Delaware Technical Community College Alumna Interview

Emily Greene - Delaware Technical Community College Alumni

Emily Greene

Delaware Technical Community College Alumni from the Renewable Energy Solar Program

Making Waves

Don’t be surprised when you see Emily Greene making waves in the renewable energy industry.

She’s been working at the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DMEC), as the Compliance Administrator at the Beasley Power Station, a dual fuel peaking power plant located in Smyrna, Delaware for the past three years.  In her role at DMEC, Emily oversees the implementation of all the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical (NERC) Infrastructure Protection actions assigned to DEMEC’s Beasley Power Station to comply with the federal regulatory requirements. In addition, Emily wrote Delaware’s regulations for evaluating energy efficiency, and helps businesses and individuals implement energy efficient practices in their own lives.

How It All Began

Emily’s journey started when a community college counselor recommended she observe a class in Delaware Technical College‘s renewable energy program. At the time, she was 22 weeks pregnant.

Emily ended up registering for the program the next day, and she has never looked back. During her time in college, she completed three internships, was offered a full-time job, had her baby, and obtained two degrees – the first in renewable energy with a concentration in solar, and the second in energy management.

“I think that my favorite thing about Delaware Tech was the class sizes. Students actually had one on one conversations with their teachers, and the instructors were able to deliver personalized instruction. I think that was one of the most valuable things,” she says.  “As a result, students were able to more quickly grasp a fundamental knowledge of the energy field right from the very beginning.”

Making An Impact

It’s that very fundamental knowledge that she uses every day at work.

“Delaware is a small enough state where I truly believe that one person can make a difference. That’s why I wanted to work for the state, so I can drive the policy and the regulations that shape energy,” says Emily. 

“There aren’t any glass ceilings in Emily’s life,.” shared Dr. Jennifer Clemons, Department Chair of Energy Technologies at Delaware Technical College.