Heather Pohnan

Energy Policy Manager

In her role of Energy Policy Manager, Heather supports SACE’s regulatory strategy through policy research, and data and geospatial analysis. Her work will focus on projects that support the inclusion of wind, solar, and energy efficiency in utility resource portfolios. Heather worked with SACE as a consultant before joining as a full time staff member based in Atlanta in May 2017.

Her career prior to joining SACE was spent working in clean energy and public policy in New Orleans, where she completed her undergraduate coursework at Tulane University in 2013. Throughout her nine years living in the south, she has worked on utility resource planning, outreach for energy efficiency incentive programs, and advocacy for low-income solar owners. She has worked with an array of highly influential clean energy and ratepayer advocates in addition to serving clients in both the nonprofit and private sector as an independent consultant.

Her hobbies include roller skating, genealogy research, and dogs.

Heather's Recent Posts

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Why the Census Matters for Clean Energy Advocates

Accurate population counts are essential to the future of crucial energy efficiency and energy assistance programs, as well as essential to what energy advocates know about the connection between how people use…

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"Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" 2019 Annual Report

SACE’s "Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" 2019 report shows that Southeastern states and utilities continue to rely on expensive, outdated, carbon polluting fossil fuel power plants while underinvesting in abundant low-cost efficiency…

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Will Duke Energy live up to its net-zero carbon commitment?

This blog was co-written by John D. Wilson, former Deputy Director for Regulatory Policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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