ADVISORY: NEC to Host Regional Energy Forum

ISO New England CEO, State Energy Officials to Discuss Region’s Energy Challenges

MANCHESTER, NH (June 27, 2014) – The New England Council (NEC), the nation’s oldest regional business association representing over 400 companies and organizations throughout the region, is hosting a Regional Energy Forum on June 30, 2014, in partnership with the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. Gordon van Welie, President and CEO of ISO New England will deliver keynote remarks, outlining some of the region’s energy challenges and ISO’s approaches to managing them.  Following van Welie’s remarks, a panel of energy officials from all six New England States will participate in an interactive discussion focused on regional approaches to tackling these energy challenges. Approximately 200 people are expected to attend, including representatives of a variety of energy companies, commercial energy customers, energy advocacy groups, and local elected officials.


NEC Regional Energy Forum: Tackling New England’s Energy Challenges


Monday, June 30, 2014
11:30 a.m. – Registration
12:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Program


New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH


Gordon van Welie, President & CEO
ISO New England

Katie Dykes, Deputy Commissioner
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Birud Jhaveri, Deputy Commissioner for Energy Policy and 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

The New England Council, the country’s oldest regional business organization, is an alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the region.  The Council is dedicated to identifying and supporting federal public policies and articulating the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England.  The NEC is also committed to working with public and private sector leaders across the region and in Washington through educational programs and forums for information exchange.  For more information, please visit:



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