Jeremy Koo ’12 is an associate on the Distributed Energy Resources and Electrification team at the Cadmus Group, an international consulting firm dedicated to advancing social good. He works closely with utilities and state and local governments to develop and implement strategies, policies and programs to reduce energy usage and emissions and transition fossil fuel assets to renewable energy.
Jeremy has developed policy frameworks and market development strategies for reducing emissions from heating for the states of New York and Rhode Island, and he has provided strategic, analytical and technical assistance to dozens of municipal governments, including the cities of Boston; New York; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C. He has also conducted market analyses on behalf of major utilities, including National Grid, Southern California Edison and Sacramento Municipal Utility District, as well as international agencies, such as the United Nations Development and Environment Programmes and the International Energy Agency.
Jeremy has nine years of experience working in renewable energy-related fields. Prior to joining Cadmus, he was a program coordinator at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, where he supported conference development for building practitioners and oversaw the development of a triple-bottom-line strategic management program for green businesses.
A. Coming out of Amherst, I spent a year as a graduate assistant for the music department and as the assistant director of the Amherst Choral Society and was considering going to graduate school to be a conductor. Near the end of the one-year contract, it was increasingly difficult to ignore the dire news about the state of climate change. I felt I needed to do more with the environmental studies component of my degree and began looking for opportunities within the energy and sustainability space.