Director, Electrification Policy
Sara Baldwin is director of electrification policy at Energy Innovation, where she leads the firm’s electrification policy practice area in tandem with the Power Sector Transformation program to advance economy-wide decarbonization. She provides guidance to federal, state and local policymakers and utility regulators on policy pathways to support the electrification of buildings, transportation and industry.
Prior to joining Energy Innovation, she served as vice president of regulatory for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), providing strategic direction for the organization’s regulatory program. In this capacity, she led IREC’s engagement on distributed energy resource regulatory policies in states across the country and supported organizational development, planning, and strategy. She has authored and contributed to dozens of publications and policy resources. On behalf of IREC, she served on the technical team for the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Market Pathways Initiative and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative Advisory Committee.
From 2004-2014, she directed and implemented strategic clean energy policy and regulatory efforts in Utah as a senior policy associate for Utah Clean Energy. She was named an “Innovator and Influencer” by Solar Power World in 2017 and one of “Utah’s Enlightened 50″ by the Community Foundation of Utah in 2012. Baldwin is a member of GridLab’s advisory board and hosts Energy Innovation’s Electrify This! podcast, and is the former host of the Grid Geeks podcast. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Utah, graduating with honors.