Kristin Barbato joined Edison Energy as Managing Director of Enterprise Development in July 2016. In this role, she provides energy advisory strategies and solutions for large customers to manage their facilities’ various energy needs such as planning, efficiency, onsite resources, renewables, operations, analytics, and financing.
Prior to this role, she was Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and built a new energy services business for NYPA’s public sector customers. Prior to NYPA, she was appointed to Deputy Commissioner / Chief Energy Management Officer for New York City during the Bloomberg Administration. To implement PlaNYC, New York City’s long-term sustainability plan, her team managed the country’s largest municipal energy infrastructure and operations with an annual budget of $1.3B. Supply contracts, hundreds of energy projects for over 4000 municipal facilities, and development of new programs for efficiency, renewables, emerging technologies, building performance, and energy education were all under her leadership. Before this appointment, she was Director of Business Development for a global energy, water, and environmental services company, Veolia Environnement. Ms. Barbato also worked for Con Edison and Florida Power & Light utilities in various departments including Strategic Planning, Customer Operations, Engineering, and Information Technology.
Ms. Barbato graduated Cornell University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. She also holds a M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College and completed her MBA with focus in Finance and Economics from Columbia University in May 2008. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia and New York University and serves on several Advisory Boards such as The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund to support families of children with cancer, the Cornell’s School of Civil Engineering, and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.