Heidi Bishop Ratz is the Manager, U.S. Electricity Markets, working across the Energy and Climate programs at WRI. She provides project management, partner engagement and research to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy in the U.S. This involves research and analysis to support WRI's existing and emerging U.S. energy initiatives related to deep decarbonization, electricity market design, innovative utility regulatory policy, and/or promotion of zero- and low-carbon energy, demand response, energy storage and energy efficiency.
Prior to joining WRI, Heidi worked at The Brattle Group where she specialized in energy policy research and the development of publications for her firm’s electric retail practice. She worked on a variety of client projects with a focus on new business models for electric utilities, “Utility of the Future” developments, performance-based regulation, energy storage, and energy efficiency.
Heid holds a B.A. in Art History and an MBA from Salisbury University. She also has a Masters of Public Administration - Policy Track in Environmental Policy from University of Maryland. In her spare time she volunteers with organizations furthering art or environmental missions and creates wood-cut prints.