Leslie Elder

Vice President of Political Regulatory Affairs
Summit Ridge Energy

Leslie Elder serves as the Vice President of Political and Regulatory Affairs for Summit Ridge Energy. In this role Leslie drives the firm’s strategic efforts to engage federal and state governments. With more than fifteen years of regulatory and campaign work, most recently as Director of the MidAtlantic Region for CCSA (the Coalition for Community Solar Access), Leslie educates leaders on the economic and social benefits of community solar energy and energy storage. Leslie held prior leadership roles as Executive Director at the Pennsylvania Solar PAC, and as Director at the Energy Foundation.

Leslie holds an M.S. in Women in Leadership from Cornell University and an M.S. in Community Nutrition from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has a B.S. from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

08 Nov
 - 12:20 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Stream 2 - Emerging Solar and Storage Markets
Panel Discussion
  • How is the community energy sector evolving since the IRA?
  • Where should those with limited time and resources focus their energy?
  • How to manage risk specific to community solar projects?
  • What are the most efficient ways to build a base of subscribers?
  • How are developers extracting the most value from collocated storage assets on community solar projects?
  • How are leading developers championing the interests of landowners and community stakeholders?

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