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Ian Kelly



  • Business Renewables Center

Ian leads product development for RMI’s Business Renewables Center (BRC), which accelerates corporate procurement of renewable energy. He has managed the development of the BRC Marketplace, an online software platform for market intelligence; managed term sheet and RFP templates; and written guides to risk allocation, transaction structures, economic analysis, and deal process. Ian also facilitates BRC-convened workshops, including the BRC “buyers’ boot camps” and sessions of the BRC’s semiannual membership conferences.


Ian joined RMI after completing a masters degree in Energy & Environment at Duke University. Among his activities there, he conducted an analysis of the feasibility and environmental impacts of incorporating renewable energy, energy storage, and energy efficiency into a proposed islanded microgrid to power an artisanal diamond mine in Sierra Leone and was part of a multidisciplinary faculty and student research team developing an energy disaggregation system.

In his first career, Ian practiced corporate law in Chicago, where he represented clients in energy utilities, energy management/controls, information technology, consumer products, and private equity industries in a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions.


Master of Environmental Management (Energy & Environment), Duke University
Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School
BA, University of Michigan


Boulder, CO



Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

Exploring What Is Market Standard on Corporate PPAs

Corporate procurement has emerged as one of the most exciting trends in renewable energy: corporate (nonutility) buyers have brought over seven gigawatts (GW) of additional renewables online in the U.S. and Mexico in the past seven years, and Google recently announced it will be 100 percent renewable in 2017, with…