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Ivan Urlaub is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA). Under his leadership, NCSEA advances a clean energy path that results in net savings for all North Carolina ratepayers, works to maintain a financially stable and reliable utility, and strives to ensure a globally and regionally competitive energy industry and economy that benefits all of North Carolina. He has consistently employed a systemic and incremental strategic vision that intends to align the needs of consumers, the clean energy industry, utilities and government to achieve this.
Ivan’s sixteen years of experience includes supporting resolution of water resource disputes in the Mid-East and North Africa and ensuring adequate worst case scenario response plans are in place for all U.S. oil pipeline operators and military installations. Ivan serves on numerous advisory and working groups, such as the Charlotte Smart Cities Council, E4 Carolinas’ NC Electric Utility of the Future working group, and RMI’s national Electricity Innovations Laboratory (e-Lab) team, resolving challenges at the distributed edge of electricity. Ivan is currently the Technical Principal Investigator on a U.S. DOE grant to craft actionable economic development roadmaps for clean energy product and service R&D, manufacturing and demonstration in NC and the Southeast.
Ivan serves on the Three Zeros Advisory Board at UNC-Chapel Hill, he is the founder of the NC Clean Energy Business Alliance and has been recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as a 2015 Energy Leader for North Carolina. He holds both a Master of Public Policy and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University.