2022 Fuels Conference

29sep8:00 am4:00 pm2022 Fuels Conference

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Energy Security, Price, and Decarbonization: Is This the Winter of Our Discontent?

WHAT: NECA Annual Fuels Conference
WHERE: Renaissance Hotel, Foxborough, MA | Hotel rooms are available by reserving HERE.
WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2022

When Mark Twain reportedly observed that history does not repeat itself, but if often rhymes, he may have been speaking about the state of the fuel supply situation in New England.  Recent events and price shocks have drawn renewed attention to the uncomfortable reality facing the region: it is energy-insecure during extreme weather conditions.  This vulnerability is a feature, not a bug, as these challenges have been the subject of numerous stakeholder discussions, meetings and proposals for over a decade.  Now, with Winter 2022-2023 only a few months away, and with several of the region’s states pursuing ambitious decarbonization goals, curtailments and service interruptions are no longer remote possibilities.  Join us on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the NECA Fuels Conference, for an informative and engaging discussion with industry experts and representatives for their perspectives on the current situation, and what it means for the region for both this winter, as well as for the future.

If you’re in the area or staying overnight on 9/28, meet up at CBS Sporting Club at 6:30 pm for a drink! Sponsored by Énergir. Contact Marla with questions.


Conference Co-Chairs:
Sara Wilmer, Vice President & Principal, Levitan & Associates, Inc.
Jonathan Carroll, Director Business Development – USA, Énergir

Keynote Speakers:
Gas Supply & Demand Outlook: Nikolay Filchev, Director, Gas, Power and Climate Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Weather Outlook & the Energy Industry: Ray Schmitt, Co-Founder and President, Salient Predictions
Fueling the Future: Julie Ferland, Vice President of Innovation Excellence, Shell 

Pipeline & LNG Winter Prep Panel:
Charles Crews, President, Northeast Gas Association (Moderator)
Michael Dirrane
, Director of Marketing, Enbridge

Karen Iampen, Vice President of Origination, Repsol
Tom Lockett, Business Manager, TransCanada
James McCord, Account Director, Kinder Morgan Northern Pipelines

Gas Buyers Perspective Panel:
Edna Karanian, Independent Consultant (Moderator)
John Rudiak, Senior Director, Energy Supply, AVANGRID
Eric Soderman, Director – Gas Supply, Eversource Energy
Liz Arangio, Director, Gas Supply Planning US, National Grid

The Regulatory Challenge: How to Meet Reliability in a Gas Constrained Region Panel:
Joe Fagan, Partner, Day Pitney, LLP (Moderator)
Bruce Anderson,
Vice President, Market and Regulatory Affairs, New England Power Generators Association
Eric Johnson, Director, External Affairs, ISO New England
Kristin Jardin, Senior Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Liberty Utilities (Massachusetts)


NECA Members $520 | Non-Members $575 | Government $290 | Young Professionals Members $295 | Young Professionals Non-Members $325 | Virtual Attendee $250 | Students $125

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