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


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.


Are electric utilities living up to their promises to cut carbon emissions?

New report uses historical carbon emissions and planned generation to answer the question of whether the Southeast power sector is on track to decarbonize at a rate adequate enough to mitigate the…


Recap from Capitol Electric Vehicle (EV Day in Georgia)

Capitol EV Day has been established as an opportunity for EV owners and supporters to urge legislators to support expanded electric transportation throughout Georgia.

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