Public, Private Sector Experts Speak to Business Leaders about Energy Policies, Strategies for Future

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy headlines an impressive list of speakers October 5 at What's the Deal?, the region's premier business energy conference, hosted by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) and the Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES).

Business leaders will get the latest information on the state's new energy law and the significant implications for businesses at the conference, scheduled for Wednesday, October 5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, CT.

How will changing energy policies, technologies, and incentives impact operations and bottom line? Industry leaders and policy experts will address CHP incentives, energy efficiency technologies and regulations, distributed generation, renewables, the restructuring of state agencies, and a host of other topics.

Governor Malloy is scheduled to speak at 8.30 am. Click here for the complete agenda.

The afternoon keynote speaker, Michael Mahan, is the product general manager for electric vehicle infrastructure, GE Energy Solutions. Other speakers include:

  • Frederic Lee Klein, partner, Pullman & Comley LLP and president, CPES
  • Jessie Stratton, director of policy, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
  • Kevin DelGobbo, chairman, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)
  • Joey Lee Miranda, partner, Robinson & Cole LLP
  • Alex Kragle, special assistant to the commissioner, DEEP
  • Bryan Garcia, president, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
  • Elizabeth Karter, managing director, Enhanced Capital Partners Connecticut LLC
  • Richard Steeves, first vice chair, Energy Efficiency Board
  • Brian McCarter, chairman, CEO, and founder, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions
  • Tristam Coffin, LEED AP Green Mission Specialist, Northeast Region, Whole Foods Market
  • James Gildea, plant manager, Bigelow Tea

The conference also features an exhibition with dozens of companies showcasing products and services to help businesses reduce energy costs, compete and thrive in today's global marketplace.

Media wishing to attend the event should contact CBIA's Joe Budd (860.244.1951;


CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization, with 10,000 member companies. For more information, please contact Joe Budd (860.244.1951;

The Connecticut Power & Energy Society, Connecticut's leading association of energy professionals, is dedicated to generating information, sharing ideas and educating Connecticut on energy. For more information about CPES, visit