Nisha Desai

VP of Distributed Generation, NRG Energy

Nisha is responsible for the strategy, origination, and development activities for NRG Distributed Generation. As Vice President, she heads a team of project development and engineering professionals that identify and create resilient, sustainable on-site energy solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional clients. Prior to NRG, Nisha had a number of leadership roles in energy and water industries, with a significant focus on business model and technical innovation. Her development expertise includes solar power, water infrastructure energy, storage and fuel cells – as well as more conventional cogeneration. Nisha has served several years as a management consultant with Booz & Company’s energy practice and has held finance and business development roles with Enron and Mobil. She holds an economics degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was an American Association of University Women Selected Professions Fellow.

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