ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL OF MAINE

Regional and State Energy Policy Update

  • Thursday, September 07, 2017
  • 7:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • USM Portland, Abromson Center-Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford Street, Portland

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Regional and State Energy Policy Update
in partnership with the Maine State Chamber of Commerce
and Natural Resources Council of Maine


7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Regional Energy Policy - Clean Energy Procurement

New England, as a region, is looking to move towards a clean energy future. For example, Massachusetts called out for proposals for 1200 megawatts (MW) of clean energy and 1600 MW of offshore wind. Bids have been submitted for significant hydro, solar, and wind projects that, if accepted, will significantly alter New England's renewable energy landscape. This session examines a handful of approaches with generation and transmission footprints in Maine.

  • Sara J. Burns - President & Chief Executive Officer, Central Maine Power (New England Clean Energy Connect)
  • Ryan Gahagan - Project Manager, Maine Power Express, LLC
  • William V. Ferdinand, Jr. - Shareholder & Chair, Legislative & Government Relations Practice Group, Eaton Peabody (Moderator)

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Regional Energy Policy - The Role of DOE

Regional procurement and program decisions like the Massachusetts and multi-state clean-energy RFPs are driving electricity generation and transmission decisions in New England states and Eastern Canadian provinces. The DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is on hand to provide technical assistance to States and regions to inform their electricity policies, programs, laws, and regulations that facilitate electricity infrastructure investment needed to deliver clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to customers.

  • Dr. Caitlin Callaghan - U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
State Energy Policy - 128th Legislature Update

E2Tech is bringing policy, environmental, business, and legislative leaders together to discuss recent legislation and look ahead at interpretation and implementation of the new laws, as well as priorities carried over to next year.

  • Representative Seth Berry - Co-Chair, Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Technology, Maine State Legislature
  • Jim Mitchell - Partner, Mitchell Tardy Jackson (on behalf of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce)
  • Jeremy Payne - Executive Director, Maine Renewable Energy Association
  • Dylan Voorhees - Climate and Clean Energy Project Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM)
  • Senator David Woodsome - Co-Chair, Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Technology, Maine State Legislature
  • William V. Ferdinand, Jr. - Shareholder & Chair, Legislative & Government Relations Practice Group, Eaton Peabody (Moderator)

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