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Outstanding Achievement Award Recognizes Noteworthy Improvements To Concord’s Water Treatment Plant

Posted March 31, 2016 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – March 31, 2016 – The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire (ACEC/NH) presented Tighe & Bond and the City of Concord, NH with an Outstanding Achievement Award for recent chemical process improvements at Concord’s Water Treatment Plant (WTP). This included replacing aging components to ensure code and safety requirements, providing secondary spill containment, as well as increasing the overall efficiency and modernization of the WTP’s chemical storage system.

Tighe and Bond ACEC NH AwardACEC/NH held the awards luncheon on March 17 at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester, NH. This annual competition and event recognizes recently completed engineering projects that epitomize quality, innovation, value, and client satisfaction.

In service since 1974, the Concord WTP, a 10 million gallons per day (MGD) conventional filtration treatment plant that treats a New Hampshire surface water supply, was due for an upgrade. The City of Concord contracted with Tighe & Bond to evaluate its existing chemical feed process, design improvements, and oversee the construction administration of this $1 million project.

Using 3D designs, Tighe & Bond engineered the new chemical feed systems to fit perfectly within the footprint of the existing chemical room. This design method was instrumental in driving collaborative conversations, and helping operators to visual the final product. By connecting every phase of the design process through a single 3D digital model, Tighe & Bond could test and optimize the final chemical system design.  This was critical to driving innovation, achieving a higher quality end product, reducing project duration, and increasing overall client satisfaction.  Completed in July 2015, this project also required set up and operation of temporary chemical feed systems to keep the plant fully operational for more than one year while construction was in progress.

Tighe & Bond

Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering and environmental consulting firms in New England. It has offices in Pocasset, Westfield, Westwood, and Worcester, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Tighe & Bond also recently opened an office in Red Hook, New York.

With a team of more than 270 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.

Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally.  ZweigWhite also has recognized Tighe & Bond several times as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation.


For more information, contact Mary Beth Morris, P.E., Vice President of Marketing, 413-572-3247 or email at MBMorris@tighebond.com, or visit www.tighebond.com.


Presentation Added: Expanding Renewable Energy and Maintaining Grid Reliability

Posted March 29, 2016 by

The available presentations from the EBC Energy Resources Program: Expanding Renewable Energy and Maintaining Grid Reliability completed on March 29, 2016, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.

Final Agenda – Energy Resources Program – Expanding Renewable Energy and Maintaining Grid Reliability

03-29-16 Energy Resources Program – Expanding Renewable Energy and Maintaining Grid Reliability


2016 New England Energy Conference And Exposition

Posted March 22, 2016 by

23rd Annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10 and 11, 2016
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, MA

Registration is OPEN

Tuesday’s Events – May 10

Golf Tournament
The Golf Club, 132 Falmouth Woods Road, East Falmouth, MA

Closest to the Pin Competition Sponsor: Con Edison Development

Golf Tournament Sponsors:
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
Entergy – Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
NextEra Energy Resources

10:00 AM Conference Registration Opens at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel

4:30-6:45 PM Exhibition Hall Opens for Viewing and Welcome Reception

Cape Light Compact

6:55 PM Dinner and Keynote Speaker


  • Tina Bennett, President, NECA; Senior Vice President, CLEAResult
  • Joey Lee Miranda, President, CPES; Partner, Robinson+Cole

Keynote Address: TBA

Pullman & Comley LLC
TRC Environmental Corporation

Wednesday’s Events – May 11

All events will be held at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel

7:15 AM Registration Opens

7:30-8:30 AM Roundtable Discussion Breakfast

Sponsor: Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

8:45-10:00 – Panel I – New England’s Energy Balancing Act

Moderator: David O’Connor, Senior Vice President for Energy, ML Strategies, LLC

  •  Dan Dolan, President, New England Power Generators Association
  • Anne George, Vice President – External Affairs & Communications, ISO-New England
  • Camilo Serna, Vice President Strategic Planning & Policy, Eversource Energy
  • Rebecca Tepper, Deputy Chief of the Energy and Environmental Bureau, MA Office of the Attorney General

10:00 – 11:00 Morning Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsor: Day Pitney LLP

11:00-12:15 – Panel II – Restructured Energy Markets & the Grid of the Future: Can they work together?

Moderator: John Athas, Treasurer and Principal Consultant, Daymark Energy Advisors

  • David Littell, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Tim Roughan, Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, National Grid
  • Gin Kirkland Kinney, Managing Director – Business Solutions, NRG
  • Michah Remley, Senior Vice President of Product, EnerNOC, Inc.

12:15-1:45 – Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

  • Stephen Whitley, President & CEO (retired), NYISO

1:45-3:00 – Panel IIIA – Cutting Carbon: Stop or Step on the Gas

Moderator: Shaela Collins, Attorney, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

  • Tracy Babbidge, Bureau Chief, Energy and Technology Policy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Dan Allegretti, VP State Government Affiars – East, Exelon Corporation
  • David Ismay, Clean Energy and Climate Change Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Tom Kiley, President & CEO, Northeast Gas Association

1:45-3:00 – Panel IIIB – Energy of Tomorrow – Not Your Mother’s Centralized Power Plant!

Moderator: Janet Gail Besser, VP of Policy and Government Affairs, Northeast Clean Energy Council

  • Richard Baxter, President, Mustang Prairie Energy
  • Matthew Morrissey, Executive Director, Offshore Wind MA
  • Matt Cinadr, Project Manager, SourceOne Energy Solutions
  • Kerrick Johnson, Vice President, Vermont Electric Power Company

3:00-3:30 – Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsor: Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative

3:30-4:45 – Wrap-up Session

Moderator: Joey Lee Miranda, Partner, Robinson+Cole

  • Hon. Paul Roberti, Commissioner, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Mark Vannoy, Chairman, Maine Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Michael Caron, Commissioner, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  • Hon. Jolette Westbrook, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

4:45 – Prize Drawing

Grand Prize Sponsor: Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.

Carbon Offsets Sponsor: CLEAResult

Conference Pens Sponsor: O’Connor Corporation

Conference Bags Sponsor: VHB

Conference Notepads: Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele, P.C.

Personal Electronics Charging Station Sponsor: Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications

Students and Young Professionals Subsidy Sponsor: GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.



Ramboll Environ Announces Americas Division Senior Hires

Posted March 22, 2016 by

Frank Marrazza, President of the Americas Division of Ramboll Environ, has announced the appointment of Eric Smith, G. Montgomery Lovejoy and Theresa Repaso-Subang to senior-level roles.

G. Montgomery Lovejoy joins the Americas Division as Director of Industrial Key Accounts, based in the Boston-area office. Mr. Lovejoy has been active in the environmental engineering and consulting arena for more than 25 years, with a particular focus on holistic business development and client service excellence. In addition to introducing Ramboll Environ’s diverse services to new clients in the industrial sector, he will be instrumental in addressing the ongoing needs of key clients and supporting the firm’s hallmark service excellence delivery.

“We are very pleased to have professionals of this caliber joining Ramboll Environ,” said Frank Marrazza, Americas Division President. “The exciting vision and attractive core values of our blended organization make this a dynamic professional home with unique opportunities for professional growth,” said Mr. Marrazza. “These individuals enhance the expertise and excellence we can offer to clients in some of our core, foundational service lines—which frequently position us at the intersection of science, business and policy.”