Renewable Energy Fund Program ManagerKaren Stewart serves as the Renewable Energy Manager. In this role, Karen is responsible for overseeing the Renewable Energy Fund programming, including facilitating workshops and webinars; engaging with grantees, clients, and installers; and overseeing the distribution of renewable energy grants for both commercial and residential use. Additionally, Karen serves as liaison with the Office of Energy Resources and a board member of the Distributed Contract Board.
Karen has been part of the growing renewable energy sector in RI since 2000. She was a founding partner of SolarWrights, an “earth-friendly” homes design/build company and went on to run regional energy challenge campaigns in MA, CT, VT, and RI for several non-profit organizations. Karen serves on the Distributed Contract Board as a residential renewable energy advisor to the PUC and most recently, Karen worked with Commerce RI’s Business Advisory team as a COVID Outreach Associate.
Karen graduated with a BA in Public Policy from SUNY Albany.