Meredith Joan Angwin has thirty years of experience covering almost every aspect of utility operations. She is inventor on two patents in pollution control methods for gas-fired power plants. She was a project manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in renewable (geothermal) energy. In that position, she supervised building a computer code to predict corrosion in geothermal systems, and assessed the economic viability of the Los Alamos Hot Dry Rock project, and of potential projects in the Gulf Coast geopressured zone. She then moved to the nuclear group, again working in corrosion control and reliability improvements for nuclear plants. When she left EPRI to form her own consulting company, she had many clients in nuclear energy (including European utilities). She also headed projects in reliability assessment for gas pipelines and edited a book on pollution control for coal combustion systems. She has presented papers on these subjects at regional, national and international industry conferences.
Over the past ten years, her interests have widened to a fuller consideration of the energy consumer. She founded the Energy Education Project at the Ethan Allen Institute in Vermont. In this capacity, she has spoken to many civic groups. She is an energy columnist on her local paper, at her own blog, and for the American Nuclear Society blog. She received a Presidential Citation from the American Nuclear Society for her education efforts. Ms. Angwin served on her town's Energy Committee, making contributions to the town project in which energy-wasteful sodium streetlights were replaced with LEDs. She was recently nominated to be the Vermont representative on the New England Consumer Liaison Group of the New England grid operator (ISO-NE). The grid operator is required have a Liaison Group to advise them on issues affecting consumers.
Ms. Angwin has a Bachelor of Science degree with Special Honors in Chemistry and master's degree in physical chemistry, both from University of Chicago.