Monday, October 2

Continental Breakfast & Expo Open to Attendees

Sponsor: Vermont Gas Systems
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Green Mountain Silent Auction Opens

Sponsor: RSG
Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Welcome

Sponsor: National Grid
Speakers: Olivia Campbell Andersen, Renewable Energy Vermont; David Zuckerman, Vermont Lt. Governor; T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General. 
Time: 9:00 - 9:30 am

Conversation with the Chairman

Speaker: Anthony Z. Roisman, Vermont Public Utilities Commission Chair
Moderator: Kerrick Johnson, VELCO
Time: 9:30 - 9:50 am

Total Renewable Energy Planning & Project Siting: Regions Ahead & Legal Implications

Description: Energy project siting controversies coupled with lack of progress on renewable thermal and transportation transitions and climate commitments are driving the creation of new state laws and calls for greater local government involvement.  Planners and attorneys detail the latest governing law in New England and practical effects of enhanced local energy planning followed by a conversation on effective strategies to help communities achieve total renewable energy.   

Speakers: Catherine Dimitruk, Northwest Regional Planning Commission; Alex “Sash” Lewis, Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand. Moderator: Jon Copans, Vermont Rural Development Council. 
Time: 10:25 - 11:10 am

Financing Renewable Energy

Description: Financiers, lenders, and government program managers overview funding tools for renewable energy projects and the implications of recent state policy changes on financing.  Attend this session to learn how to make your clean energy project a reality or help your customers secure financing.  Panelists will also discuss equitable financing and work underway to address financing tool gaps to achieve total renewable energy.

Speakers: Sam Buckley, Vermont Development Authority; Ben Doyle, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development; Laurie Fielder, Vermont State Employees Credit Union. Moderator: Ed Delhagen, Vermont Department of Public Service.
Time: 10:25 - 11:10 am

Zero Energy Homes: Assessing Cost Effective Solutions Integration

Description:  Discuss evolving technology innovations and economics of zero energy homes with researchers and practitioners.  Panelists will share preliminary results from a multi-year study of Vermont homes that completed comprehensive electricity adaptation. Understand the cost and comfort outcomes from integrating building efficiency improvements, heat pumps, and PV as a total energy solution for homeowners. Detailed report findings presented in this session also offer dialogue on the least-cost trajectory toward zero energy buildings as well as how much efficiency is appropriate before installing cold climate heat pumps.

Speakers: Paul Scheckel, Parsec Energy Consulting; Peter Jones, Homeowner; Li Ling Young, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Moderator: Bill Maclay, Maclay Architects. 
Time: 10:25 - 11:10 am

Coordinating Data, Engagement, and Smart Grid Solutions to Meet Customer Demand, Policy, & Climate Commitments

Description: Data and good communication change customer behavior, lower electricity costs, and smooth technology transitions.  Given the right control systems, behind-the-meter distributed energy resources, such as water heaters, electric vehicles, HVAC systems, and distributed batteries, could smooth and expand renewable integration while increasing grid reliability. Explore the development and implementation of products and programs that have succeeded in driving energy efficiency and clean energy technology adoption.  Panelists share their success and products that are capable of coordinating in real-time while also ensuring that our energy system is user-friendly for customers and grid operators. 

Speakers:  Paul Hines, Packetize Energy; Jenna Hermann, Bidgely; Maggie, McCarey, Oracle. Moderator: Shana Louiselle, VELCO.
Time: 10:25 - 11:10 am

Renewable Energy Procurement: Regulatory Updates & Future Options

Description:  Nearly every state in New England recently revised net metering rules and is currently undergoing significant procurement efforts to meet statutory and consumer demand for more renewable energy.  Panelists in this session offer detailed summaries of regulatory and legislative changes, legal challenges, and guidance for participating in these programs going forward.  Learn about the different approaches states are taking toward customer, utility, and required energy procurement options and offer your ideas on reforms to reach 100% renewable electricity.

Speakers: Kimberly Hayden, Paul Frank + Collins P.C.; Nathan Phelps, Vote Solar. Moderator: Leslie Caldwell, Legal Counselors & Advocates.
Time: 11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Pollution Payments: Catalysts for Transit Electrification

Description: Pollution mitigation payments from fines or carbon pricing offer an opportunity to jumpstart electrification of transportation.  Panelists will share model state and regional initiatives and detail options for maximizing recent compliance settlements.

