Dr. Palma-Rojas is a program manager at the California Energy Commission’s Research Division, leading the research wind and solar energy portfolios. She also supports the research program of renewable energy forecasting, bioenergy, and small hydropower. Before the Energy Commission, Dr. Palma-Rojas worked as an economist consultant in international organizations, life cycle assessment adviser for the Federal Government of Brazil, and researcher in the Departments of Economics and Engineering of the University of Brasilia, Brazil. Dr. Palma-Rojas holds a PhD in Economics and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, with +17 years of experience in the research areas of energy economics, sustainability, life cycle assessment, and renewable energy and biofuels.
Silvia Palma-Rojas, PhD
California Energy Commission