CPES Policy Committee Meeting, August 13 in 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 (center)
  • Lauren Savidge, Staff Attorney for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Energy and Technology (left)
  • Eric Jacobi, Energy Industry Analyst, FERC Office of Energy Market Regulation – East (right)

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