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Aligning Energy Solutions

An independent consulting firm specializing in policy
and regulatory issues related to building the 21 st Century Energy System


Aligning Energy Solutions brings together diverse stakeholders, such as large energy users, utility companies, OEMs, NGOs, financial institutions, consumers, and rate-payer advocacy groups to identify and build alignment around strategies and solutions related to:

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Integrating distributed energy resources such as renewables, electric vehicles, and storage

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Developing clean fuels such as hydrogen

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Expanding critical transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure to meet growing energy demands

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Modifying rate designs and business models to accelerate the clean energy transition 

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In 2021, Lisa was appointed to the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee and is an Emerita Ambassador for the U.S. Clean Energy, Education, and Empowerment (C3E). In 2019, she received the New England Women in Energy and the Environment Leadership Award, and currently serves on the Boards of the Northeast Clean Energy Council, LineVision, NuGen Capital, CMC Energy Services, Inc., and EDP Group (headquartered in Portugal).


She is a former Board member for the American Council on Renewable Energy; Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA); and Solar Business Association of New England.

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Lisa Frantzis brings 45 years of experience to this work, most recently serving as a Partner at Guidehouse, a 17,000-person+ global consulting firm, within the Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure segment. As Partner she led multiple decarbonization market initiatives, such as clean hydrogen, e-mobility, and renewable energy solutions. Before Guidehouse acquired Navigant Consulting, she led Navigant's  Renewable and Distributed Energy business for 11 years (2002 2013). During that time, she helped grow the business from its infancy into a leading global consultancy. She has helped utility companies identify clean energy integration options; pinpointed energy program options for international government agencies; developed business strategies for clean energy manufacturers; and conducted due diligence for financial firms considering clean energy investments. 

From 2013-2022, Lisa served as  Senior Managing Director at Advanced Energy United (formerly Advanced Energy Economy), a national business association whose mission is to transform state and Federal policy to ensure a more secure, clean, and affordable U.S. energy system. At AEE, she led the Utility Advisory Committee and CEO/Executive Forums that addressed business model reforms and regulatory changes needed to accelerate the transition to a 21st century energy and transportation system. These initiatives convened utility executives, public utility commissioners, and advanced energy companies to develop a vision for reform that is responsive to the needs of each state and drives concrete actions. From 1979 – 2002 she was a Principal at Arthur D. Little leading clean energy projects.

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