Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a 501 (c)(3) national non-profit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy.

We are the focal point for collaborative advocacy across the renewable energy sector, supported by hundreds of members spanning renewable energy technologies and constituencies, including developers, manufacturers, top financial institutions, major corporate renewable energy buyers, grid technology providers, utilities, professional service firms, colleges & universities, government agencies and allied non-profit groups.

ACORE accomplishes much of its work by convening leaders across key constituencies, facilitating partnerships, educating federal and state legislators and agency officials on important policies, publishing research and analysis on pressing issues, and undertaking strategic outreach on the policies and financial structures essential to renewable energy growth.

EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS

The Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (PREF) is the leading coalition of renewable sector financiers, developers, manufacturers and corporate consumers who unite to tackle market barriers and unlock capital for renewable energy.

The Partnership for Renewable Integration and Market Expansion (PRIME) is an alliance of prominent, multi-technology renewable energy developers, investors and consumers that guides ACORE’s strategic efforts to expand the renewable energy marketplace.

Signature Forums

Our annual forums in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco set the industry standard in providing important venues for key leaders to meet, discuss recent developments, and hear the latest from senior government officials and seasoned experts.

The only pan-technology renewable energy policy summit to address federal and state policy. Every March, the forum brings industry and policymakers together to discuss energy and tax policy, debate key issues in the changing electricity marketplace, and identify priorities for Congress, the states, and the relevant agencies.

The premier renewable energy finance event in the U.S. Every June, REFF-Wall Street draws hundreds of executives including investment bankers, venture capitalists, leading renewable developers, manufacturers, private equity investors, and other top transactional professionals in renewable energy finance. Regular topics of discussion include tax issues, the state of the debt and equity markets, mergers and acquisitions trends and investment opportunities like the growing corporate procurement market.

ACORE’s new fall forum will convene senior renewable energy executives, experts in the storage and technology sectors, system operators, financiers and corporate purchasers to maximize the use and integration of renewable energy in our nation’s power markets. Attendees will assess and advance efforts to promote a modernized grid that values flexibility, competition, reliability and resilience, as the U.S. increasingly fuels its economic growth with renewable power.