EBC New Hampshire Program: Non-wire Alternatives for the Electric Grid


Date: March 12, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

When one thinks about maintaining a reliable and functional power-grid, the typical image is adding or upgrading power plants, transmission lines, and substations. However, there’s another angle to consider. Non-wire alternatives are utility system improvements and operating practices that reduce the load on the grid, maintain capacity, and improve grid reliability local to where electricity is actually used. Such concepts include energy efficiency, battery storage, demand-response, distributed generation, microgrids, advanced metering infrastructure, time-of-use rates that help shape behavior, net-metering rules, and more.

New Hampshire’s regulatory authorities and grid managers allow for and encourage each of these strategies, balancing benefits, costs, and risks against traditional power upgrades through least-cost planning. With presentations from industry experts, attendees to this EBC New Hampshire Energy program will learn about the various approaches in New Hampshire, the regulatory and legislative rules to their use, and the ultimate benefit to consumers; reliable power at lower rates.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – New Hampshire Program – Non-wire Alternatives for the Electric Grid


Program Chair:

  • Matthew Christie, Associate Director – Advanced Energy, TRC


  • Michael Behrmann, Director of Business Development, Clean Energy New Hampshire
  • Jennifer Schilling, Director, Grid Modernization, Eversource
  • Heather Tebbetts, Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Liberty Utilities (New Hampshire)
  • Additional speakers to be announced shortly.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Alexander Tang, Project Manager at TRC.

Attendee List

Kevin Bemis Eversource Environmental Coordinator
Margaret Blagbrough Power Advisory LLC Consultant
Thomas Burack Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA Attorney
Geoffrey Cooper DNV GL Consultant
Kurt Demmer NH Public Utilities Commission Utility Analyst
Bryanna Devonshire Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA Attorney
Kerrie Diers Normandeau Associates, Inc. Director of Planning & Communication
Brett Feldman Navigant Research Director
Kristina Kelly DNV GL Senior Consultant
Paul Martin Tetra Tech Sr. Program Manager-Energy
Jason Morse NH Public Utilities Commission Energy Analyst
Elizabeth Nixon NH Public Utilities Commission Utility Analyst
Michael Quinn McLane Middleton Director
David Reed Schneider Electric Dir, Advanced Microgrid
Hannah Smith Standard Power of America Energy Analyst
Leszek Stachow NH Public Utilities Commission Assistant Director, Electric Division
Kelsey Sullivan UNH School of Law 3L Law Student
Christopher Walton Apex Companies, LLC Project Manager
Alexander Zamarro Recent Master’s Degree Graduate & Job Seeker

The available presentations from the EBC New Hampshire Program: Non-wire Alternatives for the Electric Grid completed on March 12, 2019, can be viewed below.

Presentations – New Hampshire Program – Non-wire Alternatives for the Electric Grid

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