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Craig Cornelius


CEO

Clearway Energy Group


Craig is responsible for NRG’s renewables division, including origination, development, operations, and asset management across businesses in utility wind and solar, commercial & industrial renewable energy, and community solar. He also serves as President of NRG Renewables LLC. Craig joined NRG in 2013, and until assuming his current role, led new business development for renewables, including the establishment of development platforms in new market segments, acquisition of projects, formation of strategic partnerships, and direction of business process improvement initiatives. Prior to joining NRG, he served as a Principal and then a Managing Director at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, leading investment activities in the firm’s solar investing practice, where the firm advanced investments in leading-edge supply chain platforms and built substantial development pipelines in Recurrent Energy and Element Power Solar prior to successful exits from those investments. Previously, he was the Program Manager of the U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program, where he led the creation of the $1.5B Solar America Initiative. He has also served terms at NASA, the Geoinformatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand, and the U.S. National Academies of Science. Craig holds an A.B. from Princeton University in History of Science with a concentration in aerospace engineering, and an M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from the George Washington University. He was a Henry Luce Foundation Scholar and received the DOE’s Special Service Award for work in creating the Solar America Initiative.