Speakers: Emily Boedecker, Commissioner, VT Department of Environmental Conservation; Daniel Gatti, Union of Concerned Scientists; Ingrid Malmgren, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Moderator: Sandra Levine, Conservation Law Foundation.
Time: 11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Towns, Advocates, & Utilities: Achieving Total Renewable Energy Together

Description: Two cities, one goal: become net zero communities by 2030.  Burlington, now with 100% renewable sourced electricity, tackles the thermal and transportation sectors. Team Bridges, the winning design team in Net Zero Vermont’s Design Competition, will present a holistic transportation based approach to Montpelier and beyond. Attend this session for an outline of strategic initiatives to make total renewable energy transition possible including highlights of sustainable urban planning, design, energy choices, and public engagement.   

Speakers: Jay Ancel, Black River Design Architects; Jennifer Green, Burlington Electric Department; Michael Rushman, Land Strategies. Moderator: Debra Sachs, Net Zero Vermont  
Time: 11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Networking Lunch
Sponsor: AllEarth Renewables
Time: 12:10 – 1:25 pm

States Storing: Current Policies & Charging Ahead

Description: Nearly a dozen states are charging ahead with policies and initiatives to increase deployment of energy storage in order to create community resilience, lower electricity costs, integrate greater levels of renewables, and modernize electric grids and energy markets.  Panelists will summarize current successful energy storage policy initiatives and review market and regulatory tools that can be used to support energy storage development.  Presenters also explain existing market opportunities for behind the meter and utility-scale deployment as well as the benefits of energy storage to ratepayers and utilities.

Speakers: Michael Berlinski, Customized Energy Solutions; Anne Margolis, Vermont Department of Public Service; Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy Group. Moderator: Chip Palombini, Dynapower.
Time: 1:25 - 2:30 pm

Breaking Barriers & Expanding Markets: Solutions for Low & Fixed Income Neighbors

Description: Declining costs and fast industry growth create opportunities to open access tens of thousands of low, moderate, and fixed income households. Effectively helping these neighbors requires skills, policies, and programs tailored to the unique barriers faced by these communities. Panelists presentations feature proven policy solutions to unlock low-income access, a mission-critical component to achieving total renewable energy and climate commitments, and our long-term success.

Speakers: Jason Edens, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance; Justine Sears, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation; Christa Shute, Vermont Law School. Moderator: Neale Lunderville, Burlington Electric Department. 
Time: 1:25 - 2:30 pm

Next Generation Energy: Students’ Fresh Ideas

Description: In this panel, four Vermont students present original energy related research conducted during their studies. Hear from some of the top energy students in Vermont about research on pressing policy, program, and technical issues, and their fresh ideas for addressing energy challenges.

Moderator: Richard Watts, Director of the Center for Research on Vermont, University of Vermont
Time: 1:25 - 2:30 pm

Ducks Can Fly: Pathways to Total Renewable Energy

Description: Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, the Vermont Solar Market Pathways report offers detailed insights into Vermont’s advanced energy economy, with 20% (1 GW) of electricity from solar by 2025.  Envisioning (a) potential changes to the grid, investments, and policies; (b) electrification of heating and transportation; (c) new distributed and utility energy storage; and (d) growth of wind and other renewables to meet our 90% by 2050 goal.  Panelists discuss the report and efforts underway to prepare the grid for successful distributed renewable energy expansion.  

Speakers: Damon Lane, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation; Jon Black, ISO New England. 
Time: 1:25 - 2:30 pm

Transitioning Transportation: Charging Cars, Buses, & Trains Offers Opportunities for All

Description: Electric transit designed for all commuters and school districts creates new partnership opportunities that can help maximize the value of renewable energy during peak generating times, drastically reduce fuel and fleet maintenance costs, increase utility loads, and deliver reliable zero emissions daily.  Hear directly from pioneering manufacturers, utility and fleet consultants, and transit service providers about how new vehicles, rail, and software platforms can help meet your climate, clean energy, and budget goals.

