Margaret Tallmadge

Margaret Tallmadge
Senior Development Manager, Navajo Power
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2020
CBEY Alumni Visiting Mentors - 2022-2023 cohort

Maggie Talmadge is a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation and serves as the Senior Development Manager at Navajo Power, PBC, a majority Native-owned and employee-owned utility-scale renewable energy developer. Navajo Power is a Public Benefits Corporation with a mission for tribal communities to prosper from clean energy. Prior to joining Navajo Power, she was the Business Development Manager at a Midwest utility-scale solar and storage developer.

Maggie has a background in utility-scale solar, wind, and battery storage development and power marketing; energy and economic development capacity building; and legislative, electoral, ballot, and Public Utility Commission policy and campaign design, including carbon pricing, utility grid modernization, housing, and tax policy.  She is Co-Chair of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) Energy Committee. Maggie holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale School of the Environment and a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College. 

Authored Articles
Solar carport at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico

A solar carport at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, built by Native American owned and operated developer Diversified Systems Manufacturing / U.S. Department of State / CC BY-NC 2.0

What Is Holding Back Renewable Energy Development in Indian Country?

An energy paradox lingers in Indian Country, the land base of Native Americans in the contiguous 48 states: enormous renewable energy generation potential, but numerous barriers to development and electrification. This article is the first in a two-part series on barriers and opportunities for renewable energy in Indian Country.