in a Green Economy
Mystic Marriott Hotel
2009 CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Please join the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association and the Connecticut
Power and Energy Society for the 16th Annual New England Energy
Conference and Exposition. This year’s theme is New England Energy Markets:
Their Role in a Green Economy.
This year the two-day conference will bring together industry leaders and public
officials from all sectors affecting the energy industry to discuss and debate the
issues facing the New England energy markets. External events including the
economy, the turmoil in the credit markets, and the change of Administration in
Washington have greatly impacted our industry. This conference will examine the
impacts of these external events on the New England energy markets.
The Obama Administration has placed increased emphasis on a “green economy”
and has highlighted issues such as a national Renewable Portfolio standard, the
role of transmission in siting renewable energy, and overall emphasis on
infrastructure concerns. This conference will explore these policies on a regional
level. Tom King, President, National Grid will kick off the conference with a
discussion of his views on these important issues. Government of Quebec
Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife, Claude Béchard and Brookfield
Renewable Power President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard Legault will also
provide perspectives on the region’s role in the green economy.
Distinguished experts from all sectors of the industry, and public policy advocates
will offer their candid views and in-depth analyses on key topics, including:
Q Energy Drivers for a Renewed Economy
Q Responses and Challenges in a Renewed Economy
Q Infrastructure: How Green is thy Pasture?
Q Finance and Credit Issues in the Power Industry
The conference Exhibition Hall will also offer opportunities to learn about state-of-
the-art energy products and services. Networking opportunities with other
participants, speakers, industry and government leaders will be provided at the
annual golf outing, sailing cruise and receptions during the event.
You won’t want to miss New England’s preeminent gathering of the
Golf Tournament – Lake of Isles Golf Course – North Stonington, CT
Tournament sponsored by Dominion
Golf, Continental Breakfast, Luncheon, Hole-in-One competition, and Prizes.
Closest To The Pin Competition sponsored by: Energy Market Decisions, Inc.
The 2009 Golf Tournament will be held at the award-winning Lake of Isles
Golf Course at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Golf Digest rated it in the
top ten new public golf courses. This year we will have the pleasure of
playing on the private course.
7:30 – 8:30 AM Golf Registration at course
Practice Time and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Shotgun Start: 18 Holes of Golf
Luncheon and Awards at the 19th Hole.
10:00 AM Conference Registration Opens at the Hotel
10:00 AM Sailing Cruise aboard the Schooner ARGIA, Fishers Island Sound
Sponsored by: TRC Companies, Inc.
11:00 AM Exhibition Hall Opens for Set Up
4:30 – 6:45 PM Exhibition Hall Open for Viewing and Welcome Reception
Hot and Cold Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Networking Opportunities
Sponsored by: Northeast Energy Systems
6:55 PM Dinner & Keynote Speaker – Grand Ballroom
Introductions: Fred Klein, President, CPES;
Partner, Pullman & Comley LLC
Sandi Hennequin, President, NECA
Managing Director, Energy Policy, Sigma Consultants, Inc.
Keynote Speaker: Tom King, President, National Grid
Sponsored by: National Grid
9:00 PM Dessert and Conversation
Desserts, Complimentary Coffees and Teas, and a Cash Bar
Sponsored by: Pullman & Comley, LLC
6:45 AM Registration Opens
7:00 – 7:50 AM Roundtable Discussion Breakfast
Take advantage of this perfect opportunity for all attendees to have focused
discussions on topics of interest with other attendees and conference speakers.
Tables will be designated for different topics and attendees are free to sit at any
table for the entire session or move from table to table. A moderator will be
available at each table to facilitate discussion.
Sponsored by: Bay State Gas Company and Repsol
8:00 AM Morning Keynote Speaker
Claude Béchard, Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife
Government of Quebec
8:30 – 9:45 AM Session I
Energy Drivers for a Renewed Economy
Moderator: Peter Fox-Penner, Principal and Chairman Emeritus
The Brattle Group
Energy Answers – A Regulator’s Perspective
The Honorable Ann Berwick, Undersecretary for Energy
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
New Energy Economics – A Solar Developer’s Perspective
James Resor, Chief Financial Officer, groSolar
Carbon’s Role as an Economic Driver for Energy Development
Jurgen Weiss, Ph.D., Managing Director, Watermark Economics
9:45 – 10:30 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: Halloran & Sage LLP
10:30 – 11:45 Session II
Responses and Challenges in a Renewed Economy
Moderator: Nick d’Arbeloff, President, New England Clean Energy Council
Challenges in Implementing: An End User’s Perspective
Lisa Drake, Natural Resources Senior Manager, Stonyfield Farm, Inc.
Responses and Challenges: A Utility’s Perspective
James B. Robb, Senior Vice President – Enterprise Planning and Development
Challenges in Dispatching Demand Resources
John Norden, Manager of Renewable Integration, ISO New England Inc.
11:45 – 1:15 Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
Richard Legault, President and Chief Executive Officer
Brookfield Renewable Power, Inc.
