Entries in consumer liaison group (13)

Monday
Oct022017

Consumer Liaison Group discusses FERC Order 1000 and hosted VT governor at September 2017 meeting

The Consumer Liaison Group held its most recent quarterly meeting on September 7, in Woodstock, VT. The meeting featured special guest speaker Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont (pictured left); an update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion, New England Transmission in a FERC Order 1000 World: Where Are We?

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Wednesday
Jul122017

Consumer Liaison Group discusses distributed generation at June 2017 meeting

The Consumer Liaison Group held its most recent quarterly meeting on June 1 in York, Maine. The meeting featured keynote speaker Timothy Schneider, Public Advocate at the Maine Office of the Public Advocate; an update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion, Understanding Distributed Generation’s Impact on Grid Operations and Regional Planning.

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Monday
Mar272017

Consumer Liaison Group discusses the role of nuclear power in New England at March 2017 meeting

On March 2, the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) held its first quarterly meeting of the year in Westborough, Mass., to discuss the role of nuclear power in New England, focusing on reliability, carbon reduction, and market prices. Matthew Wald, Senior Communications Advisor at the Nuclear Energy Institute, a trade association in Washington, DC., gave the keynote address. The meeting also included an update from ISO New England and a panel discussion with representatives from Excelon Corporation, NRG Energy, Inc., and UMass Lowell.

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Thursday
Dec222016

FERC Commissioner LaFleur discussed changing energy landscape at final Consumer Liaison Group meeting of 2016

The Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) held its last quarterly meeting of the year in Boston, Mass., on December 1, 2016. The meeting featured a keynote address by FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur; an update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion, New England States’ Clean Energy Initiatives: How Will Mandated Wind and Hydro Procurements Impact Customer Bills and the Regional Power Markets? 

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Wednesday
Sep282016

Consumer Liaison Group discusses energy projects in Rhode Island at September quarterly meeting

On September 15, the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) met in Providence to discuss Energy Infrastructure Projects Progressing in Rhode Island: Challenges and Consumer Impacts Regionwide. Seth Magaziner, General Treasurer for the State of Rhode Island, gave opening remarks, highlighting the work of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, a centralized hub for energy-efficiency and renewable energy financing initiatives in the state.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Consumer Liaison Group discusses electricity security for consumers at June meeting

On June 17, 2016, the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) met in Westborough, Massachusetts to discuss electricity security for consumers and how advancements in technology are changing the way utilities detect and protect against cybersecurity threats.

Congressman James McGovern, representing Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, delivered the keynote address. McGovern focused his remarks on the issue of climate change and what the nation must do to combat it. He supported the consideration of all options and resource types for meeting New England’s energy needs, but warned against expanding the region’s natural gas pipeline capacity. Investing billions of dollars on natural gas infrastructure, he said, would lock the region into an energy source it may not prefer in 20 years. 

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