Director, New York Smart Power
Areas of expertise: Energy policy, utility business models, energy efficiency, smart grid
Rory Christian is EDF's Director of Smart Power Initiatives for the New York region, where he focuses on energy and clean air. Rory currently leads EDF’s work scoping smart grid development in New York City and other high density urban settings, developing opportunities for financing energy projects and the NYC clean heat campaign.
Before joining EDF, Rory was the Director of Energy Finance and Sustainability for the New York City Housing Authority. In this role, he managed the authorities $500M utility budget while promoting energy efficiency infrastructure projects and energy conservation initiatives among employees and residents.
Prior to his role at NYCHA, Rory worked to develop the Public Sector Business unit of Constellation Energy, where he developed new business products and tailored internal operations to effectively pursue opportunities with federal, state, and local government agencies.
Rory has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from CUNY Grove School of Engineering and an MBA from the CUNY Zicklin School of Business.