Sponsored by: Bond Brothers
1:30 – 2:45 Session III
Infrastructure: How Green is Thy Pasture?
Moderator: S. Derek Phelps, Executive Director, Connecticut Siting Council
Update on Massachusetts Siting Commission
Kenneth Kimmell, General Counsel
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Transmission Projects in New England – Goals and Barriers
Daniel Allegretti, Senior Vice President
Anbaric Northeast Transmission Development Company, LLC
Smart Grid: Investing in Deep Efficiency
Harvey Michaels, Energy Efficiency Research Director and Lecturer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:45 – 3:15 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: McCarter & English LLP
3:15 – 4:45 Session IV
Finance and Credit Issues in the Power Industry
Moderator: William C. “Jack” Sheehan, President and Managing Director
Financial Management Group
Credit Perspectives on the Power Industry
Richard Cortright, Managing Director, Standard & Poor’s
Jerome P. Peters, Jr., Senior Vice President, TD Bank Project Finance
Connecticut Peaker Investments
J. Andrew (Drew) Murphy, Executive Vice President and Regional President,
Northeast, NRG Energy, Inc.
4:45 PM Prize Drawing
Grand Prize - $1,000 Gift of Travel
Sponsored by: Day Pitney LLP
Conference Bags Sponsored by: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Conference Pads of Paper Sponsored by: ARCADIS US, Inc.
Green Conference Credits Sponsored by: HQ Energy Services US
SPONSORS Iridium Clean Energy LLC
AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc. Iroquois Gas Transmission System
Brown, Olson & Gould, P.C. Mintz Levin
Compass Lexecon Mirant
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Murtha Cullina LLP
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP NextEra Energy Resources
Ferriter, Scobbo & Rodophele, P.C. NRG Energy, Inc.
Foley Hoag LLP O’Connor Corporation
FuelCell Energy, Inc. Rich May, P.C.
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Robinson & Cole LLP
Tetra Tech EC, Inc.
The Brattle Group
AECOM Environment National Grid
AMEC Earth & Environmental Normandeau Associates, Inc.
ARCADIS U.S., Inc. Northeast Energy Systems
Atlantic Hydrogen O’Connor Corporation
Bond Brothers PB Power
CK Environmental Pullman & Comley, LLC
Climate Energy Quebec Government
Connecticut Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Coalition Repsol
ControlPoint Technologies, Inc. Solar Turbines
EBI Consulting Synagro Northeast, LLC
Epsilon Associates, Inc. Tech Environmental
ESS Group, Inc. Terracon Consultants, Inc.
GDS Associates Tetra Tech EC
Golder Associates Inc. The Wings of Endeavor, LLC
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Tighe & Bond, Inc.
H.O. Penn TRC Companies, Inc.
HDR Engineering URS Corporation
Kinsley Power UTC Power
Kleinfelder Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Kraft Power Corporation Wartsila North America
McCarter & English LLP William Gallagher Associates
Methuen Construction Company Woodard & Curran
Milton Cat Yankee Gas/CL&P
YES…I plan to attend!
To help us register you, please complete the following:
To place your reservation at the 16th Annual New England
Energy Conference and Exposition on May 18 and 19, 2009,
hosted by NECA and CPES, please fill out both parts of this form
and return it in an envelope to the address below with your check
payable to NECA, or fill in the information and we will charge your Company: ____________________________________________
credit card. Address: ______________________________________________
To register on-line, see our website address below.
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J Speaker/Panelist/Moderator Complimentary
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needs. Our staff will be happy to assist you.
Conference Cancellation Fee AFTER 5/4/09 $99
Golf Cancellation Fee AFTER 5/4/09 $25
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Unpaid spots will then be filled from the waiting list.
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back BOTH PARTS of this form, clip at dotted line and send to:
NECA, 1040 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
To register, visit: The Hotel is located off
www.neca-cpesconferences.org or fax Interstate 95 at Exit 88
the completed registration form to NECA
at 781-449-8319 with your credit card (Route 117)
information. Register by May 4, 2009 to The hotel is just west of
receive the Early Bird rate. After that date Interstate 95.
the fee will increase by $50.
On The Web
You may also mail the completed
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card information for the total fees www.necanews.org
including golf, cruise, or late fee to the
Northeast Energy and Commerce CPES:
Association, 1040 Great Plain Avenue,
Needham, MA 02492 Conference:
The basic registration fee includes the cpesconferences.org
conference, conference materials, hors
d’oeuvres, dinner, breakfast, lunch,
dessert bar and breaks. There is an
additional fee for the golf or the sailing
cruise and hotel accommodations.
Cocktails will be on a cash basis.
A block of rooms has been reserved for
conference participants at the Mystic
Marriott Hotel, Groton, CT. Hotel
reservations must be made directly with
the hotel by calling 866-449-7390 or
800-228-9290. Please identify yourself as
an attendee at the NECA/CPES
Conference, code NEENEEA, to receive
the discounted rate of $169 single or
double. These rooms will be held until
4:00 PM on April 20, 2009. After that
time, reservations will be on a space and
rate availability basis.