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The second annual E2TECH EXPO will be the premier energy event of the year! Experienced speakers and dynamic workshops will focus on the current energy "State of the State," including policy and planning, regional energy procurement, energy assurance and emergencies, transportation, emerging technologies, and more. The U.S. Department of Energy, Governor's Energy Office, electric utilities, energy and environmental companies, advocacy groups, and other top energy players are on tap to advise attendees on strategies for Maine's energy future. Don't miss out on valuable networking and the chance to learn more about the critical issues confronting the energy, environmental, and cleantech sectors.
E2Tech Expo 2016 will engage private, public, and non-profit stakeholders to develop a Maine Energy Roadmap that:
1) Achieves energy and cost savings in the residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation sectors;
2) Reduces pollution and greenhouse gas emissions; and
3) Supports the growth of a robust state energy market and workforce.
Speakers will be asked the same question: How would you advise the State of Maine in advancing its energy, environmental, and/or economic development goals?
7:00 a.m. Registration, coffee, networking
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:15 a.m. Keynote + Q&A
9:30 a.m. Break for expo & networking over coffee
10:00 a.m. Plenary Panel: State of the Energy Sector
Energy is the backbone of almost everything we do. Maine, in particular, has a unique energy profile with two-thirds of Maine's electricity coming from renewable resources- including biomass, hydro, and wind- and limited access to natural gas. The Northeastern U.S. has some of the highest electricity rates in the country, while Maine has the lowest rates in New England. Maine is also one of the most oil-dependent states in the country for heating its homes, businesses, and factories.
What is the current energy landscape across the state, region, country, and world? What's new with technologies, infrastructure, and markets across the energy sector?
12:00 p.m. Lunchtime Keynote
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. Break
2 each from 1:00- 2:30 p.m. and 2:45- 4:00 p.m.
1:00- 2:30 p.m.
Room 1: Clean Energy Policy & Procurement- Regional v. Go-It-Alone Approach
New England, as a region, is looking to move towards a clean energy future, while individual states have been developing and implementing their own policies for many years. Recently, a consortium of New England states and electric utilities joined together to identify projects to advance regional clean energy goals through a combination of large solar, wind, fuel cell and hydro generation and transmission projects. In August, a new stakeholder process got underway with the goal of making adjustments to the wholesale electricity market to accommodate and achieve the New England states' renewables and carbon reduction policy objectives. Can a regional approach to energy policy work, and how does a patchwork of state energy initiatives fit into regional plans?
Room 2: Energy Emergency & Assurance- The Role of Oil & Gas
New England has neither in-region refinery production nor any pipeline connections to refining centers outside the region. The region's largest markets, located along the Atlantic coast, are dependent on reliable port operations and a continuous supply of deliveries from both foreign and domestic sources. Disruptions resulting from hurricanes, severe winter storms, or extensive ice accumulation, pose the greatest threat to the continuity of the region's fuel logistics. There are no feasible alternatives to marine supply, and an extended disruption to the region's ports can lead to product shortages, particularly during the winter months when heating oil consumption is the highest. Given the ongoing legal action between the City of South Portland and the Portland Montreal Pipeline (and multiple natural gas proposals), a discussion on how petroleum and natural gas moves via pipelines, rail, truck, and maritime modes of transportation nationally and regionally and how Maine is affected by this system is warranted.
2:30- 4:00 p.m.
Room 1: Transportation Policy
Maine is one of the most rural states in the nation, with almost two-thirds of its population living in rural areas. This, along with aging transportation infrastructure, creates a challenge for effective transportation throughout the State. The carbon cost and oil necessities of having to ship goods and services throughout Maine can be extremely high. But, alternative fuel sources like biodiesel and electric vehicles are helping to drive conversation towards viable solutions.
Room 2: Competitive Market and Workforce Development
The growing international demand for energy technologies, products, and services- as well as global efforts to combat climate change- provide opportunities for Maine’s knowledge, skills, and capabilities. Understanding how the Maine labor market is changing is an important component of effective public policy decisions and workforce training initiatives. As John Podesta et al. have observed, “The challenge we face is nothing short of the conversion of an economy sustained by high-carbon energy—putting both our national security and the health of our planet at serious risk—to one based on low-carbon, sustainable sources of energy. The scale of this undertaking is immense and its potential enormous.”
4:15 p.m. E2Tech Talks Focusing on Maine Innovation & Entrepreneurial Community
You don’t want to miss out on our second annual E2Tech Talks! New startups and companies on the rise will present their innovative technologies tackling how we capture, use, and report our energy. Speakers will present in a TED Talk-style format, providing a quick 7-minute discussion on their experiences, innovations, technologies, and challenges. E2Tech works hard to help support startups and entrepreneurs and we are excited to provide them with the platform to celebrate their successes (and learn from their failures).
5:30 p.m. Happy Hour: USM Cash Bar
Speakers (so far!)
- Senator Susan Collins- U.S. Senate
- Dan Bosley - Government Relations Executive, Northeast Clean Energy Council
- Tony Buxton- Partner, Preti Flaherty; Industrial Energy Consumers Group
- Glenn Cummings- President, University of Southern Maine
- Alan Dorr - Director of Procurement & Wholesale, Dead River Company
- Tom Flaherty - Vice President Refined Products, Sprague Operating Resources
- James Katsiaficas- Director, Perkins Thompson
- Benjamin Lake - Coordinator, Maine Clean Communities (MC2), Greater Portland Council of Governments
- David Markley & Nicholas Cabral- Co-Founders, Surge Hydro
- John Rooks- Rapport
- Richard Silkman - CEO, Competitive Energy Services
- Jason Smith - Manager, Environmental Policy and External Affairs, Edison Electric Institute
- Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur- Director of Transportation, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
- Tony Wood - CEO, F.E. Wood & Sons
- Nadir Yildirim- President, Revolution Research
- Brian Forshaw- Principal, Energy Market Advisors LLC & Vice Chair, NEPOOL
- ...more to be announced shortly!
Contact Jeff Marks at (207) 956-1970 or email@example.com for more information!
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