Full Name
Gilbert Campbell
Job Title
Founder & CEO
Volt Energy Utility
Speaker Bio
Gilbert Campbell is Founder and CEO of Volt Energy Utility, a national renewable energy firm that finances and develops utility-scale solar and energy storage projects for large corporate clients, municipalities, and other institutions.

Under Gilbert's leadership, Volt Energy Utility executed the first Environmental Justice Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Microsoft, to supply Microsoft with 250 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar energy. This innovative project represents Microsoft's first utility-scale solar power purchase agreement with an African American energy solar development firm.

Gilbert serves on the Board of Directors at The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Clean Energy Buyers Alliance (CEBA), The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), is an Advisory Board Member at 3Degrees, and is Board Chair at The Sharing the Power Foundation.

Gilbert also co-founded Volt Energy, a national distributed generation solar development company. Volt Energy successfully developed solar projects for numerous public and private sector clients including, Accenture, Exelon/Pepco, The Cheesecake Factory, Subaru, District of Columbia Government, Howard University and Wake Forest University.

Gilbert is an advocate and spokesperson for diversity, equity and inclusion in clean energy, environmental justice and sustainability; and regularly advises federal and local officials, corporations and other key stakeholders on policies and best practices. Gilbert has been nationally recognized for his efforts and has testified before Congress regarding the need for increased minority participation in the renewable energy sector.

In 2016, the Obama Administration presented Gilbert with the White House Champions of Change Award for his leadership in advancing climate change equity. Gilbert was named to EBONY magazine's 2014 Power 100 List, which recognizes influential achievements by African Americans annually. Under Gilbert’s leadership, Volt is a 2014 recipient of Amtrak and The Washington Wizards Pioneer Award, which honors companies that have made a positive impact in their community. Realizing that change begins with preparation Gilbert has been a vocal proponent of STEM education and outreach opportunities for young people across the country.

Gilbert graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.B.A in Finance from Howard University and has done post-graduate leadership training at Harvard University.
Gilbert Campbell