Katie Hoffmaster

Track D: Wet & Wild World of Water & Energy
Wed/PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sr. Originator Water Solutions
NextEra Energy Resources
United States
Speaker
Turn-Key Water Reclamation and Reuse

NextEra Distributed Water is a water infrastructure developer, specializing in eco-engineered and district-scale water reclamation and reuse projects. With a focus on helping bulk water user clients who have significant heating and cooling loads in their facilities by reclaiming and reusing water. The NextEra Distributed Water team specializes in the design-build of an ecologically engineered and decentralized water reclamation system called The WaterHub®. Beyond environmental stewardship and long-term utility cost savings, decentralized reuse is becoming a key component of campus and facility operational resiliency. As a treatment system designer, NextEra looks at maximizing the triple bottom line of every project: economics, environment, and social responsibility.

Katie manages project origination for the Sustainable Water group, working with clients through the design and development process to contract execution. Katie leverages her background in project management, regulatory affairs, and renewable energy development to ensure customers achieve their water conservation and water reuse goals. She joined NextEra Energy Resources in 2014.

Immediately prior to her current role, Katie led a team that developed clean energy projects focused around fossil fuel retirements and complementary generation. Previously, she was a Project Manager on NextEra’s energy trading floor where she originated projects and partnership opportunities for “green desk” initiatives in emerging carbon, nutrient and environmental mitigation markets. Other NextEra positions included roles in Governmental and Political Affairs, where she worked closely with state legislatures and regulatory professionals, represented the company in industry trade group boards, and managed a team of external lobbyists. Katie initially joined NextEra as a Business Management Analyst, managing the financial and operational performance of wind and solar projects.
Prior to NextEra, Katie was a legislative fellow for the Colorado State Legislature, working directly for Senator Gail Schwartz, and a project manager and licensed real estate associate developing large-scale development projects in Florida.

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