Natural Gas: Energy for Maine's Future?!

TIME:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
SPONSOR:Pierce Atwood LLP
Verrill Dana, LLP
LOCATION:The Woodlands
39 Woods Road
Falmouth, ME

Pierce Atwood and Verrill Dana cordially invite you to attend Natural Gas: Energy for Maine's Future?!

The event will feature keynote speaker Governor Paul R. LePage and Maine Public Utilities Chair, Mark Vannoy as the lunchtime speaker.

Topics of discussion will include:

    • Supply/Pipeline/Reducing the Basis Differential
    • Commercial and Industrial Usage
    • Conservation and Efficiency
    • Gas Fired Generation of Electricity

General Admission: $179
State, Government or Municipal Employee Admission: $89

Please use the blue RSVP button either above or below to register and download the payment form here.


8:30 - Welcome
8:45 - Keynote Speaker: Maine Governor Paul R. LePage
9:15 -

Supply/Pipeline/Reducing the Basis Differential

  • Topics:
    • Update on New and Proposed Projects
    • Adequacy of Supply
    • Status of PUC Case on ECRC Contracts
    • Canadian Options 
  • Panelists:
    • Cynthia Armstrong, PNGTS
    • Jim Cohen, Verrill Dana, LLP
    • Curtis Cole, Tennessee Gas Pipeline
    • Greg Crisp, Spectra
    • Tim Schneider, Maine Public Advocate
    • Mitch Tannenbaum, MPUC
10:45 - Rick Smead, RBN Energy
Topic: Energy, Gas Supply, Availability and Pricing Impacts
11:15 - Break
11:30 - Commercial and Industrial Usage 
  • Topics:
    • Price Volatility
    • Access to Pipeline
    • CNG/LNG Alternatives
    • Alternative Fuels 
  • Panelists:  
    • Gus Fromuth, Freedom Energy
    • Marco L’Italien, Woodland Pulp
    • Randall Rich, Pierce Atwood LLP
    • Claudette Townsend, Dead River Company
12:30 - Lunch with Speaker - PUC Chair Mark Vannoy
1:30 -

Conservation and Efficiency

  • Topics:
    • Efficiency Maine 
    • Challenges for LDCs
    • PUC Long Term Rate Plans
    • Customer affordability
  • Panelists:
    • Michael Stoddard, Efficiency Maine Trust 
    • Jerry Livengood, Bangor Gas
    • Dana Storer, Maine Natural Gas
    • Tim Johnston, Summit Utilities
    • Cindy Carroll, Unitil
    • Katie Gray, Verrill Dana, LLP
3:15 - Break
3:30 -

Gas Fired Generation of Electricity

  • Topics:
    • Reliability
    • Adequacy of Supply
    • Price Volatility
    • Will ECRC Contracts Help? 
  • Panelists:
    • John Flumerfelt, Calpine Corporation
    • Ray Hepper, ISO-NE
    • Heather Hunt, NESCOE
    • Heidi Leslie, Emera Energy
    • Ivy Frignoca, Conservation Law Foundation
    • Sarah Tracy, Pierce Atwood LLP
4:45 - Networking Reception

Event Co-Chairs: William Harwood, Verrill Dana, LLP
John Gulliver, Pierce Atwood LLP

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Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions. You may list these on the payment form.

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