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News Release: NREL Seeks Participants for 2019 Executive Energy Leadership Program

National program brings executives into national lab for knowledge sharing

Jan. 23, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking applicants for its 2019 Executive Energy Leadership Program—otherwise known as Energy Execs.

Energy Execs provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about advanced energy, energy-efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning.

 Photo of a group of people standing by solar array on a sunny day.

NREL Staff Engineer Chris Deline leads a tour of the Outdoor Test Facility for the 2018 Energy Execs class. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)

Leaders in the private sector, communities, non-profits, and government are eligible to participate in the program. Participants are required to travel to NREL's main campus in Golden, Colorado, for four multi-day sessions from June through September.

“NREL’s mix of government, private, academic and nonprofit Energy Execs promotes collaboration to advance renewable energy and meet community sustainability goals with the latest innovative technologies and access to leading global researchers,” said Mandy La Brier, Director of Energy Management for the City of Chicago and class of 2018.

Energy Execs was founded in 2007, and 20 participants are selected each year from a national pool of candidates. The application deadline is March 15; to apply online visit For more information, email Energy Execs.

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.