Program Keynote Speakers

Bert Hunter, Connecticut Green Bank

The Connecticut Green Bank (“Green Bank”) formed in 2011 is the first full-scale state-level Green Bank in the US.  As CIO, Mr. Bert Hunter leads a team of 8 clean energy finance professionals that develop new and innovative financing programs together with other Green Bank staff. In the past four years, the Green Bank team has deployed more than $1 billion in public and private investment in energy efficiency and ... Read More

Monica Curtis

Monica Curtis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Efficiency Alberta in March 2017. As CEO, she is charged with leading the design and implementation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and small scale renewable energy programs and services that help Alberta residents and businesses save money and increase comfort and productivity; and that foster development of an energy efficiency services industry in ... Read More

Benjamin Grunfeld

Benjamin Grunfeld is a Managing Director in the Global Energy Practice at Navigant and the Canadian Power and Utilities Sector Lead. He is a trusted advisor to senior leaders across the energy sector value chain in Canada, including electricity and natural gas utilities, independent power companies, manufacturers, regulators, end-users, and governments. He has considerable consulting project experience in the areas of ... Read More

Gary Holden

Gary Holden is CEO of Pulse Energy, an energy retail company in New Zealand. He was part of the energy reforms in New Zealand in the mid-1990s and has been instrumental in forming policy and establishing innovative business practices over the course of deregulating the retail energy markets. Gary was CEO of Enmax Corp, President of AltaGas, Executive Chairman of Ensource Energy, and CEO of TransAlta New Zealand. He has ... Read More

Doug Lewin

Doug Lewin leads and executes CLEAResult’s regulatory affairs and market development strategy throughout North America. He has a long career advocating for energy efficiency policy, along with clean energy technologies, smart grid, distributed generation, demand response, efficiency finance, measurement and verification, air quality, and market development. Prior to joining CLEAResult, Doug was Executive Director of ... Read More