DCSEU Seeks Next Managing Director as Ted Trabue Announces Departure

District of Columbia - VEIC will begin its search for the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility’s (DCSEU) next Managing Director as Ted Trabue steps down from the role at the end of July after more than 10 years leading the organization.

Trabue joined the DCSEU in 2011 shortly after VEIC was awarded the DCSEU contract by the District Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE). As Managing Director, he has led the DCSEU in delivering significant benefits to the District, including:

  • $1.3 B in lifetime energy cost savings for District residents and businesses
  • $50M+ in investments and support for low-income residents 
  • Hundreds of new green jobs for District residents
  • $60 million invested with Certified Business Enterprises and efforts to train and build the capacity of the District’s workforce in the green economy
  • 7M metric tons of GHG emissions prevented
  • Providing more than 6,000 income-qualified families with access to solar energy through the Solar for All program

“I’m honored to have had the opportunity to lead and grow the DCSEU over the last ten years,” said Trabue. “We have built an incredible team there that I know will continue to ensure the District’s clean energy future is more affordable and more accessible for the people that live and work here.”

The DCSEU is implemented by VEIC, a sustainable energy organization on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. VEIC has provided comprehensive and community-centered energy solutions to the District since 2011. The DCSEU is one of the ways the city is driving towards achieving the District’s clean energy and climate goals.

“We’re so grateful to have had Ted launch and grow the DCSEU over the last 10 years,” VEIC CEO Rebecca Foster stated, “and we will continue to build upon the strong foundation he and the DCSEU team have built to provide even more value to DC residents and businesses for years to come by making smart energy solutions more accessible to the community.”

Brandon Bowles, the DCSEU Operations Director, will serve as interim Managing Director of the DCSEU following Trabue’s departure. A DC-area native and graduate of Georgetown University’s MBA program, Bowles brings nearly 20 years of leadership experience spanning multiple industries, including more than a decade working in the energy and utility industry supporting the advancement of renewable energy and efficiency. VEIC and the DCSEU will begin recruitment efforts for the next Managing Director this summer.


About the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility

The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps District residents, businesses, and institutions save energy and money through energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Led by the Sustainable Energy Partnership and under contract to the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), the DCSEU is committed to environmental preservation, community engagement, and economic development. Learn more at www.dcseu.com

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