NSTC Jan 11 Sustainability Forum Luncheon Seminar: ISO New England's Outlook on the Challenges of Greening Our Power Grid

  • 11 Jan 2017
NSTC Jan 11 Sustainability Forum Luncheon Seminar: ISO New England's Outlook on the Challenges of Greening Our Power Grid
Event Description

North Shore Technology Council Sustainability Forum Luncheon Seminar:
ISO New England's Outlook on the Challenges of Greening Our Power Grid

January 11, 11:30 am - 1 pm

100 Cummings Center, Suite 221-E
Beverly MA 01915

Speaker: Michael S. Giaimo, External Affairs,
ISO New England

Michael will provide an overview of the regional power system and energy related trends and challenges facing the region. Over the past couple of decades, the New England electric power system has experienced significant change. Through the competitive electricity markets, new, more efficient plants have been built to replace older plants. A large portion of the region’s nuclear, coal- and oil-fired power plants have been retired and replaced by natural-gas fired generation, energy efficiency and renewable resources. In the coming years, the region will see additional power plant retirements and these resources will likely be replaced by natural gas, as well as renewable resources such as solar and wind. Managing this transition over the coming years will be challenging to say the least. As the region’s electricity grid operator and administrator of the wholesale electricity markets, ISO New England will undoubtedly be a key player in the process.


Michael Giaimo works for ISO New England (ISO), the operator of the regional power system. Michael supports the ISO’s major responsibilities which include the operation of the New England power system, planning for the region, and the administration of the wholesale electricity market. Among other things, Michael works with technical and legal staff to identify regional challenges, legislative issues and develop appropriate strategies, positions and policies for ISO New England. He is a liaison to the six New England States, frequently working with state utility commissions, legislators, energy offices and other key public policy officials with jurisdiction over energy-related issues. Prior to joining the ISO in 2007, Michael spent 8 years as Vice President responsible for energy and environmental affairs for the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire. In this role, he developed strategies and advocated for the business community before the state legislature, federal delegation, Public Utilities Commission, Department of Environmental Services and other state agencies. Since graduating from law school, Michael has focused on energy law and policy and has participated in legislative and regulatory proceedings throughout the region and has testified before energy committees, public utility commissions, energy offices, and environmental agencies on a wide range of electricity issues.

To learn more and to register:
(Fee not listed on the page, but we think it's $10, as there's a $5 walk-in surcharge, and walk-ins are $15?)

Online registration closes the day before this event at noon.

While walkins are always welcomed, advance registration helps the Council in planning. The charge for all walkins is $15. Thank you.

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