The Pierce Atwood Energy Infrastructure Team hosted its inaugural symposium on Friday, October 20. Nearly 100 guests gathered to hear from speakers with knowledge and insight on New England's current energy infrastructure opportunities and challenges, their implications for the region and the energy industry, and what we're likely to experience in coming years.
Partner Jared des Rosier emcee'd the event and also moderated the first panel. Partners Jim Avery, John Gulliver and Dan Bailey moderated the remaining three panels and partners Merrill Kramer, Kris Eimicke and Chris Whitney served as panelists. Additionally, partners Andrew Kaplan and Ruta Skucas introduced our keynote speakers, Mass DOER Commissioner Judith Judson and FERC Commission Cheryl LaFleur, respectively.
Judith Judson, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Cheryl LaFleur, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The public policy requirements and market fundamentals driving the need for more generation, transmission and natural gas pipeline capacity in the Northeast. Speaker affiliations: Maine Public Utilities Commission, Daymark Energy Advisors, NESCOE and Pierce Atwood
Developers’ perspectives on New England’s energy infrastructure needs and the challenges in developing the needed infrastructure. Speaker affiliations: Avangrid Networks, Cyprus Creek Renewables, DONG Energy Wind Power, NextEra Energy Resources and PA Consulting Group
Market and financial risks that need to be addressed and proposed solutions. Speaker affiliations: Enhanced Capital, NTE Energy, Whitehall & Company and Pierce Atwood
Permitting, procurement, construction and performance risks and proposed solutions. Speaker affiliations: Burns & McDonnell, Cianbro, Tetra Tech, TRC and Pierce Atwood