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Monday, August 28 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Facing Challenges with Innovation for a Resilient Energy Future Forum

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The United States Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law in August 2022, is poised to cut energy costs, create good jobs, and transform climate action in the United States. The act includes $369 billion in clean energy and climate investments that will unlock unprecedented opportunity for local governments seeking to accelerate their own climate and energy commitments. The Inflation Reduction Act includes direct savings for households to make crucial, cost-saving energy efficiency improvements to their home. Tax credits will be available as soon as 2023 for energy efficient home improvements such as heat pumps and solar panels. This forum will focus on the opportunities and funding through the Inflation Reduction Act and state funding for energy efficiency and resiliency. Panelists will also discuss the challenges and best practices for incorporating energy efficiency, resiliency and other innovations into housing programs.

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Melvin Philpot

Program Development Coordinator, Duke Energy
MELVIN is a Products & Services Manager for Duke Energy in Lake Mary Florida. He has been employed with the company for 40 years. He is currently the Program Manager for the nationally renowned Neighborhood Energy Saver Program. He is very passionate about community development and... Read More →

Kyle Abney

Florida Green Building Coalition
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Alex Cuevas

Manager, Energy Management Services, Tampa Electric
Alex Cuevas. Business address is 702 North Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida 33602, Email: Ocuevas@tecoenergy.com, Phone# 813-810-6617. Alex is employed by Tampa Electric Company as Manager, Energy Management Services where he covers both residential and commercial conservation programs... Read More →
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Brad Goar

DSM Program Manager, Residential Energy Survey & Low Income Weatherization Programs, Florida Power & Light
Brad Goar serves as Program Manager for FPL’s Residential Conservation Services and Low Income Weatherization programs. Prior to his being a program manager, he was responsible for product marketing of FPL’s residential and business DSM programs. Prior to his joining FPL, Goar... Read More →
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Mikle Gordon

Supervisor Residential Energy Efficiency, Duke Energy
Mikle’s experience in the energy industry begun in 1990 in serving in various roles and have worked in the demand side management (DSM) field for 22 years. Mikle began his career with Florida Power a Progress Energy Company- Florida in 2001 as an Energy Efficiency Advisor, DSM Program... Read More →
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Tony Morgan

Program Specialist, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Tony Morgan serves as the Deputy Director for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Energy. The office is responsible for the development of energy policy and programs for the state as well as promoting the use of renewable energy and energy efficient... Read More →


Monday August 28, 2023 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
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