E3: Energy, Environment & Economic Development Conference 



Wednesday March 9, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM EST

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Courtyard Marriott Cromwell
4 Sebethe Drive
Cromwell, CT 06416

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Paul Brady, Executive Director
CT Power & Energy Society


7:00 - 8:00:  Registration / Display Tables / Networking Coffee

8:00 – 8:15:  Introductions

8:15 – 8:45:  Keynote Presentation—An Overview of Connecticut’s Economic Outlook: Fred V. Carstensen, PhD, Professor of Finance and Economics, UCONN School of Business and Director, Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis

8:45 – 9:45:  Panel 1: Energy Leadership at the Local Level:

  • State Senator Catherine A. Osten,  First Selectman, Town of Sprague
  • Mayor Joe Ganim, Bridgeport
  • Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford
  • Gabe Stern, Director of Technical Services, CMEEC

9:45 – 10:15: Keynote Presentation—Environmental Legislative and Regulatory Overview: Daniel L. Sosland, President, Acadia Center, a non-profit research and policy advocacy organization advancing the clean energy future at the state and regional levels.

10:15 – 11:15: Conference Brunch: Sponsored by Energize Connecticut


11:15 – 12:15: Panel 2:  Advanced Technology in Energy Storage:

  • Eric Johnson Director of External Affairs, ISO NE Introduction and Moderator
  • Christian Bilcheck, PE, Vice President, Transmission and System Planning, The United Illuminating Company
  • Prabhu Rao, President and CEO North America, McPhy
  • Rob Friedland, President and CEO,  Proton Onsite
  • Jonathan Milley, Director, Business Development, Vionx Energy Corporation

12:30 – 1:00: DEEP Update: Katie Scharf Dykes, Deputy Commissioner – Energy, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

1:00 – 1:30: Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy

1:30 – 2:30: Panel 3: Regional Energy Solutions:
  • Fred Klein, Partner, Pullman & Comley - Moderator
  • Paul Hibbard, Vice President, Analysis Group
  • Jim Muntz, President, Transmission, Eversource
  • Jacob Steubing, Origination Manager, EDP Renewables North America LLC
  • Kent McCord, Director of Marketing Strategy at Doosan Fuel Cell America