EBC Energy Resources Webinar: Future Role of Natural Gas in the New England Region


Date: June 18, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

This EBC Energy Resources webinar will address the current and projected future role of natural gas in the Commonwealth and New England. In the last two decades, natural gas has substantially increased its share of power generation and home heating regionally. But now, as the states in the region increase their goals and shorten their timelines for implementing a clean energy system and a lower carbon energy network, what will/should the role of natural gas be? This webinar will provide context on how natural gas is utilized today, and address some possible low-carbon pathways for natural gas in the future, including greater efficiency investments, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen.

Final Agenda – Energy Resources Webinar – Future of Natural Gas in the New England Region


Program Co-Chairs:

  • Marc Bergeron, PWS, CWS, Chair, EBC Energy Resources Committee; Principal, Epsilon Associates, Inc.
  • Glynn MacKenzie, PE, Senior Project Engineer, Weston & Sampson

Speaker Agenda:

Natural Gas and its Role in our Region’s Energy System, Economy & Environment

  • Steve Leahy, Vice President, Policy, Northeast Gas Association (NGA)

The Future of Natural Gas: Technologies & Pathways

  • Don Chahbazpour, Director, Gas Utility of the Future, National Grid

Natural Gas Trends & Current Demand at Eversource

  • David Allain, Director, Gas Sales & Expansion, Eversource Energy

Attendee List

Sarah Bailey Eversource Energy Engineer
Ted Barten Epsilon Associates, Inc. Principal
Sarah Basham National Grid Sustainability Program Manager
Bob Bibbo
James Bossange
Kerry Britland Eversource Energy Director Regulatory Affairs
Dorothy Buckoski Epsilon Associates, Inc. Senior Consultant
Jennifer Buttaro Eversource Environmental Specialist
Joseph Carroll National Grid Director – Community and Customer Management
William Ciocca National Grid Community Customer Manager
Paul Fennelly
Catherine Finneran Eversource Vice President, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs
Kelly Fowler Unitil
Jay Gamble Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc. Energy Practice Leader
Alycia Goody MA Department of Public Utilities Assistant General Counsel
Geoff Gunn Arup Energy Business Leader
Bridget Harmon Unitil Service Corporation Business Development Representative
Carl Hartwick National Grid Customer & Community Manager
Todd Isherwood Mass Maritime Outreach Specialist/Energy Manager
Danielle Iuliucci GES Project Scientist
Paul Knapik BSC Group, Inc. Project Manager/Wetland Scientist
Karen Luther Northeast Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association Executive Director
Gary McAllister GZA Sr. Vice President
Robert Moran National Grid Principal Program Manager
Darrell Oakley Epsilon Associates Senior Consultant
Thomas ORourke Eversource PM Gas Sales
Dianne Phillips Holland & Knight LLP Partner
Lily Ricci Anderson & Kreiger LLP Associate
Xufei Shen Guidehouse Consultant
Andrew Vitvitsky MIT Climate CoLab Research Associate
Diana Walden BSC Group, Inc. Project Scientist
Philip Wettengel O’Neill and Associates

The available presentations from the EBC Energy Resources Webinar: Future Role of Natural Gas in the New England Region completed on June 18, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Energy Resources Webinar – Future of Natural Gas in the New England Region

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