Energy Law and Policy Expert ,
Imagine Power LLC

933 Kaheka Street
96814 Hawaii
United States


Raya Salter is an energy law, policy and regulation lawyer and professor working with governments, private companies, institutions and NGOs, in
domestic and international jurisdictions to advance a transition from fossil fuel to clean and renewable power. She is an expert on utility and energy sector reform and energy law and policy with a focus on grid modernization and clean energy integration. Ms. Salter's practice is focused on Hawaii and Pacific islands.

Raya has 10 years of experience as an attorney. This includes NGOs, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund, where she advocated for clean energy policy and utility reform in 9 states. Ms. Salter also worked in private with the firm of Dewey & LeBeouf in New York City, working on utility mergers and acquisitions and energy regulation. Raya has a JD from Fordham Law School and a BA in economics from Wesleyan University. She is also a Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School.

Qualifications and credentials
JD, 2005-2008, Completed, Fordham University School of Law
BA, 2000-2004, Completed, Wesleyan University
American Bar Association, 2008-current
English, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
Work experience
Climate financing specialist
Legal specialist (climate change/environmental law/MEAs)
Proposal writing/Report writing
Community trainer specialist
Capacity building specialist
Environmental and social safeguards specialist
The Natural Resources Defense Council, Senior Attorney, New York, NY
The Environmental Defense Fund, Regulatory Attorney, New York, NY
Dewey & LeBoeuf, Associate, New York, NY
Imagine Power LLC, Principal, Honolulu, HI/ New York, NY
IUCN Renewable Islands Project, Henk Rogers/Blue Planet, Renewable Islands Ambassador, Honolulu, HI, Travelled to Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu as the guests of IUCN to engage leaders and utilities on the island energy transition. Designed and implemented "1
Hawaii Renewable Advocacy, Ulupono Initiiative, Consultant, Honolulu, HI, Advised as to renewable energy integration policy. Provided research for white papers on energy regulatory policy.
Tracking the Value of Smart Grid in Illinois and Beyond, ElectricityPolicy.com, http://www.electricitypolicy.com/images/2014/04/Salter/salter-4-20-14%20final.pdf
Can Smart Grid Fix the Disconnect Between Retail and Wholesale Markets?, Electricity Policy, Elsevier, https://www.hks.harvard.edu/hepg/Papers/2011/ELECTR5669.pdf
Smart Grid and Competition, Galvin Electricity Institute, https://www.hks.harvard.edu/hepg/Papers/2011/SMART%20GRID%20AND%20COMPETITION--A%20POLICY%20PAPER.pdf
Issues in Smart Grid Law and Regulation, Galvin Electricity Initiative, http://content.energycentral.com/reference/whitepapers/103352
International Experience With Private Participation in Open Access in Power Grids, World Bank, https://www.hks.harvard.edu/hepg/Papers/2015/A%20Brown%20and%20R%20Salter%20.%20WB.%202013.pdf