DNV GL is welcoming two new account managers for its North American energy business. Elizabeth Kaiga will work with a range of accounts that include utilities, renewable developers, financial organizations and large corporations, all with a focus on renewable energy. John Costello will focus on the utility industry in the U.S.
According to DNV GL, Kaiga has spent nearly two decades in the energy sector. Most recently, she led business and practice development initiatives for the national renewable energy practice at law firm CohnReznick LLP.
Previously, she held similar positions within the energy and utilities practice at Marsh & McLennan, Arthur Andersen LLP and ICF Consulting. She also serves on the board of directors for WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries & Sustainable Energy) and on the core education committee for Solar Power International.
DNV GL says Costello has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy and utilities field. Previous positions include managing domestic and global sales teams at Eversource Energy, ABB, Flex and Bureau Veritas. He has experience with distributed energy resources, smart energy grids, energy markets, renewable generation, energy storage, energy efficiency, demand side management, microgrids and contract manufacturing.
“Elizabeth and John will lead account teams to expand and strengthen relationships with customers and enhance the services that DNV GL is delivering, both for our core customers and for new customers,” says Richard S. Barnes, DNV GL’s executive vice president for energy in North America. “As the energy transition intensifies, the companies that are the key drivers will require more of DNV GL’s expertise in understanding evolving markets and technologies so they can make accurate strategic decisions.”