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Stephen Filler

Joule Community
General Counsel/VP
New York
Steve Filler is Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President for Joule Community Power, a leader in Community Choice Aggregation (CCA).  Steve has developed of Joule's CCA model which enables localities to take control of their energy choices by partnering with local organizations, providing revenue to local energy projects; and implementing local energy projects such as Community Solar.  

Steve creates key business relationships and negotiates agreements with energy efficiency providers, funders, utilities and municipalities. He successfully petitioned the NY Public Service Commission to implement the first CCA program in New York, and is working on a model to develop local ownership of local energy projects.

Before Joule, Steve practiced law in private practice and in-house with Clean Tech, IT, and start-up companies. He co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of CSRHub, LLC, a web-based ratings service that evaluates the corporate social responsibility performance of nearly 5,000 companies. He also serves on the Board of Local Farms Fund, a community impact farmland investment fund that invests in local and sustainable farms in New York.