2017 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

2017 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

Fairmont Chicago
Chicago, IL
May 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017

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Energy Efficiency Finance Forum Overview

Energy efficiency has taken on a new level of importance both domestically and internationally. Efficiency has long been a key element in utility resource planning, business competitiveness, and household energy budgets. Now it is slated to play a central role in meeting domestic targets under the Clean Power Plan and international agreements to reduce carbon emissions, both formalized in the past year. 

Efficiency is widely recognized as the lowest-cost pathway to meet these goals, but in order to bring it to the scale necessary, global investment in efficiency will need to exceed $10 trillion over the next 20 years. The efficiency revolution will be impossible without effective financing options.

For over a decade, the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum has brought together practitioners, researchers, energy producers, and consumers to explore innovative models for deploying capital in efficiency markets. Finance Forum participants have a great opportunity to learn about which models are working and why, and to source financing deals for efficiency projects.

To learn more about Finance Forum sponsorship opportunities, please contact financeforum@aceee.org

Find out which organizations participated in the 2016 Finance Forum here.

Likely Participants: Clean-tech and energy efficiency investors; financiers; real estate professionals; CDFIs and other mission-driven lenders; entrepreneurs; utility staff; local, state, and federal agency personnel; energy service company personnel; policymakers; NGOs; energy efficiency program planners, operators, and evaluators; and marketing experts.

2017 Co-Chairs

                                Joel Freehling, CB&I                    Anmol Vanamali, VEIC

                                          Click here for Joel's bio.                          Click here for Anmol's bio.

2017 Advisory Committee

Scott Bernstein Center for Neighborhood Technologies
Matthew Brown Harcourt, Brown, & Carey
Megan Campbell   Opinion Dynamics
Sandy Fazeli National Association of State Energy Officials
Maria Fields Joule Assets
Julia Friedman Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Alfred Gaspari Pacific Gas and Electric Company 
Bert Hunter Connecticut Green Bank
Robert Johnson Hannon Armstrong
Chris Kramer Energy Futures Group
Molly Lunn Illinois Office of Energy & Recycling
Jeffrey Schub Coalition for Green Capital
Jim Wheaton BLG Consulting

Call for Panel Ideas

The Call for Panel Ideas is now closed. We value your input and are carefully reviewing submissions. If your panel idea is accepted, you will hear from a program organizer.



Look for more information about registration in early 2017!