President and CEO, NRG Energy
David Crane is president and CEO of NRG Energy, a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest U.S. power generation and retail electricity businesses. NRG is the largest solar power developer in the nation; a partner in the first privately funded charging infrastructure for electric vehicles; and owner of four wind farms in Texas and the largest photovoltaic solar field in California. In total, NRG has more than 2,000 megawatts of solar projects under development or construction across the Southwest. In 2010, Crane and NRG were recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative for funding a project to expand the use of solar power in Haiti. Other clean energy initiatives include developing a biomass facility and a commercial-scale carbon capture demonstration project at an NRG coal plant. Previously Crane was CEO of International Power and held positions at Lehman Brothers and ABB Energy Ventures. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.