Technology, Innovation & Decarbonisation in the Energy Sectors

Melissa Stark

Position: Global Energy Transition Transition Services Lead, Accenture

Melissa is Accenture’s Global Lead for Energy Transition Services with 28 years in the utilities and energy industry. She has authored more than 50 papers and articles over the last 15 years and worked across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Melissa has an MBA from Northwestern University and a BSc from the University of California at Berkeley. She served as Assistant Chair of Technology for the US National Petroleum Council study, Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Future. She holds a patent for the “Real-time S-curves” tool that uses science and engineering drivers to estimate the cost evolution of nascent technologies. She is a Fellow of the U.K. Energy Institute and Chairs the Energy Institute’s Electricity Board. She is a member of National Grid ESO’s Technology Advisory Council. She is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Project Director for Accenture’s work with the World Economic Forum on System Value, Industrial Clusters, Net Zero Carbon Cities, Clean Electrification, Hydrogen, and Managing Investments in the Clean Energy Transition in Emerging Economies.  Melissa was recently appointed by Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm as a new member of the US National Petroleum Council.  Melissa recently joined the advisory board of The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)- the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defense and security think tank) for a new project on UK National Security and the Net Zero Transition.  


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