CPES logoPlease join us: The Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) and New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) invite you to join us Wednesday evening, September 9, in Hartford for a joint networking event and a conversation about an emerging approach to electric transmission development in New England.

Kick-off event: This event will kick off the CPES 2015‒2016 season and we are delighted to collaborate with NEWIEE and their Connecticut River “Valley Series.”

About the topic: In New England, transmission development needed for power system reliability is taking an historic shift to a competitive framework, pursuant to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order on Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation (Order 1000). This will create opportunities for new players in the world of transmission development. Competitive procurements for transmission have already happened in other parts of the country and competitive processes and opportunities will be coming to New England. Speakers will discuss these processes, the complexities of this shift, the changes to business strategies, and what this might mean for consumers. CPES and NEWIEE are pleased to provide our members with an early look at what’s emerging in the industry

Date and time   September 9, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location  Day Pitney LLP, 242 Trumbull Street Hartford, CT 06103

Thank you to our host sponsor for this event:


Please register CLICK HERE

Space is limited, so please register early.

$40 for CPES and NEWIEE members, $50 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 and NEWIEE.


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

6:15: Welcoming remarks by NEWIEE and CPES board members

  • Elizabeth Barton, Partner, Day Pitney
  • Eric Johnson, Vice President, CPES

6:30: Panel discussion: Competitive Transmission in New England – Perspectives from Industry Leaders

  • Elizabeth Barton, moderator
  • Sharon Segner, Vice President, LS Power Development
  • Tracy Babbidge, Chief, Bureau of Energy & Technology, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Phyllis Lemell, Assistant General Counsel, Eversource Energy

7:30: Conclusion

We hope you can join us September 9 in Hartford.

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…


Connecticut_State_Capitol,_February_24,_2008CPES 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.

About the Policy Committee: CPES established a policy committee this year to provide additional opportunities for our members to learn about timely energy policy issues in Connecticut and New England. The concept for the committee emerged from a recent survey in which members asked for additional forums to discuss energy issues, in a format that is shorter and more interactive than the longer and more structured monthly dinner meetings. The committee is co-chaired by Jonathan Gordon, a member of the CPES board of directors, and Lee Hoffman, a partner at the law firm of Pullman & Comley and long-time friend of CPES.


  • Nicolas Cicale, Staff Attorney for the Energy & Technology Committee in the Legislative Commissioner’s Office for the 2015 Legislative Session
  • Lauren Savidge, Staff Attorney for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Energy and Technology
  • Eric Jacobi, Energy Industry Analyst, FERC Office of Energy Market Regulation – East

Copies of their presentations can be found on our past presentations page here.

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

Our annual conference takes on a new format this year, with greater opportunities for networking:

  • A full hour of breakfast in our exhibit hall
  • Mid-morning “mix & mingle” in the exhibit hall with smoothie shooters, finger foods, and other light refreshments
  • An early afternoon wrap-up and Connecticut beer tasting reception

As always, we’ll deliver the latest news and insights into the region’s evolving energy landscape, including developments in infrastructure and resources that will help Connecticut businesses save money.

  • Hear from industry experts and best-in-class energy managers representing award-winning commercial and institutional properties
  • See what’s new with state incentives and legislation
  • Get updates from key state government decision-makers on the state’s energy plan
  • Connecticut has become a hotspot for microbreweries. How much energy does it take to brew a beer in the Nutmeg State? A panel of brewmasters provides some insights–as well as a beer tasting and networking reception.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event? Click here for sponsor/exhibitor information.

Agenda: WTD_0815_agenda.

Click here to register.



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.