Master of Science in Environmental Sustainability, University of Ottowa, Institute of the Environment
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Queen's University
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Sarah Shenstone-Harris provides research, analysis, and consulting services on various electricity-sector issues, including integrated resource planning, rate design, electric vehicles and electrification, and clean energy.
Prior to joining Synapse, Ms. Shenstone-Harris was at Reading Municipal Light Department (Reading Light), one of Massachusetts’s largest municipally-owned utilities, as an Integrated Resource Analyst. She helped manage Reading Light’s energy portfolio and secure low-carbon and cost-competitive long-term power contracts. She led the rate increase process and the design of new rate structures, such as a residential electric vehicle time-of-use rate. She was also involved in the administration and development of numerous energy efficiency and electrification programs, including incentive programs for air-source heat pumps, electric vehicle chargers, residential solar, and various commercial programs.
Previously, Ms. Shenstone-Harris worked at ICLEI Canada, supporting Canadian municipalities taking action on climate change. She coordinated the development of climate action plans for numerous local governments, which included identifying and developing programs and policies to achieve sustainability goals, quantifying the environmental and financial impacts of these programs and policies, and setting science-based GHG reduction targets. She also produced resources and tools for climate action plan development and implementation, such as emission measurement tools, and delivered workshops, webinars, and training services for municipalities.
Ms. Shenstone-Harris holds a Master of Science in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Ottawa’s Institute for the Environment, an interdisciplinary program in environmental policy, economics, and science. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.