Please join us in the Shriram Tea Room for free food, drink and a casual conversation with Tenley Dalstrom on building the clean energy transition.
"The Clean Energy Innovation Pipeline: New Energy Nexus' role in supporting entrepreneurs in the clean energy transition"
Abstract: As the risks of climate change become more evident, investors are divesting from traditional energy, the energy industry is turning toward more renewable fuel sources, and policy makers are committing to clean energy goals around the world. To fill the vacuum, we need to cultivate a host of new technologies from ideation to commercialization. How best do we as an ecosystem of incubators and accelerators develop a pipeline of innovation to fill the gap?
Speaker: Tenley Dalstrom
Bio: Tenley Dalstrom is the Director of California Programs at New Energy Nexus. Her portfolio includes the CalTestBed Initiative, the largest clean energy testbed ecosystem in the nation consisting of 30 testing facilities throughout CA, and the Explorer In Residence Program, which supports non-traditional clean energy entrepreneurs working on pre-seed projects that empower them and their communities.
Previously, she served as the Director of the National Solar Ready Vets Program at the Solar Foundation in Washington, DC providing training and solar energy career opportunities to military personnel transitioning into the civilian workforce.
As a Senior Energy Analyst with Energetics Incorporated supporting the U.S. Department of Energy, Tenley led the launch and management of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Program (C3E) for women in clean energy, was a key contributor to the implementation of the $3.4 billion Smart Grid Investment Grants under the Recovery Act, and designed and managed DOE Office of Electricity peer reviews.
Tenley spent over five years overseas consulting on environmental and energy related projects in Slovakia and the Netherlands. She served on the Women’s Council on Energy Environment board for over 6 years, and has engaged in a wide variety of volunteer activities including U.S. Peace Corps, GRID Alternatives, and Habitat for Humanity. She holds degrees in both Communications and Environmental Sciences from University of Florida, a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Rutgers University, and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.
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