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Sarah Keay-Bright

Sarah Keay-Bright

Senior Associate

Telephone: +32 2 789 3012
Mobile: +32 485 193939

Email: [email protected]

Online: LinkedIn

Sarah Keay-Bright oversees the day-to-day planning and coordination of RAP’s activities in Europe. She supports the director and senior staff in developing, implementing, and evolving RAP’s strategy. She regularly represents RAP in Brussels at key policy community events and is a member of the European Commission’s Smart Grid Task Force Steering Committee.

Ms. Keay-Bright has advised and written on a wide range of topics relating to the power sector, most recently on connecting electric vehicles to the grid, capacity (capabilities) markets, and the proper functioning of the internal energy market, demand response, carbon capture and storage, and the macroeconomic effects of recycling European Union Emissions Trading Scheme auction revenues into energy efficiency programs. She also conducts interdisciplinary research, analysis, and policy development. Her wide range of knowledge benefits from insights gleaned in previous roles as a researcher with the Environmental Change Institute of the University of Oxford, with OXERA economic consultants, and as a policy officer for Her Majesty’s Treasury (UK).

Ms. Keay-Bright also coordinates and drafts policy recommendations for submission to consultations led by the European Commission, the European Network of Transmission System Operators, the Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators, and the Council of European Energy Regulators. She brings international energy policy expertise to EU policy making by facilitating information exchange between the Europe team and RAP’s other regional teams. Her capability in program management stems from previous experience as manager of the €11 million high-tech Science City research project–a collaboration between the UK Universities of Birmingham and Warwick focused on innovation in energy efficiency technologies, including smart grids, heat pumps, silicon carbide semiconductors, and advanced vehicle powertrain technologies. She is also a practitioner of Prince 2 and MSP project management techniques.

Ms. Keay-Bright earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering and European studies from Aston University, as well as master’s degrees in both politics research methods and environmental change and management from the University of Oxford. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Energy Institute (EI), the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE), and the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE).