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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Ron DiFelice

Ron DiFelice
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Energy Intelligence Partners (EIP)


Dr. Ron DiFelice is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Energy Intelligence Partners (EIP), a consulting firm providing expertise and operational support to assess, launch, and grow businesses in the energy sector. He has over 16 years of experience with all types of energy storage technologies and publishes articles regularly on energy storage topics. Before launching EIP, Dr. DiFelice focused on technology commercialization and building businesses in emerging energy markets, and he drove two battery companies from launch to profitability.

In his role at EIP, Dr. DiFelice brings the unique perspective gained from having worn every hat required to successfully start, fund, operate, and grow a business. He has led projects across the energy sector spanning energy storage, distributed energy resources, and grid-edge technologies, among others. Beyond traditional advisory work at EIP, he also takes on day-to-day duties to help companies execute on strategies.

Dr. DiFelice holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech (Phi Lambda Upsilon), an MBA from Kenanā€Flagler at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Beta Gamma Sigma), and Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology.