Boston Advanced Energy

Boston is a member of C40, demonstrating a commitment to combat climate change and reduce its GHG emissions. Boston’s climate and energy strategy is known as the Climate Action Plan, which aims to reduce GHG emissions 25% by 2020, 50% by 2030, and be Carbon Free by 2050. Greenovate Boston is the entity carrying out the action plan.

Boston has assessed the risk climate change poses to the city and has developed a climate resiliency plan known as Climate Ready Boston. Boston is also a member of 100 Resilient Cities, and has voluntary resilience standards.

BAE Q2 2018: Smart Buildings & Grid Modernization

Discussion Leaders include:

  • Judith Judson, ‎Commissioner, ‎Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

  • Joe Dalton, Project Director, MATEP LLC/Longwood Medical (Engie)

  • Dennis Villanueva, Senior Manager, Energy & Sustainability - ‎Partners HealthCare System

  • Jim Hunt, SVP for Regulatory Affairs & Chief Communications Officer, Eversource Energy

  • Chris Parent, Director, Market Development at ISO New Engl

  • Guest Facilitator: Ken Horne, Director for Smart Grid, Navigant

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BAE Q1 2018: Resiliency, Critical, Infrastructure & Microgrids

Discussion leaders include:

  • Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston Environment Department

  • Matthew Futch, Energy Regulatory Expert, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Sandy Taft, Director, Environmental & Sustainability Policy, National Grid

  • Penni McLean-Conner, SVP & Chief Customer Officer, Eversource Energy

  • Karen Morgan, President and CEO, Dynamic Energy Networks

  • Dennis Carlberg, Sustainability Director, Boston University

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BAE Q4 2017: Energy, Mobility, and Transportation

Discussion leaders include:

  • Larry Chretien, Executive Director, Mass Energy Consumers Alliance

  • Penni McLean-Conner, SVP & Chief Customer Officer, Eversource Energy

  • Ashley Horvat, Vice President Public & Private Partnerships, Greenlots

  • David Block-Schachter, CTO, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

  • John (Tad) Read, AICP Sr Deputy Director, Boston Planning & Development Agency

  • Terence Sobolewski, SVP & Chief Customer Officer, National Grid US

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BAE Q3 2017: IoT, Technology and Innovation

Discussion leaders:

  • Mark Kalpin, Energy and Natural Resource Partner, Holland & Knight

  • Brad Swing, Director Energy Policy and Programs, Boston Mayor's Office of Environment, Energy and Open Space

  • Erik Limpaecher, Assistant Leader Energy Systems Group, MIT Lincoln Labs

  • Peter Klint, Program Manager - Emerging Technology, Eversource Energy

  • Colette Lamontagne, Director of Technology and Innovation, National Grid