Co-Founder, Dynamo Energy Hub
Kristin Barbato is Co-Founder of Dynamo Energy Hub. With 25 years in energy, Kristin has a background in energy innovation as an executive in utilities, government, and private sector energy operations and investment. She is also Founder and CEO of Build Edison, which helps early-stage energy companies get to scaled commercialization faster.
In her previous executive roles, she helped cities and corporations optimize their capital planning, commodity supply, efficiency projects, renewable investments, and smart operations performance. Kristin served as Managing Director of Enterprise Development at Edison Energy, Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions at the New York Power Authority (NYPA), and was appointed to Deputy Commissioner / Chief Energy Management Officer for New York City during Mayor Bloomberg’s Administration to manage the long-term sustainability plan (PlaNYC) for the country’s largest municipal energy infrastructure and operations with an annual budget of $1.3B. Kristin also worked for Veolia Environment, ConEdison, and Florida Power & Light in various technical and strategic leadership roles.
Kristin graduated Cornell University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. She also holds an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College and completed her MBA in Finance and Economics from Columbia University in May 2008. For the last four years, she has been a Professor of energy management for graduate level international policy schools at Columbia and New York University.