4-6-11_Shale__Hydro_Impacts_on_Renewables

					                                EBC Energy Seminar
        Impact on Renewables Market of Marcellus Shale Gas and Canadian Hydro

                                   Wednesday, April 6, 2011

                          Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center
                                Bay Colony Corporate Center
                        1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000, North Entrance
                                  Waltham, Massachusetts

As the regional economy lags, more New England voices ask:
    Why pay high premiums for wind and solar projects?
    Why not exploit the large low cost shale gas discoveries and minimize short term rates?
    Why not expand Class I Renewable definitions to include clean Canadian Hydro & Wind?

At this EBC Energy Program, a panel of regional utility, ISO-NE, marketing, policy, legal,
regulatory and environmental experts will examine the:
     Extent of new shale gas available to New England
     Environmental impacts of shale gas extraction
     How to meet RPS requirements while minimizing rates
     Effects of proposed EPA regulation of carbon emissions
     Market impacts of large regional shale gas, hydro and wind imports
     Environmental and economic benefits of local wind and solar investments

                                         Draft AGENDA

7:30 a.m.    Registration and Networking

8:00 a.m.    Welcome Daniel K. Moon, President EBC
             Introduction Michael Ernst, Esq, Program Chair
                          Chair, EBC Energy Committee
                          Director, Regulatory Affairs, Tetra Tech EC, Inc.

8:15 a.m.    Marcellus Shale Gas
              Extraction process & Impacts (New York Fracking Moratorium)
                    Paul F. Fennelly, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, AECOM - Environmental
                When, how much and at what cost will shale gas come to New England?
                   C. John Meeske, President, Energy Market Decisions, Inc.

9:00 a.m.    Transmission of Energy from Canada and Northern Maine
              Northern Pass Project to Quebec
                  James G. Daly, Director, Electric and Gas Energy Supply
                  NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation
                  New England Renewable Development Potential and Integration Issues
                     Mike Henderson, Director Regional Planning and Coordination
                     ISO New England Inc.

9:45 a.m.      Networking Break

10:15 a.m.     Regulatory Developments Impacting Marketplace
                Proposed EPA fossil emission restrictions
                     Curt Spalding US EPA Regional Administrator - Region 1 (invited)

10:45 a.m.     Implication for Future Renewable Energy Project Development
                Paul Hibbard, Vice President, Analysis Group
                Phillip Giudice, Undersecretary for Energy
                     Mass Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
                Mary Beth Gentleman, Co-Chair Energy Technology & Renewables Group
                     Foley Hoag, LLP
                Bryan Miller, Vice President Energy Policy, Constellation Energy
                James G. Daly, Director, Electric and Gas Energy Supply
                     NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation

12:00 a.m.     Adjourn

                                           PROGRAM CHAIR

Michael D. Ernst, Esq., Director, Regulatory Affairs
Tetra Tech EC, Inc., Energy Program
133 Federal Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02110
617.457.8276 Cell: 508.245.7767        Michael.Ernst@tetratech.com

Mr. Ernst has 30 years of energy experience as an environmental and energy attorney for state
agencies, a law firm, an independent transmission development company, and an environmental
consulting firm. As Director of Regulatory Affairs for Tetra Tech EC, Inc., Mr. Ernst is supervising siting,
permitting and electrical studies for generating plants and transmission interconnections from coast to
coast across the United States. Mr. Ernst has led the siting of proposed new Beacon Power flywheel
energy storage and frequency regulation facilities in New York and Ohio. Mr. Ernst has helped develop a
grid integration plan to import 400 MW of wind energy from another island into the Oahu transmission
system. He also has supported the siting of proposed Bluewater Delaware and New Jersey Offshore
Wind Parks and interconnections and is helping permit their met towers. Mr. Ernst served as General
Counsel and Legislative Director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Hearing Officer for
the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board, and Counsel to the Joint Committee on Energy of the
Massachusetts Legislature. He graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Sciences degree
and from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston with a Juris Doctor in 1980.

                                               SPEAKERS

James G. Daly, Director, Electric and Gas Energy Supply
NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation
1 NSTAR Way NE 210, Westwood, MA 02090-9023
781-441-8258     James.Daly@nstar.com
James Daly, as Director Electric and Gas Energy Supply, is responsible for managing the power and
natural gas supplies to some 1.1 million electric and 300,000 natural gas customers with annual costs of
circa $1Bn. Mr. Daly graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland with a Bachelor Degree in Electric
Engineering and from University College, Dublin with a Masters in Industrial Engineering. He has 30
years experience in the energy industry in Europe, Asia and North America. He has held executive level
positions in consulting, competitive and regulated energy companies, including Sprague Energy Corp,
Enermetrix, Unitil Corporation and the Electricity Supply Board, Ireland. In his position at NSTAR, he is
responsible for energy planning, procurement and contract administration. He also represents NSTAR in
various industry forums charged with the development of efficient and competitive energy markets.

