Karin Corfee is a partner in the Energy practice and is based in San Francisco, California. Key areas of expertise include strategic planning, renewable energy, energy efficiency and distributed generation. She currently serves as the global leader of Guidehouse’s Clean Energy Programs team. The team is comprised of engineers, economists, and social scientists focused on a wide range of clean energy services. Over her 30-year career, Karen has helped develop policies and programs to facilitate increased deployment and optimization of energy efficiency and distributed energy resources (DER).
Karin has conducted numerous high profile studies examining the impacts of distributed energy resources on the grid. Studies include the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Market Transformation Studies, CSI SASH/MASH Impact Evaluation Studies, Net Energy Metering (NEM) Grandfathering Analysis, Value of Solar Analysis, DG PV T&D Impact Study, and several projects related to solar plus storage market adoption and community solar.
Prior to joining Guidehouse, Karin was a Vice President in charge of Markets and Regulation services at KEMA. While at KEMA, she oversaw the Renewable Energy Technical Support and PIER Technical Support contracts for the CEC, representing more than $9 M in services over six years. Strategic planning engagements include the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, CAISO Five-Year Strategic Plan and the New Jersey Renewable Energy Plan.
Karin has an MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Political Economy of Natural Resources from the University of California at Berkeley.
B.S., University of California at Berkeley (UCB) M.S., Stanford University