About Us

EIP specializes in assessing opportunities and growing companies in the energy sector and provides a high level of management expertise for corporate clients, startups, and investors. Clients benefit from EIP’s decades of energy sector knowledge and operating experience and EIP’s ability to deliver actionable insight and accomplish core tasks.

EIP provides analysis, strategic support, and execution for corporate teams, investors, and new ventures. EIP has strong knowledge in the following  markets: energy storage and batteries, distributed energy resources, biomass, biofuels, waste to energy, solar, grid-edge, and IoT.

The Team

EIP's diverse experience lends itself to  this unique approach to advising private investors, corporations and early stage company management. The principals of EIP have over 30 years of experience in the energy and investment space, having started, financed and operated many companies in the sector. Starting and operating companies gives us an appreciation for the challenges of commercialization and the importance of execution, and clients greatly benefit from our knowledge and direct hands-on approach.

Edward May View Edward May’s LinkedIn profile

Edward MayMr. May is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Energy Intelligence Partners (EIP) and has a background in private equity and investment banking, most recently with US Renewables Group (USRG), a $750 million renewable energy focused private equity firm based in Santa Monica, CA. As an investor, Mr. May has participated in all aspects of sourcing, analyzing, and closing transactions and managing portfolio companies across the renewable energy space. This includes working with dozens of start-up and later stage companies.

Prior to USRG Mr. May was with Lehman Brothers, Inc. in New York City, as one of the original members of the Sports Advisory and Finance Group. Finance experience includes, M&A advisory, equity and debt placement as well as structured and project finance.

Mr. May holds an MBA and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ronald DiFelice, Ph.D.View Ron DiFelice’s LinkedIn profile

Ron DiFeliceDr. DiFelice is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Energy Intelligence Partners (EIP) and he brings the unique prospective gained from having worn every hat required to successfully start, fund, operate, and grow a business. Beyond traditional advisory work, he also takes on operational duties to help execute.

Before launching EIP, Dr. DiFelice was focused on technology commercialization and drove two battery companies from white board to profitability. He has over 15 years of experience with all types of energy storage technologies and markets. In addition, he has led projects across the energy sector spanning distributed energy resources, renewable energy systems, and grid-edge technologies, among others.

Dr. DiFelice holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech (Phi Lambda Upsilon), an MBA from Kenan‐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. He is an active member of RTP Capital, an angel investor group that provides seed capital to early-stage companies.

What We Do

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Assess – “What is the opportunity & how big?”

  • Market Analysis
  • Opportunity Assessments
  • Analysis of Buyer Decision Process
  • Customer Discovery
  • Due Diligence
  • Value Proposition Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Pricing & Channel POV Analysis

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Launch – “How do we launch? How can we acquire new customers, capital & partners”

  • Business Plan Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Technology Transfer Consulting
  • Business Development

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Grow – ““What is best model / strategy to capitalize on our offerings? What should we say, how & to whom?”

  • Customer Outreach
  • Partner / Joint Venture Development
  • Go-To-Market Strategy
  • New Market Leads

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For Startups & Corporate Spin-outs

  • Pitchbook Development
  • Spin-out Planning
  • Capital Raising Support
  • Interim CFO
  • Interim Operational Roles
  • Strategic Partnership Development


EIP is a consulting firm that helps companies assess market opportunities, launch new ventures, or grow their business by providing expertise, marketing insights, and operational support.

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