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Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Appoints Project Associate

Konstantine Drakonakis of Orange, Conn., has been named project associate with the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) at Connecticut Innovations (CI), the quasi-public organization driving technology innovation in Connecticut through a variety of investment funds, projects, programs and industry leadership initiatives. As project associate, Drakonakis will be assisting in monitoring existing CCEF projects; designing and launching new programs; performing due diligence, research and analysis related to financial assistance requests; and performing program-related marketing and outreach.

Drakonakis, a civil and environmental engineer, brings to CCEF a broad range of project management experience ranging from natural resources management and planning to water resources engineering, industrial environmental management, sustainable design and restoration ecology. Additionally, he brings to CCEF experience in environmental resources assessment and regulatory planning, and residential and commercial development.

Commenting on Drakonakis’s appointment, CCEF’s President Lise Dondy noted, “We look forward to utilizing Konstantine’s extensive field experience and policy skills to support CCEF’s commitment to renewable energy development and deployment here in Connecticut.”

Drakonakis holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale University and a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Vermont.

About the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF)
CCEF was created by the Connecticut General Assembly and is administered by Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public organization. CCEF promotes the development and commercialization of clean energy technologies; the creation of clean energy supply; and the demand for electricity from clean, renewable sources in Connecticut in order to strengthen Connecticut’s economy, protect community health, improve the environment, and promote a secure energy supply for the state. CCEF’s funding comes from a surcharge on electric ratepayers’ utility bills.

About Connecticut Innovations, Inc.
Connecticut Innovations (CI) is a quasi-public organization dedicated to driving a vibrant, entrepreneurial, technology-based economy in Connecticut. CI stimulates high-tech growth by investing in: early-stage Connecticut technology companies; university/industry research collaborations; technology transfer; and, clean energy initiatives through the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. CI also fosters collaboration among government, business, non-profit and academic organizations to advance technology growth and promotes public policies consistent with CI’s mission. Since 1995, CI has been the state’s leading investor in high technology and clean energy, investing over $180 million in more than 100 companies, projects, and other programs. For more information on CI, please visit www.ctinnovations.com.