Heather Smith

Coalition for Community Energy

Heather chairs the Coalition for Community Energy and is currently completing a PhD on redesigning the electricity grid with microgrids. In 2016, Heather was awarded a Churchill Fellowship on the topic of governance and community energy, and travelled to USA, Germany, Denmark, UK and Japan to investigate the changes in electricity markets that are being stimulated by community led energy initiatives. She is an electrical engineer with career time spent in both industrial energy efficiency and climate change policymaking before moving to focus on local energy systems.