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Katherine Gensler

Katherine Gensler

Director of Government Affairs


Katherine heads SEIA's work on solar financing, permitting of solar power plants and federal renewable energy procurement. She also serves as the staff liaison to the Utility-Scale Solar Power division. Previously Katherine spent six years at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, both in Washington, D.C., and in Folsom, Calif., where she advised the Commission on electricity and natural gas policies, particularly the redesign of market rules governing electricity sales in California and the West. She holds her Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin.

Katherine is a member of the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment and the Junior League of Washington. In her spare time, Katherine runs half-marathons, hikes and cheers for her beloved Wisconsin Badgers.