Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen

Senior Manager, Clean Energy, World Resources Institute

Jennifer Chen, Senior Manager at World Resources Institute, helps shape electricity, transmission and governance policies with an eye toward modernizing grid infrastructure, scaling up clean energy and driving cost-effective electrification. She has written and presented on these topics, including testifying before the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Previously, Jennifer led federal electricity policy work at the Nicholas Institute, a think tank for environmental policy solutions at Duke University. She was an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she spearheaded environmental NGO coalition efforts to advocate for an efficient and flexible power system. She also has experience working with electricity customer and renewable energy groups as an independent consultant and 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, a board member at New Energy Economics, and a member of the U.S. Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee.


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