Episode 31: Katherine Hamilton - 38 North Solutions

Today we sit down with Katherine Hamilton.

Katherine is a host of The Energy Gang podcast through Greentech Media.

Currently, Katherine is Chair of 38 North Solutions. She is the former President and serves on the Board of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic and is Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum‘s Future of Advanced Energy Technology 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.

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Like many of our guests, Katherine did not begin her career seeking a place in the energy and public policy sector. 

She studied French Civilization at the Sorbonne and wanted to write and illustrate children’s books. To help pay the bills, however, she took an entry level job at the local utility. Turns out she liked it. And even better, was good at it. 

This led to night classes, and before long she had an engineering degree and was designing electrical systems for the utility.

I hope you enjoy the episode as much as I did.