ACEF Speaker

Sadie Cox

Senior International Partnerships Manager,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Sadie Cox is the Director of Strategic International Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In this role, Sadie leads and works collaboratively with the science and technology directorates at NREL to strategically develop and execute on NREL’s international partnership development strategy and vision with a focus on bringing together the world-class knowledge, unique capabilities, and signature facilities at NREL to benefit a diverse set of international partners. Sadie also manages NREL’s strategic USAID-NREL Partnership with a team of thought leaders at USAID, NREL and across other U.S. laboratories advancing clean energy development around the world. Sadie’s career started in NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center where she spent 14 years developing strategic partnerships and managing and conceptualizing key elements of several large-scale international programs focused on global clean energy transformation – LEDS Global Partnership (now the Global Climate Action Partnership), Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium, Women in Power System Transformation, Net Zero World, and the USAID-NREL Partnership. She has also been a thought leader for several USAID-NREL country-specific and analytic efforts focused on high-resolution, renewable energy data development, economic impact analysis, and resilience planning. Sadie’s areas of expertise and interest include multi-partner clean energy program design, gender equality in the energy sector, renewable energy policy and strategy design and good practices, data-driven decision-making frameworks, and multi-criteria impact assessment for clean energy and climate actions.


  • Opening Plenary: Vision for the Role of Clean Energy in Driving a Carbon-Neutral Asia and the Pacific
  • Deep Dive Workshop: USAID/USG Partnership for Southeast Asia's Clean and Inclusive Energy Future
  • Deep Dive Workshop: No Transmission – No Transition! 21st Century T&D Systems for Net Zero