GEED 2016 | Alliance to Save Energy

This year's Great Energy Efficiency Day (GEED), focusing on "The Role of Energy Efficiency in an Integrated Grid", will convene leaders from across the country and sectors to discuss the critical role of energy efficiency in an integrated grid, featuring keynote remarks and panel topics that address utilities of the future, financing and the built environment.  

Launched in 2004, GEED has become a “must attend” public discussion on the need for, and benefits of, energy efficiency. Each year the event draws stakeholders from business, industry, government and academia to offer their unique industry perspectives.



8:30 am – 9:00 amRegistration & Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:10 am

Welcome Remarks

Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy

9:10 am – 9:25 am

Keynote Remarks

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

9:25 am – 10:15 am

Buildings-to-Grid: The Role of Buildings as a Power Source 

Moderator: Clay Nesler, VP, Global Energy & Sustainability, Johnson Controls, Inc.

Speakers: Jim Dagley, President, AERCO International

Christopher Kelson, Global Product Manager – Connected Home, Whirlpool

Christian Whitaker, Director, Building Performance & Sustainability, Siemens Building Technologies

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Keynote Remarks

Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)

10:30 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 11:35 pm

Financing:  The Foundation Needed to Build an Integrated Energy System

Moderator: Dan Bresette, Director of Government Relations, Alliance to Save Energy

Speakers: Jeff Eckel, President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Hannon Armstrong

Bryan Garcia, President & CEO, Connecticut Green Bank

Lloyd Kass, VP, Green Communities, Lime Energy

11:35 am – 11:50 am
11:50 am – 12:45 pm

Energy Efficiency:  The First Fuel for Utilities of the Future

Moderator: Roger Flanagan, Managing Director, Lockheed Martin Energy

Speakers: Bruce Edelston, Vice President, Energy Policy, Southern Company

Chuck Kutscher, Director, Buildings & Thermal Systems Center, NREL

Paul Lau, Chief Grid Strategy & Operations Officer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

12:45 pm – 12:55 pm

Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award

Accepted by Robert F. Ichord, Jr., Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, State Department

12:55 pm – 1:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Kateri Callahan, Alliance to Save Energy