Speakers: Marc-Andre Page, Electric Co.; David Blittersdorf, AllEarth Rail; Jenna Hermann, Bidgely. Moderator: Michele Boomhower, Vermont Agency of Transportation. 
Time: 2:45 - 3:30 pm

Community Collaboration: Securing Local Support for Projects & Initiatives

Description: Support from local communities increasingly proves to be a lynchpin of a project or initiative’s success.  Hear directly from town select board members and advocates on best practices and approaches to secure support for your efforts.  

Speakers: Karen Horn, Vermont League of Cities & Towns; Kerrick Johnson, VELCO. Moderator: Deena Frankel, VELCO. 
Time: 2:45 - 3:30 pm

Advanced Wood Heating: Rings to Growth

Description: With much of our total energy needs rising from heating, today imported oil and gas are used to meet nearly half of thermal energy demand. At the same time, sustaining and enhancing New England’s forested working landscape requires stable local markets for low-grade wood. Increased use of modern advanced wood heating offers an affordable solution to reduce reliance on and wealth loss from oil and gas, stimulate the local economy, cut climate pollution, and encourage healthy forest management.  Attend this session for presentations on recent state reports and discussion on progressing advanced wood heating as an economic and climate solution.  Panelists offer detailed overviews on Renewable Energy Vermont’s new 5-year action plan - a roadmap to achieving 35% of Vermont’s thermal heating needs by 2030 through expanded use of advanced wood heat; Maine’s recent Commission report on the biomass industry; and New Hampshire’s Thermal Renewable Energy Certificate Program.

Speakers: Ansley Bloomer, Renewable Energy Vermont; Charlie Niebling, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions; Adam Sherman, Biomass Energy Resource Center. Moderator: Jared Duval, Energy Action Network. 
Time: 2:45 - 3:30 pm

High Flying Technology: Supporting Renewable Energy Project Development, Operations, and Maintenance

Description: Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), save time and reduce costs in renewable energy project development, engineering, survey work, operations, and maintenance.  Learn how drones work to document site conditions to aid with permitting, engineering, shading analysis, and design. High definition, 3D, geo-rectified aerial imagery can rapidly be collected and processed into GIS and CAD formats in hours with today’s systems, helping drive down energy costs.  Join the discussion on some of the constraints, benefits, and potential for this technology. 

Speakers: Jon Budreski, AirShark; Chad Nichols, Encore Renewable Energy. Moderator: Ryan Noyes, VHB.

Visualizing Total Renewable Energy: Power and Possibility

Description: Vermont’s Community Energy Dashboard offers a first-in-class suite of online tools to help communities, businesses, and individuals understand their energy use and opportunities to make clean energy choices and investments across all energy sectors: electricity, heat, and transportation. These tools enable consumers to see who is doing energy work in their communities, to learn from their neighbors’ experiences, and to inspire others to take action. After a live demonstration of the Dashboard’s new capabilities for tracking, mapping, and analyzing energy, panelists will discuss utilization of these tools to assist in developing town comprehensive energy plans and reaching new customers. Visit the Dashboard and share your Vermont energy actions at www.vtenergydashboard.org.

Speakers: Catherine Bryars, Bennington County Regional Commission; Linda McGinnis, Energy Action Network.
Time: 3:45 - 4:30 pm

Hydro Power Today

Description: Owners and operators of hydro projects will discuss current and future challenges and opportunities in Vermont. Analysis from a new VIPPA report will be shared.

Speakers: A.J. Goulding, Ampersand Hydro; Andrew Locke; Essex Hydro Associates; Jason Lisai, Green Mountain Power; Mathew Rubin, Vermont Independent Power Producers Association.
Time: 3:45 - 4:30 pm

Changing Winds: Technology, Siting, & Regulatory Updates on the Most Affordable Renewable Energy Solution

Description: Rapidly growing and globally deployed, wind power has proven to be the most affordable source of new electricity generation.  This success has not been without challenges, many of which have been overcome by significant advances in the technology. Panelists will summarize the wind turbine technology advances which can both increase efficiency and mitigate environmental or other siting impacts. The success of wind throughout our region has sparked conversations about how and where our electric infrastructure is sited. Presenters will discuss the impacts of a changing regulatory environment and the latest sound and siting regulations.  

