EBC Energy Resources Program: Renewables and Reliability – Expanding Renewable Energy and Maintaining Grid Reliability


Date: March 29, 2016


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


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What happens when the “sun don’t shine and the wind don’t blow?”

Hear industry leaders present relevant facts, analysis and studies plus hurl threats and dire warnings about solar, wind, hydro-power, offshore wind, natural gas pipeline capacity, energy storage, global warming and voltage stability.

Invited experts include:

  • ISO-New EnglandPower Lines Across Fields
  • Baker Administration
  • Attorney General Healey’s Office
  • Solar Industry
  • Wind Industry
  • Energy Storage Industry
  • Non-renewable Baseload after 2050
  • Hydro-Electric Industry
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Developers
  • Offshore Wind Developers
  • Consultant Perspective on Dual-Fueled Peakers and New Gas Capacity Funding

Finally, after digesting all this information, cast your vote on major sections of the Legislature’s Omnibus Energy Bill including:

  • New Solar Energy incentives (new net metering caps and Solar Renewable Energy Credits)
  • Expansion of natural gas capacity funded by electricity ratepayers
  • Importation of Canadian Hydro-power
  • Multi-year auctions for offshore wind

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

The electricity used at this event has been matched with clean, New England wind power thanks to our collaboration with Mass Energy. To learn how you can choose renewable energy for the electricity you use in your home or business, please visit www.massenergy.org.

Program Chair

  • Michael Ernst, Executive Advisor, Power Advisory LLC

Speakers & Moderators

  • Paul Afonso, Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP
  • Armond Cohen, Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force
  • Ronald T. Gerwatowski, Adivising on Energy Policy Matters
  • Paul J. Hibbard, Vice President, Analysis Group
  • John J. Keene, Jr., Director, ISO Advocacy, SunEdison
  • Stephen J. Leahy, Vice President, Policy & Analysis, Northeast Gas Association
  • Chet Lyons, Founder and Principal, Energy Strategies Group (ESG)
  • Matthew A. Morrissey, Executive Director, Offshore Wind Massachusetts
  • John Mosher, Vice President, Engineering and Design, Solect Energy Development
  • Carolyn O’Connor, Director, External Affairs and Communications HQ US, Hydro-Quebec
  • Stephen J. Rourke, Vice President, System Planning, ISO New England
  • Rebecca Tepper, Energy Division, Attorney General’s Office, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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

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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.

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

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