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After years of advocacy and increased self-determination, Indigenous communities are now poised to play a major role in the clean energy transition. Today, Tribes and First Nations across the U.S. and Canada are using clean energy as a mean towards equity and autonomy, positioning themselves to meet their own energy demands and security through meaningful collaborations and ownership of renewable energy projects.
With many Tribes and First Nations now pursuing their own renewable energy projects, partnerships with Native communities present increasing opportunities for both the private and public sectors to create meaningful impact as we look to a clean energy future.
|Wednesday, December 14, 2022
12:00 – 1:00PM ET
Raphaela Hsu-Flanders, Program Manager, Renewables, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
|Raphaela is the Renewables Program Manager for Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), a Portland-based nonprofit focused on environmental solutions at the intersection of carbon, energy, and water. She has been at BEF since 2019 and leads the development and implementation of community-scale solar projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, benefitting low-income and tribal communities. She partners with tribes, affordable housing providers, utilities, businesses, nonprofits, school districts, and local governments to bring projects to life. She provides financial, technical, grant writing, and project development support. Prior to working at BEF, Raphaela worked to get climate champions elected to the Oregon legislature, worked on statewide air quality policy development, and has experience in environmental education and atmospheric chemistry research.
Jordyn Burnouf, an Adviser to the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan
|Jordyn Burnouf serves as an Adviser to the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, Chair of the Seven Gen Indigenous Youth Council and Efficiency Canada’s Governing Council. Burnouf was recently awarded Saskatchewan’s Women of Distinction Award for her work as a volunteer, community builder, and youth mentor. She is a founding member of the non-profit organization SaskATF, which supports youth participation in sports.
Elizabeth Crouse, Tax Partner & Co-Lead of Power, K&L Gates
|Elizabeth Crouse provides business-focused solutions for U.S. federal, state, and international tax problems in a variety of transactions and investment structures. Elizabeth works hand-in-hand with clients to create and implement practical and efficient international and domestic corporate structures, negotiate tax-focused and tax informed provisions in a variety of contracts, and lead transactions, particularly in the renewable energy and fuels, hydrogen, carbon, and cryptocurrency industries. In addition to supporting her clients, Elizabeth is the practice group coordinator of K&L Gates’ global Power practice, co-chair of our ESG practice, co-chair of our Sustainability Initiative, co-director of the Seattle chapter of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy, chair of the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance’s Oregon Policy Subcommittee, and a member of the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association (PNWH2) Board Advisory Committee.
Kerylyn Goldwyn, Senior Project Manager, Edison Energy
|Kerylyn is a senior project manager on the Transportation Electrification Solutions team, supporting EV charging infrastructure feasibility, design, and construction for Edison’s clients. Her work helps ensure that clients have a charging solution that works for their current EV fleet plans, but will seamlessly grow as their EV fleet transition progresses. She has 20 years of professional engineering experience, nine years specifically in energy, with a deep knowledge of project implementation, design due diligence, energy management, utility programs and rates, and savings and cost analysis.
Hannah Badrei, Ph.D., VP, Energy Supply Advisory, Edison Energy
|Hannah Badrei, Ph.D. serves as Vice President of Energy Supply Advisory at Edison Energy, leading the clean energy advisory team and the power and gas supply procurement functions in North America and Europe. Hannah brings nearly two decades of energy commodities experience. Her expertise spans go-to-market strategy development, origination, deal structuring, and quantitative analysis. Prior to joining Edison Energy, Hannah served as Vice President of Power & Renewables Origination at Shell Energy, where she was responsible for commercial and industrial origination and led the launch of the company’s off-site renewables platform. Prior to that, she managed commercial and analytics teams at the Boston Consulting Group and Calpine Corporation. Hannah began her career as a quantitative analyst, holding roles in risk management and energy procurement at Pacific Gas & Electric.