Managing Consultant
Michaela Levine

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Michaela Levine

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Michaela Levine joined E3 in 2020 after completing her master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. She works primarily in E3’s distributed energy resources practice area to help utilities, states, and municipalities meet decarbonization goals through transportation and building electrification.

Michaela sees climate change as one of the biggest challenges of our time and is passionate about building a more just society through the clean energy transition. Michaela was drawn to E3 by the opportunity to work on impactful projects that are analytically rigorous.

Prior to joining E3, Michaela researched electric vehicle grid integration as a research assistant at SLAC National Accelerator and an intern at Weave Grid. As a sustainability fellow at the Burlington Electric Department, she researched best practices in integrated resource planning and explored opportunities for the utility to better leverage distributed energy resources.

Outside of work, Michaela enjoys hockey, skiing, biking, and hiking.

Education: MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University; BA, Geoscience with a Concentration in Environmental Studies, Williams College


New York City Long-Term Energy Plan | New York City Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice, 2022-2023

E3 led a team completing an inclusive, year-long study to identify the policies and programs needed to achieve the New York City’s decarbonization goals. E3’s analysis involved both examining policies and programs to meet the city’s long-term goals as well as providing specific recommendations for actions to be taken during the current administration. The study included eight research branches focused on the performance and cost of heat pumps in new buildings; the affordability of electrification retrofits in rent-regulated housing; the opportunities for electric school bus managed charging and vehicle-to-grid; the potential for in-city wind energy; a screening of public lands for new clean energy development; an assessment of the electric grid readiness for increasing heat pump and EV charging loads; and an evaluation of how bulk energy storage could reduce reliance on in-city fossil generation. Based on E3’s study, New York City published PowerUp NYC, the city’s first Long-Term Energy Plan, which includes 29 clean energy initiatives focused on the city’s energy grid, its buildings, and its transportation sector. Many aspects of the PowerUp NYC, from research topic selection to recommendations, were developed in collaboration with the public, and with the public’s interest at the forefront of the decision-making process. The recommendations of the LTEP are aligned with long-term energy and equity policy mandates from both the city and state and revolve around the needs of NYC residents.

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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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