This week, over 600 public and private sector leaders descended into Washington, DC, answering the call to demonstrate, deploy, and decarbonize.  

Co-hosted by Cleantech Leaders Climate Forum, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office, and our DOE partners, Deploy23 brought together decision makers, capital allocators, community leaders, and others across the clean energy supply chain in one place to talk about barriers and opportunities to deploying these technologies at scale. 

 

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Thank you from Demonstrate Deploy Decarbonize 2023 (#Deploy23)!
U.S. Department of Energy, Loan Programs Office

Secretary Granholm opened the summit with a message full of vision, ambition, and optimism. Additional speakers included John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation; Mitch Landrieu, Coordinator for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; senior Department of Energy (DOE) officials; and CEOs and thought leaders in critical clean energy sectors. 

 

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U.S. DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm Opens the #Deploy23 Conference
U.S. Department of Energy, Loan Programs Office

Attendees heard keynotes and fireside chats with senior Administration officials, C-suite executives of clean energy and infrastructure companies, thought leaders on key technologies poised for commercial liftoff, and community leaders managing real build-out. Additional speaker highlights across both days’ events can be found on Deploy23’s website.  

Deploy23 featured DOE subject matter experts’ pitches to the audience on three key Pathways to Commercial Liftoff reports. 

 

Lucia Tian at Deploy23 conference
Katheryn Scott at Deploy23 Conference
Jen Downing at Deploy23 Conference
Jonah Wagner at Deploy23 conference

 

Deploy Dialogues created opportunities for brainstorming and workshopping in the areas of virtual power plants, industrial decarbonization, grid modernization, carbon dioxide removal, and buy-side incentives. Collaboration was in full force at Deploy23, as well as a shared feeling of optimism.

Fast Facts: 

  • Over 600 participants, with over 90 speakers across nearly 40 sessions.  
  • Over 30 DOE and U.S. Government programs in attendance.  
  • Over 250 side meetings between public and private sector across two days. 

It is a rare opportunity to bring together decision makers, capital allocators, community leaders, and others across the clean energy supply chain in one place to talk about barriers and opportunities to deploying these technologies at scale. It’s rarer still to have a dialogue focused on energy deployment where government stakeholders are here primarily to listen to the rest of the community. Thanks in no small part to your generous contribution of time and effort, we’re thrilled that Deploy23 delivered on both promises, and, as our inaugural gathering, helped lay a strong foundation for this dialogue in the years to come.   

View videos from all four Deploy23 plenary sessions, see event pictures on DOE's Flickr page, and download full Circuits session presentations on the Deploy23.org Agenda page.

 

Jigar Shah
Director of the Loan Programs Office
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