Jessica Aldridge is the Director of NextEra Energy Partners in West Palm Beach, Flordia. She previously was Director of Project Finance at Cypress Creek Renewables, the fastest-growing solar farm developer in the U.S.
Prior to this, Jessica was a Portfolio Manager at Pegasus Capital Advisors where she built a $500M energy efficiency project equity fund focused on the hospitality sector and Vice President at NY Green Bank, where she supported the origination, evaluation, and execution of scalable clean energy project investments across New York State.
Ms. Aldridge served in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she helped develop finance and securitization policies to support growth in clean technology adoption. In 2012, Ms. Aldridge was also selected as an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow, where she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers to identify and implement efficiency projects worth over $1 million in annual energy savings.
Ms. Aldridge worked in investment monitoring and reporting at Citi Private Equity, a business unit of Citigroup that managed more than $10 billion of private equity co-investment, fund-of-fund, and mezzanine products. She was also an analyst in single stock and portfolio trading, structured derivatives, and institutional sales in equities at UBS Investment Bank.
Ms. Aldridge holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University, a Master of Business Administration degree in strategy and finance from Yale School of Management, and a master’s degree in energy and the environment from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.