Sydney P. Forrester is a Principal Research Associate working in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Sydney broadly focuses on renewable energy adoption and new utility business models. More specifically, her work includes studying both the quantitative and policy-driven aspects of distributed PV solar adoption as well as the impacts of distributed energy resources on utilities and ratepayers.
Previously, Sydney worked with National Grid in their New Energy Solutions and Program Strategy- New York divisions. There, she focused primarily on new utility business through demonstration projects that included a low-income community solar project, a resilience microgrid, demand response, alternative financing mechanisms, electric vehicle charger deployment, and more. Additionally, she previously held multiple internships across the industry at a demand response start-up, wind and solar developer, energy think tank, and national laboratory.
Sydney holds a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University. She also holds an M.S. in Sustainable Energy Systems and an M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan where she researched alternative financing mechanisms for low-to-moderate customers and climate impacts on residential load in Brazil.