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Ana Sophia Mifsud

Senior Associate
  • Building Electrification

Ana Sophia is a Senior Associate within the Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) Building Electrification team where she works with cities and states to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in buildings.

Background

Previously at RMI, Ana Sophia worked on the Islands Energy Program to reduce the dependence on costly fossil fuels in Caribbean islands. As a part of this program, she completed integrated resource plans in partnership with small governments and their utilities. Ana Sophia also supported RMI’s work in Puerto Rico, helping to develop a variety of programs that promote resilience for Puerto Rico’s energy infrastructure including managing RMI’s Puerto Rico Renewable Microgrid Schools project — installing microgrids in 10 schools to improve electricity stability and ensure uninterrupted access to education for thousands of school-aged children in Puerto Rico. Furthermore, Ana Sophia worked on a variety of electric mobility initiatives, including an electric bus pilot in Bermuda and a feasibility study for the government of Saint Lucia’s vehicle fleet.

Education

B.S. Environmental System Engineering, Stanford University

Awards
  • Green Biz 2019 30 under 30: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/2019-greenbiz-30-under-30

ADDITIONAL LINKS OF PUBLICATIONS

  • Utility Dive:https://www.utilitydive.com/news/monetizing-microgids-utilities-are-missing-a-unique-opportunity/560277/
  • Microgrid Knowledge: https://microgridknowledge.com/school-microgrids-puerto-rico-rmi/
  • Podcast: https://www.freeingenergy.com/podcast-026-ana-sophia-mifsud-her-story-from-ground-zero-shaping-the-energy-future-of-puerto-rico-with-microgrids/
  • Virgin: https://www.virgin.com/virgin-unite/young-woman-powering-global-energy-transition
Location

New York City, NY

Twitter

@anasophia-mifsud

Why I Love Working At RMI

“I’m proud to be working on some of the world’s most challenging problems with a diverse and passionate team.”

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

Five Tips for Virtual Meetings

Today is my 50-something day cooped up in my Brooklyn apartment. The blur of days has been punctuated with the familiar sounds of: “sorry, you are on mute” and “you froze for a second, can you repeat what you were saying?” Like many, I have had to innovate new ways…

Outlet Blog Post

Schools Stronger than Storms

One year ago, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, causing the largest power outage in US history. Puerto Ricans, on average, suffered without electricity for three months, many for almost a year, as recovery officials struggled to repair what was already a poorly maintained and inefficient electrical grid. This prolonged power…

Outlet Blog Post

Part One—Critical Facilities: Where Government and Utility Services Redefine Resilience – Part One

Do people really care about electricity? Or do they just care about all the services electricity provides? The 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean and the United States was so destructive that entire communities spent weeks—and in some instances months—living without the services that rely on electricity to keep their…