Liz Salerno recently joined Siemens Energy Wind Power Americas as part of the Business Development team, serving as a Product and Marketing Strategy Manger. In this role, Liz is responsible for forecasting of total market and market share for the region, while assessing market and customer drivers, developing business plans and driving regional product requirements into the product development to maintain product competitiveness in the marketplace.
Prior to Siemens, Liz served as the Chief Economist and Vice President for Industry Data & Analysis for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) in Washington D.C. For more than eight years, Liz led AWEA’s research agenda through statistical analysis, market assessment, and energy policy analysis while serving as the primary source for industry-wide statistics. She served as a wind industry expert for Congress, policymakers and media while advising industry leaders on market and policy opportunities
As the head of Industry Data & Analysis, Liz managed an expert team including an engineer, MBA and economist responsible for market research. The teams’ collection, management, and distribution of all U.S. wind energy industry statistics included project capacity development, cost and turbine technology evolution, market share, utility off take, project financing, project performance, supply chain and industry employment.
During Liz’s tenure, the department published more than 35 U.S. wind energy industry market assessments across the AWEA U.S. Quarterly Wind Industry Market Reports and AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Reports, serving as a premiere resource on the U.S. wind energy market. The team also developed and launched a comprehensive and interactive database system of all U.S. wind energy projects and manufacturing facilities.
Liz led AWEA’s analysis of federal and state policy through modeling and convening research initiatives across the business community including the production tax credit, state RPS programs, EPA regulations, technology neutral tax credits, and financing mechanisms.
Liz served as an industry expert on the Department of Energy’s 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report in 2008 and the more recent Wind Vision initiative, launched at WINDPOWER 2013.
Liz holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the George Washington University and bachelors in Economics from Boston University.