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Climate Initiatives Virtual Roundtable

October 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am EDT

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 Tuesday, October 5th for NEPPA’s inaugural Climate Initiatives Virtual Roundtable to celebrate Public Power and recognize our members’ climate initiatives across the northeast! The Roundtable will be held virtually from 9:00 am – 10:30 am 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 virtually via breakout rooms in Zoom.



Agenda details are subject to change.

9:00 am Welcome & Introductions by Bonnie Biocchi, Executive Director, NEPPA

9:05 am Panel Discussion & Presentation

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.

Thomas Belair, Energy Solutions Manager, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc.
NHEC’s Energy Efficiency and Beneficial Electrification programs, and the positive impact those programs had on carbon reduction.

Ken Stambler, Director, Energy Procurement and Jesse Fitzmaurice, Energy Procurement Analyst, ENE – Energy New England
Evolution of climate initiatives in Massachusetts – past, present and future!

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?

Amy Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Meeting renewable energy goals and utility analysis to pair wind generation with energy storage.

10:00 am Panelist Questions & Answers

10:15 am Participant Roundtable Discussion (Breakout Rooms)

10:30 am Roundtable Adjourns


There are no fees to attend this virtual roundtable, however advanced registration is required. Please click below to register for this event.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to call the office at (978) 540-2200.


October 5, 2021
9:00 am EDT
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