Sydney P. Forrester is a Policy Researcher working in the Energy Markets and Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Sydney broadly focuses on energy affordability, distributed energy resources, and new utility business models. More specifically, her work includes studying both the quantitative and policy-driven aspects of distributed energy resources and their impacts on the grid and ratepayers.
Previously, Sydney worked with National Grid in their New Energy Solutions and Program Strategy- New York divisions. There, she focused primarily on Reforming the Energy Vision demonstration projects including a low-income community solar project, a resilience microgrid, demand response, alternative financing mechanisms, electric vehicle charger deployment, and more.
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.