Kip Barrett

Track B: The Dynamic Capability of Building: Grid and IAQ
Thu/PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Director of Business Development
Metrus Energy
United States
Sustainable Energy as a Service: Own the Solution, not the Equipment

Abstract After a 15 minute presentation participants will understand a new way to implement comprehensive, multi-measure energy and water efficiency upgrades at their facilities. Specifically, participants will:
• Understand the financial, technical, operational and sustainability benefits associated with the implementation of comprehensive energy and water efficiency upgrades under a Sustainable Energy Services Agreement (SESA) versus traditional capital budgeting.
• Review the legal and financial nuts and bolts that underpin SESA projects and describe how they enable off-balance sheet accounting treatment, de-risk projects and generate positive cash flow.
At the end of the presentation, we will leave time for questions.

As Business Development Director, Kip is responsible for generating sales of new projects and helping drive the growth of Metrus’ energy and water efficiency pipeline. Prior to joining Metrus, Kip was the Bend Director for Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) where his focus was on helping industry make capital investments in the region. Previously, Kip led a solar project company M&A team for Tesla. Prior to Tesla, he was actively developing varied wind, solar and other renewable energy projects at the federal, state and municipal level, including multi-million dollar projects for Fortune 500 companies. Kip holds an MBA from Portland State University and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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