Lisa Veliz

MBA, Yale School of Management, 2017 Master of Environmental Management, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2017

Lisa is infamous for her ability to get things done. She is results-driven and surrounds herself with hardworking teammates. While at Yale, she served as the Executive Director of the Environmental Film Festival at Yale, programming 9 days of high quality environmental film for the general public in New Haven. She has worked with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric. She is interested in the intersection between Operations and Human Capital within the energy sector. In her free time, she enjoys singing in a Motown/funk band, salsa dancing, and playing volleyball.

Authored Articles

Incentives Prime the Pump for the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) will tap financial resources to help prepare markets for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in the United States. This two-year voluntary matching fund program will incentivize solar and wind energy in any states that opt into it. It also offers extra leverage for energy efficiency in low-income communities. Clean Energy Finance Forum spoke with Joe Goffman, associate assistant administrator at the EPA, who explained the program, its vision, and its objectives.

Tumalow Shapes the Landscape of Energy-Storage Financing

Energy storage is inherently risky for many new customers. But Tumalow has proposed a new financing model to solve this problem. Founded by CEO William Gathright, Tumalow is not a typical energy-storage startup. In a conversation with Gathright, Clean Energy Finance Forum learned how Tumalow’s model could change the landscape of energy storage in the future.

A Hands-On Workshop on Energy Efficiency Financing Program Design

What does an effective energy efficiency financing program look like? On May 31 in San Francisco, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) convened 23 representatives from across the country in a workshop led by Cadmus Group. They explored current challenges facing program designers.