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Vanessa Cantelmi

Director – RG Development, NEI Electric Power Engineering


Solar Energy


USA, North America


“Vanessa is fierce leader in the renewable energy industry. Vanessa manages the renewable generation development department at NEI, which covers utility-scale solar, BESS, and wind. On Vanessa’s team, there’s no such thing as “scope”, because her team consistently performs early-stage development for a variety of projects across structural, civil, and electrical scopes. Vanessa drives collaboration across the organization, identifying and resolving issues across all aspects of the design. Not to mention her critical role in business development, client relationship management, and ensuring a smooth transition from the development stage to detailed engineering design. Vanessa is the ultimate renewable energy jack of all trades, and her leadership continues to impress me after 2 years of working together. I believe that her work ethic, dedication, and leadership are worthy of recognition.”