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The California Chapter of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) serves as a forum for members and other interested professionals to come together to network, inspire, and motivate. The chapter meets on a more formal basis quarterly, with events in Northern and Southern California, and less formally with smaller meet-ups more often. Chapter events are designed to bring together a wide-range of market actors responsible for advancing renewables and energy efficiency in California including program implementers, utilities, contractors, eco-entrepreneurs, equipment manufacturers and distributors, consultants, architects, non-profits, students, and those wanting to enter the energy industry.

Chapter Leadership

Patsy Dugger, CB&I, (San Francisco)

Vice President, North
Karen Moaz, Navigant (San Francisco)

Vice President, South
Allison Bially, AESC, Inc. (Carlsbad)

Sharareh Moaddeli, SoCalGas (Los Angeles)

Mabell Paine, ICF (Los Angeles) 

Communications Chair
Shannon Dorato, Navigant Consulting Inc. (San Francisco)

Membership Chair
Chris Hammer, Sustainable Design + Behavior (San Francisco) 

Geographic Area Served


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  • AESP Group and Individual Memberships: All AESP Group and Individual memberships include membership in a Local Chapter at no extra cost.
  • AESP Chapter Membership only: Or opt to be a Local Chapter member only – to be active in this community, support your local energy efficiency industry and enjoy the member rate at chapter events.

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Upcoming Events

California AESP Board Positions Open - Nominations Due 3/31

Are you interested in getting engaged with AESP at the local level? Do you have ideas and energy to contribute? Then we want you!

The California chapter has board re-elections open for the Treasurer and Secretary positions, for a 2 year term. Board members typically spend 3-4 hours a month on planning calls, activities and regional events. Role descriptions are highlighted below.

Interested candidates should send their brief bio and a letter of interest to Chapter President Patsy Dugger ( by March 31st, describing which position(s) interests you, why you’re interested, and how you would be an asset to the organization (e.g., work, leadership roles in other organizations, skills, etc.). Qualified candidates will be passed to AESP National to manage the California voting process. 

Position Descriptions

Past Events and Pictures

September 22, 2016, San Francisco
AESP Networking Happy Hour
Join the AESP California Chapter for beer/wine, light appetizers and networking at this BART/Muni friendly location, the WeWork Mid-Market. Bring your friends and colleagues, meet people, learn something, play ping pong, talk amongst yourselves. 

June 3rd, 2016, Webinar, Oakland, Los Angeles
AESP California Chapter lunch and learn: Commercial PACE in California
Commercial PACE is gaining serious traction in California. PACE allows energy efficiency, water efficiency, DR and self-generation projects to be repaid on property taxes, creating an off-balance sheet vehicle that can be stacked with traditional financing, combined with utility incentives and used to recover costs from tenants. Learn how you and your customers can leverage this transformative tool to accelerate energy and water project adoption in retrofit, gut rehab and new construction applications and help the state close the gap on goals.

May 3, 2016, Berkley
The Efficiency Council’s Professional Education Symposium: Building Blocks to Integrate Efficiency and Demand Response into California’s Distributed Energy Future.
The Efficiency Council’s Professional Education Symposium: Building Blocks to Integrate Efficiency and Demand Response into California’s Distributed Energy Future. The symposium will take place on May 3, 2016 at the David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA. Lunch will be provided. A networking social with appetizers and drinks will follow the sessions. 


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