Chelle Izzi

Executive Director, Distributed Energy, NextEra Energy Resources


Ms. Izzi leads new business and product development for NextEra Energy Resources’ distributed energy business.  Chelle and her team drive growth and innovation through product development, commercializing new technologies, designing integrated solutions, building strategic partnerships and pursuing acquisitions.  

Specific focus areas include:  Residential energy optimization, Electric Vehicle infrastructure, microgrids, monetizing distributed energy resources (DERs) and public-private partnerships for energy infrastructure. 

Ms. Izzi has more than 25 years of experience commercializing, launching and managing new products and services across multiple industries in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia.  She helped launch the storage business at NextEra, build CPower – one of the original demand response (DR) firms, commercialize a waste-to-energy solution and manage a product that integrated energy efficiency and retail energy.

Outside the energy industry, she has developed and distributed consumer products in Asia, helped convert a captive UN service bureau (UNOPS) into a competitive professional services firm and co-founded the South African – American Business Association in Atlanta.

Ms. Izzi holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.  She’s also a proud Ohioan who still roots for every Cleveland sports team.