Andrea Romano is an associate director in the Energy practice in the San Francisco office. Her work focuses on helping clients make decisions regarding utility scale and distributed energy resources (DERs). Key areas of expertise include: renewable energy, community solar, electric vehicles, energy storage, and zero net energy buildings.
Andrea is currently working with a number of corporate clients to develop renewable energy strategies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through the procurement of renewable assets. She also advises utilities and developers on how to meet growing corporate demand for clean energy. A subject matter expert in community solar, Andrea has worked with utilities across the country on community solar program and rate design, incorporating lessons learned and best practices. Born and raised in California, Andrea is excited about the quickly approaching zero net energy (ZNE) state policy goals and is focused on becoming an expert on the current landscape of ZNE buildings and the role community-scale renewables can play in the future.
Andrea began her career in commercial and utility solar project development, spending three years working at a solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm. Her other work has included writing energy independence plans for cities and businesses, evaluating the economics of renewable technologies and grant writing on behalf of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects