NEC to Host Forum on Region’s Energy Challenges

On June 30, 2014, The New England Council and The New Hampshire Institute of Politics will host a Regional Energy Forum on New England’s Energy Challenges.   The forum will be held at The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anslem College in Manchester, NH.  The program will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

The New England region faces a unique set of energy challenges, from high electricity prices, to a lack of native energy resources, to insufficient pipeline and transmission infrastructure.

As public and private stakeholders in New England work to address these challenges, the forum will feature an interactive conversation with key leaders from throughout the region to discuss the short-term and long-term solutions to meet the region’s energy needs.  This forum will allow attendees to engage with those involved in the states’ efforts through questions and further discussion.

Gordon Van Welie, President & CEO of ISO New England, will give keynote remarks providing an overview of the region’s current energy situation and the challenges the New England states face in the coming months and years.  Following van Welie’s remarks, a panel of senior energy officials will discuss the short-term and long-term solutions to these challenges. Panelists confirmed to date include:

  • Katie Dykes, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
  • Birud Jhaveri, Deputy Commissioner, Energy Policy & Assurance, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
  • Chris Recchia, Commissioner,Vermont Public Service Department
  • Robert R. Scott, Commissioner, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
  • Nicholas S. Ucci, Chief of Staff, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
  • Patrick C. Woodcock, Director, Maine Governor’s Energy Office

Thanks to the generous support of The New Hampshire Institute of Politics, there is no cost to attend the forum, but registration is required.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 

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