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Kentuckians have made it clear that we want an energy future that supports jobs, health, equity and climate – and we have great ideas for how to bring that about. The Empower Kentucky Summit will be largest gathering ever of a diverse set of Kentuckians figuring out what it will take to bring about Kentucky’s Bright Energy Future. 

For the past year we’ve been listening to the ideas, hopes and needs of Kentuckians, learning from what other states have done, and tapping into technological and economic expertise to put together a draft plan for what’s possible, what it will take and why it matters for Kentucky to make a just transition to a clean energy economy 

If you’re interested in being part of a well-informed, creative, visionary, justice-oriented conversation about building the agenda for Kentucky’s energy future, join us September 30 – October 1 in Louisville.

Click here to register to attend! 

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Saturday, October 1 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Workshop - Rural coops leading the way on energy efficiency

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Rural electric co-operatives in Kentucky are national leaders in developing an innovative approach – called Pay As You Save – to help their customers save energy and money. Now co-operatives in North Carolina, Arkansas, and Tennessee are building on that model. In this workshop we’ll hear from utility leaders and program partners who are investing millions of dollars in rural communities to make their customers’ homes more energy efficient. We’ll explore key benefits and challenges of the PAYS model. And we’ll discuss what’s needed to continue to grow and expand these programs to better serve Kentuckians in rural and urban communities alike.

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Chris Woolery

How$martKY Program Coordinator, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
Chris Woolery became the How$martKY™ Program Coordinator in September of 2015 after four years with MACED as a Residential Energy Specialist. How$martKY™ partners with rural electric cooperatives to design, finance, and install home energy efficiency upgrades – and these improvements... Read More →

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Tammy Agard

Partner, EEtility
After spending 5 years implementing the Clinton Climate Initiatives HEAL program in Arkansas, Tammy co-founded EEtility in late 2014 determined to help low to moderate income families access the resources they need to make their homes energy efficient. Tammy specializes in utility... Read More →
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Joni Hazelrigg

CEO, Fleming Mason Energy
Joni Hazelrigg is President & CEO of Fleming-Mason Energy Cooperative headquartered in Flemingsburg, KY.  Joni has worked in various positions at the Cooperative for the past 30 years.  She received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Morehead State University with an... Read More →
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Curtis Wynn

President and Chief Executive Officer, Roanoke Electric Cooperative
Mr. Curtis Wynn serves as a President and Chief Executive Officer at Roanoke Electric Corporation. Previously, Wynn served as the President of North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation and as Director of Natural Capital Investment Fund. Wynn is the first African American in the... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Breakout Space #2 Kentucky Center for African American Heritage