Laura Harrington – Managing Principal
Laura has over 25 years of private sector experience, with a current focus on renewable energy project development. She is currently working with governments, private companies and non-profits to implement renewable energy projects in Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and Kenya.
She previously worked for the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) leading project initiatives for the Army’s Energy Task Force, supporting project development and financing of renewable energy projects around the world.
She has co-written two papers on the “Socio-Economic Impacts of Solar Electricity in Rural Haiti” sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Program, and also, as part of the US-India Energy Dialogue, sponsored by the Department of Energy, a paper on “Opportunities and Barriers for Mini-grid Development in India.”
She has also been part of a team providing assistance to U.S. Trade Agencies as part of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiently Export Initiative (RE4I) in providing project development, training, and industry outreach to support clean energy development worldwide. She has been involved in early energy planning efforts on U.S. Department of Defense installations, and in programs that support the development of Small Modular Reactors.
Laura holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology.
Nisha Thirumurthy – Principal
Nisha has 15 years of experience working on strategic issues facing the energy industry, with international experience in India, China, Europe and Latin America. She led a study at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to perform a high-level feasibility study for micro grid deployment in India and has also conducted financial due-diligence on renewable energy projects at various Army and Navy installations. A snapshot of her other international projects over the years have included assessing the impact of emissions regulations and the rising cost of fuel on electric utilities, developing a model to determine the emission profile of utilities, and analyzing the consequences of deregulation on the competitiveness of generation assets of utilities – all in the South China region.
Nisha also served as Director at the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) at the William J. Clinton Foundation, where she was tasked with accelerating the adoption of advanced automotive technologies, including advanced energy storage technologies in major Indian cities and Latin America. Her primary responsibility was to work with suppliers of these solutions in the US, India, China and Europe to identify volume-driven cost reduction opportunities and investigate the path to large-scale commercialization in developing and under-served markets. She also worked closely with city transit agencies, industry associations and academics to build an economic case for switching to advanced technologies.
Nisha holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an MA in Energy Policy and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Oazyz has a team of partners that extend our capabilities and broaden our reach:
Resort Energy Ventures (Hawaii, US, Latin America and the Caribbean) – Solar and Microgrids for Hotels, Resort and Commercial Properties.
Recon Associates (Worldwide) – Biomass and Anaerobic Digestion Technologies, Wind, Solar, Microgrids, Agricultural Applications.
Renewable Energy Analytics – technology company focused on applying innovative solutions to help clients improve the performance of their energy assets.