February 09, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

CleanTech Month 2012 Speaker Series: Opportunities And Challenges For Developing New, Sustainable Hydropower with Gia Schneider, CEO of Natel Energy, Inc

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Gia Schneider will discuss the opportunities and challenges for developing new, sustainable hydropower. Hydropower supplies about 8% of the U.S. electricity needs - this could be doubled while also enabling greater integration of wind and solar, as hydropower is a uniquely flexible and dispatchable renewable resource.

Gia Schneider is co-founder and CEO of Natel Energy, Inc., which is commercializing a turbine technology that significantly reduces the cost of developing low-head hydro projects. Previously, she worked in the Energy Trading Group at Credit Suisse where she helped start the carbon emissions desk. Prior to Credit Suisse, she worked in the Strategy Group at Constellation and as a consultant with Accenture. Gia received her bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has a long standing interest in climate change, sustainable development and renewable energy; and is passionate about finding and implementing solutions that help meet our needs for abundant energy and clean water in sustainable, cost-effective ways.
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