Speaker Series: Chris Jedd “Denver Housing Authority’s Community Solar Garden”

Join MDCRES this March to hear Chris Jedd, Portfolio Energy Manager for Denver Housing Authority discus the nation’s first 100% low-income 2 MW community solar garden that is developed, owned, operated, and subscribed by a public housing authority.

Session Overview:
· Overview of DHA and their commitment to renewable energy
· DHA’s decision to develop, own, and operate their own community solar garden
· Project Details (process, partners, financing, size, and more)
· Project Benefits/Impact (savings, environmental, Denver’s 2020 goals, and more)
· Next steps – the future of community solar gardens in the low income space

Overview of DHA:
The Denver Housing Authority is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 11,000 units and housing choice vouchers, providing affordable housing to more than 26,000 very low, low and middle-income individuals representing over 10,000 families. DHA has transformed public housing in Denver creating a vibrant, revitalized, sustainable, transit-oriented, and mixed-income community of choice.

The meeting format will be as follows:

6:30-7:00 pm – Networking and Happy Hour at Serendipity Bar (in the lobby)

7:00-7:10 pm – Announcements

7:10-8:00 pm – Presentation and Q&A

8:00-8:30 pm – Wrap up and networking

This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 introductory membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members

Parking information: In addition to your standard downtown Denver options, parking is offered at the Alliance Center. Parking is $3 per hour and $12 for a full day. To use the lot, please download the Pay By Phone app or create an account at paybyphone.com. Our location number is 3563.

If you are not able to make the event please join our Livestream on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1rm0x-BYy2yhILJBvFgxiQ