Jigar Shah

United States Department of Energy

Director, Loan Programs Office

Jigar Shah was most recently co-founder and President at Generate Capital, where he focused on helping entrepreneurs accelerate decarbonization solutions through the use of low-cost infrastructure-as-a service financing. Prior to Generate Capital, Shah founded SunEdison, a company that pioneered “pay as you save” solar financing. After SunEdison, Shah served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change. Originally from Illinois, Shah holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois-UC and an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park.

Sessions With Jigar Shah

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 09:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 10:10 pm

    How Can Public Innovation Funding Supercharge Decarbonization?

    Breakfast Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Decarbonizing the global economy requires significant investment. At the same time, the technologies needed to enable this goal still require both technical and commercial de-risking. With no single entity able to perform the heavy lifting associated with transitioning the energy system, what should the role of government be in accelerating this level of decarbonization? How can it support innovation to advance net zero goals? What synergies amongst ecosystem players can be leveraged to deliver these solutions?

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 07:30am - 08:10am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 02:10 pm

    Voices of Innovation: Jigar Shah

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory
    One-on-one candid conversations from the foremost and sometimes controversial thought leaders. 

Thursday, 10 March

  • 05:00pm - 06:30pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 11:00 pm - 11/mar/2022 12:30 am

    “Next Gen” Future Energy Leaders Town Hall

    Diversity & Inclusion/Future of Workforce Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    The race is on for innovative, fresh approaches to solve the world’s greatest energy and climate challenges. The emerging generation of future energy leaders, technologists, and entrepreneurs have unprecedented opportunity for impact and to create real change. The energy world is hungry and open to disruptive ideas. There never has been a more exciting—or urgent—time to be part of the energy industry. Join this special interactive “Next Gen” dynamic session, featuring rapid-fire insights by leading minds on energy innovation, along with CERAWeek Future Energy Leaders. How can we achieve net zero ambitions by 2050? How can we tackle climate change while meeting the planet’s need for more energy? What are the promising and scalable technologies? What are the challenges and most exciting opportunities?