2012 NECPUC Symposium Presentations

Consumer Protections for the 21st Century in Telecommunications

Affordable Access
Darlene Wong, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center

Consumer Protections
Hon. Betty Ann Kane – Chairman, DC Public Service Commission

Michael Reed – State President-Maine, FairPoint Communications
Consumer Protection in Competitive Markets: Telecommunications Regulatory Parity in Maine and Vermont

Coordinating the Natural Gas and Electricity Markets in New England: Who’s on First?

Coordinating Natural Gas & Electricity in New England
Peter T. Brandien – Vice President, System Operations, ISO-New England

Gas-Electric Market Coordination
Tom Kaslow – Director, Market Design & Policy, IPR-GDF SUEZ North America, Inc

Cost-effective Ways to Meet State Renewable Requirements

Overview of First Wind Projects
Paul Gaynor – President, First Wind

Steps to Cost-Effective Renewable Energy
Joseph T. Kelliher – Executive Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, NextEra

The economics of meeting renewable policies in New England
Julia Frayer – Managing Director, London Economics International, PLLC

Verso’s Strategic Energy Update
Mark Daniel – Vice President, Energy and Technology, Verso Paper Corporation

Keynote Address

Natural Gas – A National Treasure
Steve Mueller – President & CEO, Southwestern Energy Company

Preparing Now for the Utility of the Future: Paths to a Smarter, Cleaner, Cheaper, and More Flexible Grid

A Conversation about Dynamic Pricing
Ahmad Faruqui, Ph.D. – Principal, The Brattle Group

ENERNOC: Get More From Energy
David Brewster – President and Co-Founder, EnerNOC

Positive Energy Smart Grid
Mike Farrell – Director, Customer Programs, OGE Energy Corp

Reliably integrating and managing a system with a high level of natural gas and variable resources

Integrating Natural Gas and Renewable Generating Resources: Natural Gas Pipeline Perspective
Donald Santa – President & CEO, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

Integrating Variable Resources and Natural Gas
Russ Young – Market Development Manager, GE Power & Water

Lessons Learned in Wind Integration
Dan Woodfin – Director of Grid Operations, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

System Planning: Reliably Integrating and Managing Systems
Steve Rourke – Vice President, System Planning, ISO-New England

Shale Gas-Quantities, Price, What Must be Done to Get It H

A New Englander’s Perspective: Shale Gas-Quantities, Price and What’s to be Done
Richard L. Levitan, President, Levitan & Associates

Shale Gas-Quantities, Price, What Must be Done to Get It Here

Natural Gas: Smarter Power Today
Matt Most – Vice President, Environmental Policy, Encana

Tennessee Gas Pipeline
H. Preston Troutman, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, LLC

The North American and Northeastern US Natural Gas Markets
Bob Fleck, Vice President/Americas Gas and Power Consulting, Wood Mackenzie

The Political, Financial, and Ratepayer Ramifications of Failing Water Systems: A Case Study

Brookfield Water System: Partnership to Resolve Contamination and Fragmented Community Systems
Charles Firlotte, President, Aquarion Water Company