DC Water Innovation, Collaboration and Leadership in Carbon Reduction

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DC Water Innovation, Collaboration and Leadership in Carbon Reduction

South East Chapter

May 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join AEE to learn about how DC water is contributing to achieving DC carbon reduction goals with far-reaching implications for carbon 2032 & 2050 goals as well as equity to benefit those most in need of the benefits. DC Water will share its role in leading an innovative and collaborative planning process that focuses on Critical Infrastructure, Equity and Resistance in the District of Columbia. H.G. Chissell will present an overview and DC Water leaders will discuss the process with examples of specifics. This will be followed by time for Q & A.


H.G. Chissell – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Energy Group (AEG)

AEG provides guided collaboration for leaders and organizations overcome critical obstacles preventing systemic change that affects over 13 million people. Systemic change on energy, equity and resilience is a team sport. AEG enables committed leaders and organizations to win at what matters most.

Mr. Chissell graduated from Swarthmore College, studied architecture at Drexel University and received his accreditation as a LEED AP. Mr. Chissell focuses on advanced public/private solutions and partnerships, specifically with the DOD, cities, portfolio real estate companies, energy storage integrators, regulators and utilities.

Ernest Jolly – Energy Chief, DC Water

As the Authority’s senior energy advisor, Ernest Jolly ensures that DC Water energy strategic interests are understood, advanced and protected throughout the legislative and regulatory processes. In this role, he provides technical expertise used in formulating and implementing energy management strategies for process and equipment improvements. He also investigates and pursues federal, state and local utility grants and rebates for energy conservation.

Mr. Jolly joined DC Water in August 2008 as the energy manager in the Department of Engineering and Technical Services and was responsible for the energy supply portfolio and energy usage. He then served as the Strategic Planning Chief until January 2015 leading the development of DC Water Strategic Plan Blue Horizon 2020. He has more than 30 years of executive and operational leadership experience in the public utility, nonprofit and military sectors. He is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and retired Navy Commander.

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