Recap

2019 CAE Q1 Recap: Exploring Innovation in Regulatory Sandboxes

2019 CAE Q1 Recap: Exploring Innovation in Regulatory Sandboxes

The debate was lively at the Q1 Advanced Energy Group breakfast in Chicago, IL on March 14th. It was no easy task defining the most pressing resiliency issue in Chicago related to microgrids and infrastructure challenges.  Chicago, though perhaps not considered the most “at risk” city in terms of climate change, has its share of climate-related threats to human health and well-being.

2018 NYAE Q4 Recap: Managing the Transportation Transformation

2018 NYAE Q4 Recap: Managing the Transportation Transformation

Advanced Energy Group’s New York stakeholders convened on November 29 at the Duane Morris office near Times Square to discuss energy challenges related to Mobility and Transportation. HG opened the conversation by stating the goal of the session: work together as a group to prioritize energy challenges and solutions associated with greening New York’s transportation sector.

CREF 2018 Resiliency Action Challenge

CREF 2018 Resiliency Action Challenge

On November 7, 2018 over a hundred island energy leaders representing 27 countries and territories, 14 island utilities, 10 island governments and notable organizations such as Clinton Climate Initiative, the World Bank, and Rocky Mountain Institute convened for the first Caribbean Island Resiliency Action Challenge, co-hosted by the Caribbean Development Bank, to vote on the most critical resiliency problem facing island communities.

2018 WAE Q3 Recap: IoT, Technology, & Innovation

2018 WAE Q3 Recap: IoT, Technology, & Innovation

There sense of urgency surrounding Washington D.C’s AEG Q3 Stakeholder Breakfast provided a productive backdrop for the meeting. The room of experts covered the unique challenges facing the DC energy sector and the event culminated in the formation of a task force with the twin goals of collating all the relevant data necessary to create a platform and organizing an event to explore the solutions that can be developed with this data.

2018 BAE Q3 Recap: IoT, Technology & Innovation

2018 BAE Q3 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.

2018 CAE Q2 Recap: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

2018 CAE Q2 Recap: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

On May 31, 2018, Chicago Advanced Energy held its Stakeholder Breakfast on the topic of Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization. Once the room was at capacity and coffee was on the table, H.G. Chissell – CEO of Advanced Energy Group – kicked off the meeting. The group then heard five presentations from discussion leaders, who offered their takes on smart buildings and grid modernization:

2018 NYAE Q2 Recap: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

2018 NYAE Q2 Recap: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

NYAE hosted its Q2 event keeping with the theme of Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization, on 24th of May 2018. The event brought together discussion leaders and participants to collectively take on the most pressing challenges faced by the urban energy ecosystem in New York, which includes modernizing the grid, retrofitting existing buildings, developing incentives and value propositions for building owners, and recent policy implications.

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

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

On March 1, 2018, Chicago Advanced Energy held its Stakeholder Breakfast on the topic of Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure, and Microgrids. The packed room was sold out almost two weeks prior to the event thanks to the high calibre of discussion leaders that sparked a lot of anticipation. 

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.

2018 WAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure & Microgrids

2018 WAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure & Microgrids

On February 22, Advanced Energy Group held its first Stakeholder Breakfast of the year in Washington, DC. The topic this time: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure, and Microgrids. After the significant damage wrought by last year’s hurricane season, the subjects were more relevant than ever. The event’s large attendance reflected the importance of the subject matter, as the room was filled to capacity.

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?

2017 CAE Q4: Mobility and Transportation

2017 CAE Q4: Mobility and Transportation

To kick off the breakfast and prepare everyone to think through the problems together, H.G. Chissell reminded us, with a very personal story, of the importance and urgency of tackling these pressing energy issues. This is an important reminder that these are not disconnected issues that are somewhere else to be solved when we can, but are here, connected to the way we live and affect us on a personal level.

2017 CAE Q2 Recap: Stephen J. Humes's Opening Remarks

2017 CAE Q2 Recap: Stephen J. Humes's Opening Remarks

Welcome again to the Chicago office of Holland & Knight.  I’m delighted again to welcome you all to the Chicago Advanced Energy Series Breakfast Meeting.  I’m an energy partner with the firm based in our New York City office.  As in the past, my Chicago colleague, Barb Adams, is here to welcome you and join in the conversations. 

2017 CAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure & Microgrids

2017 CAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure & Microgrids

The Q2 2017 Chicago Advanced Energy Group (CAE) Stakeholder Breakfast took place on Thursday, March 2nd at the offices of Holland & Knight where discussion leaders and attendees examined the topics of microgrids and critical infrastructure through the lens of Chicago public policy, utility providers, the private sector, and beyond.