Kimberlee Centera is a trailblazer in the renewable energy industry. She is one of the only female CEOs of a utility scale renewable energy consulting practice. As a risk management expert for the development and financing of large-scale generator energy projects, she possesses the expertise to identify, manage and mitigate risk. Leading industry stakeholders rely on her to analyze and resolve legal issues and ensure the closing of transactions on complex high-value projects.
An enthusiastic champion of women, Kimberlee believes that diversity is essential in meeting the demands of the rapidly growing renewable sector. She understands that women face many barriers to job retention and career advancement. Frequently, they carry the burden of balancing both work and family. Having experienced these challenges in her life, she encourages and mentors’ women from around the world, by offering them actionable skills that help them to articulate their value, so that they can confidently negotiate raises and promotions.
She contributes her time and talent to professional organizations including Women in Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE); Women in Cleantech & Sustainability (WCS); and the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition, (GWNET). She has conducted numerous workshops that teach women strategies to help them achieve their career goals.
As an entrepreneur, Kimberlee has been recognized as a finalist for the Women in Power award; the San Diego Business Journal CEO of the Year award; and the National Association of Women Business Owners Green Community award.
A leading renewable energy expert, she is a contributor to North American Clean Energy. She has been a guest on numerous podcasts and radio programs including National Public Radio’s Marketplace. She frequently serves as a speaker and educator at wind and solar energy conferences.