Managing Partner, MICROGRID INVESTMENT ACCELERATOR
Tia Hansen a Managing Partner for the Microgrid Investment Accelerator (MIA), a first of its kind blended capital facility to finance microgrids in emerging markets. She is also the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Electric Capital Management. Tia is a sustainability professional with over a decade of experience advising companies on both the technical and business aspects of renewable energy development and climate change risk and mitigation. Prior to MIA, Tia was the Director of Rural Elect
rification at the Institute of Transformative Technologies where she led the development of a productized mini-grid for the rural Indian market.
She holds a BE in Chemical Engineering from Dartmouth College, a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and a MBA from University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business. She also is licensed as a Professional Engineer – Mechanical (PE) and a LEED Accredited Professional.