life at natural power

Alexandria Dionigi

Project engineer

When did you join Natural Power? 

I joined Natural Power in March 2021. 


What does your day typically consist of?  

My role involves supporting clients in technical due diligence, independent engineering, and owners engineering of solar, energy storage, and green hydrogren projects. A typical day consists of answering client questions, and diving into technical documentation to assess risk. Specifically, I review technical documentation for module, inverter, and racking manufacturers to confirm industry typical warranties, certifications, and ensure the manufacturers have sufficient track record and experience to support a project. Additionally, I review work order history and historical operational documentation to identify technical risks and pose recommendations to improve project performance, and/or correct operational issues. 


What is the most challenging part of your role?  

The most challenging part of my roles is taking a large and complex project with many moving pieces, and right-sizing my review to ensure that I'm capturing all of the key technical risks as efficiently as possible. It's something that I really love about consulting, honing my ability to sift through reams of documentation and pull out the key details that are most impactful to a project. It takes experience to be able to distill those insights.


What is the most interesting type of work you have done and why?  

In general, I enjoy analyzing historical performance and the installation quality of projects. By using our collective knowledge and experience our team can provide recommendations that may improve a projects ability to perform safely and optimally. Specifically, I have been involved in a quality assurance study of residential solar and energy storage projects and commercial scale solar projects within a tariff-based program located in Rhode Island. During the annual quality assurance survey, our team analyzes participants satisfaction with the program and conducts inspections to investigate the safety and quality of the solar and energy storage projects. We then provides feedback to installers and recommendations to the program to help improve safety and quality. It has been rewarding to collaborate with the program and see how our recommendations make an impact year over year. 


Provide a hidden talent or quirky fact about yourself!?  

I enjoy all things outdoors including hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, etc.