May 11-12 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard


Forging the Future for Energy Efficiency took place May 11-12 at the Philadelphia Navy Nard.

Attendees and sponsors can view conference materials here. Please contact Communications & Events Manager Katie Thompson at if you need help accessing materials or have any questions.

Dear Conference Registrants & Attendees:

First and foremost: thank you! Forging the Future for Energy Efficiency would not have been the same without you. We hope you enjoyed learning and networking in person as much as we did.

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We also extend special thanks to our sponsors, speakers, and panelists, who went above and beyond to make this event memorable. We look forward to seeing all of you at future KEEA & EEA-NJ events!


Jeaneen Zappa
Executive Director
Energy Efficiency Alliance


2022 Agenda


Wednesday, May 11

8:30 am – Complimentary Breakfast

9:30 am – Welcome & Keynote
Keynote Speaker: William Ellis (Pepco Holdings)


10:30 am – Panel: New Jersey's Energy Efficiency Landscape
Speakers: Susanna Chiu (PSEG), Anne-Marie Peracchio (NJNG), Stacy Ho Richardson (NJBPU), Preethy Thangaraj (Governor's Office).
Moderator: Renwick Paige (Energy Infrastructure Partners)


Noon – Lunch, Networking, & Exhibitor Tables

1:00 pm – Panel: Pennsylvania's Energy Efficiency Landscape
Speakers: Scott Gebhardt (PA PUC), Heidi Kunsch (PA DEP), Elizabeth Marx (PULP), Greg Poulos (CAPS).
Moderator: Joe Nunley (PSD)

2:30 – Forum – “Cost-Effectiveness: Friend or Foe?”
Speakers: Tim Fagan (PSEG), Isaac Gabel-Frank (Gabel Associates), Julie Michals (E4TheFuture), Franklin Neubauer (Core Metrics), Megan Partridge (Franklin Energy).
Moderator: Theo Love (Green Energy Economics Group)


4:30-6:30 – Networking Happy Hour

Thursday, May 12


8:00 – Complimentary Breakfast

9:00 – Second Day Welcome and Keynote
Keynote Speaker: Sen. Nikil Saval (D-Philadelphia)


9:45 – Panel: Pushing the Envelope: Zero Energy and Zero Carbon Buildings
Speakers: Alex Dews (IMT), Doug McCleery (MaGrann Associates), Michele Pitale (Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate), Cornelia Wu (NEEP).
Moderator: Steve Moritz (Encentiv Energy)


11:15 – Panel: Building Electrification
Speakers: Nate Adams (HVAC 2.0), Weston Berg (ACEEE), Jamal Lewis (Rewiring America).
Moderator: Lindsay Baxter (DLC)


12:30 – Lunch, Networking, and Exhibitor Tables

1:45 – Panel: Workforce Development
Speakers: Alison Diehl (Clean Energy Center), Paul M. Douglas (JPI Group), Waltasia Mansano (PSEG), Walt Yakabosky (Energy Coordinating Agency).
Moderator: Mike Newman (CMC Energy)


3:15 – Federal & State Policy Update
Speaker: Kara Saul Rinaldi & Sabine Rogers (AnnDyl Policy Group)


4:15 – Closing Remarks



William R. Ellis
Maryland Regional VP, Government and External Affairs
Pepco Holdings, An Exelon Company

Kara Saul Rinaldi
President/CEO & Founder
AnnDyl Policy Group

Senator Nikil Saval
Minority Chair, Urban Affairs & Housing Committee
PA State Senate


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Premier Sponsors

Networking Sponsors

Delicious Sponsors


Exhibitor Sponsors


Promotional Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities


Want to get more involved in Forging the Future for Energy Efficiency?


Sponsorship puts you at the center of it all.


Sponsorship places your company in the most prominent position to impress new customers, demonstrate leadership in our industry, and build relationships across utilities, the PUC, and the BPU.


Plus—this year, only sponsors have the option to exhibit at the Navy Yard’s beautiful event space.


EEA is offering a limited quantity of exclusive branded packages that represent the most valuable interactions with our attendees. Each exclusive sponsorship package includes a generous number of registrations, prominent placement of your branding on all conference-related communications, and attendee contact information before and after the event. Exhibitor sponsorship packages are available too! These packages all offer a high-value mix of complimentary tickets, exhibitor tables, and branding opportunities.


Interested in a sponsorship package? Visit our sponsorship page to learn more. Don't hesitate to contact Executive Director with interest or questions!



The Venue

"The Coolest Shipyard in America" according to Politico, the Philadelphia Navy Yard is a unique 1,200 acre reimagining of one of America's most historically important ports. This cutting-edge space features many public green spaces, over 170 employers, and a nationally recognized microgrid. All programming takes place in Penn State's spectacular Building 661 conference space.


Join KEEA or EEA-NJ Today!

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Promotional Exchanges

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2022 Covid Policies

EEA, KEEA, & EEA-NJ are committed to holding a safe in-person event. Visit our 2022 COVID policies page for more information.

2021 Ticket Holders

2021 ticket holders who still have their tickets can obtain 2022 tickets at a significant discount. Visit our ticket forwarding page for more information.


About the Energy Efficiency Alliance

The Energy Efficiency Alliance deploys education, strategic outreach, and policy innovation to expand the market for energy efficiency in the mid-Atlantic region. As the largest and fastest-growing industry in the energy sector, our efforts are focused on growing a local workforce that cannot be outsourced, while reducing pollution and bolstering the local economy.


About the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Energy Efficiency Alliance of New Jersey:

The EEA’s mission is carried out on the ground in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by state affiliate 501(c)6 organizations. Representing more than 70 member businesses, KEEA and EEA-NJ engage with legislative and regulatory bodies to educate decision-makers on the benefits of energy efficiency.