Community Energy
Workshop #2
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 -
8:30am to 1:00pm
District Hall, Boston Innovation District

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Boston Microgrids Workshop #2

May 28, 2014 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

District Hall —75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Convener: Pace Energy and Climate Center

Facilitator: Dr. Jonathan Raab, Raab Associates, Ltd.

 

Agenda

8:30        Networking Coffee and Registration

9:00        Welcome & Overview  —Sam Swanson, Pace Energy and Climate Center

9:05        Agenda Review, Today’s Goals, and Groundrules—Dr. Jonathan Raab, Raab Associates.

9:10        State and City Policy Goals

—Ann Berwick, Department of Public Utilities

—Brad Swing, Mayor’s Office of Environment, Energy and Open Spaces

9:20        Utility Experience with Microgrids

—Northeast Utilities

—National Grid

9:30        Microgrid Scenario #1 – Utility Owns the Wires

o   Microgrid technical description-(5 min)

o   Legal Framework and Questions for this Scenario — Seth Hoedl, Harvard Law School (10 min)

o   Description of Business Entities and Roles—Fran Cummings, Peregrine  (5 min)

o   Breakout Group Discussions and Report Back (30 min)

o   Report Back (10 min)

10:30     Break

10:45     Microgrid Scenario #2 – Joint Venture Owns Wires and Generation

o   Legal Framework and Questions for this Scenario — Seth Hoedl, Harvard Law School (15 min)

o   Description of Business Entities and Roles—Fran Cummings, Peregrine  (5 min)

o   Breakout Group Discussions and Report Back (30 min)

o   Report Back (10 min)

11:45     Looking Ahead: Planning for Next Workshops

12:00     Adjourn