Stephen Comello is the director of the Energy Business Innovations focus area at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a senior research fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy, Policy and Finance at Stanford University. He is also a techno-economic and policy lead for Stanford University’s Bits & Watts Initiative and StorageX Initiative, and co-instructor for the popular Building Energy Efficiency online course. His research focuses broadly on energy technology economics, policy, and innovation. In particular, by applying tools and methods within finance, economics, and systems analysis, he investigates innovation and competitiveness of low-carbon energy solutions in both developed and emerging economies.
Stephen Comello researches the effects of financing structures, business models, innovation strategy, and public policy on the development and deployment of low-carbon energy technologies. His work makes use of tools contained within engineering, economics, management science, and finance.
- PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2013
- MS in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, 2003
- BS in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, 2002
Stephen Comello, Stefan J. Reichelstein. Nature Communications. May 2019.
Stefan J. Reichelstein, Stephen Comello, Anshuman Sahoo. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. September 2018, Vol. 92, Pages 744-756.
Managerial Flexibility in Levelized Cost Measures: A Framework for Incorporating Uncertainty in Energy Investment Decisions
John E. Bistline, Stephen D. Comello, Anshuman Sahoo. Energy. May 2018, Vol. 151, Pages 211-225.
Peter C. Psarras, Stephen Comello, Praveen Bains, Panunya Charoensawadpong, Stefan Reichelstein, Jennifer Wilcox. Environment Science Technology. August 2017, Vol. 51, Issue 19, Pages 11440-11449.
A. Bumpus, Stephen D. Comello, Nature Climate Change, June 2017.
Stephen D. Comello, Stefan Reichelstein, Anshuman Sahoo, Tobias S. Schmidt, World Development, January 20, 2017.
Stephen Comello, Stefan Reichelstein, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. November 16, 2016 (print version forthcoming).
Stephen Comello and Stefan Reichelstein, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, March 2016, Vol. 55, Issue March 2016, Pages 591–602.
Stephen Comello, Stefan Reichelstein, Energy Policy, November 2014.
Firm-level ecosystem service valuation using mechanistic biogeochemical modeling and functional substitutability
Stephen D. Comello, Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Benedict R. Schwegler, Michael D. Lepech, Ecological Economics, April 2014.
Project-Level Assessment of Environmental Impact: Ecosystem Services Approach to Sustainable Management and Development
Stephen D. Comello, Michael D. Lepech, Benedict R. Schwegler, Journal of Management in Engineering, December 2011.
Stanford Business Insights
April 6, 2016
A change in the law could extend electricity to millions of people.
April 21, 2015
A change to a tax credit could kill the nascent industry.
October 17, 2014
Not as much as you might think, according to two scholars.