Join CPES for a special meeting with Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5). Congresswoman Esty serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, both of which have important oversight over energy issues.
5:30 – 8:30 PM, Marriott Courtyard, Cromwell. Click here to register.
CPES and the CT Bar Association Energy, Public Utility and Communications Section held their annual Legislative Preview on January 13, 2016. The panel included the leadership of the Energy and Technology Committee: Senator Paul Doyle, Co-Chair; Representative Lonnie Reed, Co-Chair; Senator Paul Formica, Ranking Member and Representative Tim Ackert, Ranking Member.
The Committee members discussed some issues that will be considered this session including community solar and virtual net metering. The Committee will hold a information gathering public hearings on February 9 and 11 in Hartford.
30th Anniversary Holiday Event
CPES celebrated 30 years of serving its members and the energy industry in Connecticut with a grand event a the historic Society Room in Hartford on December 9th. Highlights of the meeting included:
Panel: 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
Gordon van Welie, President and CEO, ISO New England: The transformation of the region’s power system and a look ahead to the electric grid of the future. Click here for a copy of his presentation.
CPES also honored Arlene Hiller who has managed our meetings and worked for the Society for 30 years.
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
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.
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…
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.