CPES invites you to join us Wednesday evening, December 9th, in the beautiful Society Room in Hartford to celebrate the holiday season and our 30th anniversary. We will have a panel discussion looking back on how the industry and CPES have changed in the past 30 years and a keynote presentation by ISO-NE President and CEO, Gordon van Welie.


$75 for CPES  members, $85 for non-members

Great opportunity for young professionals: To our regular members: Please don’t come alone! Consider inviting a young professional to join you at this event. It’s a great opportunity to welcome new faces to the energy industry and help them build relationships with professionals from CPES.


5:30: Registration and networking reception (hors d’oeuvres, dining stations and cash bar)

6:30: Welcome and introductions: Joey Lee Miranda, CPES President

6:35: Part 1: A look back at the past 30 years

  • Paul McCary, Partner, Murtha Cullina, and incorporating attorney for CPES (1994) and its predecessor the Connecticut Cogeneration Society (1985)
  • Jennifer Arasimowicz, Vice President, Managing Counsel, FuelCell Energy, Inc, and CPES past president
  • Robert Cables, Principal Analyst Wholesale Power Contracts, The United Illuminating Co., and CPES past president
  • David Silverstone, Chairman of the Board, Science Park Development Corp., former Partner, Silverstone & Koontz, and counsel to many early independent power projects

7:15: Dessert break

7:30: Part 2: The transformation of the region’s power system and a look ahead to the electric grid of the future

  • Gordon van Welie, President and CEO, ISO New England

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November 4, 2015: New England Clean Energy RFP

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is coordinating with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and utilities from Massachusetts and Rhode Island on a mult-state RFP to identify projects that will help advance the clean energy goals of the three states. The RFP is intended to obtain grid-scale Class I and large-scale hydropower resources and associated transmission.  Our panel included:

  • Tracy Babbidge, Bureau Chief, Energy & Technology, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Timothy Brennan, Director, Regulatory Strategy, National Grid


WTD2015October 7, 2015: What’s the Deal? 21st Century Energy Conference

DSC00964Sathya Motupally, Phd, Chief Operating Officer, Dooson Fuel Cell America, Inc.





DSC00971CPES President Joey Lee Miranda introduces panel discussion on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability: Commercial and Institutional Success Stories





21258089036_6847fc526a_mSeptember 9, 2015 Meeting: Competitive Transmission.

The Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) and New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) held their first meeting of the 2015-16 season September 9, in Hartford with a joint networking event and a conversation about an emerging approach to electric transmission development in New England.  Click here for more.


CPES-logoCPES on the Move: President’s Report

If your summer is anything like mine, you are busy juggling work, volunteer and family activities, and hopefully taking some vacation time to replenish your personal energy supply.

While we’re juggling all of that, I’m excited to report that CPES has been putting together a great lineup of programs for the summer and to kick off our 2015‒16 season. We’ve made several enhancements based on recent feedback from our members. We will continue to hold our monthly meetings and plan several energy conferences with our partners, but we will be trying out some new meeting formats and locations to better accommodate where people work and their busy schedules. I think you’re going to like where we’re headed.  Click here for more…


CPES Policy Committee Meeting – August 13, Hartford

The Connecticut Power and Energy Society hosted a kick-off meeting Thursday, August 13 for a new Policy Committee. For the first meeting, the committee heard reports on energy policy developments from the General Assembly’s 2015 legislative session from staff attorneys in the legislature and at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. We also heard from staff at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s new office in New England. Finally, the meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the objectives for the committee and future topics.  Click here for more information.



New England Energy Conference & Expo

May 12-13, 2015, Mystic Marriott Hotel, Groton, CT.

Click here to view panel handouts/slides.


Tour of Mystic Seaport sponsored by TRC. Click on photo to see more photos of the tour.