The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (SEEA) annual conference, TRANSFORM, is coming to Atlanta October 16-18, 2017, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This important gathering is dedicated to advancing the next generation of clean energy and energy efficiency investments in the Southeast.
The meeting comes at an important time for the future of the energy marketplace. Following the landmark Climate Accord in Paris in 2016 signed by 195 nations to commit to curb their greenhouse gas emissions and help curtail climate change, the momentum is shifting to cities and states due to the devastating withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement earlier this year. Atlanta’s City Council voted unanimously to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy, confirming the City’s status as a national sustainability leader. Shortly thereafter, many other cities in the Southeast took renewable energy pledges to make this world-changing commitment. To date in the US, over 35 cities including Portland, Salt Lake City, and San Diego, have adopted ambitious 100% clean energy goals, and five cities in the U.S. – Aspen, CO, Burlington, VT, Greensburg, KS, Kodiak Island, AK, and Rock Port, MO – have already hit their targets. These cities now generate 100% of the energy used community-wide from clean, non-polluting, and renewable sources. By embracing 100% clean energy, these cities are creating more equitable, healthy, prosperous, and vibrant communities.
As the utility industry evolves, the opportunities to optimize energy use in the Southeast are greater than ever and include efficiency, demand response, the smart grid, renewables, storage, electric vehicles, and more!
Join SEEA as they explore the possibilities around energy efficiency both now and in the future, and the opportunities we have to create a prosperous, cleaner, and healthier Southeast. The 2017 SEEA & AESP Southeast Conference convenes senior decision makers, policy makers, utility reps, vendors, and researchers from across the Southeast to create robust discussions and valuable connections.
Be inspired at this year’s conference by keynotes Jay Stowe, Senior Vice President for Distributed Energy Resources at Tennessee Valley Authority, and Carlos Gonzalez, Northeast Business Development Lead for Tesla Energy.
Energy and climate protection are two of the most pressing topics today. It is critical that we and bring these big issues down to a neighborhood scale. The 2017 SEEA & AESP Southeast Conference is an excellent opportunity to connect with practitioners and industry professionals, some of which may even be at the 2017 EcoDistricts Summit.
For more information and to register, go to www.seeaconference.com.