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Nora Barger

Project Developer and Manager at WorkingPower
FDCE 2023
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Nora is a project developer and manager with Working Power.  WorkingPower (WP) is a project development and financing platform incubated by UrbanIngenuity that connects frontline communities with impact investors to build wealth and power through climate solutions. We partner with non-profit organizations, small businesses, and labor unions to co-develop and co-own clean energy assets that center racial and economic justice. WP projects are locally owned and directed. They generate revenue to fund community priorities.  In her role, Nora manages solar and microgrid development projects and consultancy work through private and public engagements. She is the lead project manager for Brentwood Reservoir Solar, a 1.8 MW community solar project built on top of DC Water’s capped drinking reservoir.  

Before joining WP, Nora managed multiple municipal energy efficiency and stormwater management programs in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and US Virgin Islands.  She led the green roof and rain barrel incentive programs for Washington, DC, which provided financial incentives for implementing green infrastructure measures and incorporated education, installation, and workforce training for at-risk youth. Nora holds a Bachelor of Arts in American History from the University of the South (Sewanee) and a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. Nora completed the Yale Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Certificate Program in 2023.  When she isn’t working with Working Power, Nora is parenting her two young girls, working on her farm, or volunteering with the Town of Davidson, North Carolina, where she is an active member of the Planning Board and Co-chair of the Sustainability Committee.  She has recently joined the North CarolinaClean Energy Fund as a board member to support further equitable energy efficiency and renewable energy access across North Carolina. 


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