January 2020 Print

President's Message


The results are in, and for the 9th year in a row, ACEEE has ranked Massachusetts as the most energy-efficient state. Rhode Island and Vermont tied for #3, and Connecticut is not far behind in #6. 

What makes most of New England so great at energy efficiency? If you look closer at the scores, you will see we are nearly off the chart in utility energy efficiency programs and policy. Without these programs, we wouldn't even be in the top 15! 

However, the utilities are not resting on their laurels. Come to our next monthly meeting on February 5th to learn from the leadership at Eversource on how the energy efficiency programs are expanding to include electric vehicles, battery storage, offshore wind, and more to make sure New England keeps its leadership position in energy efficiency. 

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Paul Wassink

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Meeting Description

February 2020 - Utility Strategic Initiatives for New England

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February's meeting features two strategic thought-leaders from Eversource. You will learn about existing and planned offshore wind power, electric vehicles, utility-scale battery storage in Provincetown and dispatchable Demand Response. All part of Eversource's plan to be carbon neutral by 2030.


Roger Kranenburg, V.P.

Eversource Energy Strategy and Policy

Roger Kranenburg is responsible for long-term clean energy and growth strategy and policies along with the transportation electrification and battery storage initiatives. He was formerly with IHS Markit (formerly Cambridge Energy Research Associates) and Edison Electric Institute among other early career work in the energy and wireless telecommunications sectors.

A CFA charterholder, Mr. Kranenburg holds a BSc and an MSc (plus PhD course requirements) in electrical engineering/ applied physics and an MBA from the University of Houston. In addition, he has completed the Leadership for Senior Executives program at the Harvard Business School.


Michael Goldman

Michael Goldman, Director

Eversource Energy Efficiency Regulatory, Planning and Evaluation

Michael Goldman is a Director on the Energy Efficiency team at Eversource Energy, the largest energy delivery company in New England.  Mr. Goldman has two main responsibilities: oversight of all energy efficiency evaluation, measurement, and verification activities as well as the development of behind the meter peak load mitigation programs. Prior to his role at Eversource, Michael worked for Deloitte Consulting’s energy and resource practice area. He received a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA in economics and energy policy from the Johns Hopkins University. 

Our distinguished Speakers will cover specific initiatives Eversource and other utilities are implementing and their potential challenges. Now, under the banner of sustainability and carbon-reduction we’re adding renewables, DR assets, EV stations and microgrids. These are individually desirable on the merits. But these sources and users are only somewhat predictable.

System operators must dispatch and balance the physical flow of electricity, deliver renewables to customers while maintaining reliability and controlling voltage… all safely and affordably. Consider how important battery storage or microgrid can be during an emergency. But how problematic it may be for a system operator. Please join us to learn how we can use pioneering technology to achieve sustainable energy infrastructure for the 21st century.

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Future Meetings


Month Topic Date Time Venue
February Utility Night 2/5/2020 5:30 to 8:30 Embassy Suites
March How & Why Customers Buy Energy Efficiency 3/4/2020 5:30 to 8:30 Embassy Suites
April Technology Innovation Night - Vendor Night 4/1/2020 5:30 to 8:30 Embassy Suites
May Facility Tour - UMass Lowell 5/20/2020   UMass Lowell
June Golf Outing 6/10/2020   Juniper Hills



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Upcoming Events


February 2020 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



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