About Us

Clean Energy Works connects champions of energy efficiency and renewable energy with resources that accelerate investment in clean energy solutions.  Pay As You Save® (PAYS®) financing harnesses a proven utility investment model that can reach the largest addressable market for a wide range of distributed energy solutions.

Clean Energy Works focuses on business plan development for utilities that are using PAYS to update their investment model for the 21st century. We promote competitive, market-based approaches that clear barriers for entrepreneurs with innovative solutions and spur new job opportunities. We also provide advisory services to policy-makers, public interest groups, and companies interested in rapidly scaling up investment in clean energy solutions.

Clean Energy Works was founded by Dr. Holmes Hummel, who served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Energy’s Office of Policy & International Affairs from 2009-2013.  In addition to prior work with energy innovators in the Silicon Valley, Dr. Hummel earned a doctorate degree from Stanford University for interdisciplinary research on energy technology scenarios that achieve 100% clean energy for all.

Read about our Board here.

Note:  Clean Energy Works Oregon (CEWO) is a separate organization focused on delivering home energy upgrades to residents of Oregon, and while there is no formal affiliation, the interests of CEWO and Clean Energy Works are well aligned.