Platte River Power Authority (PRPA), the generating authority that serves Fort Collins—a community Rocky Mountain Institute has been working with for a long time—and three other Colorado cities recently got the results of a study it commissioned on the relative costs of transitioning to net-zero carbon generation by 2030.
Coreina is the principal for Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity Innovation Lab (e-Lab for short). e-Lab brings together organizations with diverse and often-conflicting views, to speed society’s transition to clean energy. Coreina and her team design collaborative processes, workshops, and meetings to support people in the electricity sector who don’t always agree with each other, but who nevertheless need to work together to meet the unprecedented challenges in our energy future. Her team supports utilities, regulators, environmental and equity advocates, businesses, researchers, entrepreneurs, and communities to partner in new ways. Coreina has developed eLab’s approach to address the power dynamics and inequities, conflicting motivations, and information asymmetry between stakeholders in today’s electricity system. She has been the lead facilitator for the past 4 years of eLab’s Accelerator, Forge and Summit events, supporting over 60 teams in developing new policy, planning, regulatory and business model solutions that connect states, cities, communities, and businesses with clean energy benefits.
Prior to joining RMI in 2007, Coreina worked as a securities trader for six years. Before that, she worked for three years as studio member #5 at architecture firm Leroy Street Studio. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Yale University, and initially joined RMI to support sustainable building design, daylighting and water conservation in the Institute’s built environment team.
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Yale University
Boulder, CO/New York City