The federal government is the world’s largest user of energy and the nation’s largest landlord, overseeing tens of thousands of buildings, making its critical mission uniquely vulnerable to extreme weather, cybersecurity attacks, and energy supply chain disruptions. The federal government is also uniquely positioned – through its world-class research and development portfolio and its procurement strategies – to spur innovation, commercialization, and deployment of clean energy and infrastructure technologies to build a stronger, more resilient nation.
The mission of the Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium™ is to address the energy security and climate crises by reimagining how we use, generate, transport, and store energy and how we build efficient, modern, resilient infrastructure. The RISE Consortium™ will work with innovators and experts to rapidly deploy technologies for installation and operational energy, integrate energy and climate resilience into performance contracting, and develop new business models to ensure those solutions are scalable. The RISE Consortium™ will also serve as an industry forum to engage with new federal energy and resilience policies, standards, and programs.
The RISE Consortium™ is a national consortium whose members include manufacturers, technology startups, energy services companies, utilities, academic institutions, financiers, and legal, consulting, and engineering firms who wish to work with the federal government to accelerate energy and infrastructure modernization.