March 2016 Energy, Environment & Economic Development Conference

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell, CT

7:00 – 8:00:    Registration / Display Tables / Networking Coffee

8:00 – 8:15:    Introductions: CPES President, Joey Lee Miranda, Robinson + Cole

8:15 – 8:45:    Keynote Presentation—An Overview of Connecticut’s Economic Outlook: Fred V. Carstensen, PhD, Professor of Finance and Economics, UCONN School of Business and Director, Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis

8:45 – 9:45:    Panel 1: Energy Leadership at the Local Level:
•    State Senator Catherine A. Osten,  First Selectman, Town of Sprague
•    Mayor Joe Ganim, Bridgeport
•    Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford
•    Gabe Stern, Director of Technical Services, CT Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative

9:45 – 10:15:    Keynote Presentation—Environmental Legislative and Regulatory Overview: Daniel L. Sosland, President, Acadia Center, a non-profit research and policy advocacy organization advancing the clean energy future at the state and regional levels.

10:15 – 11:15    Conference Brunch: Sponsored by Energize Connecticut

11:15- 12:15:    Panel 2:  Advanced Technology in Energy Storage:
•    Eric Johnson Director of External Affairs, ISO NE Introduction and Moderator
•    Christian Bilcheck, PE, Vice President, Transmission and System Planning, The United Illuminating Company
•    Prabhu Rao, President and CEO North America, McPhy
•    Rob Friedland, President and CEO,  Proton Onsite
•    Jonathan Milley, Director, Business Development, Vionx Energy Corporation

12:30 – 1:00:    DEEP Update: Katie Scharf Dykes, Deputy Commissioner – Energy, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

1:00 – 1:30: Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy

1:30 – 2:30:    Panel 3: Regional Energy Solutions:
•    Fred Klein, Partner, Pullman & Comley – Moderator
•    Paul Hibbard, Vice President, Analysis Group
•    Jim Muntz, President, Transmission, Eversource
•    Jacob Steubing, Origination Manager, EDP Renewables North America LLC
•    Kent McCord, Director of Marketing Strategy at Doosan Fuel Cell America