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Executive Energy Leadership Academy

NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning.

A group of NREL Energy Execs gather around the bottom of a wind turbine with blue skies and fields in the foreground.

Leadership Program

The Leadership Program is designed for community and industry leaders with an interest in exploring renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, applications, and issues. Participants are required to travel to NREL's main campus in Golden, Colorado, for four multi-day sessions from June through September.

Program specifics include:

  • Briefings by technology experts
  • Tours of research laboratories
  • Visits to renewable energy installations
  • Classroom projects.

Executive Energy Leadership Academy Alumni

Since its inception in 2007, decision-makers throughout the country have participated in NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy. See the list of alumni sorted by program and year.