Each month, the Energy Exchange rounds up a list of top clean energy conferences around the country. Our list includes conferences at which experts from the EDF Clean Energy Program will be speaking, plus additional events that we think our readers may benefit from marking on their calendars.
Top clean energy conferences featuring EDF experts in May:
May 11-13: 2014 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Energy Efficiency Finance Forum, Washington, DC
Speaker: Brad Copithorne, Financial Policy Director
- Designed specifically for investors, financiers, utilities, and policymakers, the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum will explore the latest opportunities in financing and investing in energy efficiency. Over the past seven years, the conference has grown to become one of the premier venues for discussions of energy efficiency financing policies, and an important networking opportunity.
May 12-14: Association of Energy Service Professionals Spring Conference, 2014, Baltimore, MD
Speaker: Holly Lambert, Office Manager
- This conference, featuring two days of speaker presentations, panel discussions, networking events and post-conference training courses, is designed for anyone in a position of managing, developing, implementing or marketing energy efficiency programs. Have you traveled down the well-trodden path in energy efficiency programs, and are now faced with “what’s next?” to achieve deeper energy savings? In this conference, AESP will explore the promising new paths charted by those developing new market segments, and utilizing new techniques and technologies.
Other top clean energy conferences across the U.S. in May:
May 5-6: 2014 Comverge Utility Conference, New Orleans, LA
- Utility executives, industry regulators, Comverge customers and partners, and other demand-side management professionals will attend the three-day event to share best practices, discuss industry trends and learn about the latest Comverge solutions. The theme of this year’s conference is “Engaging Customers. Discovering Solutions”, a reflection of the significant changes the energy management industry is currently undergoing, including the need for utilities to develop advanced customer engagement strategies, and the continued evolution of two-way communications technology that increases the effectiveness of demand response and energy efficiency programs.
May 5-8: AWEA Wind Power Conference and Exhibition 2014, Las Vegas, NV
- WINDPOWER is one of the most powerful gatherings of the wind energy industry in the world and registering as an event attendee is a perfect way to experience the wind industry for three full days of education, networking, and exhibition.
May 12-14: Association of Climate Change Officers Climate Strategies Forum, Washington, DC
- The Association of Climate Change Officers proudly launches its inaugural Climate Strategies Forum in conjunction with the recent publication of Core Competencies for Climate Change Officers (version 1.0). The Forum will feature prominent leaders from across sectors in a plenary format, and a series of half-day bootcamps aligned with the core competencies. Plenary sessions will focus on climate and energy, and bootcamps will focus on topics including adaptation planning, implementing change management schemes, implementing a greenhouse gases management structure, and building a public-private partnership project. Gina McCarthy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be speaking.
May 13-14: 2014 Deloitte Energy Conference, Washington, DC
- Dedicated to providing the energy industry with insights on emerging topics, Deloitte brings together energy executives, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and regulators from around the globe for an in-depth analysis of key developments and challenges facing today’s global and domestic energy markets. Speakers come from a cross-section of the world’s energy industry, and the conference topics are of keen interest to energy company management, boards of directors, investors, and all other industry professionals. This year’s theme is “A Global Industry…Competing Locally.”
May 19-21: The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, Washington, DC
- The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid® is the premier event in the U.S. focused on the business and policy aspects of demand response and its enabling technologies and applications. It is unique in that it devotes an entire day to roundtable discussions featuring experts in demand response and smart grid, who discuss with each other and with the audience the latest trends, issues, and business developments. The National Town Meeting also features panel discussions, case studies, and presentations of best practices. Another hallmark is attendee engagement, whether through Q&A sessions with top business leaders and policymakers, through formal electronic voting, or through the National Town Meeting’s reception and other networking sessions.
May 20-21: 2014 Energy Efficiency Global Forum, Washington, DC
- In 2014, the Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) is poised to bring its proven brand of high-level networking, partnership building, and action inspiring energy efficiency discourse to Capitol Hill and beyond. EE Global is an invitation-only opportunity to join hundreds of executives and policymakers from across sectors, disciplines, and borders. The energy efficiency elite will convene in Washington, D.C. for two days with a goal of integrating effective policies and business practices into actionable plans for the next generation of energy efficiency.