Courtney Blodgett

Courtney Blodgett


    Courtney is the Director of Strategy and an Edo Founding Team Member. She has 20 years of experience working on clean energy, innovation, and sustainability. She was Managing Director of Brooklyn Microgrid, one of the first peer-to-peer energy trading platforms. She led the impact investing team at Vulcan, the family office of Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen, with a focus on clean tech investments. She was a climate change technical advisor to the United Nations in Rwanda and to the UK government. She has worked on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and programs around the world. Courtney is on the Board of Directors for Kilowatts for Humanity. She also is the founder of Yield Positive, a blog about sustainable investing for the everyday investor.

    All Sessions by Courtney Blodgett

    Day 2 (virtual) August 28, 2024
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm

    Building Owner/Manager Guide to Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings – Is Demand Flexibility Right for You?

    Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs) and demand flexibility generally are key utility strategies for decarbonizing the electric utility system (see SBX 2024 Day 1 session on GEBs). The customer-side experience of GEBs deployment is the mirror image of this strategy. What is required of building owners and operators to do GEBs, what are the implications for daily operation, and what are the costs and benefits from GEBs deployment? This panel will look at three regions of the country where GEBs buildings are up and running.

    Day 1 August 15, 2023
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

    Continued progress toward the electrification of the built environment creates both a massive challenge and an opportunity for eliminating carbon emissions. The challenge of new loads from electrification on the utility system requires enhanced abilities for shifting, shedding, and modulating those loads to the mutual benefit of the building owner and serving utility. The effort to scale grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) is well underway. What are the risks to all parties in getting this wrong? This session will bring together voices from the nation’s leading national laboratory on GEBs with building owners and service providers who are deploying GEBs strategies in commercial and institutional buildings across the country.