Stefan Koester

Senior Associate


Juris Doctorate, Georgetown University Law Center

MA Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School- Tufts University

MA Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University

BS Economics and Philosophy, College of Charleston

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Stefan Koester provides research, analysis, and consulting services to NEPOOL stakeholders and clients on organized wholesale power markets, with a focus on capacity market reforms and the energy transition. He has worked in the energy regulatory space for almost a decade, with a particular focus on electricity markets, federal and state air and electricity regulatory policy, climate technology development, and environmental justice issues. 

Prior to joining Synapse, Stefan was a legal fellow at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he worked actively with the legal team that was finalizing Phase 2 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulatory reforms. He also worked as a legal fellow for the American Clean Power Association, the largest national trade association for clean energy developers, assisting the legal team prepare client guidance on IRS clean energy tax issues, FERC hearing and rehearing requests, comments to federal agencies regarding ongoing rulemakings, and provided legal research relevant to federal and state energy policy issues. He has experience with ongoing wholesale electricity issues in New England given his work at the Acadia Center, a New England-based environmental nonprofit focused on wholesale market reforms and environmental justice issues associated with natural gas pipeline development in the region. 

Stefan holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, a double master’s degree from Tufts University in International Environmental Policy and Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning, and a bachelor's degree in economics and philosophy from the College of Charleston.