Last month, Energy Alliance team members Andy Holzhauser and Jeremy Faust were in Frankfort to attend a bill signing for the Energy Project Assessment District Act, or EPAD.
EPAD, also known as PACE nationally, is a unique economic development tool designed to allow commercial and industrial building owners to finance energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy improvements through a voluntary special assessment attached to the property.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed the bill into law noting the energy and water saving potential that EPADs offer Kentucky businesses.
The Energy Alliance is working with partners throughout Kentucky to develop this new tool. If you are interested in learning more, please call us at 513-621-4232 ext. 3.
Governor Steve Beshear signing into law the Energy Project Assessment District Act. From left to right: Representative Russ Meyer, bill proponent; Representative James Kay, EPAD bill sponsor; Jeremy Faust, Energy Alliance Strategic Business Development Director; Governor Steve Beshear (seated); Andy Holzhauser, Energy Alliance CEO; Richard Pickren, Harshaw Trane Vice President of Finance; Brooke Parker, Frost Brown Todd.
Pen presented to the Energy Alliance as one of the 15 used to sign the bill into law.
On October 1st, the Energy Alliance and the U.S. Department of Energy co-hosted the Clean Energy Finance Roundtable.
A diverse set of over 130 local professionals heard from national and local experts about the current state of clean energy finance and the benefits it can provide to our region. The event helped to energize participants and laid the foundation for what we hope will be a series of discussions surrounding clean energy financing.
Here’s some images we captured of the event and all the great participants.