Past Presentations

December 12, 2017: CPES Held Annual Holiday Party at The Society Room of Hartford

Featured speaker Stephen Rourke, Vice President, System Planning for ISO New England, spoke about resource developments and the transformation of the New England electric grid Presentation Link

October 17, 2017:  CPES Hosts The Future of Energy: What’s the Deal? Conference and Exposition

The Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) hosted its 18th Annual “What’s the Deal?” Conference and Exposition under the new signature heading — The Future of Energy.  This one-day event featured three panels and two keynote speakers.

Christopher Dupuis’ Presentation
David Ohayon’s Presentation
Gavin Watson’s Presentation
Keynote Presentation
Dean Ellis’ Presentation
Stephen Molodetz’ Presentation
Elisabeth Treseder’s Presentation

June 14, 2017: Natural Gas Infrastructure Project Updates

Connecticut-based gas utilities and interstate pipeline companies are actively developing
natural gas expansion projects to serve growing demand from existing and new customers in Connecticut.  Projects are segmented by size.  Small infrastructure serves business and residential customers.  Large infrastructure moves gas around the region. 

Michael Dirrane’s Presentation
Chris Luca Presentation
Erik Robie Presentation

March 23, 2017: Update on Connecticut’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy

Mary Sotos, Deputy Commissioner for Energy and Tracy Babbidge, Chief of the Bureau of Energy & Technology Policy, both from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, provided an update on CT’s Comprehesive Energy Strategy.

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February 15, 2017: CPES Hosts Discussion on Energy Procurement Strategies

On February 15, 2017, the Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) hosted a discussion on energy procurement strategies featuring government and business insights from Jeffrey Gaudiosi, Power Procurement Manager for the State of Connecticut, and David Ferro, Director of Energy Management Services and Business Development for Pennoni Associates.

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November 9, 2016: Addressing Connecticut’s Climate Change Goals

  • Keri Enright-Kato, Director, Office of Climate Change, Technology & Research, Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
  • Tracy A. Gionfriddo, Senior Environmental Specialist, Environmental Compliance and Performance, Eversource Energy
  • Kevin Hennessy, Director, State Policy – New England, Dominion Resources

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October 5, 2016: 21st Century Energy: What’s the Deal?

Katie Scharf Dykes, Deputy Commissioner for Energy at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP). Click here for presentation.

June 15, 2016: What’s the Deal with Shared Clean Energy?

  • Katie Scharf Dykes, Deputy Commissioner for Energy at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP). Click here to link to draft RFP.
  • Roddy Diotalevi, Senior Director – Sales & Marketing at UIL Holdings. UIL.
  • Jamie Howland, Director, Climate and Energy Analysis Center & Director, Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Initiative, Acadia Center. Acadia Center CPES Dinner JAH final.
  • Moderator: Eric Johnson, Director of External Affairs, ISO-New England and CPES Vice President

April 13, 2016: Project Development: Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects Serving Customers in Connecticut

March 9, 2016: e3 Conference


December 9, 2015: 30th Anniversary Holiday Event

Gordon van Welie: Managing the Rapid Transformation of New England’s Energy Resources


August 13, 2015 Policy Committee Meeting


June 10, 2015: Energy Project Development and Delivery


May 12-13, 2015: New England Energy Conference and Expo

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March 11, 2015: Connecticut Energy, Environment & Economic Development Conference

February 11, 2015: Connecticut Green Bank with Bryan Garcia

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November 12, 2014: Procuring Retail Supply in a Volatile Electricity Market

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March 17, 2014: CPES Energy, Environment & Economic Development Conference

Panel I – EPA Rules: Furthering Progress to a Cleaner and Smarter Grid:

Panel II New England’s Evolving Energy Infrastructure:

Panel III – Zero Emission Vehicles: The Shape of Things To Come

February 19, 2014: Fracking

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CT Presentation 2 5 2014

PFO final thoughts, CT presentation, 2 19 2014

December 11, 2013: Meet the Regulators

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November 13, 2013: The Role of District Energy Projects in Connecticut’s Energy Future

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  • David Kooris, Bridgeport Office of Planning and Economic Development. Click here.
  • Scott Guilmartin, NuEnergy, LLC. Click here.

October 10, 2013: What’s the Deal? 21st Century Energy Conference. Click here.

September 11, 2013: Learn How to Bring the Economics of Energy to Your Company









June 12, 2013 Dinner Meeting: The Role of Wind Power in CT’s Energy Future







New England Energy Conference & Expo, May 20-21, 2013, click here.

CPES April 10, 2013 Dinner Meeting: The Role of Hydropower in CT’s Energy Future  Click here.

March 13, 2013: Connecticut Energy, Environment and Economic Development Conference: Keeping the Lights On.

  • Panel 1: – Climate Adaptation, EPA Rules and the New England Electrical Grid, Robert Bibbo, Normandeau Associates; Don DiCristofaro, Blue Sky Environmental, LLC; Peter Rothstein, New England Clean Energy Council; David Crane, NRG Energy  Panel I
  • Panel 2: Are We Prepared? Richard Laudenat, FirstLight; Doug McCracken, CL&P; Chris LaRose, Norwich Department of Public Utilities  Panel 2
  • Panel 3: Getting Prepared, William Taylor, Honeywell; W. Richard Smith, Jr.,  Robinson & Cole Panel 3
  • Click here for program and  pictures of event.

February 13, 2013: Emerging Technologies Click here

November 14, 2012: Transportation Technology Click here.

September 12, 2012: Microgrids

June 13, 2012: Realizing Value in Renewable Energy Credits

April, 2012:Waste Gas Utilization

March 2012: Energy & Environment Conference: