Entries in consumer liaison group (16)

Monday
Jul012019

Consumer Liaison Group discusses the role of energy efficiency in wholesale markets at June meeting

The second quarterly meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) in 2019 was held on June 20 in Westborough, Massachusetts. The meeting featured a keynote address by David Littell, Senior Advisor at The Regulatory Assistance Project, a regional update from ISO New England, and a panel discussion on “Energy Efficiency in the Forward Capacity Market: The Changing Landscape and Implications for Consumers.” The program was developed by the CLG Coordinating Committee, and panelists included (pictured from left to right below): Henry Yoshimura, Director, Demand Resource Strategy, ISO New England; Maggie McCarey, Director, Energy Efficiency Division, Mass. Department of Energy Resources; and Stefan Nagy, Product Manager, Distributed Energy, National Grid. The panel was moderated by Mary Usovicz, a member of the CLG Coordinating Committee. A full meeting recap and speaker presentations are posted on the CLG webpage.

The next quarterly meeting will take place on September 5 in Maine.

Wednesday
Mar272019

March Consumer Liaison Group meeting discussed transforming the power sector

The first quarterly meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) in 2019 was held on March 14 in Providence, Rhode Island. The topic for the meeting, selected by the CLG Coordinating Committee, was: Transforming the Power Sector: Customer Choice in a Changing Energy Landscape. The meeting featured a keynote address by Jeffrey Grybowski, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ørsted US Offshore Wind (pictured), an update from ISO New England, and a panel discussion addressing the topic of the day. Meeting materials are posted on the CLG webpage, including the speakers’ presentations. The next quarterly meeting will take place on June 20 in Westborough, MA.

The ISO and regional electricity market stakeholders created the CLG in 2009 to facilitate the consideration of consumer interests in determining the needs and solutions for the region’s power system.

Tuesday
Mar122019

Tenth annual CLG report highlights 2018 activities and other consumer-related, wholesale electricity industry topics 

ISO New England and the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) Coordinating Committee recently issued the 2018 Report of the Consumer Liaison Group, which summarizes the activities of the CLG during 2018. A limited number of copies will be made available at the March 14 CLG meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Download the meeting agenda.

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Friday
Dec212018

December Consumer Liaison Group meeting discussed energy security

The Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) held its final quarterly meeting of 2019 on December 6. The meeting began with a conversation with State Representative Thomas Golden, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy at the Massachusetts General Court. The discussion included topics such as the Massachusetts renewable energy procurements and the safety of the natural gas distribution system. The panel discussed, “The Evolving Markets: How Fuel Security is Changing the Wholesale Electricity Markets and What That Means for Your Bottom Line."

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Monday
Oct012018

September Consumer Liaison Group discussed electrification of heating sector and consumer choices

The third quarterly meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG), held in Connecticut on September 20, featured opening remarks by Robert Klee, Commissioner at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, an update from ISO New England, and a panel discussion addressing Electrification of the Heating Sector: Exploring Consumer Choices.

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Wednesday
Jun202018

Consumer Liaison Group discussed the progress of energy efficiency and its effects on New England consumers at June 2018 meeting

The Consumer Liaison Group held its second meeting of the year on June 14, 2018, in Westborough, Massachusetts. Edward Anthes-Washburn, Executive Director of the Port of New Bedford, opened the meeting with an in-depth look into the offshore wind industry’s introduction to the port and how the commercial fishing and offshore wind industries can coexist. The meeting also featured a panel discussion on the topic, Transitioning from Energy Efficiency to the Efficient Use of Energy – What Does it Mean for Consumers?, as well as an update from ISO New England.

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