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    • Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    There has been a decades-long ambition to connect Maine's northernmost county with New England's electric grid. The termination of the Northern Maine Transmission line contract provides an opportunity to reflect and explore how the next iteration might serve Maine and the New England Energy economy. 

    Legislation had required the Public Utilities Commission to seek proposals for both renewable energy generation and a high-voltage transmission line to connect it to the New England grid. The PUC selected a $2.0B, 170-turbine wind farm with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, or enough electricity to power 450,000 homes (Maine has 750,000 housing units), and a $1.5B, 1,200 MW, 160-mile-long power transmission line known as the Northern Maine Transmission Line or the Aroostook Renewable Gateway to deliver the power. After Massachusetts policymakers subsequently agreed to share 40% of the electricity and the cost of the two projects, the PUC ordered Maine's utilities to enter into contracts reflecting the selected proposals. Subsequent 2023 legislation required the PUC to solicit additional supply over used capacity on the Aroostook Renewable Gateway, which together, would have boosted the local economy with the construction of the transmission line, wind and (potentially) solar and biomass power plants.

    Although supported by the Governor, the PUC, and others, several factors led to the demise of the transmission line. A new proposal is likely. This webinar provides an opportunity to look at similar projects in other regions and also reflect and explore how the next iteration might best serve Maine and the New England energy economy.

    Join us online to hear from industry experts Bob Grace and Po-Yu Yuen. They work for Sustainable Energy Advantage, a national leader in development, analysis and implementation of clean energy policies and markets. Bob has 25 years of experience as their Managing Director & President and Po-Yu has 13 years experience as their Senior Consultant & Market Analytics Manager. 

    This is a public event, so invitations can be forwarded to others. The Zoom link will be sent to registered participants a few days prior to the event.

    Questions? You can reach us at info@e2tech.org or 207-800-TECH. 

    Thank you to our Sponsor!


    Annual Sponsors & Partners

    Maine Technology Institute | Biz Marketplace | Mainebiz.biz    Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law - Maine's Full Service Law Firm

           

    E2Tech Sustaining Partners (as of 2/1/2024)

    SUSTAINING LEADERSBernstein Shur, Burns & McDonnell, Central Maine PowerOrstedSMRT Architects & Engineers

    SUSTAINING STEWARDS: Arcadia, Berry Dunn, BRI Environmental, Consulate General of Canada, Cianbro, Credere Associates, DNV GL, East Brown Cow, Eaton Peabody, ECI, EDP Renewables, Generac, GZA, Hydro Quebec, Key Capture Energy, LS Power, Maine Community SolarNortheast BankOcean Renewable Power Company, Perkins ThompsonPierce Atwood, PowerMarket, Preti Flaherty, Quebec Government Office in Boston, Ramboll, ReVision Energy, RLCRoyal River Heat Pumps, Sandborn, Head & Associates, Sebago Technics, Sevee & Maher Engineers, Stantec, Summit Natural Gas, Tetra Tech, TRC, Verrill and VHB 

    SUSTAINING INDIVIDUAL DONORSSeveral Committed Mainers and Friends 

    E2Tech events are FREE for elected public officials; federal, state and municipal employees, members of the press, and students.  Please email info@e2tech.org to be registered under these categories.

    • Thursday, February 29, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 300 Fore Street, Portland, ME
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    Come join E2Tech and NECEC with the UMaine Portland Gateway at the Maine Center for an evening of food, drink, celebration and opportunity!  

    Learn how the CleanTech Open accelerator program can help you develop your venture and how to apply to participate. Since 2005, more than 70% of Cleantech Open's reporting alumni companies nationwide are still active and have collectively raised over $2B in external funding.

    We welcome entrepreneurs, students, investors, savvy technologists, and those interested in joining our growing cleantech community in Maine. E2Tech has been a partner in this initiative since 2013, and participation fees for Mainers in CleanTech Open Northeast can be covered by Maine Technology Institute!

    EVENT AGENDA:

    •  About Cleantech Open Northeast - meet the team and learn about opportunities to be involved. 
    • Also brief comments from Eric Howard, E2Tech's Executive Director and Susan Morris, honorary consul of Canada in Maine.
    • Alumni Lightning Talks - hear from Cleantech Open Northeast alumni about their experiences in the program.
    • Entrepreneur Introductions - certain firms will present their clean technology & business. To participate in this part of the program, please sign up when you register!
    • Q&A - ask your questions about the program, application process, and more.
    • Networking - meet people in the local ecosystem who are interested in and support Maine cleantech entrepreneurs in a wide variety of ways.

    For background, see the Cleantech Open Northeast 2023 Impact Report or watch this four-minute video. Both from Maine, Amply Energy was the 2023 Northeast Regional Winner, and Shred Electric was a 2023 Northeast Regional Finalist.

    Please register early. $10 for E2Tech and NECEC members, free for CleantechOpen 2024 Prospective Startups, Cleantech Open Alumni and Mentors, and Program sponsors as well as students. Please email jacqui@e2tech.org to be registered under a special category. If you've got a world changing idea, don't let cost be a barrier to attendance. Registration is capped at 100 attendees and we may reach capacity.

    The Maine Center at 300 Fore Street also serves as the home of the University of Maine School of Law. Parking is available across the street at the Custom House Parking Garage, and street-side parking on many nearby streets is free after 5 pm.

    Event Sponsors & Partners:

       

    E2Tech's Annual Sponsors& Partners:

    Maine Technology Institute | Biz Marketplace | Mainebiz.biz    Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law - Maine's Full Service Law Firm

           


    E2Tech Sustaining Partners (as of 2/14/2024)

    SUSTAINING LEADERSBernstein Shur, Burns & McDonnell, Central Maine PowerOrstedSMRT Architects & Engineers

    SUSTAINING STEWARDS: Arcadia, Berry Dunn, BRI Environmental, Consulate General of Canada, Cianbro, Credere Associates, DNV GL, East Brown Cow, Eaton Peabody, ECI, EDP Renewables, Generac, GZA, Hydro Quebec, Key Capture Energy, LS Power, Northeast BankMaine Community SolarOcean Renewable Power Company, Perkins ThompsonPierce Atwood, PowerMarket, Preti Flaherty, Quebec Government Office in Boston, ReVision Energy, RLCRoyal River Heat Pumps, Sandborn, Head & Associates, Sebago Technics, Sevee & Maher Engineers, Stantec, Summit Natural Gas, Sunrun, Tetra Tech, TRC, Verrill and VHB 

    SUSTAINING INDIVIDUAL DONORSSeveral Committed Mainers and Friends 

    E2Tech events are FREE for elected public officials; federal, state and municipal employees, members of the press, and students.  Please email info@e2tech.org to be registered under these categories.



    • Thursday, March 28, 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM