Infrastructure Laws & How to Access Federal Funding Opportunities for Utilities

Infrastructure Laws & How to Access Federal Funding Opportunities for Utilities

As part of its focus on combating climate challenges, creating clean energy jobs, and promoting energy justice, the current US administration has launched various initiatives through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)/Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Inflation Reduction Act, and other programs. These initiatives present significant funding opportunities to utilities for capital projects. At the same time, there are many timelines, requirements, complex applications, tax credits, and audit processes to navigate.

Gain valuable insights and resources from top industry representatives as they discuss the latest developments, areas utilities can focus on, and considerations for accessing funding as it becomes available.

Join TMG in San Diego, CA, on October 13-14, 2022, for this utility-only panel session! 

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will make historical federal funding levels available for energy and water infrastructure projects. Trying to comprehend new federal laws and navigating the grant and allocation process is never easy, so I’m very excited at the prospect of learning more about how Utilities can benefit from these new laws from a panel of regulatory and industry experts at the TMG Forum this October!

– Sudeep Kappadan, EVP, Advisory Services

Panel Speakers

J Martin-Gallardo

Jennifer helps grant recipients resolve challenges and navigate the Energy Commission’s policies and procedures. She also leads a team of Energy Commission staff working to improve grant processes to ensure efficient and effective grant management. Jennifer also serves as a legal advisor to the Chair. She organizes the Energy Commission’s efforts on federal funding opportunities within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act. Jennifer holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from C.S.U. Sacramento and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

GA Mack

Grant currently serves as the Director of Governmental Affairs at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). In this position, Grant leads a high-performing team of analysts in the Office of Governmental Affairs (OGA). They are charged with facilitating the CPUC’s interaction with the Legislature, providing expert policy advice to CPUC Commissioner offices, management, and staff, informing and lending technical assistance to legislative staff, and engaging in the legislative and budget processes to ensure that the organization’s perspective is represented in active legislative and budget discussions. Grant also concurrently served in the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom during the last several months of the 2022 legislative year, where he worked to help develop, shape and negotiate Governor Newsom’s climate and clean energy policies and budget priorities.

T Bailek

Tom received a Bachelor’s and Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1982 and 1986, respectively. He also obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2005. He is currently employed by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) as a Chief Engineer. His responsibilities involved technology strategy and policy for transmission and distribution issues, including equipment, operations, planning, distributed generation, and development of new technologies. He was also the Principal Investigator on DOE and CEC-funded Micro Grid projects. Greentech Media also recognized Tom in its 100 Top Movers and Shakers in Smart Grid.

Additional Speakers

Working with utilities to plan, develop, implement, and manage digital technology solutions.

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