NECEC Summit Brings Together Industry Leaders to Develop Financing Solutions

More than 75 cleantech and clean energy leaders representing the investment community, startups, utilities and public officials gathered in New York City last week for NECEC’s Second Annual Cleantech Financial Innovation Summit, hosted and sponsored by Wells Fargo and Chubb.

The focus of the day-long event was finding solutions to they key financing and investing challenges impacting the clean energy industry. NECEC lead the group of passionate and forward-thinking executives and industry leaders in interactive discussions and dialogue to highlight and develop ideas for new and potential financial innovations with the power to unlock solutions for the 21st-century energy system and clean transportation markets.

The morning speakers discussed various public and private capital financing mechanisms needed to scale the build out of a 21st-century energy system, while the afternoon session focused on the latest financial innovations unlocking new investors and growth in the Northeast. Speakers included:

Following each panel, business leaders broke into collaborative breakout sessions for valuable learning and networking. Overall it was a great day full of collaboration between leaders in the finance community and clean energy industry to work towards new investment models, capital sources, and approaches to syndicate investments and public/private partnerships, as well as new energy services business models and solutions to drive the industry forward.

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Alistair Pim

Alistair Pim is NECEC's Vice President, Innovation & Partnerships.