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Matthew Crosby



Matthew Crosby is a Manager with RMI’s electricity practice. He served as project manager for the New York Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, is involved with RMI e-Lab, and currently works on DER provider business models. 

Matthew focuses on market opportunities and policies that facilitate distributed energy resource adoption and product innovation.


Before joining RMI, Matthew held a number of leadership roles at Pecan Street Inc., Austin Energy, and the California Public Utilities Commission. He has experienced the ongoing energy market revolution from multiple sides of the industry – regulator, utility, and startup. As Research Division Manager at Pecan Street Inc., he launched the Pecan Street Research Consortium, a global networkof academics developing engineering and computer science research using Pecan Street’s unique residential database. At Austin Energy, he led program management for the residential electric vehicle program, and won a federal grant to support regional electric vehicle charging infrastructure planning in Central Texas. At the California PUC, Matthew was the lead Energy Division analyst for the Alternative-fueled Vehicle rulemaking, the first in the nation to develop utility regulations related to grid integration of current-model (J1772) plug-in electric vehicles.


  • Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Masters of Science in Urban Planning
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelors of Arts, Political Science

Qualifications or Professional Affiliations/Recognition

  • Technical Lead, Department of Energy award to Austin Energy, “Central Texas Fuel Independence Project”
  • Electric Drive Transportation Association Board
  • California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative
  • California Low Carbon Fuel Standard Advisory Panel

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