Event Type Event
EBC Ascending Professionals Event: 5th Annual End of Summer Bash NECA is happy to be partnering with
EBC Ascending Professionals Event: 5th Annual End of Summer Bash
NECA is happy to be partnering with the Environmental Business Council of New England’s Ascending Professionals for “speed networking” and bowling.
When: Thursday, September 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: Lucky Strike, Somerville (Assembly Row)
What: Meet some new folks while you bowl! (and if bowling is not your thing – we’ll also provide appetizers, drinks, and comfy seating).
Register through the EBCNE WEBSITE.
Cost: Ascending/Young Professionals – $35 | Other Individuals – $70
2023 Fuels Conference: Fuels for Thought WHEN: Monday, September 18 from 8 am to 5 pm with reception to follow WHERE: The University of Massachusetts
2023 Fuels Conference: Fuels for Thought
WHEN: Monday, September 18 from 8 am to 5 pm with reception to follow
WHERE: The University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA
PARKING: One Beacon Garage, Boston, MA
The transition to renewable and clean energy sources is paramount, but it cannot be achieved without addressing pipeline networks and transportation fuels that have long been the backbone of global energy systems. This conference offers a platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and transformative discussions that will shape the future of energy infrastructure. Engage with leading industry experts as they present cutting-edge technologies, best practices, and policy frameworks to drive the decarbonization of pipeline networks and transportation fuels.
Jake Anderson, Head of Natural Gas and Power Fundamentals, Macquarie Group
Jeffrey N. Roy, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, MA House of Representatives
Eric Slifka, President & CEO, Global Partners LP
Panel I: Greening Pipeline Networks
Moderator: Daniella Landers, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Max Bergeron, Manager, Stakeholder Relations, Enbridge
José Costa, President, Northeast Gas Association
Donny McCallum, Chief Financial Officer, Smartpipe Technologies
Panel II: Policy & Regulatory Frameworks
Moderator: Shaela Collins, U.S. Corporate Relations – Integrated Power Policy, Shell USA
James (Jamie) Van Nostrand, Chair, MA Department of Public Utilities
Jessica Waldorf, Chief of Staff & Director of Policy Implementation, NY State Public Service Commission
Carleton Simpson, Commissioner, NH Public Utilities Commission
Panel III: Carbon Accounting & Clean Fuels Options
Moderator: Melissa Whitten, Managing Consultant Daymark Energy Advisors
Dr. Tristan Brown, Director of the Bioeconomy Development Institute and Associate Professor of Energy Resource Economics, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Matt Herman, Senior Director Renewable Products Marketing, Iowa Soybean Association
Adam Klauber, VP, Sustainability and ESG, World Energy
Jim Spaeth, Systems Development Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
Panel IV: Clean Fuel Programs & Their Impact on Emissions Reductions
Moderator: Mike McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association
Lindsay Fitzgerald, VP of Government Relations, GEVO & Low Carbon Fuels Coalition
Tim Zenk, Principal, Molecule
Glenn Johnston, Senior Advisor, Downstream Policy & Advocacy Americas, Shell
Jonathan Carroll, Manager, Director, Business Development, Energir
Sara Wilmer, Principal and Vice President, Levitan & Associates, Inc.
NECA Members $550 | Non-members $600 | Government $300 | Young Professional Members** $310 | YP Non-members** $335 | Students $125
** Working in the energy industry less than five years
Limited group rate hotel rooms are available for Sunday night, September 17, at the Hyatt Centric Hotel Faneuil Hall Boston. Additional fees apply for valet parking.
Showcase Sponsor: Global Partners
Premier Sponsors: Daymark Energy Advisors | Enbridge | Gaz Métro LNG | StoneTurn
Corporate Sponsors: Analysis Group | Excelerate Energy | Levitan & Associates | Shell Energy North America
Click HERE to join them!
Power Transformation: From Coal to Solar (rescheduled due to local flooding) Join us on Wednesday, October 4, for a unique three-part event. First, we’ll meet
Power Transformation: From Coal to Solar
(rescheduled due to local flooding)
Join us on Wednesday, October 4, for a unique three-part event. First, we’ll meet at Tighe & Bond’s office at 53 Southampton Road, Westfield, MA for a panel discussion led by the people that supported the amazing transformation of the Mt. Tom property from a 50+ year old coal-fired power plant situated on the west bank of the Connecticut River to a solar and energy storage facility. Next, we’ll explore the former power plant site and the solar array in Holyoke. Then, we’ll finish the day with a 90-minute networking boat tour on the Connecticut River aboard the Lady Bea.
