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22nd Annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition


22nd Annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12 and 13, 2015
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Groton, Connecticut

Registration is NOW OPEN
The Hotel is holding a block of rooms for $155 per night until April 21st. 
Reserve your room 
early HERE!





Sponsor and Exhibitor Information 

  Sponsor Sign-up         Exhibitor Sign-up

Registration For Exhibit Personnel (Meals Only)

Capacity, Carbon and Cost:  Getting the Balance Right

Conference Registration Pricing

Before 4/294/29 and After


Member (NECA or CPES)$445$495


Young Professional Member$210$260

Young Professional Non-member$235$285

Student (5/13 only)$100$150


Optional Activities Pricing

Golf Tournament$175$200

Tour, Lunch and Boat Ride$55$80

Cancellation Fee - $175 after April 30
No refunds on cancellations made May 6 or later (substitutions allowed at any time)


Booth Personnel Meals Only Pricing (no sessions)

$95 per day
Day 1: Opening Reception, Dinner and After Dinner Reception (cash bar)
Day 2: Breakfast, Breaks, and Lunch


Tuesday's Events May 12

Golf Tournament at the Lake of Isles Foxwoods Resort
One Clubhouse Dr., North Stonington, CT 

Golf, Breakfast, Luncheon, Closest to the Pin Competition and Prizes

Golf Tournament Sponsors: 
Entergy - Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
NextEra Energy Resources

Closest to the Pin Competition Sponsor: Con Edison Development

7:30-8:15 AM Golf Registration
Practice Time and Breakfast

8:30 AM Shotgun Start: 18 Holes of Golf (Limited to the first 100 players)
Lunch and Awards at the 19th Hole

10:00 AM Conference Registration Opens at the Mystic Marriott Hotel

Tour of Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship, lunch and short boat ride

11:00 AM Bus will leave for the ship from the Hotel. Lunch will be served at The Galley Restaurant at Mystic Seaport. Advanced registration required.

Sponsor: TRC Companies, Inc.

4:30-6:45 PM Exhibition Hall Opens for Viewing and Welcome Reception

Hot and Cold Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar, Networking Opportunities

Cape Light Compact
Dominion Resources, Inc.

All Evening Events will be held at the Mystic Marriott Hotel

6:55 PM Dinner and Keynote Speaker


Paul N. Belval, President, NECA; Partner, Day Pitney LLP

Joey Lee Miranda, President, CPES; Partner, Robinson+Cole 

Keynote: Captain Carl Lahti, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer, Naval Submarine Base New London
United States Navy

Sponsor: HQUS

8:45 PM Dessert Networking Reception

Sponsor: Pullman & Comley, LLC

Wednesday's Events May 13

All events will be held at the Mystic Marriott Hotel

7:15 AM Registration Opens

7:30-8:30 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.

Sponsor: Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

8:45-10:00 – Panel I: What’s Driving Market Fundamentals: Economics, Policy or Market Design?

Moderator: Joe Dalton, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs
GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.

Tanya Bodell, Executive Director, Energyzt

James Daly, Vice President Energy Supply, Eversource Energy

Robert Ethier, Vice President Market Operations, ISO New England

Peter Rosenthal, Managing Director of Market Fundamentals, Exelon Corporation

10:00-11:00 - Morning Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsor: Day Pitney LLP

11:00-12:15 – Panel II: 
Empowering Consumer Choice: Unleashing Innovative Retail Energy Solutions

Moderator: David O’Connor, Senior Vice President for Energy, ML Strategies, LLC

Cindy Arcate, President and CEO, Power Options

Cullen Hay, General Manager Direct Energy Residential, Direct Energy.

Dean Musser, President and CEO, Tangent Energy Solutions Inc. 

Steve Raeder, Managing Director, SunEdison

Peter Zschokke, Director Regulatory Strategy, National Grid

12:15-1:45 - Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Keynote: The Honorable Tony Clark, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Sponsor: Repsol Energy North America

1:45-3:00 – Panel III A: Environmental Challenges of Siting and Permitting

Moderator: Tree Raine, Principal Consultant, ERM

Ed Krapels, CEO, Anbaric Transmission

David HanobicOutreach Coordinator, FERC Division of Gas, Environment and Engineering 

Ruth Silman
, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP 

Jaimeson Sinclair, Assistant Director of Engineering and Technical Services
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Bureau of Air Management 

1:45-3:00 – Panel III B: Financing Infrastructure in New England: Can it be Done?

Moderator: Carrie Gilbert, Senior Consultant, La Capra Associates Inc.

Tony Marone
Senior Vice President Customer and Business Services 
UIL Holdings Corporation 

Peter RigbySenior Director and the Global Head of Risk Analytics and Research Department
 Standard & Poor’s Financial Services

Peter Podurgiel, Senior Vice President Thermal Development
Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. 

3:00-3:30 - Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsor: Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative

3:30-4:45 - Wrap-up Session: State Policies and Energy Markets: Collaborative Efforts or Collision Course

Moderator: Joey Lee MirandaPartner, Robinson+Cole 

The Honorable Marion Gold, Commissioner, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources 

The Honorable Sarah Hofmann, 
Commissioner, Vermont Public Service Board

The Honorable Carlisle J. T. McClean, Commissioner, Maine Public Utilities Commission

Representative Lonnie Reed, Co-Chair Energy and Technology Committee, Connecticut General Assembly

The Honorable Robert R. Scott, Commissioner, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission

 - Prize Drawing

Grand Prize Sponsor: Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.

Conference Bags Sponsor: VHB

Carbon Offsets Sponsor: Conservation Services Group

Conference Note Pads Sponsor: Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele, PC

Conference Pens Sponsor: 
O’Connor Corporation

Earlier Event: May 5
NYSERDA CHP Expo Brooklyn
Later Event: May 13
Global Learning Forum