As Associate Research Scientist at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES), Helle is leading the "Feasibility of Renewable Thermal Technologies in Connecticut" research project in partnership with the Connecticut Green Bank and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment.
Prior to F&ES, Helle held management positions at Enova SF, a Norwegian state owned company administering an annual budget of around 300 million dollars for leveraging investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy. There, Helle managed a team of six professionals designing financial support strategies and programs to promote investments in energy efficiency in buildings and renewable thermal technologies.
Helle's professional interests cover different aspects of regulations, market mechanisms and incentives applied to the energy industry. Her international experience includes management, consulting and research activities in private as well as governmental organizations.
Helle holds a Masters equivalent of Science in Business (Siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration from 1995.