Michele Chait joined E3 in 2006 and works in the areas of large energy user services, utility rate design, and asset valuation. She also leads E3’s international work in the Middle East.
Among her recent projects, Michele identified electricity rate structures to promote widespread transit electrification for the California Transit Association and negotiated electricity rate reductions projected at over $300 million for the Port of Long Beach. She also provides procurement and regulatory support for California’s community choice aggregators (CCAs).
Michele’s international work has included advising the Sultanate of Oman on regulatory frameworks for vehicle electrification and leading projects for clients based in Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Mongolia, and Canada.
Prior to joining E3, Michele spent ten years in international power project development and finance, where she witnessed firsthand the benefits infrastructure projects can bring in terms of promoting economic growth and demonstrating a stable legal, financial, and regulatory climate that can sustain investment.
Michele thrives at E3 because it provides many opportunities to integrate expertise across multiple disciplines to solve clients’ most complex challenges. She also enjoys mentoring staff and is always on the lookout for new talent to join E3’s volleyball team, the KillerWatts.
Education: MBA (finance and economics concentration), University of Chicago; BA, mathematics and Middle Eastern studies, University of California, Berkeley
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