FRAMINGHAM – Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today, January 7, announced Jacqueline DeRosa has joined Ameresco as Vice President, Energy Storage.
DeRosa’s career spans more than 25-years in energy policy and regulatory reform, energy storage consulting, and commercial project development.
Michael T. Bakas, Executive Vice President, Ameresco said in a media statement, “We are thrilled that Jacquie has joined the Ameresco team. Her market and industry expertise will prove invaluable in assisting Ameresco to continue to lead in shaping the transforming Distributed Energy Resource space, and providing long-term value for our existing and new customers.”
Prior to joining Ameresco, DeRosa was the Vice President for Emerging Technologies at Customized Energy Solutions (CES), where she advised clients on how to value energy storage resources and interpret the changing market rules.
Prior to CES, DeRosa worked for the California ISO in the areas of policy and market design. She has also worked on international energy sector restructuring matters for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and in power project development for an independent power producer. She began her career at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
“I have been working to accelerate the integration of new technologies into competitive power markets and I’m eager to focus my expertise and passion to develop clean and sustainable energy projects at Ameresco. Energy storage and distributed resources are thrusting the electric power industry into a new paradigm, and it is a tremendous opportunity for me to join such an accomplished organization at this dynamic time in the industry,” said DeRosa.
She serves on the Board of Directors for the national Energy Storage Association (ESA) and has been involved in ESA’s efforts to educate stakeholders about new technologies and promote fair rules for energy storage.
She has fostered the growth of the advanced energy storage industry by supporting the US Department of Energy’s smart grid and energy storage pilot project programs.
She was a lead consultant and spokesperson for the “State of Charge” report for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which quantified the system benefits of energy storage, and offered policy and programmatic recommendations.
DeRosa is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences worldwide and has contributed to publications and podcasts concerning the benefits of energy storage technology.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. is an independent provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for businesses and organizations throughout North America and Europe. Ameresco’s sustainability services include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants. Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with Federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.