Jennifer Chen helps clients shape electricity, transmission and governance policies. She works to modernize grid infrastructure and scale up renewable, demand-side and energy storage resources. She has written and presented on these topics, including testifying before the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Jennifer has worked in academia, advocacy, and government. She previously led federal electricity policy work at the Nicholas Institute, a think tank for environmental policy solutions at Duke University. There, she wrote policy whitepapers, convened stakeholders and decision-makers, and connected academics and students with the energy policy community. She also helped design and launch a methane abatement policy database at the International Energy Agency and curated regulatory innovations adopted by various countries. Prior to that, she was an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she led a coalition of NGOs and collaborated with a range of stakeholders to advocate for an efficient and flexible power system. She began her energy career at FERC.

Jennifer earned a J.D. from New York University and a Physics Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the California Bar and the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She is a Senior Fellow in electricity policy at R Street, Senior Policy Counsel to CO2Efficient, a board member at New Energy Economics, and a member of the Electricity Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Energy.