Erica Dahl: 30 Women to Watch
Congratulations to Erica Dahl, Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs at Vivint Solar – she has been selected as one of the 2017 30 Women to Watch honorees!
Each year, Utah Business magazine selects 30 women who are at the top of their respective fields and honors them in both its May issue and at an awards luncheon held in their honor.
Read more about Erica and the other 2017 30 Women to Watch honorees in the digital magazine.
Accomplishments: Erica Dahl helped Vivint Solar create its government affairs program from the ground up. In her role, she’s been at the forefront of advocating for regulatory structures and rate designs that keep rooftop solar affordable for customers. “One example is in Utah,” she says. “Rocky Mountain Power, the local utility, had proposed to increase electrical bills more than $31 per month for new solar customers, effectively eliminating the value proposition for rooftop solar and potentially devastating Utah’s solar industry. I helped mobilize community support that resulted in Rocky Mountain Power agreeing to discuss alternative solutions to seek a win-win-win for consumers, the solar industry and the utility.”
What drew her into public policy: “I loved the idea of sitting at the intersection of business and policy and working collaboratively to solve problems that impact people’s lives for the better.”
Community involvement: Dahl served on The Road Home’s board of trustees for four years. She adds, “My husband and I also help fund the Dahl Family annual scholarship at the University of Utah School of Medicine to empower students in need of financial aid to attend medical school.”