Katherine Hamilton

Co-Founder and Principal, 38 North Solutions


Katherine Hamilton is a principal at 38 North Solutions, a public policy firm focused on clean energy and innovation. She served as a federal and state policy advisor for the Energy Storage Association for a number of years, developing an expertise in that sector. She served as President of the GridWise Alliance, advocating for nearly $5 billion in funding for smart grid projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Prior to that role, Hamilton was a policy advisor for Good Energies, Inc., a private investment company with a portfolio of nearly $6 billion in clean energy technologies. She led the American Bioenergy Association, working with Maryland and New Jersey to develop renewable portfolio standards.

At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Hamilton led buildings research and then managed government relations in Washington, D.C. She spent a decade at Virginia Power, designing overhead and underground electrical systems for commercial and residential developments. She is part of The Energy Gang podcast through Greentech Media, is assigned to the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Electricity, and is President of the Board of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic. Hamilton studied Electrical Engineering at Northern Virginia Community College and holds degrees from Cornell University and the Sorbonne.