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Name: Patsy Dugger
Company: CB&I

The California 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.  The chapter meets on a more formal basis quarterly, with events in Northern and Southern California, and less formally with smaller meet-ups more often. Chapter events are designed to bring together a wide-range of market actors responsible for advancing renewables and energy efficiency in California including program implementers, utilities, contractors, eco-entrepreners, equipment manufacturers and distributors, consultants, architects, non-profits, students, and those wanting to enter the energy industry.

If you are interested in becoming a member, have questions, or want to suggest ideas for future meetings, please email Patsy Dugger.

Chapter Leadership
President:  Patsy Dugger, CB&I, (San Francisco)
Vice President, North: Rachel Christenson, Selling Energy, (San Francisco)
Vice President, South: Allison Bially, AESC, Inc., (Carlsbad)
Treasurer: Sharareh Moaddeli, SoCalGas, (Los Angeles)
Secretary:  Mabell Paine, ICF, (Los Angeles)
Communications Chair: Andy Bayowski, kW Engineering, (San Francisco)
Social Media Chair: Teresa Davies, PG&E, (San Jose)

Stay Connected

With California being such a broad geographic region, we invite you to connect with others via the Chapter Linked IN group where you can connect with others, share in lively discussion, post jobs, and promote your offerings.  You can access the group page here.

If you are interested in learning and networking with fellow professionals, sign up to be notified of future events here.

News and Events  

9/22 AESP Networking Happy Hour

September 22, 6:00 – 8:00pm, San Francisco  
Join the AESP California Chapter for beer/wine, light appetizers and networking at this BART/Muni friendly location. Bring your friends and colleagues, meet people, learn something, play ping pong, talk amongst yourselves! Please RSVP.

  • Date: Thursday, September 22
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: WeWork Mid-Market, 995 Market St, 2nd Floor, San Francisco CA 94103 – WeWork is located at 6th and Market, a one block walk from the Powell Street BART/MUNI station. There is limited street parking
  • Fee: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Cash accepted at the door.
CLICK HERE TO RSVP by September 20


Past Events 

June 3rd, 2016
AESP California Chapter lunch and learn: Commercial PACE in California

Join us for lunch on June 3rd and learn more about Commercial PACE in California, via webinar or in person in Oakland and Los Angeles. Please RSVP by May 30.
Commercial PACE is gaining serious traction in California. PACE allows energy efficiency, water efficiency, DR and self-generation projects to be repaid on property taxes, creating an off-balance sheet vehicle that can be stacked with traditional financing, combined with utility incentives and used to recover costs from tenants. Learn how you and your customers can leverage this transformative tool to accelerate energy and water project adoption in retrofit, gut rehab and new construction applications and help the state close the gap on goals.

May 3, 2016
The Efficiency Council’s Professional Education Symposium: Building Blocks to Integrate Efficiency and Demand Response into California’s Distributed Energy Future. The symposium will take place on May 3, 2016 at the David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA. Lunch will be provided. A networking social with appetizers and drinks will follow the sessions.  

In November AESP's California Chapter joined forces with friends at the Efficiency Council to kick off the holidays and celebrate a year of impressive progress in the energy efficiency field!

In August we met up with old friends and new contacts in San Francisco and got a tour of DNR’s new net-zero energy designed office which serves as a ‘living lab’ to test the newest and most intelligent energy efficient products on the market.

At our May event we learned about Big Data in the DSM space. 

AESP California Chapter kicked off 2015 with a happy hour at two locations in Northern and Southern California. Two events, two great locations, one amazing day!  No formal speakers – just pure unadulterated networking and fun! 

We held two California Chapter events in San Francisco and Downey in September.   California Technical Forum (Cal TF): A New Collaborative for Developing Savings Estimates for California
The California Technical Forum is a newly-created organization that employs a panel of 29 independent experts to develop accurate and credible estimates of savings for energy efficiency measures.

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