Paul F. Fennelly, Ph.D., Senior Vice President
Global Director Industry Sectors
AECOM - Environmental
2 Technology Park Drive
Westford, MA 01886-3140
978-589-3232
pfennelly@ensr.aecom.com

Dr. Paul F. Fennelly is a Senior Vice President for AECOM and currently serves as the Global
Director for Industrial Sales and Marketing for AECOM”S Environment Business Line. In this capacity,
he oversees, strategic planning, sales, marketing, client relations, master service agreements, Key
Account programs and project delivery in all of AECOM Environment's major Industrial Market Sectors;
namely, Oil and Gas, Electric Power, Manufacturing, Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, and
Mining. He oversees and coordinates the Business Development Programs for these Market Sectors in
each of AECOM’s major geographic regions which include: The Americas, Europe /Middle East, Asia
and Australia. Global sales for AECOM’s Environment Business Line approach $850 million USD for
these Industry Sectors on an annual basis.

Paul came to AECOM via the merger with ENSR Corporation in 2005. Prior to serving in his current
position, Paul was the Director ENSR's Global Sales and Marketing program from 2006 to 2008. Before
assuming that position, he was the President of the International Division of ENSR from 1998-2005,
which included Operations in more than 15 different countries on five continents. Before assuming his
International position in 1997, Dr. Fennelly was Senior Vice President for International Business
Development, where he led ENSR's corporate effort to develop an international expansion program
using acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic key hires. Over this period, ENSR’s international
business grew to $50MM in revenue, with over 300 people. Prior to that, he held a variety of other senior
management positions with ENSR, including Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, Regional
Vice President – Eastern Operations, General Manager for Air Quality Science and Engineering and
Manager - Air Toxics Group .

Paul has over 25 years of experience in executive management positions for environmental consulting
and engineering operations, and a total of 38 years of technical and project management experience in:
air pollution control, atmospheric chemistry, environmental chemistry, environmental
auditing, environmental due diligence, and environmental impact assessments. He is the author of over
50 scientific articles and technical presentations. He has been a past member of the Air and Waste
Management Association, the American Chemical Society. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Brandeis
University and a B.S. in Chemistry from Villanova University.

Mary Beth Gentleman, Co-Chair Energy Technology & Renewables Group
Foley Hoag LLP
Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210
617-832-1199 mgentleman@foleyhoag.com

Mary Beth Gentleman combines a decade of state regulatory experience with 20 years of practice at
Foley Hoag to provide regulatory and strategic advice to developers of renewable and conventional
energy projects, energy service companies, and energy technology start-ups. She co-chairs the firm’s
Energy Technology and Renewables Practice Group composed of attorneys providing corporate, venture
capital, patent, tax, environmental and energy regulatory advice to photovoltaic, wind, and other
renewables developers and technology companies.
She also chairs the firm’s Energy & Regulated Industries group which assists with the siting and
permitting of new generating facilities and upgrades to such facilities, assists asset owners with energy
regulatory and environmental compliance matters for existing facilities, conducts regulatory due diligence
with respect to asset acquisitions and counsels clients with respect to zoning exemptions. Ms.
Gentleman is currently involved in the development of two municipal wind projects in southeastern
Massachusetts, a commercial wind facility on the North Shore, and an off-shore wind facility. She has
also advises developers of photovoltaic projects regarding net metering and interconnection matters.
Ms. Gentleman also handles energy-related transactions such as power purchase agreements, REC
sales agreements and net metering credit sales agreements. She also advises renewable and
conventional generation owners regarding property valuation matters including Payment-In-Lieu-of-
Taxes Agreements.

Phillip Giudice, Undersecretary for Energy
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street Room 1500 Boston, MA 02202
617-626-7321 phil.giudice@state.ma.us

Undersecretary Giudice brings diverse and expansive experience to his role as the Executive Office of
Energy and Environmental Affairs’ (EEA) chief energy advisor. A geologist (B.S. from University of New
Hampshire and M.S. in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona) and management professional
(M.B.A. from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth), he brings to the table more than 30 years
experience in the energy industry.

Undersecretary Giudice serves as board chair for the National Association of State Energy Officials, and
is on the boards of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and on the National Council on Electricity
Policy. He was also appointed by US Department of Energy Secretary Chu as board member for the US
DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee as well as US DOE’s State Energy
Advisory Board, and is a leadership group member for the joint EPA and US DOE chartered State
Energy Efficiency Action Network.

