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Boston's Transportation Challenge (Q4 2018)

Boston's Transportation Challenge (Q4 2018)

Advanced Energy Group’s Q4 Series focuses on Transportation & Mobility, an important component of urban carbon reduction strategy. The recent IPCC Special Report stresses the need for stronger climate action in the mobility field; the transportation sector accounts for 23% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Considering this, Boston’s Q4 series is going to be especially interesting as the city has developed a clear plan for addressing these action-items through Go Boston 2030

BAE Q3 2018 Recap: IoT, Technology & Innovation

BAE Q3 2018 Recap: IoT, Technology & Innovation

Boston’s Q3 IoT Series has become one of AEG’s most successful events. With a full house at Holland & Knight, energy stakeholders discussed specific problems related to advancing IoT for the City of Boston. AEG founder H.G. was so pleased with the results, he shared a public thank you note for the attendees, highlighting what he appreciated most and what he hoped for moving forward.

Boston's Approach to Energy Technology and Innovation (Q3 2018)

Boston's Approach to Energy Technology and Innovation (Q3 2018)

AEG’s Boston chapter is approaching its one year anniversary with the upcoming Q3 Series on IoT, Innovation, and Technology. Past Boston AEG series have had spectacular turnout with a highly-engaged stakeholder audience, and this series should be no exception. Boston is at the top of the charts for National Clean Tech Leadership, primarily derived from its ability to innovate and its access to a high-quality workforce.

2018 BAE Q2: Healthcare Stakeholder Lunch

2018 BAE Q2: Healthcare Stakeholder Lunch

Advanced Energy Group hosted the first ever post-breakfast lunch in Boston on June 14th for a specific stakeholder group and sector: Energy Strategies in Healthcare.  This stakeholder lunch was facilitated by Navigant’s Ken Horne, Director for Smart Grid. Considering the trail-blazing nature of Boston’s healthcare facilities in regard to Smart Buildings, this lunch entailed fascinating presentations and conversations regarding the energy strategy and management of these critical facilities.

2018 BAE Q2: Smart Buildings & Grid Modernization

2018 BAE Q2: Smart Buildings & Grid Modernization

Boston’s Q2 series on Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization this past June brought together a diverse crowd of energized and engaged stakeholders to discuss the city’s future energy system. The series entailed a variety of events that provided attendees the opportunity to establish and reinforce relationships, to exchange diverse perspectives, and to take leadership roles within the local energy stakeholder community.

Maintaining Boston’s Momentum with Smart Buildings & Grid Modernization (BAE Q2 2018)

Maintaining Boston’s Momentum with Smart Buildings & Grid Modernization (BAE Q2 2018)

As part of Advanced Energy Group’s mission to facilitate the energy transformation of our cities, the Q2 Series is focused on Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization. The overarching problem is that building operations account for 75% of the nation’s energy consumption, and 70% of the grid is over 25 years old. Increasing costs of energy, threats of climate change, and developments in energy policy and technology require buildings and the grid to be improved upon.

2018 BAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure, and Microgrids

2018 BAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure, and Microgrids

Prior to the Boston Stakeholder Series, Massachusetts endured three Nor’easters within two weeks, resulting in a peak of 360,000+ customers without power. Infrastructure repairs were still in progress, and another storm was already brewing, making the days’ conversation very relevant.

Boston's Resiliency Needs and Energy Infrastructure (BAE Q1 2018)

Boston's Resiliency Needs and Energy Infrastructure (BAE Q1 2018)

As a New England coastal city, Boston experiences a wide spectrum of weather conditions. With climate change, the weather events Boston is so well known for are projected to increase in frequency and intensity. Boston will have to respond the increasing impacts of extreme temperatures, enhanced precipitation, coastal storms, and sea level rise. These natural events negatively impact Boston in countless ways, but one major threat is the disruption of the energy infrastructure. As the life-force for every city, a reliable supply of energy at all times is of critical importance.

2017 BAE Q4: Mobility & Transportation

2017 BAE Q4: Mobility & Transportation

We closed out our inaugural season in Boston with a great line-up, bringing multiple perspectives to a challenge that requires an enormous amount of coordination. Speakers at the breakfast covered a wide range of related topics from how to get more ridership on public transit and address their needs, to how we decarbonize transportation, to how do we deal with the specific issues concerning EV deployments and charging infrastructure?