9:30 Welcome and Light Breakfast
10:00 Panel Discussion: All About the Mt. Tom Facility
Paul Martin, Senior Project Manager, BSC Group (Moderator)
Robert Maggiani, Environmental Manager, ENGIE North America
Shawn Rising, Senior Project Manager, Tighe & Bond
Brian Huntley, Senior Project Manager, Tighe & Bond
Melissa Coady, Project Manager, Tighe & Bond
12:00 Lunch at Tighe & Bond
1:00 Tour of Mt. Tom Facility, Holyoke, MA
3:00 Connecticut River Networking Boat Tour on the Lady Bea, South Hadley, MA
NECA Members $250 | Non-Members $300 | Government $150 | Young Professional Members** $175 | YP Non-Members** $200 | Students $50
* This pricing includes the entire day regardless of which activities you choose to attend or skip. Please indicate in your registration if you will be joining the boat trip because there is a capacity limit.
** Professionals working in energy and the environment less than five years
ESG and Federal Greenhouse Gas Disclosure Rules: Why the Energy Industry Should Care WHEN: Wednesday, October 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm ET WHERE: Foley
ESG and Federal Greenhouse Gas Disclosure Rules: Why the Energy Industry Should Care
WHEN: Wednesday, October 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm ET
WHERE: Foley Hoag, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston
The federal government has been busy proposing new rules to expand greenhouse gas emissions reporting and reductions in the private sector. This fall, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to issue final rules on reporting for publicly-traded companies and financial firms. These rules, addressing the proliferation of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) claims by corporations and investors, are meant to formalize public reporting requirements for greenhouse gas emissions and reduction initiatives. The SEC joins other federal agencies who are targeting federal vendors and retirement funds to extend current EPA reporting requirements that focus on 8,000 of the highest carbon emitting sites – most of which are energy-related. Although the energy industry may not think it will be directly impacted by these new rules given existing reporting requirements, these new requirements promise to ripple through the economy and increase demand for clean energy dramatically. Are you ready?
Join us to hear about this timely topic and to network with your colleagues while enjoying filling appetizers, beer and wine, and dessert.
Moderators: Tanya Bodell, Partner, StoneTurn & Dan Clevenger, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
Juan Migone, Partner, StoneTurn (formerly with the SEC)
Adam Wade, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
With more to come!
Members, Young Professionals & Government $75 | Non-Members $100 | Students $25
Please note visitors must check in at security upon arrival with an ID, so walk-ins are not allowed.
New England Power Market “Reno”: Light Refresh or Complete Makeover? WHAT: NECA Annual Power Markets Conference WHERE: Waltham Woods Conference Center, 860 Winter
New England Power Market “Reno”: Light Refresh or Complete Makeover?
WHAT: NECA Annual Power Markets Conference
WHERE: Waltham Woods Conference Center, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA
WHEN: Monday, November 13 from 9 am to 4 pm
A major energy transformation is well underway in New England. According to ISO-NE, wind power dominates new resource proposals (nearly 16,000 MW), solar power is growing rapidly (12,000 MW forecast within a decade), and more than 11,000 MW of battery storage is being proposed. This transformation will result in changes to the power markets. To effectuate these changes, the power markets must undergo a renovation through a staged process—planning, design, and implementation—similar to renovating a home. The focus in 2023 has been on planning, but design decisions are emerging. At the upcoming power markets conference on November 13, 2023, there will be discussions about design options for the energy market, ancillary services market, and capacity market. These discussions will cover the advantages and disadvantages of different options, their timelines, and associated costs. Additionally, there will be conversations about the necessary transmission infrastructure investments to support the energy transition. NECA invites participants to join the conference and contribute ideas for this renovation process.
Bruce Anderson, Vice President, Market & Regulatory Affairs, New England Power Generators Association, Inc.
Molly Connors, Policy Analyst – Manager, New England Power Generators Association, Inc.
Rosendo Garza, Associate, Day Pitney LLP
Ben Griffiths, Director, New England Regulatory Policy, LS Power
Carrie Hitt, Senior Director, Vineyard Offshore
John Keene, Senior Director and General Counsel, Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC
Jason Marshall, Deputy Secretary/Special Counsel, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
David Fixler, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig
Julia Frayer, Managing Director, London Economics International
NECA Members $495 | Non-Members $550 | Government $265 | Young Professionals Members $270 | Young Professionals Non-Members $300 | Students $100
Group rate hotel rooms are available at the Hampton Inn Waltham.
Become a sponsor! Learn more HERE (select premier or corporate in the dropdown to see benefits of each).