Gennelle Wilson

Gennelle Wilson

  • Carbon-Free Electricity

Gennelle Wilson is a manager in the Carbon-Free Electricity program. She focuses on reforming utility business models using performance-based regulation and incentive mechanisms to foster a swift transition to zero-emissions electricity.


Prior to joining RMI, Gennelle worked for the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. In that role, she designed and provided research support for a yearlong collaborative stakeholder process, which culminated in the North Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap. Gennelle was also a coauthor on the Power Sector Decarbonization Policy study for North Carolina.

Prior to focusing her career on the energy transition, Gennelle worked at RTI International in a variety of roles. As a Senior Strategy Analyst, Gennelle supported the design and rollout of company initiatives to break into new markets and service offerings. As a Project Associate, Gennelle supported the oversight and management of several USAID-funded early grade reading projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

Education & Awards

MEM, Energy Economics & Policy, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
B.A., International Studies with a concentration on sub-Saharan Africa (minor in French), North Carolina State University


Durham, NC