Teresa Ringenbach of Direct Energy presents to legislators and staff at AEE’s Advanced Energy Showcase in Columbus
Ohio AEE hosted an Advanced Energy Showcase on March 7 in Columbus across from the Ohio State House. It was a busy day for legislators, with a big transportation bill on the floor. Nonetheless, we were joined by Sen. Steve Wilson, Senate PUC Chair; Representatives Jim Hoops, Nino Vitale, Niraj Antani, and staff from Sen. Marr Dolan’s office; Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes; and Rep. Jamie Callendar, the House PUC Chair, who is currently drafting energy legislation, and number of new members.
Four member companies delivered updates on various advanced energy technologies, development opportunities, and project financing, including Apex Clean Energy, Greenlots, Direct Energy, and Open Road Renewables. Other companies sat in on the meeting as well.
Member companies appreciated the opportunity to connect with and educate lawmakers. Next, we plan to ask for presentation opportunities with key House and Senate committees, as well as each caucus, in an ongoing effort to inform all Ohio lawmakers about the benefits of advanced energy technologies and services.