goodgrid is a clean energy and advanced grid strategy and policy consulting firm. The firm’s legal, policy and technical expertise can support your needs in corporate renewable energy purchasing, community solar and community choice aggregation, wholesale energy market design and participation, distributed energy resource (DER) business model and rate design development, transmission system planning, PURPA and grid interconnection. We can also provide stakeholder engagement support and leadership in these areas.
Allison Clements founded goodgrid in January 2017 following nearly two decades of work in the energy sector. Most recently, she spent nine years at Natural Resources Defense Council in New York City, first as the organization’s corporate counsel and then as a senior attorney in NRDC’s Energy & Transportation Group. At NRDC, Allison provided thought and strategy leadership on federal, regional and state energy policy related to renewable energy deployment and procurement, and the design of markets and rate structure to support the deployment of rooftop solar, electric vehicles, advanced energy efficiency, demand response and automation.
She often provided the clean energy community's voice in the press and at industry and trade association conferences (a few examples here - the Diane Rehm Show, E&E TV, USA Today, Financial Times). During this time, Allison moonlighted as co-director of the Yale Environmental Law Clinic, served on a National Academies of Sciences Committee on electric system resiliency, and was chosen as a 2015 Presidio Institute Fellow.
Before NRDC, Allison spent several years in private law practice (Troutman Sanders and Chadbourne & Parke LLP), providing federal regulatory advice to utilities and independent power producers, as well as negotiating power purchase, EPC and interconnection agreements and the lending documents involved in financing renewable energy projects. She began her career helping with legislative and electoral campaigns for League of Conservation Voters in Washington, DC.
Allison is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BS, with distinction) and the George Washington University (JD, with honors). She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and two daughters.