Allison Archambault of EarthSpark International Wins Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Award

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Allison Archambault, President of EarthSpark International, has been recognized for her innovative work building microgrids in Les Anglais, Haiti.

The Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Awards recognize the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of mid-career women working to advance clean energy. For the past five years, the C3E program has conducted a nationwide campaign for Award nominations. C3E Ambassadors select the winners and these remarkable Awardees are recognized for their work at the C3E Symposium each year.

About Allison

Allison Archambault is President of EarthSpark International, a nonprofit organization incubating businesses that solve energy poverty. Under her leadership, EarthSpark has built a town-sized, solar-powered smart grid in rural Haiti and is currently laying the groundwork for an investable plan for the next 20 microgrids. Each grid is powerful enough to energize industry and progressive enough to deliver affordable 24/7 power to every household in its footprint. EarthSpark applies smart grid principles to rural electrification and also ensures that women’s voices and roles are important throughout the planning and implementation of the electrification process.

She is a co-founder of Enèji Pwòp, a Haitian social enterprise performing grid operations in rural Haiti, and SparkMeter, a smart meter company now enabling grid operators worldwide to expand energy access to low-income customers. She has consulted to clean energy companies, governments, and advocacy groups. She previously worked with 3TIER on large-scale renewable energy siting and integration and with GridPoint, an early clean tech company combining distributed energy storage, solar photovoltaics, and energy management. She did her undergraduate thesis on rural solar electrification in Mali, and worked with Soluz, Inc. on its pioneering fee-for-service model for household solar systems in the Dominican Republic. She holds a BA from Tufts University and a Master of International Public Policy degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Visit the C3E website to read about the other winners.

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