Senior Fellow

Kelli Joseph works at the intersection of policy and markets, with a focus on transitioning the electricity sector to support a decarbonized, climate-resilient economy. She is an expert on electricity market design, electricity regulatory policy, utility rate design, power system economics, gas/electric system coordination, and climate policy. Previous work includes Grid and Market operations at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the Energy and Extractives practice at the World Bank, market strategy across the U.S. organized wholesale power markets, and Kelli currently works in climate risk and renewable energy finance credit risk at a regional commercial bank. She participated in the DOE-funded NARUC-NASEO Task Force on 21st Century Electricity System Planning as an invited expert, served on the Board of Directors of several electricity industry associations and several industry start-ups, and is an invited participant in various forums dedicated to thinking about electricity market design challenges under deep decarbonization. Recent publications include: “Coordinating Markets for Reliability: Resource Adequacy as a Public Good” (The Electricity Journal) and “Market Structures and Resource Adequacy: Planning for the Energy Transition” (forthcoming World Resources Institute).

Joseph holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Virginia, and an MBA, with a concentration in Finance, from IE Business School in Spain, where she was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar.