January 2019 Print

President's Message



Happy Holidays Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying a much-deserved break with their loved ones.

New Year’s resolutions get a lot of flak, but I think one resolution we can all agree on is increasing the energy efficiency of New England. Knowing the current market and policy drivers behind our energy industry will help you to take advantage of new opportunities for you and your clients. That is the whole idea behind our Annual Energy Outlook coming up on January 16th. Spend a half day hearing directly from the Massachusetts Attorney General, Constellation Energy, the DOE, NOAA, Eversource, and more.

Please be sure to register early. This meeting always sells out, and security requirement require us to submit our guest list a week early.



Paul Wassink

Paul Wassink


Paul Wassink

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Meeting Description

AEE-NE Annual Energy Outlook

Wednesday Morning, January 16th, 2019

Sponsored by the New England Association of Energy Engineers      

Graciously Hosted by Raytheon Waltham Woods Office Park, 870 Winter St., Waltham, MA

7:30 – 8:30

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

Opening Remarks – Paul Wassink – Chapter President – AEE New England

Introduction of Speakers – Richard Costello – Acela Energy Group, Inc.

8:30 –9:00

Liz Anderson – Assistant Attorney General –

Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

“Current Status of the Residential Energy Choice Program in Massachusetts”

9:00 – 9:45

Greg Kosier, - Vice President of Trading

Constellation Energy

“New England Energy Up-Date”

9:45 – 10:15

Coffee Break / Networking 

10:15 – 11:00

Craig Zamuda, Ph.D. Senior Policy Advisor US D.O.E.

Ellen L. Mecray - Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region NOAA/NESDIS

“Fourth National Climate Assessment and IPCC Special Report”

11:00 – 11:30

Frank Gundal, Dir. -Implementation Energy Efficiency


“Highlights of the New Three Year Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Plan” 

11:30 – 12 Noon

Zac Bloom – VP Sustainability and Renewables

Competitive Energy Services

 “ Sustainable Future – Trends




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Future Meetings





Meeting Topic

Jan. Jan. 16th Raytheion Waltham Annual Energy Outlook
Feb. Feb. 7th Embassy Suites Waltham Green House Reduction Goals and WHat it means for the Energy Efficiency Industry
Mar. TBD TBD Joint ASHRAE Meeting
Apr. April 3rd Embassy Suites Waltham Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
May May 1st Harpoon Brewery Boston Tour of Harpoon Brewery
June TBD Shaker Hills CC Harvard Annual Golf Outing




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Upcoming Events


January 2019 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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