Groundswell will be joined by industry-leading panelists in a discussion on how tariffed on-bill investments can make on-site solar systems available to low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers. The Pay As You Save (PAYS®) system is designed to facilitate utility investment in cost-effective energy upgrades and has the potential to provide a distinct financing solution for increasing clean energy access for low and moderate-income households.

Groundswell is leading the monthly webinar series, Energy Futures 2021, to build awareness around the findings of the LIFT Solar Everywhere program. LIFT focuses on accelerating solar access for low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. Kicking off in May 2021, this series will convene subject matter experts and industry professionals on topics related to community-solar and clean energy projects established to serve LMI households. The webinar series is supported by Bank of America.

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Energy Futures 2021: Solar that PAYS® for Itself

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at noon ET

Moderator: Chris Nichols, Groundswell Senior Program Director

Panelists:
Tammy Agard, CEO, EEtility
Holmes Hummel, Founder, Clean Energy Works
Wally Nixon, Commissioners' Legal Advisor, Arkansas Public Service Commission
 

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  • Holmes Hummel. Executive Director, Clean Energy Works

    Holmes Hummel. Executive Director, Clean Energy Works

    Clean Energy Works was founded by Dr. Holmes Hummel to accelerate investments in the clean energy economy with inclusive financing. As the champion for the Pay As You Save® system, Dr. Hummel led Clean Energy Works to win the FiRe Award for high-impact innovation at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance “Future of Energy Summit.” Dr. Hummel also serves on the board of Cornerstone Capital as well as Cleantech Open. Previously, Dr. Hummel served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Energy’s Office of Policy & International Affairs from 2009-2013. In addition to prior work with energy innovators in the Silicon Valley, Dr. Hummel earned a doctorate degree from Stanford University for interdisciplinary research on energy technology scenarios that achieve 100% clean energy for all.

  • Wally Nixon, Commissioners' Legal Advisor, Arkansas Public Service Commission

    Wally Nixon, Commissioners' Legal Advisor, Arkansas Public Service Commission

    As the the commission Legal Adviser for the Arkansas Public Service Commission, Wally Nixon's primary focus is on energy efficiency, renewable resources, distributed energy resources, net metering.

  • Tammy Agard, Chief Executive Officer, EEtility

    Tammy Agard, Chief Executive Officer, EEtility

    After spending 5 years implementing the Clinton Climate Initiatives HEAL program in Arkansas, Tammy co-founded EEtility in late 2014 determined to help low-income families access the resources they need to make their homes energy efficient. Tammy specializes in utility relations and program management. When not working on all things EE related, Tammy enjoys hiking and fishing with her life partner and her 2 canine companions.