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NYPA’s Sylvia Louie Receives DOE Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Award

Sylvia Louie, a director of business development at the New York Power Authority (NYPA), is the recipient of a Department of Energy (DOE) 2022 Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) award.

The C3E Initiative aims to close the gender gap and increase the participation, leadership, and success of women in a diverse array of clean energy fields.

As part of the NYPA development team, Louie focuses on development of large-scale renewables, energy storage, and transmission projects. Along with a variety of projects, she supports opportunities for public–private collaborations to help achieve state energy goals. 

Louie joined NYPA in 2009 as a mechanical engineer, providing engineering design skills to the Energy Services & Technology group and supporting implementation of energy-saving initiatives for NYPA customers. In 2012, she joined the Clean Energy Technology group, focusing on development of clean energy technology projects.

In 2014, she entered the executive office as a Special Project Manager, helping NYPA leadership set strategic initiatives for a clean energy future. Prior to joining NYPA, she spent four years as a design engineer of HVAC systems for a small consulting engineering firm.

Each awardee receives a cash gift of $8,000 and national recognition of their efforts. 

Now in its 11th year, the C3E Initiative is led by DOE in collaboration with the MIT Energy Initiative, Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Texas A&M Energy Institute.

Additional information about the awards including other winners is available here.