Nicole Sitaraman

Senior Manager of Public Policy, Sunrun Inc.

In her role, Nicole manages Sunrun’s engagement in legislative and regulatory policy initiatives in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.  At Sunrun, Nicole leads the company’s Diversity & Outreach Working Group.  She is also an active participant in SEIA’s Consumer Protection Committee and Community Engagement Initiative.

Prior to joining Sunrun, Nicole served as an Assistant People’s Counsel in the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia (DC OPC). She was the People’s Counsel’s chief advisor on renewable energy policy issues and team leader of DC OPC’s Energy Efficiency and Sustainability division. Nicole represented District of Columbia ratepayers before the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia, Council of the District of Columbia, PJM Interconnection, as well as federal regulatory agencies. Nicole was DC OPC’s liaison to the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States, Inc. (CAPS) and played a key role in enhancing the engagement of consumer advocates in the PJM stakeholder process.  She also provided substantial input on several clean energy bills passed by the DC Council including the Community Renewables Energy Amendment Act of 2013, Renewable Portfolio Standard Amendment Act of 2014, Sustainable DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2014 and the Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Act of 2016.

Prior to working in renewable energy advocacy, Nicole was a senior attorney in a nationally-recognized civil and employee rights law firm where she represented numerous workers in race discrimination, sexual harassment, environmental and nuclear whistleblower retaliation cases.  Nicole is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy and Women in Government Relations.  She is also a former board member of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Sierra Club.  Nicole earned a B.A. in English from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Nicole and her husband are the proud owners of a 3.1 kw solar panel system on their home in Ward 4 in DC.