February 2017 Print

President's Message

 

Greetings – February 2017

True to form, AEE-NE kicked off the new-year successfully with our annual Energy Outlook Forum.  This meeting was fully attended and well received. Registration had to be shut down prior, as we approached the max allowable attendance of 120.  Our four speakers provided insight into what we may expect from the Trump administration and a high level overview of the New England energy landscape ahead, with added focus on energy storage, renewables, cap & trade and the cost implications for commercial customers in the region. The Outlook presentations are available on our website located on the Past Meeting Handout page.  I want to again thank Raytheon for hosting the forum at their Tewksbury facilities, and especially Dave Chamberlain, Principal Energy Engineer at Raytheon, for organizing the logistics there.   Special thanks as well to Rich Costello, Steve Murphy and Kathy Stanley for all the outstanding work organizing. 

February Meeting 2017 – Demand Management and Demand Response will be the topic for this year’s February 1st meeting.  Electricity use in New England is decreasing, however, peak demand continues to increase.  Joe Gatto from CPower, will present on how demand response is often implemented in commercial and industrial facilities, while Paul Wassink, from National Grid, will present on what utilities are doing in New England to increase the amount of demand response available. Paul will also describe how National Grid’s new demand response program works for business customers.  In addition, representatives from the best companies in demand response will be available before and after the formal presentation to answer demand response questions as well.  This meeting will take our typical format and you can register online now at our website

Registration is open for GLOBALCON at Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, March 22-23, 2017.  The GLOBALCON Expo is AEE International’s premier event

As we are well into the new year at this point, I hope everyone has a productive, profitable, sustainable, and healthy 2017!

Best!

Chris Pimentel

AEE-NE Chapter President

 

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Meeting Description

Demand Reduction - February 1, 2017

Electricity use in New England is decreasing, but the amount of electricity use during the hottest days of the year is increasing. Come learn how the utilities in New England are addressing this problem and how you and your customers can participate in utility and ISO (Independent System Operator) programs to save money and the environment.

 

Speakers

Paul Wassink

Paul Wassink from National Grid will review what utilities are doing in New England to increase the amount of demand response available. Paul will also describe how National Grid’s new demand response program for business customers works.

Joe Gatto

Joe Gatto from CPower will present on how demand response is often implemented in commercial and industrial facilities so that facility owners and operators can participate in lucrative demand response programs offered by utilities and the ISO (Independent System Operator).

 

Talk One-To-One with the Best Companies in the Industry

Representatives from the best companies in demand response will be available for the social hour (from 5:30 to 6:30 PM) and after the formal presentation to answer your questions on demand response.

 

 

 

 

 

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Future Meetings

Topic

Date

Location

Demand Reduction 

February 1st

Embassy Suites - Waltham

Utility of the Future

March 1st

Embassy Suites - Waltham

Energy Marketplace Conference April 12th Sheraton Hotel, Norwood, MA
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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Upcoming Events

 

February 2017 Events & Energy Connections

  • Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/energy-efficiency/

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),

http://www.ma-eeac.org/

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

http://www.masscec.com/

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

  • Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

http://www.energy.ri.gov/index.php

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

http://www.rieermc.ri.gov/

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

http://www.efficiencymaine.com

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

http://www.raabassociates.org/main/roundtable.asp.

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)

http://www.necanews.org/events/event_details.asp?id=427742

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

http://www.gbreb.com/boma/

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

http://www.ifmaboston.org/

  • ASHRAE Boston Chapter

http://www.ashraeboston.org

  • USGBC Massachusetts Chapter

www.usgbcma.org

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

  • IBPSA Boston Chapter

http://ibpsa-boston.com

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

http://www.afechapter33.org/

  • AFE Chapter 74: Monthly Meeting

Date: April 21st

Topic:  Wachusett Brewery Tour - Westminster, MA

http://afe74.org/

 

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