Designed by Lebanon businesses and partners, for Lebanon area businesses.

Hosted by Energy & Climate Upper Valley, in collaboration with Vital Communities, the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee.

Thank you for a great event!

Our first every Lebanon Business Energy Innovation Conference was a great success! Thank you to all our sponsors and to everyone who joined us for a day of inspiration.  Together, we learned about the processes, financial benefits, financing options, and NH State policies surrounding Solar Power, Battery Power Storage, Lighting Design, Heat Pumps, Geo-thermal, and Biomass Heating. We heard testimonials from industry leaders who have already started to make this transition and connected with experts in the renewable energy technology field.

Presentations from the conference are posted to the right.

Video from the keynote address and select presentations will be available in October – stay tuned!

Questions? Contact Energy and Climate Upper Valley at or 802.280.5066. Or find them on Facebook or Instagram @ECUPPERVALLEY.

Presentations from Conference Speakers

Keynote Address – April Salas, Executive Director, Revers Center for Energy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Electricity Track

Heating Track

  • Heat Pumps, Mitsubishi Electric
  • Automated Wood Heat, Northern Forest Center
  • Geothermal Heating – No slides available, contact Dan Grace with questions (

Testimonials from Area Businesses

  • AVA Gallery and Art Center
  • King Arthur Flour – Contact James Kirkpatrick to learn more (
  • Upper Valley Aquatic Center – Contact Chris Halliday to learn more (

City of Lebanon 

Keynote Speaker

April SalasApril Salas, Executive Director, Revers Center for Energy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. 

April comes to Tuck with 15 years of public and private sector experience in global and domestic energy project- and international-development. Starting her career in energy finance, she worked as a consultant in mid-/downstream oil and gas projects in Africa, as well as, an energy markets analyst covering Europe and Latin America.  Mrs. Salas has held various senior positions within the US Department of Energy in power delivery, energy reliability and systems analysis, and just prior to joining Tuck, Mrs. Salas directed the White House’s Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force Secretariat, in conjunction with the Secretary of Energy, and the White House’s Domestic Policy Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy. Domestically, Mrs. Salas served as Director of the State Energy Assurance Program, as well as, Chief of Planning and Analysis for all federal energy emergency response with FEMA. Globally, Mrs. Salas established and led a global energy security advisory program, energy security and systems analysis for DOE’s country-to-country engagements, as well as, US government support to international energy emergency response. Mrs. Salas represented US government energy security interests at NATO, led engagements in Colombia, Haiti, Iraq, and within the EU.

April earned her MBA from Cornell University; two Masters degrees, in International Security and Economics, with a focus on energy poverty and development, and her BA from the College of William and Mary.