Christine has more than 25 years of experience working in the renewable energy industry, and is recognized nationally for her knowledge and experience in solar, biomass, wind, and other renewable energy technologies. Christine joined VEIC in 2008 as a Managing Consultant and Senior Member of the Consulting Division. Previously, she was Founder and President of C.T. Donovan Associates, Inc., a for profit renewable energy consulting firm formed in 1986. The mission of her company was to support the development of renewable energy projects throughout the US, and the company helped achieve more than 435 MW of renewable energy on-line through their work. Clients served by C.T. Donovan Associates, Inc. included more than 10 biomass power plant developers; electric utilities (such as Central Maine Power Company, New England Electric System, Niagara Mohawk Power Company, and Delmarva Power and Light); the U.S. Department of Energy; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; U.S.D.A. Forest Service; Coalition of Northeastern Governors; Great Lakes Regional Council of Governments; New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; State Energy Offices in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and beyond; ABN Amro International Bank; Bank of Tokyo; Kenetech Energy Systems; and Bonneville Power Corporation (among others).
Christine previously served as the Executive Director of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (the largest statewide solar energy industries association in the nation), and managed the launch of the New York State School Power Naturally Program (the largest solar on schools project in the nation). She has managed more than 100 environmental and renewable energy consulting contracts involving diverse and multi-disciplinary teams. Christine is a Founding Board Member of the Renewable Energy Policy Project based in Washington, DC, and has served on national renewable energy task forces appointed by former President Clinton, the Electric Power Research Institute, and national environmental organizations. She is Past Chair of the American Solar Energy Society, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, and Maine Solar Energy Association. Christine has received numerous awards for her leadership and initiative in the renewable energy industry. She was the first woman selected nationally as a distinguished Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society, and was the first recipient of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association's Industry Professional of the Year Award in 2008.
- Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 1979