Clean Energy Financing Tools in the Mankato area

November 12, 2021 | 9:00-10:15am

your choice of location: via zoom or in-person at, South Central Service Cooperative, 2075 Lookout Drive, North Mankato MN

Southeast Clean Energy Resource Team (SE CERT); Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council (SMCEC)
Event Description

Clean energy, in the form of energy efficiency or renewables, can save businesses and nonprofits money while also creating jobs, stabilizing electric prices, and helping the environment. But lack of financing and the need for up-front capital can be major barriers. Attend this event virtually or in person to learn about revenue neutral and/or cost-effective upgrades, and how to incorporate multiple sources of funding and grants into your project.

This free event is designed for businesses, non-profits, and contractors, particularly those in Xcel Energy utility service territory in the Mankato area. Options for multi-family buildings are also covered.


9:00 Welcome

9:10 Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Programs - Jim Hasnik, Director of Lending Services, Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)

9:25 Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and Renewable Energy for Greater America grant programs - Peter Lindstrom, Manager of Public Sector and Community Engagement, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)

9:40 Mankato local church experience with zero-interest CEE Loan - Lou Schwartzkopf, member of Centenary Church

9:50 Q&A

10:10 Closing thoughts

10:15 Optional Q&A if needed


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