Matt Golden, EDF Senior Energy Finance Consultant, will be on the panel Monetizing and Incenting Efficiency and Conservation, moderated by Panama Bartholomy, Formerly with the Office of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, and including David Jacot, Energy Efficiency Director, LADWP, and Donald Paul, Executive Director, USC Energy Institute; William M. Keck Chair of Energy Resources.
Utilities like the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are making active strides toward reducing energy consumption, both through improved technology and by promoting behavioral changes. The Los Angeles City Council agreed to allocate $267 million over two years for energy efficiency efforts at the LADWP in 2012. How can utilities best spend funds like these to maximize impact and savings for commercial, residential, industrial, and lower-income users? Where will efficiency funds be invested and which markets will they influence? What are the best opportunities for financial partnerships and collaborative ventures in the coming decade?
Additionally, Matt Golden will lead a panel discussion on New Financing Mechanisms and Initiatives to Accelerate Investment in Clean Energy Solutions. This session will include some of the biggest thinkers (and doers) innovating in clean energy financing today, including; Cisco DeVries, President and Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Funding; Brad Copithorne, Financial Policy Director, Environmental Defense Fund; Bob Hinkle, President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Metrus Energy and; Deana Carrillo, Acting Executive Director, California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
New approaches are dramatically changing the investment markets for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Learn about the potential for innovative ideas currently being implemented, which promise to increase access to capital. These include efforts to standardize the Energy Efficiency product offering, innovations in energy services company business models, and credit enhancement through PACE 2.0, On-Bill Repayment, and State Green Banks. As many of these systems go live and begin to reach scale in 2014, what impact will this have in the coming year and beyond?
We look forward to seeing everyone at the event, and if you would like to discuss ICP, please contact Matt Golden to set up a time, or find him after either of the sessions listed above.