District Energy Women's Initiative

Our Mission

The District Energy Women’s Initiative (“DEWI”) is a group committed to providing opportunities for women in district energy to forge connections with one another.

This growing community aims to promote discussions among women in energy, furthering our collective understanding and sparking new ideas. DEWI also seeks to recognize and celebrate the significant, unique contributions that women have made, and continue to make, to the district energy industry.


DEWI began as an annual meet-up at our conferences, an informal gathering designed for the growing number of female attendees at IDEA conferences to connect with one another and discuss the success they are enjoying and the challenges they face in the industry. 

Now, as the group continues to grow and more of its members take prominent roles in the industry, DEWI is setting its sights on developing year-round initiatives designed to empower those already established in the industry and inspire those who are just getting started. 

Stay tuned as we lay the groundwork for the future of DEWI.

How Can I Join?

If you are interested in joining the District Energy Women's Initiative, please contact Tanya Kozel at tanya.idea@districtenergy.org.