The 2021 virtual Energy Exchange will connect you to the present and the future of efficient, resilient, secure, and sustainable energy and water solutions.
This training event will focus on providing the resources and tools necessary to meet the ambitious goals and challenges associated with becoming efficient, resilient, sustainable, and secure in support of continuous mission operations, regardless of operating conditions.
Energy Exchange will provide an opportunity for participants to connect with agency leadership in interactive sessions, learn from peers to understand how to apply flexible solution sets and engage with U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy subject matter experts in the FEMP Hub.
Energy Exchange will give you the opportunity to connect with:
- Unlimited access to 40 accredited technical training sessions in five learning tracks
- Plenary sessions featuring dynamic thought leaders
- Expert panel discussions with live engagement
- FEMP Hub experts ready to answer your project development and implementation questions
- Trade show with solutions ranging from best practices to emerging innovations
- Live video chats with exhibitors sharing a wide range of smart technologies
- FEDS Spotlight winners and pathways to success.
U.S. Department of Energy
We're proud to announce two outstanding featured speakers for this year's event. Join us in the Opening Plenary and Closing Plenary, where they will outline the critical role the federal government can play in making the American energy economy more equitable and climate-resilient.
Jennifer M. Granholm
Jennifer M. Granholm was sworn in as the 16th Secretary of Energy on February 25, 2021, becoming just the second woman to lead the U.S. Department of Energy. Secretary Granholm will lead the Department in helping America achieve President Biden's goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by advancing cutting-edge clean energy technologies, creating millions of good-paying union clean energy jobs, and building an equitable clean energy future. Secretary Granholm also oversees DOE's core missions of promoting American leadership in scientific discovery, maintaining the nuclear deterrent and reducing nuclear danger, and remediating the environmental harms caused by legacy defense programs.
Kelly Speakes-Backman is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In her role, she leads and directs the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, focused on creating and sustaining American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy. She oversees the planning and execution of the organization's $2.8B portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable transportation.
The White House
We're also pleased to welcome White House speakers to headline sessions at Energy Exchange 2021. Leaders from the Biden Administration will share ambitious goals for achieving a clean energy economy by 2050, priorities and vision for environmental justice, and the role of the federal government to lead by example.
Gina McCarthy is the first National Climate Advisor—the President's chief advisor on domestic climate policy—and leads the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy focused on mobilizing a whole-of-government approach to tackling the climate crisis, creating good-paying, union jobs, and securing environmental justice. Previously, she served as 13th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and then as President and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council. One of the nation’s most trusted and accomplished voices on climate issues, she has been at the forefront of environmental and public health progress in a variety of leading roles for over three decades.
Brenda Mallory was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 14, 2021, and sworn in as the 12th Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. She is the first African American to serve in this position. As Chair, she advises the President on environmental and natural resources policies that improve, preserve, and protect public health and the environment for America's communities. She is focused particularly on addressing the environmental justice and climate change challenges the nation faces while advancing opportunities for job growth and economic development.
Andrew Mayock is the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. In his role, he leads President Biden's efforts to improve the sustainability of the federal government, including by helping federal agencies prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change on their operations and services. Andrew brings more than 25 years of public and private sector experience to the Biden Administration, including service in the Obama and Clinton Administrations.