We talked with John Hargrove, CEO of the Association of Energy Services Professionals.
John Hargrove has led the Association of Energy Professionals since March 2015. Previously, Hargrove was director of renewable programs at NV Energy in Nevada for eleven years, and energy efficiency program manager at NV Energy for three years prior to that.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What is your association about? What kind of people are in it and why are they in it?
John Hargrove: AESP - the Association of Energy Service Professionals - is a twenty-six year old organization. It was started back in the early days of energy efficiency, by people in the utility industry and the very small but growing efficiency consulting industry.
It morphed over the years as the efficiency industry has grown. So too has our organization, dramatically. We're now around twenty-four hundred members, primarily in North America.
Our membership is diverse, ranging from utility program managers to consultants that work in the efficiency space, or governmental representatives, or from non-profits. As well as manufacturers of energy efficient products.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Is it a dynamic group?
John Hargrove: I've been in the efficiency industry for thirty-five years or so. The makeup of the people that I see versus the makeup that I saw in the early eighties - it's not even the same industry.