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June 19th Summit to Highlight Energy Performance Contracting as Key Economic Development Tool

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association // June 7, 2018

Little Rock -- Energy service providers will join representatives of Arkansas state agencies, colleges, universities, cities, counties, and municipal utilities on Tuesday, June 19, for the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting (AEPC) Summit 2018. The event is hosted by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Energy Office at Heifer International in the Heifer Village Conference Room from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Program highlights include the following:

-          Welcome remarks by ADEQ Director Becky Keogh

-          Energy service provider and contractor exhibits

-          Step-by-step guidance from program managers

-          Panel discussion with program participants

-          Panel discussion with solar energy experts

The AEPC program is a key cost-saving tool for Arkansas’s public entities. AEPC has seen an explosion in interest since its start in late 2014, with thirteen executed projects guaranteeing over $120 million in savings. Energy performance contracting is a turnkey service with an annual savings guarantee. This method of finance provides taxpayer-funded public entities with the opportunity to complete a comprehensive set of energy efficiency, capital infrastructure, and renewable energy measures at no upfront cost.

AEPC is a significant economic development initiative for the state. A jobs study commissioned by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation found that nearly 700 companies that employ more than 16,000 Arkansans are in the advanced energy economy. About 60 percent of those jobs are tied to energy-saving equipment and services, and are directly affected by a vibrant AEPC program.

Sponsors of AEPC Summit 2018 include Entegrity, presenting sponsor; Johnson Controls and Performance Services, signature sponsors; and Bernhard Energy and Clear Energy, partner sponsors.

Additional exhibitors include: All Electric Supply, Harrison Energy Partners, LightWave Solar, and Powers of Arkansas.

Media registration is required. Please contact AAEA executive director Katie Niebaum at katie@arkansasadvancedenergy.com, or 501.537.0190, to register.

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA) is the business voice for advanced energy in Arkansas. AAEA is dedicated to growing Arkansas’s economy through expanded utilization of advanced energy technologies, including energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas electric generation, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, alternative fuels and smart grid. These are innovations that make our energy supply more secure, clean and affordable. Visit arkansasadvancedenergy.com, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.


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