Alisa Ferguson is a consultant and writer helping clients accelerate clean energy innovation

Alisa works with clients on strategic communications, policy and regulation, and partnership development. She writes regularly on the role of innovation in solving global energy challenges.

Alisa has advised a wide variety of organizations in the private sector, ranging from Fortune 500 companies such as Google, GE, Applied Materials, JP Morgan Chase, The Boeing Company, and Honeywell International to the venture capital community, early-stage cleantech companies, trade associations, national laboratories, and non-profit organizations. Since 2013, she has worked with the XPRIZE Foundation, leading the design of the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE and the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. She was also the 2016 Bold Innovator for the National Research Foundation Singapore Desalination XPRIZE Visioneers team. Alisa is currently Senior Advisor at the Energy Consumer Market Alignment Project (EC-MAP), a newly established think tank focused on how digital technologies can drive greater transparency, fair competition, and consumer choice in the energy system.

Prior to working in the private sector, she spent nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, guiding strategy and policy for the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology and playing a lead role in the creation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) as well as clean energy programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and Department of Energy R&D programs focused on fossil fuels, nuclear, renewable energy, biofuels, and smart grid technologies.

Alisa holds a B.S.F.S., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is based in Southern California.


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