Steve Corneli is NRG Energy’s Vice-President of Market and Climate Policy. In this newly-created position, he coordinates development of the Company’s positions and strategic initiatives related to climate change issues, and has primary responsibility for developing Company positions regarding both climate change policy and wholesale energy market design. Mr. Corneli has previously served as NRG’s Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs and Director of Regulatory Policy, and has been a frequent witness in FERC market design proceedings and technical conferences.
Prior to joining NRG, Mr. Corneli served in the Minnesota Attorney General’s office, first as a utility policy analyst and subsequently as the manager of the office’s utility consumer advocate division, with primary responsibility for energy-related legislative affairs. He later worked as a regulatory specialist at the law firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard on behalf of utility and independent power producer clients, and has also been an adjunct faculty member of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
Mr. Corneli has a master’s degree in public affairs from the Humphrey Institute and a bachelor of arts degree from St. John’s College.