Alice Napoleon

Principal Associate


MA Public Administration, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

BA Economics, Rutgers University

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Alice Napoleon is a policy analyst focusing on energy efficiency, energy justice, and alternative regulatory mechanisms. In her 17 years at Synapse Energy Economics, she has led major projects for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on policy interventions to improve energy equity; for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on quantifying the benefits of clean energy resources, energy efficiency potential, and low income energy efficiency efforts; and for the U.S. Department of Energy to facilitate integration of the Superior Energy Performance and 50001 Ready strategic energy management platforms into utility portfolios.

Ms. Napoleon has provided testimony and testimony assistance before public utility commissions across the United States and Canada. She developed and submitted testimony regarding low-income energy efficiency services in California, New York, Nova Scotia, and South Carolina. She provides policy analysis, drafts testimony and comments, and provides litigation support on energy efficiency design, planning, administration, and cost-effectiveness in New Jersey and Nova Scotia. She has also testified on the implementation of advanced metering infrastructure in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Working at the leading edge of alternative utility regulation, Ms. Napoleon provides ongoing expert analysis and support to Natural Resources Defense Council in the New York Reforming the Energy Vision process on matters of benefit-cost analysis, utility performance incentive mechanisms, energy efficiency targets and program design, locational benefits of clean energy resources, and planning for the transition to a decarbonized energy system. She also co-authored a seminal report on utility performance incentive mechanisms for the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB), and leading research on regulatory mechanisms to promote electric system resilience.

In addition to strong analytical skills, Ms. Napoleon has expertise and extensive experience facilitating collaborative stakeholder processes, including facilitating and providing technical analysis in support of demand-side resource policy working groups in Colorado, Maryland, and South Carolina.

Ms. Napoleon previously worked at Resource Insight, Inc. where she supported investigations of electric, gas, steam, and water resource issues, primarily in the context of reviews by state utility regulatory commissions. She holds an MA in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.