Ian McClenny

Ian McClenny is an energy specialist at RTI International, specializing in distributed energy resources (DERs) and power system planning strategies. A published research scientist in the field of electrochemical energy storage, McClenny has extensive experience working with multinational battery firms developing market-ready solutions for both electric utilities and commercial end-users. He brings seven years of experience working directly with new energy economy stakeholders implementing high-impact business solutions across the electricity and energy storage value chain.

At RTI, McClenny conducts energy sector analyses spanning techno-economic, commercial, regulatory, and policy aspects of energy system advancement and deployment. Additionally, he contributes to on-grid and off-grid renewable energy project development, electric utility operations improvement, energy sector planning, demand side management, and electricity and gas market design among other sector-specific tasks that enhance the positive impact of electricity in emerging markets. He holds a MS degree in chemical engineering and materials science from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he conducted research on lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.