Nisha Patel

Strategy and Operations Associate, Breakthrough Energy Catalyst

Nisha joined Breakthrough Energy Catalyst in June 2021 where she is working on the development of Catalyst’s strategy to assess the impact of investments, deploy funding, and develop low-GHG projects.

Prior to joining Breakthrough Energy, Nisha was a Project Manager and Engineer at DTE Energy in Detroit, MI, implementing a variety of initiatives ranging from the development of solar performance analytics to insourcing the operations and maintenance organization. She has also worked on reducing DTE's solar LCOE and supported the request for proposal process for utility scale solar projects.

Nisha holds BSE in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan. She is originally from the Metro Detroit area and is excited to live in DC. Nisha roots for the Detroit Lions and the Michigan Wolverines. In her free time, you can often find her cooking, reading, listening to podcasts, traveling, exploring new areas, and socializing with friends and family.