Speakers: Eddie Duncan, RSG; Chance Chambers, Goldwind; Justin Guilbert, VERA; Giovan Scialdone, Vestas. Moderator: Alison Milbury Stone, Legal Counselors & Advocates. 
Time: 3:45 - 4:30 pm
 
Energy Innovation Pitches: Products & Ideas

Description: Business and finance experts provide commentary, and audience votes determine the most promising clean energy product or idea.  
Time: 4:45 - 5:30 pm

Panelists: Michael Schirling, Secretary,  Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development; Richard Cloutier, Ecofuel Accelerate; Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power; T.J. Whalen, FreshTracks Capital. Moderator: Geoff Robertson, Accelerate VT / VT Sustainable Jobs Fund

Presenting Innovators:  

Mike Kiernan, Bee the Change
Bee the Change plants forage and shelter for pollinators in solar fields. Beginning in a field south of Middlebury, Vermont in 2015, they now have five solar fields planted for pollinators across the region and several more in the works.

Patrice Gouin, Berlie Technologies
Berlie Technologies’ drying systems include various sizes and types of rotary dryers and belt dryers.  This short presentation will be on a specific application using belt dryers to dry wastewater treatment sludge (aka biosolids) using wasteheat, recovered from another process, as heat source.
- If steam is available, heat exchangers near the dryer outlet uses the steam and condenses it. Then the condensate is used to preheat the air and the feedstock. We dry wood wastes to make wood pellets, MSW prior to gasifiers, municipal sludge to make fuel for cement plants or to heat the dryer, spent grains from breweries and coffee processing for building heating, and algae to make biofuel.
- If biogas is available, from the anaerobic digestion of municipal sludge or other biomass, some plant owners prefer using the biogas to make electricity.  Then we can recover the heat of the internal combustion engines, out of their enclosures and exhaust pipes, and heat a thermal fluid with it. The thermal fluid then heats the drying air via heat exchangers that we supply as part of our belt dryers.

In these two cases, the biomass that gets dried can be dried with the energy produced from either digesting, burning, or gasifying a portion of that same biomass. The rest of the product not consumed can be marketed as a fertilizer, a biofuel, a construction material or mixed into compost.

Pierre Blanchet, Idénergie
Idénergie’s innovative residential energy management system at the base of its converter product line integrates into one platform highly efficient solar panels conversion modules, inverter modules to generate AC current, battery charger modules, and a smart module to communicate and exchange electricity to the grid. Idénergie innovates by providing utilities the access to data from each module and allowing the smart grid to send orders to each converter regarding storage and distributed energy resources (DER) management. The processing is done using an ultrafast energy management technology driven by fiber-optic communication and fast microgrid stability architecture. The system is scalable, modular and expandable. The converter modules are based on a high frequency SiCMOS-based technology making them lightweight and produced at very low cost, providing with an opportunity to rapidly penetrate this market.

Peter Cassels Brown, Mountain Energy Design
Using a synergistic combination of the best aspects of multiple energy storage technologies creates solutions that perform better at a lower cost than using any one technology alone. The cutting edge of this combination is the world’s most efficient and cost-effective H2 fuel systems and energy storage options.  The system is portable, convertible, non-toxic, and uses the most abundant element on the planet. When combined with renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, for the production of H2 this technology can build stability and resilience into the grid and establish microgrids for greater security and performance.

William Jerome, Vermont Solar Farmers
Powerstar provides voltage optimization at load centers and saves money on electricity costs. Distinct from voltage management, voltage optimization (v.o.) is a transformer-based system used to optimize the characteristics of the current supplied at the source (first current) according to characteristics required at the load (second current).

The necessary reality of “over voltage” on the grid to compensate for losses on the network enables Powerstar to optimize this voltage to the ideal design voltage for the equipment on site. Key to this technology is how Powerstar reduces and optimizes this over voltage without increasing current resulting in kWh savings between 5% - 12%.

With a return on investment in just two to five years, a product guarantee for ten years, and 20 + years with limited lifetime maintenance, savings are 100% guaranteed by Powerstar.  

Virtue is Powerstar’s unique energy storage system to divert saved energy into storage through v.o. or be integrated with on-site renewable generation.  Virtue EV is an integrated electrical vehicle rapid charger and energy storage system allowing off-grid rapid charging. 

