2016 New England Energy Conference and Exposition

23rd Annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition

Powering New England’s Evolution in the 21st Century

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10 and 11, 2016
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, MA

Registration is open...

Attending the Conference with our without golf? Register HERE

Just golfing? Register for Golf Only HERE

The Hotel room block is reserved until April 18, 2016 online at NECA - 2016

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information 

  Sponsor Sign-up         Exhibitor Sign-up

Meals Only Registration for Booth Personnel


Conference Registration Pricing

Before 4/29 4/29 and After
Non-member $565 $615
Member (NECA or CPES) $465 $515
Government $215 $265
Young Professional Member $220 $270
Young Professional Non-member $245 $295
Student (5/11 only) $100 $150

Golf Tournament $175 $200

Conference Cancellation Fee - $175 after April 29
Golf Cancellation Fee - $25 after April 29
No refunds on cancellations made May 4 or later (substitutions allowed at any time)

Booth Personnel Meals Only Pricing (no sessions)

$95 per day
Day 1: Opening Reception, Dinner and After Dinner Reception (cash bar)
Day 2: Breakfast, Breaks, and Lunch


Tuesday's Events May 10

Golf Tournament
Location: The Golf Club, 132 Falmouth Woods Road, East Falmouth, MA


Closest to the Pin Competition Sponsor: Con Edison Development

7:30-8:15 AM Golf Registration
Practice Time and Breakfast

8:30 AM Shotgun Start: 18 Holes of Golf (Limited to the first 100 players)
Lunch and Awards at the 19th Hole

Golf Tournament Sponsors:
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
Entergy - Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
NextEra Energy Resources

10:00 AM Conference Registration Opens at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel

4:30-6:45 PM Exhibition Hall Opens for Viewing and Welcome Reception

Hot and Cold Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar, Networking Opportunities

Cape Light Compact

All Evening Events will be held at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel

6:55 PM Dinner and Keynote Speaker

Sara Burns, President & CEO, Central Maine Power Company


Tina Bennett, President, NECA; Senior Vice President, CLEAResult
Joey Lee Miranda
, President, CPES; Partner, Robinson+Cole

Keynote Address: TBA

8:45 PM Dessert Networking Reception

Pullman & Comley LLC
TRC Environmental Corporation

Wednesday's Events May 11

All events will be held at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel

7:15 AM Registration Opens

7:30-8:30 AM Roundtable Discussion Breakfast

Take advantage of this perfect opportunity for all attendees to have focused discussions on topics of interest with other attendees and conference speakers. Tables will be designated for different topics and attendees are free to sit at any table for the entire session or move from table to table. A moderator will be available at each table to facilitate discussion.

Sponsor: Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

8:45-10:00 – Panel I - New England's Energy Balancing Act

Moderator: David O'Connor, Senior Vice President for Energy, ML Strategies, LLC

 Dan Dolan, President, New England Power Generators Association
Anne George,
Vice President - External Affairs & Communications, ISO-New England
Camilo Serna, Vice President Strategic Planning & Policy, Eversource Energy
Rebecca Tepper, Deputy Chief of the Energy and Environmental Bureau, MA Office of the Attorney General

10:00-11:00 - Morning Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsor: Day Pitney LLP

11:00-12:15 – Panel II - Restructured Energy Markets & the Grid of the Future: Can they work together?

Moderator:  Kathleen Kelly, Principal Consultant & VP of Consulting Operations, Daymark Energy Advisors

David Littell, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project
Tim Roughan, Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, National Grid
Leah Gibbons, Director of Regulatory Affairs, NRG Energy
Michah Remley, Senior Vice President of Product, EnerNOC, Inc.

Click HERE to learn more about these speakers.

12:15-1:45 - Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Stephen Whitley, President & CEO (retired), NYISO

1:45-3:00 – Panel IIIA - Cutting Carbon: Stop or Step on the Gas

Moderator: Shaela Collins, Attorney, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

Policy Perspective
Tracy Babbidge, Bureau Chief, Energy and Technology Policy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Gas Generation Perspective

Dan Allegretti, VP State Government Affiars - East, Exelon Corporation

Environmental Organization Perspective

David Ismay, Clean Energy and Climate Change Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation

Pipeline Perspective

Tom Kiley, President & CEO, Northeast Gas Association

1:45-3:00 – Panel IIIB - Energy of Tomorrow - Not Your Mother's Centralized Power Plant!

Moderator: Janet Gail Besser, VP of Policy and Government Affairs, NECEC

Richard Baxter, President, Mustang Prairie Energy

Offshore Wind
Matthew Morrissey, Executive Director, Offshore Wind MA

Distributed Technologies
Matt Cinadr, Project Manager, SourceOne Energy Solutions

Tools to Manage the Energy Future
Kerrick Johnson, Vice President, Vermont Electric Power Company

3:00-3:30 - Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsor: Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative

3:30-4:45 - Wrap-up Session

Moderator: Joey Lee Miranda, Partner, Robinson+Cole

Hon. Paul Roberti, Commissioner, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission
Hon. Mark Vannoy, Chairman, Maine Public Utilities Commission
Hon. Michael Caron, Commissioner, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Hon. Jolette Westbrook, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
Hon. Christopher Recchia,Commissioner, Vermont Public Service Department
New Hampshire

- Prize Drawing

Grand Prize Sponsor: Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.

Carbon Offsets Sponsor: CLEAResult

Conference Pens Sponsor:
O’Connor Corporation

Conference Bags Sponsor: VHB

Conference Notepads: Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele, P.C.

Personal Electronics Charging Station Sponsor: Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications

Students and Young Professionals Subsidy Sponsor: ENGIE