2024 Energy & Environment Conference

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Join us June 6 for in-depth discussions on energy and environment policy, climate change, PFAS, regulatory reform, renewables, the Transfer Act, ISO best practices, and more.

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority chair Marissa Paslick Gillett is one of the featured speakers at this year’s conference, discussing current issues and sharing her goals for the agency with Day Pitney’s Alex Judd.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes will talk with Day Pitney’s Kirstin Etela about the agency’s 20BY26 initiative goals and the impact on the state’s business community.

Dan O’Keefe, the commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development, will share his outlook and vision for the state’s economy.

Rep. Joe Gresko, co-chair of the legislature’s Environment Committee, and Energy and Technology Committee ranking member Sen. Ryan Fazio review the 2024 General Assembly session.

Connecticut Green Bank officials outline opportunities for businesses to invest in renewable energy and resilience and ISO-New England representatives break down energy grid plans for the state and region.

Other sessions address the implication of PFAS and what to watch for in the near future, the future of the Transfer Act, and the future of power generation in the region.

Manufacturers will have the opportunity to connect with Paul Lavoie, Connecticut’s chief manufacturing officer, over lunch.

And you’ll have numerous networking opportunities throughout the day to connect with your peers and administration officials.

Agenda

7:30 am | Check-In & Networking Breakfast

8:30 am | Opening Remarks 

  • Harold Blinderman, Partner, Day Pitney

8:45 am | Energy & Environment Policy: Reviewing the 2024 Legislative Session

  • Moderator: Jonathan Harris, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Eversource Energy
  • State Senator Ryan Fazio (R-Greenwich)
  • State Representative Joe Gresko (D-Stratford)

9:30 am | DEEP’s 20BY26 Initiative: Implications for Business

  • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes talks with Day Pitney’s Kirstin Etela

10:15 am | Networking Break

10:30 am | Power Generation in New England

  • Introduction: Michael O’Connor, Site VP, Millstone Power Station; Contracted Assets, Dominion Energy
  • Dan Dolan, President, New England Power Generators Association

11 am | Breakout Sessions

Breakout A: Investing in Renewable Energy & Resilience

  • Mackey Dykes, VP, Financing Programs, Connecticut Green Bank
  • Peter Ludwig, Senior Manager, Market Engagement, Connecticut Green Bank

Breakout B: Life After the Transfer Act: Release-Based Regulations

  • Sam Haydock, Principal, BL Companies
  • David Melycher, Principal, EKI Environment & Water, Inc.
  • Emilee Mooney Scott, Partner, Robinson+Cole

11:45 am | Networking Lunch

11: 45 am | Manufacturers Roundtable Lunch

  • Featuring Chief Manufacturing Officer Paul Lavoie

12:45 pm | Breakout Sessions

Breakout A: Navigating PFAS Regulatory Compliance

  • Alfredo Fernández, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin 
  • Brent Henebry, Associate, Fuss & O’Neill 

Breakout B: New England Power Grid Outlook 

  • Kerry Schlichting, Lead State Policy Advisor, External Affairs, ISO New England

1:30 pm | Economic Development Outlook

  • Dan O’Keefe, Commissioner, Department of Economic & Community Development

2 pm | Goals & Dynamics: Connecticut’s Utility Regulatory Environment

  • Public Utilities Regulatory Authority chair Marissa Paslick Gillett talks with Day Pitney’s Alex Judd

2:45 pm | Adjourn

DATE

Thu, Jun 06, 2024
8:30am – 3:00pm

LOCATION

Sheraton Hartford South Hotel

100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

COST

$130-$180

OUR SPONSORS

CBIA’s 2024 Energy & Environment Conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of Day Pitney, Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Inc., Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource, Fuss & O’Neill, Robinson+Cole, Shipman & Goodwin, and Pullman & Comley, with additional support from Vancord.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact CBIA's Daniel Miller at 860.244.1934 or daniel.miller@cbia.com.

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