2023 Environmental Event

04oct9:30 am4:30 pm2023 Environmental Event

Event Details

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

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