March 12, 2009
President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on February 17, 2009. This comprehensive legislation funds many energy-efficiency and infrastructure opportunities, but requires fast action.
- $11 billion has been allocated for research and development, pilot projects, and federal matching funds for the Smart Grid Investment Program.
- $6 billion has been set aside for loans for renewable energy power generation and transmission projects.
- $5 billion is going to help low-income families weatherize their homes.
These are just a few of the energy provisions listed in this legislation.
What can you look forward to as you develop business plans and efficiency programs? What can you expect for transmission, distribution, and meter upgrades? Will utilities have direct access to “green jobs” and efficiency program money? What do we know about the mechanism for getting these funds? Join us for this in-depth look at how we think the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will shape your future.
Whether you’ve been following this legislation closely or casually keeping an eye on it, this web conference is for you. Our researchers will digest, summarize, and break down many of the opportunities that lie ahead for utilities. Bring your questions and let us know how E Source can help you leverage this epic stimulus package!
You will learn:
- What provisions of the bill will have the greatest affect on utilties
- How to get prepared to act fast when the funding is made available
- Ways this bill can positively impact your programs
Who should attend:
All E Source members are welcome to attend. If you are involved in demand-side management, smart grid or advanced metering programs, renewable energy, residential or business marketing, energy-efficiency technology, human resources, customer service, or public relations, you won’t want to miss this web conference.
About the presenters:
Sandy Goodwin, director of the E Source Intelligent Grid Service, has more than 20 years of utility experience with expertise in advanced metering, call centers, automated meter reading, field services, and customer satisfaction.
Micah Allen, manager of the E Source Technology Assessment Service, has expertise in green buildings, demand-side management in electric cooperatives, energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy generation, industrial facility design, and green job education.
Kathleen Burns, E Source director of operations, has expertise in large-scale project management, web-based information systems, and communications technologies. She also worked as a lobbyist and policy analyst.
Dulcey Simpkins, a senior research associate at E Source, investigates and writes about energy-efficiency program design and implementation.
Publication type: Web Conference | Document ID: SMB-WC-3-09-ARRA | Author: Kathleen Burns