Driving Demand for Clean Energy in Ohio

UpGrade Ohio connects people with local resources to reduce energy use and to access renewable energy solutions, paving the way for a sustainable energy transition in the state of Ohio. With collaboration, we hope to support a strong mandate to implement clean energy reform.

UpGrade Ohio will transform the energy economy in Ohio by engaging Appalachian Ohio citizens in energy awareness, resulting in collective action that reduces energy consumption, increases energy efficiency, spurs technological innovation, and improves long-term economic and environmental sustainability for the region.

UpGrade Athens County, a project of UpGrade Ohio, is a semi-finalist in the Georgetown University Energy Prize!

It’s a two-year competition that challenges communities to reduce their energy consumption through innovation and community engagement. The winning community receives a $5 million prize to use on transformational energy projects!

How UpGrade Advances Clean Energy in Ohio …

+ We Create Opportunities for Regional Businesses:
 We work with local governments, rural farm producers and small businesses that are looking  to expand into solar, bio-methane and geothermal technologies. Learn about new funding opportunities available through UpGrade Ohio, SOPEC and the USDA.

+ We Develop Partnerships for Affordable EV Loans: UpGrade has partnered with the Ohio University Credit Union to make EV purchases affordable.

+ We Follow the Trends on Renewables and Clean Energy: We write stories about local energy advocates and promote clean energy reform at the state and federal level.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Annunciation Banquet and Conference Center
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
555 N. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

GEO is pleased to bring a true Ohio Solar Pioneer, Al Compaan, back to Columbus for the GEO Policy Conference and 17th Annual Meeting! Plus over a dozen more Expert Speakers & Great Networking at Green Expo Trade Show  – AGENDA DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2kLtZ1u

Join Green Energy Ohio (GEO) for an all-day Policy Conference on key green energy policy issues on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  Employing GEO’s “hands-on” knowledge, technical credibility and “grass-roots” outreach provides an ideal platform for discussing key policy issues and solutions impacting clean energy across Ohio.


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: For only $100, take the all-day “Overview of Solar Electric (PV)” workshop on May 31 at Rural Action’s HQ from 8 am – 5 pm. Registration includes course materials and lunch. After May 15, price is $125.