Regional Director Solar Electric Power Association
Christy Herig is the Regional Director or the Eastern region of the United States of the Solar Electric Power Association. SEPA facilitates utility use and integration of solar electricity. As regional Director Christy is providing information, services, and a bridge to the solar industry to the nearly 800 utilities in this region. In addition to SEPA, Ms. Herig is Principal of Segue Energy Consulting, LLC, providing consulting services in renewable energy value analysis and land use. Segue's current focus areas are management and technical participation for the International Energy Agency, PV Power Systems, Task 10: Urban Scale PV Applications, value analysis for the PV industry, and preservation land use issues for local municipalities. Previous to Segue, Christy worked eight years as a Principal Engineer at the National Center for PV, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a USDOE National Lab. The NREL work was targeted at value analysis for PV applications, markets, and policy, as well as direct analysis support to the Energy Information Agency, state legislatures and agencies, municipalities, utilities, the building industry and consumers. Christy's experience also includes 15 years at Florida Power Corporation (now Progress Energy) running the full gamut of utility operations, including distribution, planning, generation, and development of new programs and services in power quality, PV, electric vehicles, and power electronics. Christy has held political office as City Commissioner in a small Florida beach town. Her educational background is in Chemical Engineering.