Jennifer Chen works to help shape electricity, transmission and governance policies with an eye toward modernizing grid infrastructure, scaling up clean energy and driving cost-effective electrification. She has written and presented on these topics, including testifying before the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Previously, Jennifer led federal electricity policy work at the Nicholas Institute, a think tank for environmental policy solutions at Duke University. She was an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she spearheaded environmental NGO coalition efforts to advocate for an efficient and flexible power system. She also has experience working with electricity customer and renewable energy groups as an independent consultant and began her energy career at FERC.

Jennifer earned a J.D. from New York University and a Physics Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is a Senior Fellow in electricity policy at R Street, Senior Policy Counsel at CO2Efficient, a board member at the Council for New Energy Economics, and a member of the U.S. Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee.