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september, 2021

22sep12:00 pm4:30 pmEvent OverNECA Annual Fuels Conference

Event Details

Lane Shift: Climate, Fuels and the Changing Energy Paradigm

What a difference a decade makes! In 2013 the title for the Annual Fuels Conference was “Crisis or Opportunity: Will New England be Left Behind in the Shale Gas Revolution”. At the time, oil prices were nearly $100 per barrel and natural gas prices traded over $20 per MMBtu for the winter in New England. One panel discussed pipeline expansion projects. Another examined alternative vehicle fuels – not for emissions reduction, but for a cheaper alternative. Today, oil prices are nearly $70 per barrel and natural gas prices are trading over $15 per MMBtu for the upcoming winter. The discussion is not about pipeline expansion or cheaper vehicle fuels, it is about climate change and emissions reductions goals. How can we reduce the carbon intensity of energy? How can utilities become carbon neutral? What roles do state and federal regulators play in this discussion? Please join us on September 22nd as we explore decarbonization roadmaps, climate legislation, regulatory investigations and shareholder activism.

KEYNOTES
Supply & Demand Fundamentals: Andrew Bradford, Vice President Power, FactSet Research Systems
FERC Developments: Matt Christiansen,
General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

PANELISTS
Panel I: Decarbonizing Fuels: Leadership Perspectives on Achieving Climate Goals
Reducing the carbon intensity of energy is the focus of decarbonization roadmaps, climate legislation, regulatory investigations and shareholder activism.  Industry net zero plans are proliferating.  Unprecedented weather extremes have highlighted the need for reliable and resilient energy service.  Join industry experts in a discussion of how the fuels industry and stakeholders are responding to climate goals and planning for a cleaner energy future.
Moderator: Shaela Collins, Manager of Regulatory Policy, Eversource Gas Business
Dr. Matthew Gardner, Managing Partner, Sustainserv
Kristin Munsch, Director, US Regulatory and Customer Strategy, National Grid
Steve Elliott, Director of Business Development, Enbridge
Ben Butterworth, Senior Manager, Climate and Energy Analysis, Acadia Center
Marnie Funk, Senior Government Relations Advisor, Shel Oil Company
Louise Sunderland,
Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project

Panel II: Utility Infrastructure: Refuse, Reduce, or Repurpose? The Hope of Alternative Fuels
Many
utilities have made ambitious commitments to become carbon neutral. At this stage, all types of alternative energy sources are being considered. Pilot projects that will integrate renewable natural gas, hydrogen, and geothermal sources of energy into existing infrastructure are underway. How are these projects progressing? Does it make economic sense? What else does the future hold?  Our ongoing series on Alternative Fuels explores some of the active projects in the Northeast and the perspectives of those building them.

Moderator: Dr. Susan Stuver, Senior Manager, Hydrogen Technology Center, GTI 
Zeyneb Pervane Magavi
, Co-Executive Director, HEET

Pat Convery, President & Chief Engineer, Cornerstone Energy Services
Jose Chacon, Regional Director, Campos EPC, LLC
Andrew Duin, Principal of Engineering, Campos EPC, LLC

CONFERENCE CHAIRS
Jonathan Carroll, Director Business Development – USA, Énergir
Sara Wilmer, Vice President & Principal, Levitan & Associates, Inc.

REGISTRATION FEES
Member $195 | Non-member $260 | Government Agency $75 | Young Professional Member $105 | Young-Professional Non-member $130 | Student $25

Registrants will receive login credentials by September 20

Time

(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES

Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!

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