This webinar covers best practices for financing tough-to-finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, in municipalities and local governments.

Two years ago, the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank’s (RIIB) mandate and mission was expanded to include financing clean energy projects. This webinar provides a history of RIIB’s Efficient Buildings Fund (EBF). EBF is a clean energy financing program for local governments, colleges, school districts and quasi-state entities. It seeks to finance retrofits that will result in electric and heating savings greater than 20% across all properties receiving improvements.

The presentation covers opportunities and barriers to accelerating clean energy project investment with public and municipal entities. The discussion highlights:

  • RIIB’s approach to project origination and technical review
  • Financing options and ongoing reporting of energy generation and savings
  • Small and medium-sized project aggregation
  • Lessons learned, and considerations for designing a new clean energy financing program

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) is Rhode Island’s central hub for financing infrastructure improvements for municipalities, businesses, and homeowners. RIIB leverages limited capital in a revolving fund to offer innovative financing for an array of infrastructure-based projects including water and wastewater, road and bridge, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and brownfield remediation. These quality of life projects improve the State’s infrastructure, create jobs, promote economic development and enhance the environment. Featured presenter is:

  • Jeff Diehl, CEO and Executive Director of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

The webinar was moderated by Rob Youngs, Program Director at the Coalition for Green Capital. The presentation was followed by Q&A.