Melissa McGrail, LEKLA
Based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, LEKLA specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of solar powered off grid multipurpose energy stations. Their remote-controlled energy stations can power cameras, detection and monitoring equipment, engines, pumps, LED messaging boards, multimedia projectors, bus shelters, water games, etc.  LEKLA also offers efficient low cost solar-powered street lighting that guarantee 365 days a year of illumination, automatically changing the lighting profile according to the battery charge and weather predictions.

Networking Reception

Sponsor: Suncommon
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm


Tuesday, October 3


Canadian & Vermont Networking Breakfast

Sponsors: Vermont Department of Economic Development & Paul Frank+Collins P.C.
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Significant ongoing energy and technology trade and collaboration between Canada and New England creates economic development, energy security, health and environmental benefits.  Connect with business and delegation leaders over breakfast to discuss opportunities for clean energy projects, enhanced infrastructure, digital and transportation solutions.

Welcoming Speakers: Michael Schirling, Secretary, VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development; Jean-Francois Samray, President, AQPER – Association Quebecoise De La Production D’Energie Renouvelable; Victoria Smaniotto, Director, EcoTech.

Awards

Presenter: Jeff Forward, Forward Thinking Consultants, LLC
Time: 9:00 - 9:20 am

Governor’s Address

Speaker: Vermont Governor Phil Scott

Time: 9:20 - 9:50 am


Utilities of the Future – Rate Design & Regulation for Total Energy Transformation

Description: Around the country utility regulation and rate designs are undergoing reform in response to greater distributed energy resource installations (DER), efficiency, technology innovations, and economic considerations.  Regulators and analysts share their views and offer a survey of new statutory, tariff, and rate models in states with the highest and fastest growing levels of DER systems and those with open proceedings to address the transforming energy sector.

Speakers: Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Public Service; Stan Faryniarz, Daymark Advisors; Michael Dworkin, Vermont Law School. Moderator: Senator Christopher Bray. 
Time: 10:05 - 11:00 am

The Low-Grade Wood Market Crisis: What Does it Mean for the Region’s Thermal Biomass Industry?

Description: With 75% of New England’s land covered in forest, maintaining its health is inherently critical to our culture, climate, and economy.  The tradesmen who bring us valuable forest products – including thermal biomass fuel such as cordwood, pellets, and chips – face a serious threat from the dramatic loss of low-grade wood markets, which is causing a ripple effect throughout the industry.  Imperiled low-grade wood markets drive a decline in local infrastructure such as logging operations, sawmills, and kilns, as well as the forests and jobs they sustain. 

Panelists will discuss connections and challenges of how growing advanced wood heating - which depends on a steady supply of locally sourced wood, offers opportunity for future economic and environmental vitality.  

Speakers: Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation; Ken Gagnon, Gagnon Lumber; Joe Nelson, Consulting Forester; Chris Brooks, Vermont Wood Pellet. Moderator: Christine McGowan, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. 
Time: 10:05 - 11:00 am

Next Generation Hydro: Energizing Existing Assets

Description: Existing dams, drops, and pipes offer unseen renewable energy and revenue opportunities.  Entrepreneuring engineers detail projects and products designed to capture and re-energize different hydro sites potential including the United States’ first archimedes screw turbine, GoHydro modular production to make the development of low-head hydro sites affordable, and inline microhydro.  The environmental characteristics, durable technology, and high-capacity factors in the Northeast are ideal for these innovations at a significant number of underutilized hydro sites.

Speakers: Lori Barg, Community Hydro; Chris Conover, New England Hydropower Company; Debra Sachs, Ecostrategies. Moderator: Anthony M. Callendrello, Baycorp Holdings. 
Time: 10:05 - 11:00 am

A Mule Hitched to the Times: Aesthetics of Development

Description: State laws crafted nearly a half century ago to guide development and shared infrastructure head over the hill of age, with evolution struggles in application to energy projects.  Panelists share their insights on how the aesthetics of existing and new renewable projects are likely to be reviewed and enforced by regulators in light of recent legislation, adoption of landscaping rules, and ongoing developments in local ordinances. 

