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Accidental Salesperson  

  last person joined one year ago

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Advancing System & Climate Resilience Initiatives  

The purpose of the Advancing System & Climate Resilience Initiatives Topic Committee is to foster collaboration and idea sharing between AESP members on topics that advance utility resilience efforts, including grid resilience, climate resilience, and the interaction in between.
This Committee will provide an open forum for all things that support or challenge resilience, such as DERs, electrification, renewables, demand flexibility, grid mod, natural disaster preparedness and response, environmental justice, and more.

Our mission is to embolden today’s energy services professionals to share, learn, and advance discussion about system and climate resilience initiatives. 

Through a collaborative vision, we are dedicated to providing valuable industry knowledge to our members, that is current and relevant, to assist in navigating through the challenges of a dynamic industry. 

Topics include:

DERs (including storage)
Beneficial electrification (fleet / vehicle electrification and system focused)
Large-scale and community-wide renewables
Climate impacts (designing, tracking, measurement, reporting)
Grid / system modernization
Environmental justice
Natural disasters
Load flexibility

  last person joined yesterday

AESP Chats - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  

  last person joined one year ago

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AESP Emerging Professionals  

  last person joined 8 months ago

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AESP Institute  

AESP is the masterclass provider of online and in-person training
for the energy industry. With the AESP Institute, participants learn from our community of experts, gain access to energy-specific content and can prepare for the energy industry of the future. Plus, Institute offerings provide a chance to earn IACET CEUs.

  last person joined 10 months ago

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AESP Joule Mentors and Mentees  

Mentoring is essentially the original on-the-job training, where a more experienced employee (the mentor) provides guidance and knowledge to a less-experienced employee (the mentee). However, in modern times, we now have educational institutions, in-house training programs, and online LMS, for example, to teach employees the skills they need for the job. However, that’s just the knowledge part.
So what about the guidance every employee needs to navigate a new industry and new workplace? Every professional, no matter how many years in the industry, can always benefit from the deeper pool of knowledge and experience of a mentor who has had even more years in the industry. How to solve some of the common challenges that bedevil all of us? How to handle a workplace issue? How to move ahead?
AESP invites both new and experienced professionals to join our AESP Joule Mentoring program as either a Mentor or Mentee. For seasoned professionals, it is a great way to give back to the industry and help impact the career of an individual. Note: You must be an AESP member to participate.

  last person joined 2 years ago

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Business Issues & Regulatory Models  

The purpose of the Business Issues & Regulatory Models Committee is to serve as a conduit for discussion and sharing of information between energy service practitioners, utilities, and regulators related to new services, energy delivery approaches, and business models.

Our mission is to serve as a forum for open discussion with recognized experts in the field to help work through the challenges that arise in designing and implementing the changing business environment for energy services (e.g. demand response, renewables, distributed generation, pricing, smart grid, energy efficiency, electrification, electric vehicles), and new program delivery models (e.g. pay for performance and finance).

The vision of the Committee is to help close the gap between policy and practices by bringing together the three groups that serve as the foundation of the energy service industry:

-Energy Service Professionals (contractors, manufacturers, advocates, and consultants)
-Utilities (program managers, rates, planning, and senior leadership)
-Regulators (past and present at the local, state, and federal level)

Topics include:
Utility Business Models
Earnings and cost recovery
Cost of services studies
Gas and alternate fuel business issues and policies
Grid modernization and investment
Regulatory Issues
Electrification and Decarbonization
Equity Issues
Cost-effectiveness Tests
Performance-based Regulation
Net Metering
Service Provider Issues
Workforce Development
Vendor Contracting
Pricing and Incentives

  last person joined yesterday

California Chapter  

The AESP California Chapter is a statewide member-led organization dedicated to addressing the challenges of climate change as an industry leader focused on the dynamic changes occurring in the energy industry. AESP offers a unique forum for engaging with seasoned energy professionals and learning about leading-edge developments in energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, energy storage, clean energy transportation, zero-carbon fuels and technologies, and electrification.
In California’s rapidly changing energy landscape, we offer energy professionals opportunities to network, share strategic industry visions, discuss leading-edge energy topics. Our Chapter offers professional development workshops and training, webinars and lunchtime brown bags, site tours, and networking happy hours and events.

  last person joined 9 days ago

DEI Perspectives' Forum  

AESP’s DEI Perspectives' Forum (formerly DEI Book Club) offers an opportunity for members to gather in a relaxed environment to share and discuss DEI-related media, including books, podcasts, blogs, movies and more. The Club will meet monthly, in-person and virtually, and select media to review a a group as well as share topics that are consumed independently. The goal is to grow as individuals and professionals.

  last person joined 3 months ago

Dogs of AESP  

Post your puppers here!

  last person joined one year ago

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Emerging Tools, Technologies, & Methods  

The purpose of the Emerging Tools, Technologies, & Methods Topic Committee is to serve as a resource for the energy industry to identify new and emerging technologies, product categories, and software or data-driven solutions and to share related learnings. The Committee will strive to learn about upcoming technology trends and offerings that will impact the industry. This information will be disseminated to AESP members via panels, presentations, and publications. A specific focus for this Committee is to increase the amount of content related to technology innovation at conferences via a “Technology Spotlight” or similar conference carveout. 

