Community EnergyEnergy Efficiency
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 8:00am to 5:30pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, New England Room, 600 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210

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Capturing the Benefits of Microgrids and District Energy Systems for Communities

February 12, 2013: Workshop Agenda

 

8:00 – 9:00     Breakfast Briefing

Rob Thornton, International District Energy Association

John Jimison, Energy Future Coalition

 

9:10 – 9:30     Welcome & Introduction

Tom Bourgeois, Pace Energy & Climate Center

John Jimison, Energy Future Coalition

 

9:30 – 10:45    Sustainable Economic Development
                     
Moderator: Galen Nelson, Mass Clean Energy Center

Brian Swett, Chief of Environment and Energy, City of Boston

Alisa Kane, City of Portland

Richard Dooley, Arlington County, VA

 

10:45 – 11:00                       Break

 

11:00 – 12:00    Strategies for Resiliency
                       
Moderator: David Cash, Commissioner, MA Dept. of Public Utilities

John Kelly, Perfect Power Institute

Alex Kragie, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Guy Warner, Pareto Energy

 

12:00 – 1:00                          Lunch

Mark Sylvia, Commissioner, MA Dept. of Energy Resources

 

1:00 – 2:15     Nuts and Volts: Financing Options, Business Models, and Utility Strategies
                     
Moderator: Tom Bourgeois, Pace Energy & Climate Center

Ben Parvey, Blue Sky Power

Bill DiCroce, Veolia Energy

Tim Roughan, National Grid

 

2:15 – 2:30                             Break

 

2:30 – 3:45      Advancing Energy Projects
                     
Moderator: Gerry Bingham, MA Dept. of Energy Resources

Allen Freifeld, Viridity Energy

Ed Krapels, Anbaric

Kim Vermeer, Urban Habitat Initiatives

 

3:45 – 4:00     Synthesis and Next Steps

Tom Bourgeois, Pace Energy & Climate Center

 

4:00 – 5:30     Meet the Experts