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Building Energy Infrastructure: Lessons from the Big Dig & Where We Go From Here

March 21, 2024 @ 1:30 pm 3:30 pm ET

Join Advanced Energy United & other experts for a discussion on how we successfully build the energy infrastructure needed to achieve 100% clean energy across the U.S.

Inspired by the successful GBH podcast, The Big Dig by Ian Coss, Advanced Energy United’s event, Building Energy Infrastructure: Lessons from the Big Dig & Where We Go from Here, will include a set of conversations aimed at the question of how we successfully build the energy infrastructure our industry requires if we are going to achieve 100% clean energy across the U.S.

The event will open with a fireside discussion between Ian Coss and our moderator, Laura Bartsch, drawing upon key themes raised in the podcast and looking at the intersection with the challenges facing the clean energy industry today.

The conversation will then open up to a full panel discussion including key leaders who are currently working to “pave the path” toward a clean energy future: Maria Robinson, Director, Grid Deployment Office, US Department of Energy; Rebecca Tepper, Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs; Joe Curtatone, President, Northeast Clean Energy Council; and Jeremy McDiarmid, Managing Director and General Counsel, Advanced Energy United. Each of the panelists brings the perspective not only of their current role, but also from their broader relevant experiences in previous roles including as state legislator, mayor, architect, and energy counsels (in multiple capacities).

We’re looking forward to hosting a lively and interactive discussion and will end the program with a brief question-and-answer opportunity for the in-person audience.

We encourage attendees to join us at the event live and in person at Greentown Labs (Somerville, MA). Not local? Plan to join us virtually for this important conversation via Zoom. The livestream link will be provided to registered attendees the day before the event and will begin at 2:00 pm ET.


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Venue Information

Parking is incredibly limited at Greentown Labs and we encourage attendees to consider taking advantage of public transportation. We’re a short walk from the newly opened Union Square station, as well as 1 mile away from the Harvard MBTA station. Union Square in Somerville is also easily accessible via the #86 and #91 MBTA buses. We offer bike parking on-site and the closest Bluebikes stations are at Dane St., Conway Park and Union Square.

Greentown Boston
444 Somerville Ave
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143 United States
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Event Health + Safety Policy

This event is in-person and masks are encouraged but not required Greentown Labs. We recommend a medical grade or K/N95 mask; Greentown provides medical grade masks at the front desk of each location.

Greentown Labs is committed to the health and safety of our team, startups, partners, and attendees, and is actively monitoring local guidelines and CDC recommendations. Please reach out Kelly Wilson (kwilson@greentownlabs.com), Events Coordinator, with any questions on our safety policy.