Stephanie Stoppenhagen, a sustainability manager at CH2M Hill, has joined the expert advisory council of trade association Smart Grid Oregon.
The Expert Advisory Council aims to help Smart Grid Oregon address challenges and seek opportunities in the smart grid industry by reaching out to private and public sectors, CH2M Hill said Tuesday.
She joins other council members such as Cisco's Rob Aldrich, IBM's Cheryl Linder, EnergySec's Patrick Miller and eMeter's Amos Tsikayi.
Stoppenhagen is a recipient of the 2011 Environmental Business Journal and Climate Change Business Journal awards for her work on the Energy Department's Solar America Communities initiative.
She helped the company patent an online technology that works to help residents and businesses in a city track solar panel costs, measure a building's savings from solar power and identify a solar installer.
Stoppenhagen also developed a renewable energy tool for San Francisco, CH2M Hill said.
Her other projects include the North American EcoDistricts program for nine U.S. cities, the San Francisco Urban EcoMap that monitors greenhouse gas emissions and the Green Energy Dashboard website that tracks solar and wind power installations in Reno, Nev.