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Ask an Expert

The Clean Power Hub offers short-term consulting services with the world’s best experts on clean power—at no cost to you.

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Meet the experts

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David Jacobs

David Jacobs

Managing Director & Founder, International Energy Transition

Christina Becker Birck

Christina Becker Birck

Vice President, International Programs, Cadmus

Brian Hedman

Brian Hedman

Executive Director, Cadmus

Chad Laurent

Chad Laurent

Principal, Cadmus

Joseph Wyder

Joseph Wyder

Projects Manager, ITP Renewables

Muriel Watt

Muriel Watt

Principal Consultant, ITP Renewables

James Hazelton

James Hazelton

Senior Consultant, ITP Renewables

Alexandra Aznar

Alexandra Aznar

Senior Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Power System Planning

Ilya Chernyakhovskiy

Ilya Chernyakhovskiy

Senior Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Nate Blair

Nate Blair

Group Manager - Distributed Systems & Storage Analysis , National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Operate a Power System with Higher Shares of Clean Power

Owen Zinaman

Owen Zinaman

Senior Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Mohit Joshi

Mohit Joshi

Energy Systems Modeler & Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Jeff Logan

Jeff Logan

Chief Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Frequently asked questions

What is the Clean Power Hub’s Ask an Expert service?

The Clean Power Hub's Ask an Expert Service provides 100% remote support to power sector professionals and others working to advance clean power. This service is entirely free to eligible professionals, and can provide up to 40 hours of consulting/advisory service from one of the world’s top experts on clean power.

How does it work?

Professionals like you can submit questions or requests to the Clean Power Hub, using a brief automated form. The Clean Power Hub team then reviews the request for eligibility, and works to respond within 2 business days. A short scoping call may be scheduled to discuss the request. If eligible, you will be connected with a clean power expert who will work with you to provide relevant advice and information.

Requestors will also be directed to the Clean Power Hub’s other services, including relevant guides and the Clean Power Hub Community—a forum for posting questions and answers, sharing experience and expertise, and networking with other professionals. These services have been developed to advance your work on clean power as quickly and efficiently as possible. Using them alongside Ask an Expert can help make your time with the expert more effective.

Who is eligible?

The Clean Power Hub supports professionals working on a wide-range of clean power topics. These can include topics related to clean power planning, policymaking and regulation, electric grid operations, clean power project investment and development, and communications and advocacy. Requests related to existing Clean Power Hub guide topics will be prioritized for assistance. The Clean Power Hub adds new guide topics regularly.

At present, the Clean Power Hub is prioritizing requests from Southeast Asia, especially those from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Requests from other geographies will also be considered.

The Clean Power Hub will not respond to employment inquiries or solicitations for technology development.

How do the experts help?

The Clean Power Hub’s experts will provide eligible requesters with up to 40 hours of assistance. This assistance will be fully remote, and will take place over email, video conference, etc.

The exact nature of the assistance will depend on your needs, as well as the expert’s background and experience. But you might expect an expert to review and provide insights on a draft report or analysis, provide guidance on a specific technical challenge, share best practices or lessons from other relevant projects, etc.

Our experts are familiar with the Clean Power Hub’s other services (e.g. Professional Development Courses, the Guides, the Community Forum) and may direct you to those services if helpful. Our goal is that you and the expert are able to make the most of your limited, valuable time together.

What information should I include in my request?

Please be aware that we need to prioritize requests. The information that you provide will help us do so.

To be eligible, requests should relate to projects, policies, analyses, or similar efforts intended to increase the share of clean power in the power system. Being as precise as possible, please provide the nature of your effort or project, who or what you are trying to influence, and what you expect to achieve through it. If you can be specific about the services you need from an expert, please do so.

What if I don’t hear back within 2 business days?

We do our best to review and respond to all requests within 2 business days, but sometimes that is not possible. If you have not heard back from us within 2 business days, please contact hello@propelcleanenergy.com.

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