Prior to his appointment at EEA in January 2010, Undersecretary Giudice was Commissioner of the
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources – leading the state agency with primary day-to-day
responsibility for fulfilling Governor Deval Patrick’s vision for a clean energy future, while ensuring the
security of the Commonwealth’s energy supply, Before joining the Patrick-Murray administration,
Undersecretary Giudice served as Senior Vice President at EnerNOC, a start-up company providing
electricity demand-management services to businesses, institutions, utilities, and grid operators. He was
also a Senior Partner, and leader of Mercer Management Consulting’s global energy utilities practice.
Undersecretary Giudice is active in the nonprofit realm, serving on the President’s Council of ACCION,
and previously completing full terms on the boards of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, City Year
Boston, First Parish Church of Wayland (Unitarian Universalist), and Haitian Health Foundation. He was
the founding chair of Boston Cares.

Mike Henderson, Director Regional Planning and Coordination
ISO New England Inc.
One Sullivan Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
413-535-4166

Michael I. Henderson received two ME degrees, Electrical Power Engineering in 1977 and Electrical
Engineering in 1976, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. In 1975, he earned a BS in
Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York where he served as an Adjunct Lecturer
from 1993 through 1999. Since July 1999, Mike has been a Director in the System Planning Department
at ISO-New England. Previously, he had more than 22 years experience at the New York Power
Authority, Long Island Lighting Company, and American Electric Power. Mike has presented technical
seminars as well as over fifty panel and technical papers at IEEE and other forums. Mr. Henderson is a
registered Professional Engineer and he is a native son of Brooklyn, New York.

Paul Hibbard, Vice President
Analysis Group, Inc.
111 Huntington Avenue     10th Floor, Boston, MA 02199
617-425-8171 phibbard@analysisgroup.com

Mr. Hibbard has both public and private sector experience in energy and environmental technologies,
economics, market structures, and policy. He has provided technical and policy analysis as well as
strategic advice to clients in such areas as energy infrastructure needs, energy facility siting, the
allocation of emission allowances under market-based programs, utility structure and procurement
practices; and the administration of renewable development programs. Mr. Hibbard’s work has
addressed the implications of new renewable and emission portfolio standards for retail suppliers; the
impacts of transmission congestion management on power purchase contract pricing; the evolution of
electricity market structures; utility ratemaking practices; and the transfer of U.S. federal and state
emission control programs to other countries. He served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Department
of Public Utilities during a period of major change in utility ratemaking practices and state energy policy.
He also has written on a wide variety of energy and environmental topics for such publications as The
Sinosphere Journal and The Electricity Journal, and has authored reports for the National Commission
on Energy Policy. Mr Hibbard has an M.S. in energy and resources from the University of California at
Berkeley and a B.S. in physics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

C. John Meeske, President
Energy Market Decisions, Inc.
508- 435-0400 CJMeeske@EMDEC.net

C. John Meeske is President of Energy Market Decisions, Inc., a company he founded in 1992. He has
broad experience in market and business development including the start-up, turn around, and profit and
loss "bottom line" management of businesses. He has over thirty years of extensive "hands on"
experience contracting natural gas, LNG, natural gas transportation and storage services. Mr. Meeske
specializes in market development, market requirements, fuel supply planning, and development of new
power plant, pipeline, storage, and LNG projects.

Previously, Mr. Meeske was employed by Cabot Corporation for thirteen years where, in various
executive positions, he managed the marketing, supply, and transportation functions for many of its
various subsidiary companies, including Distrigas of Massachusetts Corporation. In addition, Mr. Meeske
was Director, Business Development for Texas Eastern, Director, Market Planning for Michigan
Consolidated Gas, and Assistant Professor in the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University.
Mr. Meeske is President Emeritus, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Energy and
Commerce Association (NECA), and past chairman of NECA's Natural Gas Committee. He is also a
member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Power and Energy Society. In addition, he
maintains memberships in the Northeast Gas Association, the Environmental Business Council, NFPA,
the New England Chapter of IAEE and NESA. His educational background includes a BA (economics)
from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the University of Detroit, and completion of Ph.D. course
work in logistics/physical distribution systems at Michigan State University.

Bryan Miller, Vice President Energy Policy
Constellation Energy
Sustainable Energy
410-470-3266 Cell - 240-744-6067      Bryan.Miller@constellation.com
Curt Spalding, Regional Administrator
US EPA - Region 1
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3912
617-918-1012      Spalding.Curt@epamail.epa.gov

				
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