On October 25 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, Groundswell Senior Program Director Chris Nichols will talk about how person-centered approaches improve energy equity during an interactive panel at Verge 21. She will be joined by Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Director of Education & Engagement Sarah Mihalecz, WattTime Senior Analyst Henry Richardson, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Principal of Business Renewables Center Lily Donge, and Bruce Kennedy at the Beyond the Megawatt: Looking at Clean Energy Holistically panel.

This discussion will center on how not all megawatts are made the same and allow these energy experts to dig into the top considerations needed to ensure renewable energy procurements incorporate circular design principles, support local communities, and consider land use concerns.

VERGE 21: The Climate Tech Event will feature more than 10,000 leaders online — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, investors and startups — advancing systemic solutions to address the climate crisis through five key markets: clean energy, sustainable mobility, carbon removal, regenerative food systems and — new this year — resilient infrastructure. Learn more or register to attend at https://events.greenbiz.com/events/verge-conference/online-event/2021/program#116535