Senior Director, Policy & Strategy
Cypress Creek Renewables
Melissa is the Director of Policy, Northeast for Cypress Creek Renewables - one of the largest utility and community-scale solar and storage developers in the US, and a long-term owner/operator of projects with an operating portfolio of over 1.94 GW to date. She has over a decade of experience in the solar market in the Northeast, including extensive government policy experience, development experience, and technical expertise. She has experience advocating for and developing solutions on many key topics including compensating distributed clean energy resources based on value vs other options, ISO wholesale market structures, RPS structures and REC systems, carbon pricing and cap and trade markets, and interconnection processes and standards, as well as experience with siting and property tax issues. She holds a BS from Princeton University.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
2:05 PM – 2:50 PM EDT