How do you finance energy efficiency? The 2018 Finance Forum will explore innovative models and find out what works, and why. Our dynamic event will help attendees get started on financing projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs.
We want you to succeed, because the energy efficiency revolution will be impossible without effective financing options. Energy Efficiency financing is already a multi-billion dollar industry, but it has the potential to become hundreds of billions of dollars.
For over a decade, the Finance Forum has brought together a diverse mix of participants.
Likely participants include: 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.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED
We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York, Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He will open the Finance Forum with an address on Monday, May 21 at 1:00 pm. Mr. Kauffman joined the governor’s office in 2013 as the state’s first Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York and was known as the “Energy Czar.” Read more
2018 Finance Forum Advisory Committee
- Zach Axelrod, Arcadia Power
- Matthew Brown, Harcourt Brown and Carey
- Megan Campbell, Opinion Dynamics
- Sandy Fazeli, NASEO
- Bob Hinkle, Metrus Energy
- Bert Hunter, CT Green Bank
- Joe Indvik, Rock Creek Consulting
- Elodie Michaels, Pegasus Capital Advisors
- Yerina Mugica, Center for Market Innovation, NRDC
- Dan Reicher, Stanford Law School
- Rachel Reilly Carroll, Enterprise Community Partners
- Jeffrey Schub, Coalition for Green Capital
Finance Forum Registration Rates
(Since this is only a 1.5-day conference, no 1-day rates are available.)
Early-bird registration: $695 (ends 3/29/18)
Regular registration: $800 (ends 4/26/18)
Late registration: $925
Special (NGO/Gov't/Academic): $525
Full-time student (12 credit-hour semester): $450
PRE-FORUM 101 WORKSHOPS - $195
Monday, May 21 - 8:30 am-12:00 noon (includes lunch)
Finance Forum 101 - sponsored by Cadmus - The workshop provides an introduction to the world of energy efficiency finance. Instructors will help participants understand the key components that make up an energy efficiency financing program, review many of the most popular financing models, discuss the state of the market, and provide insight on what drives program performance, including best practices for program design.
PACE 101 - sponsored by PACENation - An intensive workshop on the fundamentals of PACE. Learn how PACE works in a real time application, where it is available, who can use it, and what it can be used for. The Workshop will cover legislation & local ordinances, program design and administration, financing options and capital providers, and a broad review of commercial & residential basics.
On-Bill 101 - sponsored by Harcourt Brown & Carey - This workshop provides an introduction to the concept and practice of On-Bill Finance and Repayment. If you think all on-bill means the same thing, then think again. There are many varieties of on-bill and we will walk you through the different varieties available to you. It will help you to answer if On-Bill, in any variety, is a useful path for you to pursue. We will pull from real-life examples throughout the discussion.
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, New York
All conference program activities located at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown. Accommodations are available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown at the group rate of $159 per night king/double through April 20, 2018. We encourage you to make your reservations early to take advantage of discounted prices and availability.