Renewable Energy Vermont announces REV2020 conference and request for presentations

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Renewable Energy Vermont announces REV2020 conference and request for presentations

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 8:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary at this fall’s annual REV conference. REV2020: Power to Renew will take place virtually with regular sessions through October and November. Each session features a keynote, panel discussion and opportunity to network with leading figures in the renewable energy sector. REV2020 convenes top business, policy, and finance experts from across New England in all four major clean energy sectors: electricity, heat/cooling, transportation and efficiency.

“Coronavirus has shown us our capacity to act collectively and decisively to meet the needs of the greater good. Now is the time to apply that same spirit to the largest crisis of our time—the climate crisis. Now is the time to Power our Renewal in ways that will increase the resilience of our communities, grow the local economy, and reduce climate pollution for future generations. REV2020: Power to Renew will focus on ideas and solutions that power the renewal of our communities by accelerating the pace of local renewable energy and resiliency,” said Olivia Campbell Andersen, Renewable Energy Vermont’s executive director.

Attendees will have access to unparalleled networking opportunities with leaders of the renewable energy sector as well as legislators and regulators from across the region. New this year, sessions will feature focused working-groups to investigate and make recommendations about the role that renewable energy can and should play in the 2021 legislative session, the ongoing coronavirus response and with regulatory agencies. Each conference attendee will receive a final report including all recommendations. 

Interested speakers are invited to submit presentation proposals by Sunday, May 31 at Topics of interest include: resiliency, energy storage, grid optimization, transportation electrification, federal & state policy, workforce development, community & customer engagement, energy & grid efficiency, renewable heating, financing, equity, and distributed energy resources.

REV2020 is guided by a conference committee of business and association leaders from across the renewable energy sector. Incorporating a diverse array of experience and perspectives on clean energy, this group includes: Charlotte Ancel, ChargePoint; Josh Bagnato, TDI; David Blittersdorf, AllEarth Renewables; Dan Bosley, Northeast Clean Energy Council; Leslie Cadwell, Legal Counselors & Advocates; Olivia Campbell Andersen, Renewable Energy Vermont; Molly Connors, ISO New England;Rebecca Foster, Efficiency Vermont; Chad Farrell, Encore Renewable Energy; Marie-Claude Francoeur, Government of Quebec; Joan Goldstein, Vermont Department of Economic Development;David Gurtman, Dinse, Knapp, McAndrew; Meredith Hatfield, New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners; Kerrick Johnson, Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO); Tara Kulkarni, Norwich University; Meghan Leahy, NextEra Energy Resources; Paul Lesure, Green Mountain Solar;Jeffrey Marshall, University of Vermont; Mari McLure, Green Mountain Power; Nathan Phelps, Vote Solar; Michael Pizziferri, Government of Quebec; Chris Rauscher, Sunrun; and Michael Shank, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance.

Email with any questions about or suggestions for the conference. 

About Renewable Energy Vermont

Renewable Energy Vermont propels climate solutions and Vermont’s clean energy economy which directly enables more than 18,800 jobs at 3,612 businesses representing approximately 6% of Vermont’s workforce.  Together, we will achieve 100% total renewable energy (electricity, heating, & transportation).  Learn more at

Source: Montpelier, VT – Renewable Energy Vermont 5.21.2020