Katherine Hamilton joined QGA after serving as the President of GridWise Alliance for more than two years. Prior to that role, Hamilton was a policy advisor for Good Energies, Inc., a private investment company with a current portfolio in clean energy technologies of more than $6 billion. She was previously Co-Director of the American Bioenergy Association where, in addition to advocating for clean uses of biomass for power and fuels, she advised the Governor of New Jersey on the biomass components for a state renewable portfolio standard.
As President of her company, The Hamilton Group, Katherine advocated for the Union of Concerned Scientists, Natural Resources Defense Council, Midwest Research Institute and other organizations to lobby Congress and statehouses on various clean energy policies and funding. Katherine worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) first in the research area, then as Manager of Government Relations in Washington, DC. She was an expert witness on renewable energy for the House Committee on Science and served as an advisor to Vice President Cheney’s Task Force in developing a national energy plan.
Katherine worked for nearly a decade for Virginia Power (now Dominion Energy), designing overhead and underground electrical systems for commercial and residential developments and later as senior analyst in commercial energy efficiency, performing energy audits and advising customers on load management technologies and creative rate structures. She has degrees from Cornell University and the Sorbonne and lives in Arlington, VA with her husband, four children, and two dogs.