Genevieve Lillis

Genevieve Lillis

  • Global South

Genevieve is a manager with RMI’s Global South Program, where she supports countries in accelerating progress toward their clean energy power sector goals. She provides direct support to utilities, regulators, and governments to develop and implement technology, business models, and market solutions that address near-term operational challenges while unlocking long-term system transition.

Genevieve has extensively supported public and private utilities, regulators, advocates, and corporations across the United States in examining the role of distributed energy resources, including distributed solar, demand flexibility, battery storage, and energy efficiency, to accelerate system-wide electricity decarbonization. Leveraging this research, Genevieve focused on comprehensive electricity system planning approaches that evaluate the opportunity for cost-effective distributed energy resource assets to improve grid reliability, grid flexibility, and resilience.

Genevieve is also part of a project on RMI’s electricity innovation lab, where she convenes and facilitates collaborate problem-solving discussions with decision makers from diverse institutional backgrounds across the electricity sector to resolve critical issues at the frontier of the energy transition.


Prior to joining RMI, Genevieve interned with the Sustainability Unit of 4 Pines Brewing Company in Australia. implementing a supply chain management strategy for the brewery’s raw materials to be assessed as part of the B Corp Certification. In Melbourne, Genevieve worked on a sustainable bait fishing campaign for Clifton Consulting Group, focused primarily on stakeholder engagement concerning amended legislation.

Pursuing her passion for snowboarding, Genevieve lived in Japan and Canada before moving to Colorado.


B.S., Environmental Science, University of Melbourne, Australia

Master’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Sustainable Food Production, University of Melbourne, Australia