CPES & NEWIEE’S Surf and Turf Wars, September 12, Hartford, CT

  • 12 September 2018
  • Start time : 05:30 PM
  • End time : 07:30 PM
  • Event Host : CPES & NEWIEE
  • Event Location : Upward Hartford, 20 Church Street, Hartford, CT, 06103, United States
Surf and turf War
Event Description

This joint meeting between Connecticut Power & Energy Society (CPES) and NEWIEE will include Moderator Mary Louise "Weezie" Nuara (ISO New England) along with Panelists: Melanie Bachman (Connecticut Siting Council), Sue Moberg (VHB), and Stephanie Wilson (Deepwater Wind). The discussion will involve the state of offshore wind and solar project development in New England with specific focus on Connecticut.

Topics will touch on:

What projects are moving forward?
Which projects are being selected in the state RFPs for
clean energy resources?
How is Connecticut balancing land use for agricultural
and solar PV development?

  • Host Company/Organization Name
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Weezie Nuara (MODERATOR) is a Senior External Affairs Representative for ISO New England, where she is responsible for performing outreach to government officials in the New England states. She tracks energy legislation and administrative activity at the state public utility commissions and energy offices in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including developments at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources. MORE

      Melanie Bachman has been Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) Executive Director since May 2013, and CSC Staff Attorney since October 2008. She is also a Member of the CPES Advisory Committee. She was at the Office of the Chief State's Attorney, Regionalized Infractions Adjudications from 2006-2008; Land Use and Real Estate Associate 2005-2008, Adjunct Faculty Legal Studies at Naugatuck Valley Community College 2005-2008. She received her JD from UCONN Law (Environmental Law focus) and her BS in Business Management from Fordham University.

      Susan Moberg is a Principal in VHB's Energy and Environmental Services Group. She has 25 years of experience permitting complex infrastructure projects in New England and New York. Susan has provided Project Management and Environmental Permitting services on numerous energy siting and licensing projects including National Grid's Rhode Island Reliability Project, Central Hudson Gas & Electric H&SB Lines Reconstruction Project, the Deepwater Wind South Fork Wind Farm, and more recently, the Tobacco Valley Solar 26 MW Solar Plant in Simsbury, CT. MORE

      Stephanie Wilson is Director of Permitting and Environmental Affairs at Deepwater Wind. She has over 20 years of experience in permitting and environmental compliance for marine and coastal development projects. Prior to joining Deepwater Wind, Stephanie worked as an environmental consultant, preparing and reviewing impact assessment documents, and collaborating with federal and state agencies and other key stakeholders, on behalf of clients associated with various coastal development projects, including offshore energy development projects.
  • Event type
    • Meeting

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