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INCOSE Seattle Metro: Sound Transit Sustainability Efforts

  • Date:
    May 10, 2023 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Meeting Title: Sound Transit Sustainability Efforts Including Deployment of Clean Energy Sources
Speaker(s)Jessica Rose
Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Venue: Virtual
: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific Time

Registration: none required;

Launch Meeting - Zoom
Meeting ID:   833 5362 5473
Passcode:   364314

Cost: Free for all attendees

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This presentation looks at the innovative ways Sound Transit is implementing energy management technologies and advancing sustainability across its operations in the Puget Sound Region. With the goal of achieving carbon-free operations by 2050, Sound Transit is actively researching, piloting, and implementing advanced clean energy policies and technologies that will transition the agency to a decarbonized future.

Join us in learning how the agency is advancing technically feasible and cost-effective solutions to some of the most complex clean energy challenges faced by the industry. From new technologies such as onsite renewables, battery storage, and electrification, to new programs and policy initiatives such as renewable power purchase agreements, design requirements, and project funding, Sound Transit is advancing the sustainability performance at their agency and implementing strategic clean energy measures that translate across the industry. 

Jessica Rose is the Deputy Director of Utilities & Resource Conservation at Sound Transit – the fastest growing regional transit agency in the country. She is a leader in the energy and sustainability field with over ten years of experience in energy decarbonization, sustainable operations, energy efficiency, and transportation electrification across the public, utility, and transportation sectors. In her current role at Sound Transit, Jessica has successfully led clean energy project development and implementation and was instrumental achieving carbon-free Link light rail operations, which is the first light rail system in the nation to do so.

Jessica holds a Master’s in Sustainable Energy from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies from University of Washington Tacoma. She is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) through the Association of Energy Engineers and an Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.