Hadiza Felicien

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Hadiza Felicien joined E3’s bulk grid group in 2020, where she helps evaluate the viability of clean energy asset transactions and decarbonization objectives. She previously interned at Cahill Contractors, primarily dealing with the installation, design, performance, and compliance of building energy systems. Before attending Stanford for graduate school Hadiza worked at Goldman Sachs in financial compliance.

Hadiza’s experience in finance along with her engineering background afford her a unique perspective regarding the evaluation of GHG-free assets and technology. She chose to help foster a clean energy future because of the consequences of climate change that she has observed in the United States and Caribbean, along with her fascination with marrying engineering, economics and policy development.

Outside of work, Hadiza enjoys cooking, reading, yoga and running.

Education: MS, Sustainable Design and Construction, Stanford University; BS, Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles


New York Electricity Grid Emission Factors | NYSERDA, 2020-22

E3 supported NYSERDA in developing a new methodology for calculating greenhouse gas emission factors for New York’s electricity grid. Greenhouse gas emission factors measure the emissions intensity of grid power (the amount of emissions produced per unit of energy generated, such as in metric tons per megawatt-hour). E3 calculated future marginal grid emission factors for carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) for New York State for 2023 through 2040, on a month-hour and annual basis. E3 worked together with NYSERDA to write a white paper describing the methodology, results, and recommended applications of the new emission factors, as well as an accompanying database of emission factors for use by stakeholders.

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New York Distributed Solar Roadmap | NYSERDA, 2021

Working with the New York Department of Public Service (DPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), E3 supported the development of a new roadmap for New York to achieve the installation of at least 10 Gigawatts of distributed solar by 2030. The roadmap lays out a path that will expand renewable energy in New York, generating enough clean energy to power 700,000 additional homes, while also prioritizing an equitable expansion of New York’s distributed solar infrastructure. E3 contributed to the distributed solar framework by providing analysis that informed the plan’s policy recommendations. E3 developed a supply curve model for distributed solar projects in New York and used this model to evaluate program costs for different incentive program options. The analysis was used to inform the roadmap’s ultimate recommendation to extend the current NY-Sun Megawatt Block incentive program to help achieve the 10 GW target.

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