January 2017 Print

President's Message


Greetings and Happy Holidays! – January 2017

Happy Holidays!!  And thank you all for your interest and participation in AEE-NE.  Our Board works hard to provide the best content and value possible but its really our membership (about a 1000 strong now) that makes the Chapter so successful!  This past year was very productive and we ended it successfully with the Energy-As-A-Service meeting which was extremely well attended.  A special thanks to Kathy Stanley, Stephen Pritchard from Renew Energy Partners, and everyone else that participated. 

We have four speakers this year to provide high level overviews of the New England energy landscape ahead for our Annual Energy Outlook meeting slated for January 18th.  In addition, speakers will provide some framework for specific topics, such as possible adjustments for a new White House administration, energy utilities of the future, energy storage and the clean power outlook.  For a full program description or to register online, please go to http://aeenewengland.org/meetinginfo.php On behalf of AEE-NE, I want thank Raytheon for once again hosting our premier event for the 11th year in a row!

This is our chapter’s premier event and fills up quickly each year, so please don’t wait to register!! 

As we are well into the holiday season, I hope everyone has the ability to spend time with family and friends, and has safe and happy holidays.

Chris Pimentel

AEE-NE Chapter President


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Meeting Description

Relevant New England Energy Topics - Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, and Clean Power Issues, and Yearly Energy Outlook

NEW VENUE This Year!! Freedom Theater - Raytheon (IN TEWKSBURY!!) - Traditional Raytheon Venue Under Construction.  Look for a maroon awning for the "Freedom Theatre" entrance and signs for parking.  See link to picture of building below.  

Our first guest will discuss the Electric Utility of the Future, focusing on the dramatic changes being considered by Utility Regulators across the country. 

Our second guest will discuss the recent local and national interest in energy storage and peak demand reduction.  A focus on battery storage and related programs that are being implemented across the country will be provided

Guest number three will provide the Annual Energy outlook for the New England Region. This integral part of the program will provide an update of the current and future trends in New England for gas and electricity prices.

Guest number four will discuss the current status of the Clean Power Plan, Regional Green House Initiative (RGGI) and the future of Cap & Trade in the US

With the Presidential inauguration quickly approaching, the final speaker will discuss possible impacts in Energy Policy and Programs with the Trump Administration.

Additional time has been set aside for networking before, during, and after the forum!

  • Bring a photo ID with you for security purposes to enter the facility.
  • Please follow the signs for event parking when you enter the 50 Apple Hill Drive Campus


$50.00 Member
$45.00 Earlybird rate before December 19

$55.00 Guest Ticket 
$50.00 Earlybird rate before December 19




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Future Meetings




Annual Energy Outlook Meeting

January 18th

Freedom Theatre - Tewksbury, MA

Utility of the Future

February 1st

Embassy Suites - Waltham

Demand Reduction (Energy Storage)

March 1st

Embassy Suites - Waltham

Energy New England April 5th Embassy Suites - Waltham
AEE NE Energy Project Awards May 3rd Embassy Suites - Waltham
17th Annual AEE NE Golf Tournament June 8th Shaker Hills CC




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Job Announcements



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Upcoming Events


January 2017 Events & Energy Connections

  • Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources


This agency oversees all the efficiency and renewable energy programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Their website has much information on programs, grants, and policy developments that impact our industry.

  • Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (MA EEAC),


The EEAC works with the MA utilities and Program Administrators to establish and oversee the goals and  budgets of the MA energy efficiency programs.

  • Clean Energy Center – Clean Energy and Affordable Housing Symposium and Expo


Check out these events at http://www.masscec.com/events/month

  • Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources


Register for email notifications of upcoming events- http://www.energy.ri.gov/meetings/

This agency oversees all the efficiency and renewable energy programs in Rhode Island.  Their website has much information on programs, grants, and policy developments that impact our industry.

  • Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council


The RIEE&RMC works with National Grid (the only RI utility) and other stakeholders to establish and oversee the goals and budgets of the RI energy efficiency programs.

  • Efficiency Maine


This is the statewide energy efficiency agency for Maine that offers rebates, incentives, and other programs for businesses and consumers. Their website also has information about trainings and links to other resources.

  • Restructuring Roundtable


The Restructuring Roundtable is held 5-6 times per year and presents current topics related to energy efficiency, energy supply, renewable, and public policies.  These events are free to the Roundtable Sponsors but require a fee for the general public. Everyone must preregister. http://clickstreamtv.com/raabevents/ Online streaming is also available.

  •   Northeast Commerce and Energy Association (NECA)


NECA promotes environmentally sound, reliable and cost-effective wholesale and retail markets for the production and delivery of electric power supply, as well as competing energy services and resource alternatives, including conservation, innovative demand-side and power delivery technologies, renewable energy and distributed generation.

  • Affordable Comfort Institute (ACI)

http://www.homeperformance.org/  offers the industry's leading educational events and trade shows in partnership with the nation's leading experts in home performance and weatherization.

  •  BOMA Boston Chapter


BOMA Boston was founded in 1917 and represents commercial real estate professionals in Greater Boston who own, manage or service the established and developing real estate environment. BOMA Boston has over 670 members representing over 100,500,000 square feet of real estate in the Boston area.

There were No Events listed at the time of submission for Publication for the below organizations:

  • IFMA™ Boston Chapter


  • ASHRAE Boston Chapter


  • USGBC Massachusetts Chapter


Lots of great event left in December - visit =>  http://usgbcma.org/events/month

  • IBPSA Boston Chapter


IBPSA-Boston exists to advance and promote the science of building performance simulation in order to improve new and existing building worldwide. It also seeks to act as a forum and a resource for those interested in performing and utilizing building simulation services

  • AFE Chapter 33: Monthly Meeting


  • AFE Chapter 74: Monthly Meeting

Date: April 21st

Topic:  Wachusett Brewery Tour - Westminster, MA



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Join TechSandBox Thursday, January 12, 2017 for High Performing Green Buildings


Moderated by Brad Rolph


Elijah Ercolino, Director of Building Automation Services at Boston University

Elijah is the Director of Building Automation Services at Boston University where he is leading the efforts to reduce energy and water consumption through the use of controls which allow buildings to operate more efficiently with improved occupant comfort and reduced maintenance costs.

Before joining BU, Elijah spent several years working in venture-backed cleantech startups in player/coach roles as an Energy Engineer/Senior Program Manager for Commercial/Industrial/Federal clients.

Michael Fitzgerald, General Manager, MIT Endicott House Conference Center

Mike brings a management career in the hospitality industry encompassing over 38 years. Mike has focused on maximizing revenue streams, controlling costs and effectively managing project budgets. For the Endicott House he has spearheaded the sustainability initiatives on property, including over 60% renewable energy sources, composting system that reduces waste by 85%, electrolyzed water cleaning systems and even their own greenhouse on property, providing direct farm-to-table offerings.

Chris Schaffner, PE, LEED Fellow, Founder and President, The Green Engineer, Inc.

Over the past 28 years Chris has been involved in a large number of projects incorporating energy efficiency and sustainability. These projects have been across many building types, ranging from High-rise office buildings to small-scale multi-family residential. Many of his projects include energy intensive building types such as research laboratories and hospitals. Among these are 129 completed LEED Certified projects.

Networking at 5:30p with program proceedings 6-6:15p to 8-8:15pm

Details and registration:


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