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Kevin Brehm

Kevin Brehm

  • Carbon-Free Electricity

Kevin is a manager with the Carbon-Free Electricity Practice where he works across CFE’s consulting, research, and convening functions. He specializes in strategies and policies to enable a just and attractive clean energy transition for rural America. Kevin advises and consults with utilities, communities, and advocates across the United States, with a focus on the Midwest, Mountain West, and Texas.


Kevin joined RMI in 2014 where he helped establish RMI’s Business Renewables Center (now REBA). As a member of the BRC team, Kevin created educational products and programming and helped grow BRC’s network of members.

After BRC, Kevin was a founding member of the Shine-solar program. On the Shine team, Kevin helped establish an innovative solar procurement approach and advised small- and mid-size utilities on distribution-scale solar scoping and procurement.

Prior to RMI, Kevin was a classroom and outdoor educator. As a Teach for America corps-member, Kevin taught middle-school science in Denver. As an outdoor educator, Kevin taught adaptive skiing in Utah, and led backpacking and international service trips in California, Ecuador, and France.

Kevin lives with his partner, children, and dogs in Carbondale, CO.


BA/BS, Penn State University, Schreyer Honors College
MBA, University of Colorado, Boulder


Basalt, CO

Authored Works

Why Rural Electric Cooperatives Are Opting for Community-Scale Solar

Rural electric cooperatives (co-ops) are a large and important part of the U.S. electricity landscape. Across the U.S., 840 distribution cooperatives and 65 generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) serve an estimated 42 million people. Altogether co-ops provide 12 percent of the nation’s electricity and serve nearly 80 percent of U.S.


5 Reasons Community-Scale Solar is a Multi-GW Market Opportunity

Millions of homes and businesses are being left out of the solar revolution because they can't go solar. Community-scale solar is poised to change that. In a new report from RMI, we show how community-scale solar could unlock affordable access, creating a 30 GW market by 2020.