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Lauren Whitsell

Lauren Whitsell

Project Operations and Maintenance Manager

Lauren, Operations and Maintenance Manager for the operating projects, has experience with BESS operations for both distribution and transmission level projects. She is responsible for ensuring fleet availability and health, as well as managing all resources required to operate and maintain active projects. Prior to Lightshift, she worked in hospitality as a Service Manager, and gained experience with building and managing teams in time-sensitive environments. Prior to that, she worked as a BESS technician in Texas, effectively managing a fleet of BESS assets and contractors to maximize uptime and troubleshoot issues with the BESS and substation equipment. She reached out to analytics providers to gain insight into asset health and performance, built relationships with contractors, performed inspections and maintenance, wrote and implemented operational procedures, and executed a detailed safety plan to protect all personnel onsite. Lauren is finishing her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and will graduate December 2024.

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