NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Program is an in-depth training program conducted over five multi-day sessions from May through September. The classroom experience includes lectures and overviews by technology experts, laboratory tours, and off-site field trips. Course content includes overviews of technologies, market assessments, analytical tools, and financial information. Briefings by technology experts, tours of research laboratories, and visits to renewable energy installations are part of the classroom experience. At the end of the program, students present individual or group projects of value to their organization or community. All sessions originate and end at NREL's campus in Golden, Colorado. For additional details, see the sample syllabus or contact Energy Execs.
Qualified individuals are invited to apply for the upcoming 2014 Program.
Successful applicants will demonstrate the following:
- Ability to influence the energy-related decisions of their organizations or communities;
- Commitment to attend all classes;
- Commitment to undertake a class project;
- Submission of two letters of recommendation, including one signifying their organization's commitment to applicant's participation.
The program is not intended for vendors or purveyors of energy services.
Tuition is waived; course materials, transportation, and meals during the program are provided. Participants are responsible for travel and lodging expenses.
2014 Program Dates
May 14–16, June 18–20, July 16–18, August 21–22, and September 18–19.
The application process for the 2014 class closes on January 31, 2014.
To apply for the program, applicants must:
- Complete the application (online preferred) by January 31, 2014
- You may print the application and mail or fax it, if necessary
- Submit two letters of recommendation to EnergyExecs@nrel.gov
- Include applicant's name in subject line
- One letter must signify organization's commitment to applicant's participation
- Confirm availability for all program dates.
An NREL-established committee will review applications, and if appropriate, conduct informal interviews. Applicants will be notified by mid-March.