We always had the intention of having at least one graduate level intern this summer. However we soon realized we should expand the program given the amount of work we have coupled with the unfortunate situation many students find themselves in as a result of COVID-19. Over the past two weeks we worked with the top business schools to find a list of candidates, and our team quickly put together a program for them. Thanks to Darden, CBS and HBS for working with us in such a short time to build this amazing roster of interns.

We are thrilled to welcome four all stars to the team this summer with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Together they will be working on projects including battery storage expansion, state market analysis, investor relations and reporting and of course all stages of diligence. Please join us in welcoming them to the team and wishing them the best of luck during what is going to be a fun and educational summer!

Hedan Liu, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

As a first-year MBA student in Darden, UVA, Hedan was enlisted in the World Energy Council Future Energy Leader program 2019 and the member of the delegation of World Youth Forum 2019. Before Darden, She worked on a wind energy project over $300 million, including deal sourcing, financial modeling, due diligence, and asset management. Hedan previously worked in a clean-tech VC and World Wildlife Fund. In her spare time, she is also a panel host and speaker for the sustainability-themed conference.

Rishi Iyengar, Columbia Business School

Rishi is a full-time MBA student at Columbia Business School. Before business school, Rishi spent 5 years in energy market analysis and consulting roles. He worked within IHS Markit’s Power, Gas & Renewables practice, where he developed in-depth market analysis and outlooks on the North American natural gas sector. Previously, he worked at Ebiz Labs, a boutique consulting firm, on engagements with ISO’s and utilities. Prior, he was an oil and gas market analyst at ICF International. Rishi graduated with a Bachelor’s in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Mike Tally, Harvard Business School

Mike is a rising second year MBA student at Harvard Business School and Summer Associate at Madison Energy Investments. This summer, Mike is working with the Delivery and Operations team at Madison on operational efficiency projects. Prior to entering business school, Mike served in the US Army as an Artillery Officer from 2011-2019. While stationed in Hawaii, Mike became passionate about renewable energy and is pursuing a career in sustainability after graduation.

Talgat Ordabayev, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Talgat is currently a first-year MBA student at the Darden School of Business. Prior to Darden School of Business, Talgat had more than nine years of work experience in consulting and sovereign wealth fund. At Deloitte, as a management consultant in the Strategy and Operations division, he was exposed to the most significant business challenges of the largest oil & gas, mining, and national holding companies of Central Asia. After two years in consulting, he joined the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Kazakhstan, as a corporate strategist, where he was covering transportation and utility industries, mainly working on strategic investment projects, M&A transactions, and IPO strategy, as well as communicating expectations of the Fund to portfolio companies.