With implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act underway, the U.S. is on the cusp of significant transformation. The clean energy industry has an historic opportunity to accelerate the country's clean energy deployment, while also rebuilding U.S. dominance in manufacturing and creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. This presents a unique moment where collaboration is critical to build and sustain the momentum the industry needs to deliver on the promise of recent federal legislation. Join the leadership teams from Advanced Energy United (United), American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), American Clean Power (ACP), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) for a discussion on how the clean energy industry can unite to achieve its goals.
8:30am - 9:00am - Networking & Registration
9:00am - 10:30am - Panel Discussion
Registration is required for this event.
June 14, 2023
End: June 14, 2023
Advanced Energy United
District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., USA
7th Street Northwest 421
20004 Washington, D.C.
President & CEO
Advanced Energy United
Heather O'Neill is President and CEO of Advanced Energy United. Prior to adding her role as CEO, Heather served as President for the organization, having previously served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, responsible for deepening and broadening Advanced Energy United's relationships with funders and foundations, as well as building partnerships with allied organizations that advance industry growth.
Heather has spent her career helping build and grow mission-driven organizations. Before joining Advanced Energy United, Heather established and led the clean energy and environment portfolio at the Robertson Foundation, a $1 billion family philanthropy. Previously, she was Director, Public Affairs, for Danco Laboratories LLC, a start-up women's health pharmaceutical company.
In addition to her work with Advanced Energy United, Heather sits on the board of directors for Climate Action Reserve.
Albert is a veteran in the clean technology space, having spent seven years at Tesla, Inc., most recently as the Lead for Public Policy and Business Development in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. Prior to its acquisition by Tesla, he was also the Deputy Director of Policy and Electricity Markets at SolarCity. Gore also served as Vice President of Business Development at Strategic Capital Partners, LLC, a commercial real estate investment and development firm. Gore lives with his wife and three children in Arlington, VA, and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor's in government from Harvard University.
Jason Grumet leads the American Clean Power Association (ACP) as Chief Executive Officer.
As CEO of the foremost trade association representing the clean energy industry, Grumet is dedicated to working with ACP’s nearly 800 member companies to provide families and businesses with affordable, reliable energy made in the U.S. and powered by American workers.
Grumet is respected on both sides of the aisle for his innovative approach to impacting public policy. He joins ACP from the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), which he founded and ran as president for 15 years. Jason brings that same vision and passion to ACP, building on the passage of historic legislation to accelerate clean energy innovation and deployment.
Prior to founding BPC, Grumet led the bipartisan National Commission on Energy Policy. These experiences shaped his view that the national interest is best served when broad perspectives are brought together to craft durable national policy.
Grumet received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and J.D. from Harvard University. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and three children.
José Zayas is responsible for leading ACORE’s policy agenda, and implementation of ACORE’s programs and comprehensive initiatives. José is an avid supporter of clean energy and has over 25 years of experience in the renewable energy and government sectors.
Prior to joining ACORE, José served as the Sr. Vice President at Eagle Creek RE, one of the country’s premier independent hydropower power producers. Prior to joining Eagle Creek in 2017, José served as Director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). In this role, José led efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind and water power technologies. Prior to joining USDOE in 2011, José spent fifteen years at Sandia National Laboratories, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center focused on addressing national security issues. While at Sandia, José served in several leadership positions, including serving as the Senior Manager for the Renewable Energy division.
José holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Science in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.
Sean Gallagher is SEIA’s Senior Vice President of Policy where he oversees all of SEIA’s policy work in states nationwide, as well as the organization's federal legislative and regulatory policy efforts. Previously he served as an executive for firms developing utility scale solar power projects, including supporting the first utility scale solar plant developed on an Indian reservation in the U.S.
Sean was the director of the California Public Utilities Commission’s Energy Division for nearly four years, including the period during which the California Solar Initiative was developed. He has a wide range of expertise in the solar industry and government sector, having worked with legislatures and agencies in California, Nevada, and Arizona, as well as with the Congress and various federal agencies. In those roles he has supported the development of specific utility-scale solar development projects and worked on development and implementation of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program, the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, state RPSs, state tax incentive and rebate programs in California and Nevada, energy storage policy and rate design.
Jennifer A. Dlouhy is a Washington, D.C.-based senior reporter for Bloomberg News who covers energy, climate and environmental policy. During her eight years with Bloomberg, she has written about biodiesel fraudsters, offshore wind development and the struggle to nurture a durable domestic solar manufacturing industry.
Previously, she worked for the Houston Chronicle, Hearst Newspapers and Congressional Quarterly, among other publications, covering energy policy, oil drilling and legal affairs, including the development of the Patriot Act and tensions over filling judicial vacancies. Jennifer holds a bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri and lives on Capitol Hill with her husband and son.