• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Sunny Elebua

Exelon

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer

Sunny Elebua serves as senior vice president and Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer at Exelon, where he is responsible for the development of an integrated strategy that addresses jurisdictional trends across our operating companies, coupling Exelon’s growth with the needs of our customers, regulators and communities. In this role, he is also responsible for the development of Exelon’s sustainability strategy, including the Path to Clean, and leads Exelon’s efforts to evaluate and advance the technology, policy and regulatory transformations required to achieve a net-zero GHG goal by 2050. Elebua also oversees technology and innovation functions across Exelon, leading the Technology Exchange and Partnership R&D programs to evaluate and invest in technologies that have the potential to be transformative over time. Elebua was named to his current role in November 2021 after assuming responsibility for the company’s Sustainability efforts in August 2021. Prior to his current role, he served as vice president, Corporate Strategy & Technology from 2016 until 2021, and as a director from 2013 until 2016. Elebua began his career with Exelon in 2008 in the Corporate Development organization, where he was responsible for evaluating and executing potential M&A transactions, playing a significant role in the acquisition of Exelon’s renewables platform and the merger with Constellation Energy. Prior to joining Exelon, Elebua was an investment banking associate with Wachovia Securities (Wells Fargo), where he covered the Energy & Power sector. He started his career at Arthur Andersen in the Assurance and Business Advisory Practice. Elebua holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nigeria and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sessions With Sunny Elebua

Thursday, 9 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 09/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Charging Up: Building up the infrastructure for electric vehicles

    Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment)
    As the transition to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) accelerates globally, a corresponding exponential increase in supporting infrastructure is required to facilitate recharging these vehicles in the multitude of locations where they will dwell. With increasing numbers of EVs on the roads, we have observed technological advances in vehicle- and infrastructure-side hardware as well as supporting software. Much can be learned from the experience to date of seasoned industry participants across the domains both domestic and public, plus the service providers both front end and back end, in how to deliver abundant, reliable, safe, user-friendly and profitable infrastructure. How does the industry scale up in a cost-efficient manner and establish profitable business models for all stakeholders? How do we accelerate the rollout process, more rapidly overcoming common bureaucratic and technical bottlenecks? What are the grid implications of simultaneously charging multiple EVs and what are the tools at our disposal to prevent the need for costly reinforcement and upgrades?