's work to assess the impacts of regulations and incentives on renewable energy markets, advise public sector clients on the implementation and design of policies and programs, and provide actionable information and best practices to energy stakeholders and decision makers. She has also provided consulting and advisory services to private sector clients on understanding and navigating New York distributed energy policy, energy storage incentives, and wholesale market participation for storage and renewables. Kate leads SEA’s New York Eyes & Ears policy, regulatory, and legislative tracking service.
Prior to joining SEA, Kate was a Senior Policy Analyst at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center. There, she played a major role in the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, building expertise in policies and incentives across several states. Kate also led stakeholder engagement efforts to identify an appropriate policy design for PACE Financing in North Carolina, and played a key role in the Center’s participation in efforts to identify barriers and solutions to the energy storage industry in the state.
Kate received a Master of Public Policy from of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, where she specialized in clean energy policy and conducted an analysis on implementing time varying rates in California for the Office of Gov. Brown. Prior to her graduate studies, Kate was a Senior Research Analyst at Industrial Economics, Inc, conducting regulatory analysis, financial assessments, program evaluations, and other research and support to federal and state government agencies.