Steven Corneli

Principal at SCEI

Steve Corneli is an independent advisor to companies and organizations on clean energy innovation, policies, and strategies. He has worked in the power sector since 1990, focusing on the intersection of new technologies and business models with the key policy-making institutions of state and federal government. From 2001 to 2016, Steve served in various leadership roles at NRG Energy, including wholesale market design and advocacy, government and regulatory affairs, climate policy, and clean energy policy and strategy. Prior to NRG, Steve was a utility consumer advocate in the Minnesota Attorney General’s office and a regulatory specialist serving competitive power sector clients in the law firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard. Earlier in his career he managed a 600 acre family farm for more than a decade. Steve serves on the board of the Climate Action Reserve, the Executive Leadership Council of the Smart Electric Power Alliance’s 51st State initiative, and RMI’s e-Lab Advisory Council, and has served on the board of the Solar Energy Industries Association and as a member of the Operating Committee of North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC).