GEO Southwest Ohio Clean Energy Forum

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Conference & Supporting PartnersGEO Southwest Ohio Clean Energy Forum

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 
Great Wolf Lodge
2501 Great Wolf Dr, Mason, Ohio

Save on energy costs and lower your carbon footprint!  Join Green Energy Ohio (GEO) for an all-day Conference on energy efficiency and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.   You can attend the entire Forum or the Morning and Afternoon Conferences separately.  See below for Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities.  More agenda details coming soon – watch this web page.

REGISTER HERE (1/2 day and full day registrations available!)


Morning Session – Energy Efficiency Conference
8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Learn from expert speakers how your business or nonprofit can benefit from the implementation of energy efficiency improvements.  The day’s discussion will include details on the various funding mechanisms designed to make clean energy improvements achievable for all makes and sizes of businesses!  The morning presentations on energy efficiency are funded in part by the Duke Class Benefit Fund*.

AGENDA – Morning Session – Energy Efficiency Conference

8:30 am – Registration & Exhibits
9:00 am – Welcome & Introduction

Bill Spratley, Executive Director, Green Energy Ohio &
Emily Sautter-Goerig, Program Manager, Green Energy Ohio

9:15 am – A Typical ASHRAE Audit & the Duke Class Benefit Fund Energy Audit and Assessment Program

Doug Trimbach, Vice President, Energy Optimizers, USA
Chris Meyer, Account Executive, Energy Optimizers, USA

10:15 am – Networking Break at Exhibits
10:30 am – LEDs and Emerging Energy Efficiency Technologies

Matt Minard, Sales Support Engineer, IES, IALD, Eco Engineering

11:00 am – Energy Efficiency Financing and Incentives for Non-Profits, Government, and Small Business Panel

Teresa Smith, Business Development Manager, Toledo-Lucas Port Authority
Tim Stearns, Project Developer, Commons Energy
Jeannette Stelter, Trade Ally Outreach Representative, Duke Energy Incentive Program

11:30 am – Energy Efficiency Case Studies and Testimonial Panel

Sara Ward, Ohio Interfaith Power & Light
John Beckemeyer, Director of Operations, Oak Hills Local School District

12:00 pm – Luncheon

12:15 pm – Keynote Speaker

Steve Melink, Chief Executive Officer, Melink Corporation

1:15 pm – Networking Break at Exhibits
1:30 pm – Morning SessionEnergy Efficiency Conference Concludes

Afternoon Session – Solar PV Conference
12:00 – 4:30 pm

Solar PV expert speakers in the afternoon Solar Installers Forum will focus on roof-top and ground-mounted installations for residential and commercial electric consumers with a concluding discussion of landowner issues involving utility-scale solar fields. A great opportunity to learn about solar in Southwest Ohio where Hamilton County has the most solar sites of any of Ohio’s 88 counties!  

AGENDA – Afternoon Session – Solar PV Conference

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Registration
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Luncheon, Keynote Speaker, Networking at Exhibits

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm Solar PV Conference
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm – Networking Break at Exhibits
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Solar PV Conference
4:30 pm – Forum Adjourns

REGISTER HERE (1/2 day and full day registrations available!)


Show your support for Clean Energy while networking with facilities managers, general managers, presidents, consultants, and project managers of local government, non-profit, faith-based facilities, and small business entities in Southwest Ohio.               

*About the Duke Class Benefit Fund: Funds from the settlement of a class action lawsuit (Williams, et al vs. Duke Energy International, et al) will be used to benefit residential (home owners, renters) and non‐residential (commercial, industrial, business, government, nonprofit) class members, defined as “all ratepayers who received retail electric generation service from Duke Energy Corp. and/or Cinergy Corp. or their subsidiaries or affiliates at any time between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2008, in the CG&E/Duke Energy Ohio electric service territory and who did not receive rebates under the side agreements.”