September 22-23rd at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

The Conference

What does the future of energy efficiency look like? A difficult year has given us new appreciation for “business-as-usual” conditions. But as the industry recovers, we’re facing a unique opportunity to look beyond the old “normal” and shape the future. KEEA and EEA-NJ's first in-person event of 2021, Forging the Future for Energy Efficiency, presents two days of forward-looking programming examining the policies, technologies, and companies pushing our industry into a new period of growth and innovation.

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. Conference attendees can take advantage of a walking tour highlighting the Navy Yard's many unique features. To reserve a walking tour space, please email (tour capacity is limited).

Not able to attend the conference in-person? You can still experience our programming virtually. Simply purchase a virtual ticket and enjoy remote access to all of Thursday's workshops and speakers.





Wednesday, September 22nd

1:15 - Walking tour of the Philadelphia Navy Yard begins
3:30 - Federal/State Policy Update
4:30-6:30 - Networking Happy Hour

Thursday, September 23rd

8:00 - Complimentary Breakfast
9:00 - Welcome and Keynote Address
Speaker: Kenneth Black
10:05 - Panel A: New Jersey EE Landscape - Utility Programs & Government Officials
Speakers: Anne Marie Peracchio (NJNG), Hannah Thonet (Governor's Office), and Todd Van Ayken (PSEG).
10:05 - Panel B: Pennsylvania EE Landscape - Utility Programs & Government Officials
Speakers: To Be Announced Soon
11:30 - Plenary Session
Speaker: William Ellis (Pepco)
12:15 - Lunch, Networking, and Exhibitor Tables
1:15 - Panel A: Workforce Development
Speakers: Alison Diehl (Clean Energy Center), Paul M. Douglas (JPI Group), Waltasia Mansano (PSEG), and Walt Yakbosky (Energy Coordinating Agency).
1:15 - Panel B: Building Electrification
Speakers: Weston Berg (ACEEE), Jamal Lewis (GHHI), and others.
2:45 - Panel A: Pushing the Envelope: Zero Energy and Zero Carbon Buildings
Speakers: To Be Announced
2:45 - Panel B: Municipalities: Leading the Charge!
Speakers: Grant Ervin (City of Pittsburgh), LeAnne Harvey (GBU), and Kate Lawrence (City of Jersey City).
4:15 - Raffle, Awards, and Closing Remarks


Welcome Keynote

Kenneth Black
Utility Industry Advisor
Retired Chairman, E Source


Lunch Keynote

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

Weston Berg
Senior Researcher, State Policy
Paul Douglas
The JPI Group
LeAnne Harvey
Program & Communications Manager
Green Building United
Walter Yakabosky, B.S., M.B.A
Director of Training
Energy Coordinating Agency

Check back again soon—we confirm more speakers every week!


Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Premier Sponsors

Networking Sponsors

Delicious Sponsors


Exhibitor Sponsors

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. Follow this link to learn more about these exclusive sponsorship opportunities.

Exhibitor sponsorship packages are now available! These packages all offer a high-value mix of complimentary tickets, exhibitor tables, and branding opportunities. Click here to learn more.

Questions about sponsorship? Interested in customizing your own package? Don't hesitate to contact Business Engagement Manager John Young (

Join KEEA or EEA-NJ Today!

Discounted event tickets are just the beginning of the benefits you'll enjoy when your organization joins KEEA or EEA-NJ. For more information about membership, please contact Business Engagement Manager John Young (

Promotional Exchanges

In exchange for promoting the conference through your organization's communications channels, you could receive reciprocal event promotion, visible branding on conference materials, or even ticket discounts! For more information, please contact Communications and Events Manager Katie Thompson (


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.