Katevan Consulting


Katevan Consulting, LLC leverages a wide-range of skills to assist clients with clean energy programs, policies and projects. Founded and managed by Terri Walters, Katevan utilizes a range of project-specific technical and financial experts.


Terri Walters has over 25 years of experience in technology and energy policy development. Her work has included advising the international governments on clean energy policy and program design, developing guidelines for integrating renewable energy into U.S. Federal building construction, and feasibility reviews of commercial-scale renewable energy projects.  Recently, Walters authored Policies to Spur Energy Access, a comprehensive report on regulatory and policy frameworks that can enable decentralized solutions to energy access in developing countries and attract private sector investment. Walters is currently a Senior Adviser to the Clean Energy Solutions Center and a policy expert with its Ask an Expert assistance program for developing countries.  

Prior to consulting, Walters served the U.S. government on energy policy issues for 15 years.  At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Walters focused on engaging governments and rural communities in the deployment of renewable energy and efficiency technologies.  Primarily, she advised government officials on clean energy policies and programs.  She also developed a technical assistance program to leverage Federal expertise on clean energy to assist state and local governments expand the markets for these technologies.     

Walters advised the USDA in the development of the Rural Energy for America Program, a grant and loan program for rural renewable energy and energy efficiency projects which has funded billions of dollars in clean energy projects to date.   In this capacity, she also managed the technical review of hundreds of clean energy projects.  Walters served on the Advisory Council on Energy for the National Conference of State Legislatures and as the founding Chairperson of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).  She was also a key partner in the development of both the U.S. Department of Energy’s Million Solar Roofs and Wind Powering America programs.  

Prior to NREL, Walters served at the U.S. Department of Energy.  As chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Walters worked in a wide range of policy issues: bilateral energy negotiations with international partners, expansion of international energy efficiency and renewable energy markets, climate change issues, and electricity market restructuring.  Walters was a co-author of the U.S. national energy policy plan, Sustainable Energy Strategy, in 1995.

Walters has also worked as a manufacturing engineer and a state- and national-level political consultant.  Walters received her Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin.