Co-founder and President of Odyssey Energy
Cathy Zoi is co-founder and President of Odyssey Energy, a start-up business helping to bring distributed, renewable electricity to communities and businesses in emerging economies. Previously, Cathy served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary and Acting Under Secretary of Energy where she oversaw more than $30 billion in energy investments. Zoi was the founding CEO of Frontier Power (a subsidiary of SunEdison), the Alliance for Climate Protection (established by U.S. Vice President Al Gore), and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (a $50m fund to commercialize clean energy technologies in Australia). Cathy has been an investor at Silver Lake and Bayard Capital, a board member for SES and Pacific Solar, and a management consultant at ICF and Next Energy. She was Chief of Staff for Environmental Policy in the Clinton White House and she pioneered the Energy Star program at the United States EPA. Cathy spent several years at Stanford University, co-founding the Energy Transformation Collaborative (ETC), and remains a Consulting Professor, teaching courses on energy technology commercialization and policy. Cathy is on the boards of Sunco, Ice Energy, Stanford’s Precourt Institute of Energy, and Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy. Zoi has a B.S. in Geology from Duke University and a M.S. in engineering from Dartmouth.
While significant progress has been made demonstrating the viability of microgrids in emerging economies during the past few years, the challenge at hand is to scale. Reaching scale will require strong techno-economics, innovative business models, and supportive regulatory frameworks. Odyssey is a new software platform designed to help current and future Homer users with each […]
The finance panel will be a conversation regarding the challenges and opportunities of financing of microgrids and energy storage, both nationally and internationally. The world class experts on this panel have worked on the finance of small village level microgrids to large utility scale large utility scale projects in the United States. The panel will […]