Siana is a manager with the Islands Energy Program, leading multi-disciplinary teams to de-risk and develop solar and storage microgrids for electric utilities in the Caribbean. She is currently working closely with the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation and the USVI’s Water and Power Authority. Siana creates financial models as decision-making tools for utilities, governments, and regulators to untangle the complexity inherent in designing customer-owned rooftop solar programs, ownership models for utility-scale projects, and tariff for various renewable energy strategies. Siana also builds battery energy storage system models in PLEXOS that optimize BESS sizes and configurations to support intermittent renewables and improve grid reliability and resilience.
Siana previously worked for the Clinton Climate Initiative, where she built techno-economic models assessing and contextualizing renewable energy investment portfolios for island nations as they strategize a pathway to meet their renewable energy targets while lowering electricity costs.
Before this, Siana worked at SiTek on a feasibility study for a solar panel manufacturing facility in Trinidad and Tobago. Siana also managed the installations of off-grid solar and storage systems for homes in the Caribbean. Siana’s work spans the spectrum of the energy sector as she started her career in 2008 in upstream oil and gas and switched to renewable energy in 2011.
MSc (Distinction) Sustainable Energy Futures, Imperial College London
BSc (First Class Honors) Petroleum Geoscience, University of the West Indies