Associate Director
Kevin Steinberger

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Kevin Steinberger

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Kevin Steinberger joined E3 in 2018 and works out of our New York City office. As a member of E3’s planning group, he helps utilities and state agencies plan for a low-carbon grid and analyzes how different policies and business models affect clean energy deployment. He also works with E3’s distributed energy resources (DER) group, supporting rate design and helping utilities evaluate opportunities for customers to employ DERs.

Some of Kevin’s recent E3 projects include analyzing the feasibility, timing, and costs associated with meeting New York’s electric sector targets under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act; managing an assessment of pathways for New York City government to meet the requirements of Local Law 97; and analyzing strategies for a Midwest utility to achieve its climate and clean energy goals.

Kevin is dedicated to facilitating a sustainable and equitable transformation of the energy system and finding ways to accelerate clean energy growth at the pace and scale needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. He was drawn to E3 by the chance to tackle the energy industry’s toughest challenges and develop tools that will drive the implementation of clean energy solutions.

Prior to joining E3, Kevin spent four years at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he worked with states, power companies, and other stakeholders to analyze the impacts of potential federal climate policies. Kevin enjoys running, hiking, and scuba diving in his free time.

Education: MS, mechanical engineering, Stanford University; BS, mechanical engineering, Princeton University

Projects

New York Integration Analysis for Climate Action Council Draft Scoping Plan | NYSERDA, 2021 – ongoing

E3 is supporting NYSERDA in its analysis to inform the Climate Action Council’s Scoping Plan. E3 has developed scenarios showing how New York could achieve carbon neutrality as outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). This work includes a detailed analysis of buildings, transportation, industry, electricity generation, non-combustion, low-carbon fuels, and negative emissions using E3’s suite of modeling tools (PATHWAYS, RESOLVE, and RECAP) and parallel modeling efforts at NYSERDA. E3 also assessed the economy-wide cost of decarbonization and compared it to the societal benefits of reduced greenhouse gas emissions and monetized benefits of improved air quality through reduced combustion. E3’s work includes detailed modeling of the CLCPA electric sector targets, including the 70×30 and 100×40 goals as well as technology-specific targets such as the 9 GW offshore wind target.


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