Champions of Change
Jessica Bailey joined Connecticut’s “green bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, as the Director of Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) in August 2012. In this role, she has designed a state-wide program that allows building owners to access financing to perform clean energy improvements on their properties. In the first year, this program brought $20 million in financing to clean energy projects in Connecticut, resulting in the deployment of over 3 megawatts of solar energy and millions of dollars of energy efficiency savings across 2 million square feet of buildings. Through her work in Connecticut, Bailey has demonstrated the power of PACE financing to quickly deploy clean energy. Bailey worked from 2004-2012 at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, where she served as the Fund’s program officer for sustainable development. She received her graduate degree from Yale University and undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.