What are the Most Effective Tools for Driving Energy Efficiency Investments in Emerging Economies?
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
<strong>MODERATOR:</strong> <strong>Ashok Sarkar</strong>, Energy Efficiency Specialist, The World Bank
<strong>SPEAKERS:</strong> <strong>Soumya Prasad Garnaik</strong>, Chief General Manager, EESL,<strong>Tom Dreessen</strong>, Chairman and CEO, EPS Capital Corp., <strong>Ali Jassim</strong>, CEO, Etihad ESCO, <strong>Katja Eisbrenner</strong>, Director, Energy Practice, Navigant, <strong>Dr. Steven Fawkes</strong>, Managing Partner, EnergyPro Ltd, <strong>Olivia Coldrey</strong, Director, Sustainable Finance, REEEP
<strong>DESCRIPTION:</strong> Developing economies offer great opportunities for efficiency implementation, but institutional and financial barriers prohibit success for many of these communities. ESCOs have been identified as a viable solution to overcoming the challenge of implementing energy efficiency solutions, but the growth of the ESCO industry – particularly in the public sector - has been slow. Can government backed super ESCOs overcome these barriers? How does this model affect the private sector? What are the potential risks?