Our mission is to embolden today’s energy services professionals to share, learn, and advance discussion about product and technology trends. 

Through a collaborative vision, we are dedicated to providing valuable industry knowledge to our members, that is current and relevant, to assist in navigating through the challenges of a dynamic industry. 

Topics include:
Emerging technology and product solutions
Innovative product applications
Software and data driven advancements
Research and demonstration projects
Emerging methods of tracking and measuring performance

  last person joined yesterday

Emeritus Members  

The Energy Efficiency industry today owes a debt to the pioneers who have been in this field since its very early days. Some of you are still involved in energy efficiency while some of you are retired – but your interest in pursuing kWh savings and in advancing energy efficiency has never waned.
If you’re retired, AESP wants you to stay involved! We invite you to join AESP at the new Emeritus Members level and stay in touch with the industry. At the same time you have the opportunity to share your valuable knowledge and experience with others. Membership is only $99 a year (or free* if you volunteer with AESP).

  last person joined 2 years ago

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Evergreen Chapter  

The Evergreen Chapter of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) serves as a forum for members and other interested professionals to come together to network, inspire, and motivate.Chapter events are designed to bring together a wide-range of market actors responsible for advancing renewables and energy efficiency in Washington State including program implementers, utilities, contractors, eco-entrepreneurs, equipment manufacturers and distributors, consultants, architects, non-profits, students, and those wanting to enter the energy industry.

  last person joined 16 days ago

Great Lakes Chapter  

The Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Energy Services Professionals formally launched in May of 2021. We are committed to supporting the growing network of energy and sustainability professionals with local professional development and networking opportunities, forums, and symposiums to promote the transfer and development of knowledge and expertise. We represent electric and natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory and non-profit entities, vendors and service providers, manufacturers, and consulting firms.

  last person joined 16 days ago

Marketing & Customer Experiences  

The purpose of the Marketing & Customer Experience Topic Committee is to facilitate thoughtful discussions and help members stay current on the ever-changing marketing and customer engagement trends and technologies in the evolving field of energy.

Our mission is to embolden today’s energy services professionals to share, learn, and advance discussion about marketing, communications, and customer engagement.
Our vision is to serve marketing and communications professionals at all stages of their careers who are dedicated to providing valuable energy services. We will work collaboratively with other Committees on cross-cutting efforts to share top trends and the industry’s biggest issues. Our work enables us to learn in our professions and become a resource for other industry professionals providing benefit for the greater good of the entire AESP membership.

Topics include:

Marketing
Education
Engaging with underserved communities
Digital landscape
Promoting the adoption of decarbonization
Emerging tactics and trends

Customer experience
Digital customer engagement
Non-traditional partnerships (CBOs, etc.)
Engaging with underserved communities

  last person joined yesterday

Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter  

The Mid-Atlantic (MARCh) Chapter of AESP serves as a forum for members and other interested professionals to come together to network, inspire, and motivate. Chapter events are designed to bring together a wide-range of market actors responsible for advancing renewables and energy efficiency in the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC. Our mission is to create regional networking and educational opportunities for members and service providers to stay current on electric industry trends in demand-side management, renewable energy, distributed energy resources, and smart grid solutions.

  last person joined 8 days ago

Midwest Chapter  

The Midwest Chapter of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) works to promote the professional advancement of persons employed in, residing in or associated with energy services programs in the Midwest. Our membership meets quarterly to hear educational presentations related to the industry, network with peers, and stay in touch with what is happening at the AESP national level. The Chapter also distributes a quarterly newsletter with informative articles about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other topics vital to our membership.

  last person joined 10 days ago

Northeast Chapter  

The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) chapter focuses on disseminating information regarding regional developments in our industry by organizing periodic “lunch and learn” events focusing on emerging regional initiatives, co-hosting an annual regional conference with the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) and providing networking and information sharing among members.

  last person joined 4 days ago

Northwest Chapter  

The Northwest Chapter of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) provides a networking and educational forum for energy professionals. We work collaboratively to promote the role of energy efficiency and renewable energy in our region to help stimulate job growth, influence energy legislation, and educate consumer markets. From our monthly networking meetings to annual events, we provide a wide range of benefits and opportunities to energy service professionals in the Northwest (Oregon).

  last person joined 8 days ago

Ontario Chapter  

The Ontario (Canada) Chapter of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) was formally launched in May of 2012. The Ontario (Canada) Chapter is dedicated to supporting the growing network of energy and sustainability professionals with local, professional development opportunities, networking opportunities, forums and symposiums to promote the transfer and development of knowledge and expertise. The Ontario chapter has more than 300 active members and a broader network of more than 500 industry professionals; representing electric and natural gas utilities, public benefit associations, regulatory and non-profit entities, vendors and service providers, manufacturers and consulting firms.

  last person joined 9 days ago