Climate Initiatives Roundtable
May 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
May 26, 2021 (9:00 am – 11:30 am) | Hybrid Roundtable (In-Person & Virtual)
Are you a leader trying to navigate the changing landscape of climate initiatives at the local, state or federal level? How are you involving key stakeholders in your community to address public perception and demand for a cleaner and socio-economically responsible utility?
Join us on Wednesday, May 26th for our inaugural Climate Initiatives Roundtable being held either in-person at NEPPA’s Training Center (200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460) or virtually via Zoom.
To kick off the Roundtable, a panel of utility representatives and joint action agencies will discuss how they or their members are approaching Climate Initiatives locally. Following the panel, a robust Roundtable will be held and moderated both in-person and virtually via breakout rooms in Zoom.
Agenda details are subject to change.
9:00 am Welcome & Introductions by Bonnie Biocchi, Executive Director, NEPPA
9:15 am Panel Discussion & Presentation (Additional Panelists will be announced as they are confirmed.)
Virtual – Julia Leopold, Communications Specialist, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA)
Vermont’s energy transformation, Renewable Portfolio Standards and strategies to reducing fossil fuel reliance by increasing load.
Virtual – Craig Snow, Vice President of Member Services, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Community partnerships and company-wide strategies to supporting the transactive energy business model in New Hampshire.
In-Person – Timothy Hebert, Chief Operating Officer, ENE – Energy New England
Evolution of climate initiatives in Massachusetts – past, present and future!
Panelist TBD, Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC)
Details coming soon!
In-Person – Matthew Ide, Executive Director of Energy & Financial Markets, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC)
What’s the impact of Massachusetts’ new Climate Bill? How does this legislation and advocacy affect your utility, including power supply portfolios?
Virtual – Amy Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Meeting renewable energy goals and utility analysis to pair wind generation with energy storage.
10:15 am Panelist Questions & Answers
10:30 am Roundtable Discussion: Please submit some questions in advance of the session to support the Roundtable
Virtual Participants will be assigned into Breakout Rooms for a more intimate discussion, moderated by panelists and NEPPA staff.
11:30 am Roundtable Adjourns
11:30 am Optional Luncheon Available for In-Person Participants
Registration fees include coffee and lunch for In-Person. If you have any dietary or other restrictions, please note them on your registration.