Allison is president of EarthSpark International, a non-profit organization incubating businesses that solve energy poverty. EarthSpark has built supply chains and business support for small-scale clean energy entrepreneurs across Haiti and turned on the country’s first pre-pay microgrid in 2012. While expanding that first grid into a town-sized solar-powered smart grid, EarthSpark spun off a smart meter company, SparkMeter, to unlock business models for grid operators worldwide to expand energy access to low-income customers.
Prior to her work with EarthSpark, Allison founded Fresh Generation, LLC and consulted to clean energy companies, governments, and advocacy groups. She also served as Business Liaison Director for 3TIER, leveraging 3TIER’s resource forecasting and mapping to expand renewable energy siting and integration insights around the world. Allison also led the renewable energy partners program for GridPoint, an early clean tech company in the smart grid space. She has a background in US grid-tied residential solar and residential demand management and in rural solar electrification in the Caribbean and West Africa. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University and a Master of International Public Policy degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.