Women In Energy

The Women in Energy series is a joint project between USEA and USAID that was developed out of USEA’s Engendering Utilities Partnership, a program funded by USAID to improve gender policies and gender outcomes at their respective organizations.


Every month we feature a woman who has shown exemplary leadership. We want to showcase your story this month. The women among you come from diverse backgrounds and roles, and they bring with them a unique perspective to gender equality within the energy sector.

Vice President, Integrated Planning
Duke Energy
Diane Denton is vice president of integrated planning for Duke Energy’s Florida and Midwest utilities. In this role, she is responsible for driving the planning and execution of the company’s clean energy strategy in Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Before assuming her current position in... Read More
Executive Director
Kalininskaya HPP
President & CEO
Utilities Technology Council (UTC)
Head of German Public & Regulatory Affairs
European Power Exchange - EPEX SPOT
Manager of Business & Digital Transformation
Powerlive Zimbabwe
Greenway Appliances
Managing Assistant General Counsel
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO)
Center for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Development
Director, Security and Resilience Policy
Xcel Energy
Vice President of National Engagement and Strategy
Duke Energy
Head of Risk Management
Uganda Electricity Generating Company Ltd (UEGCL)
EarthSpark International
Woman sitting on chair
Women in Renewable Energy – Mexico (MERM)
New York EV and Demand Response Program Manager
National Grid
Director of Regulatory Affairs
AES Gener
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
General Electric Renewable Energy
Philippine National Renewable Energy Board
Line Troubleshooter
Head of the Regulatory Advisory Office
Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy
Vice President, Transmission and Substations
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
Women in Renewable Energy Association (WIRE-A)
Senior Vice President–Generation
Dominion Energy Virginia
South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)
President of the Board of Directors
Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment (WCEE)
Director of Corporate Management Division
Brazilian Energy Research Office (EPE)
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Columbia University
Director, ISO-NE
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Power & Energy, Sri Lanka
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Gas Association
Transmission Planning Manager
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Storage Association
Engineering Manager
President and CEO
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Rwanda Energy Group
Board Director
Uganda Electricity Generation Corporation Limited (UEGCL)
President & CEO
Nuclear Energy Institute
President & CEO

The Energy Utility Partnership Program (EUPP) is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) and implemented by the U.S. Energy Association (USEA). EUPP works around the world to promote energy security, clean energy access, and capacity building to achieve self-reliance. The contents of this webpage are the sole responsibility of USEA and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.