Vice President, Energy Services
Audrey deploys and aggregates home solar, batteries, and other energy services to serve residential customers, utilities, and grid operators in creating a more affordable, clean, reliable electricity grid. Audrey also serves on the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee. Previously, Audrey was VP of Analytics & Design at Advanced Microgrid Solutions, where she built the analytics and operations platform to optimize a 50 MW fleet of customer-sited batteries as a virtual power plant in Southern California after the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. This resulted in Series A and B corporate funding and a $200 million project finance raise – the largest dedicated energy storage finance vehicle at the time. Prior to that, Audrey led policy and analysis at the CA Public Utilities Commission President’s office, Harvard University, U.S. Department of Energy and the International Energy Agency. She holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. At home she builds forts and Snap Circuits with her two children.
My Sunrun Solar Story
"In graduate school, while earning my Ph.D. in electrical engineering, I took a few classes in the public policy school where I fell in love with energy policy. I started out my career modeling U.S. and global energy markets at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), translating policies into equations and translating model results into policy implications. I delved deeper into electricity utility regulation when I joined the CA Public Utilities Commission and worked on demand response, energy storage, data, and transmission policy. After that, I had the amazing opportunity to join Advanced Microgrid Solutions as the first employee. Back then it was me and the founders of AMS working in the CEO's apartment. I was able to leverage the linear programming, optimization work I did at the DOE to build the AMS battery optimization platform, where we co-optimized for both the end-use customer and the utility grid services contract. And now, at Sunrun, we’re building tomorrow’s energy system: a cleaner, more affordable and reliable system utilizing home solar and batteries. Home solar and storage has the potential to revolutionize our energy system, improving the grid for everyone. We’re aggregating and optimizing residential solar and storage systems for grid services - it’s an exciting future."