Full Name
David Fein
Job Title
Director of Government Affairs
Company
Sunnova
Speaker Bio
Since 1992, David Fein has been involved in the complex legal, regulatory, legislative, and public policy aspects of the energy industry. Mr. Fein is an accomplished energy industry executive, attorney, media spokesperson and thought leader with substantial access to - and respect among – energy industry leaders, regulators, and elected officials. With extensive experience across multiple states, Mr. Fein’s leadership and effective collaboration led to the passage of landmark legislation positively impacting corporate earnings, local economies, and the development of clean energy programs, and he helped transform wholesale and retail energy markets to allow for effective competition for the benefit of customers and a wide range of market participants.
Mr. Fein has testified more than 50 times before legislative and regulatory bodies on wide ranging energy policy issues (retail/wholesale competition, renewable portfolio standards, energy efficiency, carbon policy, etc.) and given 100+ presentations to industry groups, internal corporate departments, and leadership forums. In addition, Mr. Fein has been a frequent speaker on energy policy matters at industry events, conferences, seminars, and webinars.
In January 2023, Fein joined Sunnova Energy Corporation where he will leverage his vast experience in the energy industry to help further advance clean energy and distributed energy resource policies across the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country.

Prior to joining Sunnova, Fein was the founder, and president of Fein Solutions LLC., a multi-state energy policy, government and regulatory affairs, public policy, and strategic consulting practice.

Prior to starting his consulting business, Fein held a number of roles in the energy policy and government and regulatory affairs arenas for Exelon Generation and Constellation. In those various roles, he was involved in and/or led state-level public policy, governmental, regulatory, and legislative advocacy. He advised senior corporate leadership and external stakeholders on complex legal and policy issues, led negotiations and lobbying efforts, devised strategic business plans and stakeholder relations, lobbied legislative/executive branches, and provided expert testimony before regulatory/legislative bodies. At Exelon Generation, he managed 15 internal personnel, and a $10M annual budget. While at Constellation, he spearheaded corporate retail energy policy and pushed to build and grow new markets through state-level regulatory and legislative action. Prior to joining the energy policy and government affairs team at Constellation, Mr. Fein acted as Chief Regulatory Counsel and trusted advisor to the Government Affairs team on political and policy strategy, drafted and reviewed all legal/regulatory pleadings, and ensured internal coordination between wholesale and retail business units.
Prior to joining Constellation, he spent 5 years at DLA Piper, LLP, a 2000-lawyer firm, specializing in energy and telecommunications law and regulation. He also served 4½ years as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, focusing on public interest litigation and policy advocacy on behalf of consumers against public utilities.

Mr. Fein received his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University – College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Behavioral Science and Law from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Mr. Fein has three children and resides in Deerfield, Illinois.
David Fein