Greg Kandankulam is a Senior Manager, Sustainability at NRG Energy Inc. He manages a Sustainability Specialist team that assists partners in driving their organizations towards a cleaner energy future. He has 15 years of expertise in power plant operations, smart grid assets and utility regulatory policy. This expertise is supported by an education in engineering, financial modeling and project management with a sustainability focus. He is currently creating a framework for managing NRG’s carbon reduction strategy with respect to growing a renewable portfolio and managing fossil fleet assets. Within this context, he has collaborated with the World Resource Institute on assessing potential GHG standards for avoided emissions within the energy industry.
Greg holds a MBA from Presidio Graduate School in Sustainable Management and a BSAST in Nuclear Engineering from Thomas Edison State University. Mr. Kandankulam has previously held positions as a Program Manager of a Public-Private Partnership for the Dutch government, based on sustainable energy projects, and as a chief nuclear mechanical operator in the U.S. Navy. For the last four years he has also currently served as a Sustainability Commissioner for the City of Sausalito in California.