Speakers: Michael J. Buscher, T. J. Boyle Associates, LLC; Will Dodge, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Moderator: Andrew Raubvogel, Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand. 
Time: 10:05 - 11:00 am

Storage Everywhere: Utility, Commercial, & Residential Solutions Creating Customer Savings & Grid Efficiency

Description: The dreaded peak and its impact on customers and our electric grid is one of the biggest inefficiencies in our electrical system.  Panelists showcase the many ways energy storage is being used in both on-grid and micro-grid applications.  land Presenters share case studies of successful energy storage projects that  work to meet the nuances created by higher renewable energy and greater distributed energy on the grid.  Case studies will include: single residences, commercial buildings, college campuses, whole communities and utility-scale applications. Design criteria, component selection and system configuration will be discussed.

Speakers: Olaf Lohr, Sonnen; Charlie Van Winkle, Northern Reliability; Steven Strong, Solar Design Associates. Moderator: Josh Castonguay, Green Mountain Power. 
Time: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Unexpected Climate Solutions

Description: Is heating with wood or biogas a good choice for mitigating climate change? A 2016 life-cycle analysis found that switching from fossil fuels to wood pellets produced in the northeast cuts greenhouse gas emissions by over 50%.  Vermont Gas Systems plans to be first natural gas company in the nation to offer customers biogas fuel derived from cowpower and landfill methane.  Casella Organics helps customers turn food waste into electricity and will share the benefits of their latest projects.  

Panelists will discuss implications on climate reduction efforts of turning waste into treasure and emerging economic opportunities these fuels present.  

Speakers: Maura Adams, Northern Forest Center; Thomas Murray, Vermont Gas Systems; Abbie Webb, Casella Organics. Moderator: Jeff Bernicke, Native Energy. 
Time: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Federal, State, & Local Taxes and Finance Tools Update: Renewable Energy Project Implications

Description: Experts share renewable energy project financing pathways with a focus on taxes, summarizing the Federal Investment Tax Credit, Federal Residential Energy Tax Credit, Vermont Tax Credit, MACRS (depreciation), local land assessments, and more.  An accounting overview of potential tax issues and planning opportunities that frequently arise for renewable energy investors and developers, such as passive activity planning, partnership flips, depreciation options, eligible costs for tax credits, basis limitations on losses, partnership allocations, financial projections, and maximizing IRR will be presented.  Attend this session to learn how to maximize tax incentives and project cash flow, and avoid potential pitfalls for landowners, investors, and lenders.  

Speakers: Chaz Blackmore, Certified Public Accountant, Bilodeau Wells & Co, PC.;   David G. Carpenter, Facey Goss & McPhee PC. Moderator: Blake Sturcke, Encore Renewable Energy
Time: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Women in Energy Networking Luncheon -Ticketed event

Sponsor: VSECU & Bourne’s Energy
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Speakers: Vermont House Speaker Mitzi Johnson; Vermont Senate Majority Leader Becca Ballint; Quebec Delegate Marie Claude Francoeur; Karen Glitman, Efficiency Vermont. 

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Other Leading Wonder Women Include:  

  • Senator Ginny Lyons
  • Commissioner June Tierney, Vermont Public Service Department
  • Charlotte Ancel, Green Mountain Power
  • Ellen Burt, Stowe Electric Department
  • Leslie Cadwell, Legal Advocates & Counselors, PLC
  • Olivia Campbell Andersen, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Molly Conners, ISO-NE
  • Kate Epsen, New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association
  • Laurie Fielder, Vermont State Employees Credit Union
  • Kim Hayden, Paul Frank + Collins
  • Linda McGinnis, Energy Action Network
  • Patty Richards, Washington Electric Coop
  • Debra L. Sachs, Net Zero Vermont
  • Martha Staskus, Vermont Environmental Research Associates

Gentlemen supporting growing workforce diversity and increasing leadership opportunities for women in the energy sector welcome to attend.

SEI Training:  The Future of Grid-Connected PV: Regulatory Changes & Advances in Storage - Ticketed event

Sponsor: TDI New England
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Participants in this half-day Solar Energy International class will learn about the changing PV landscape as the era of net-metering shifts, and other rate structures such as time-of-use, higher fixed fees, and demand charges become more prevalent. New tariff structures and their effect on system design, cost, and ROI will be discussed.  Additionally, the basics of storage technologies, integrated systems management, and design considerations for systems when there is no net-metering will be covered. This class will be based on residential-scale PV systems with and without energy storage and geared towards integrators, installers, salespeople, interconnection specialists, system designers, PV system developers, financiers, and project owners. NABCEP CE hours: 3 (Task Analysis: 3)