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NECA 2024 Renewable Energy Conference

March 7, 2024 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm ET

The new year brings us one year closer to 2030. If you are wondering what our much-needed clean energy grid will look like, join us for the 2024 Renewable Energy Conference. With a couple of utility-scale offshore wind projects recently achieving first delivery of power to the transmission system, we will feature a panel that probes the challenges and solutions to ensuring we can build on this success. We will look at top down and bottom up strategies to facilitate clean energy deployment and adoption, and take a deeper dive into the future of interconnection and DER development. Can Massachusetts produce best practices for the region after the DPU’s directives to the local distribution companies? And what’s in store with utilities’ Electric Sector Modernization Plan filings at the DPU? Come to explore these topics and more, and network with colleagues in the industry.

Agenda & Speakers


  • Heather Takle, President & CEO, PowerOptions
  • Kevin Knobloch, President & CEO, Greentown Labs


PANEL I. Networked Geothermal and Electrification Is Really Happening – What Does This Mean for DER Planning?
Moderator: Courtney Feeley Karp, Senior Counsel, Klavens Law Group, P.C.
Nikki Bruno, Vice President, Clean Technologies, Eversource Energy
Giovanna Chabot, Principal Program Manager, Future of Electric, National Grid
Zeyneb Magavi, Co-Executive Director, HEET

PANEL II. Interconnection Is the Word of the Decade – What Do Recent FERC and State Orders Mean for DER and Transmission Project Development?
Moderator: Margaret Czepiel, Associate, Day Pitney LLP
Barry Ahern, Director of Transmission Planning and Asset Management, National Grid
Kat Cox-Arslan, 
Senior Director of Transmission Strategy, New Leaf Energy, Inc.
Sheila Keane, Director of Analysis, NESCOE
Weezie Nuara, Assistant Secretary for Federal and Regional Energy Affairs, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

PANEL III. How Offshore Wind Can Thrive
Moderator: Andrew Bracken, Senior Consultant, Power Advisory LLC
Andrea Hart, 
Commercial Manager – Offtake Agreements & Transmission, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind
Josh Kaplowitz, 
Senior Counsel, Locke Lord
Joanna Troy, 
Deputy Commissioner, MA Department of Energy Resources
Jerry Vincitore, 
Managing Director, Crédit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank

Omar Muneeruddin,
 Strategic Supply Chain and Logistics Manager, US Offshore Wind, National Grid Ventures
Courtney Feeley Karp,
 Senior Counsel, Klavens Law Group, P.C.


Learn more and register here!

NECA Members $525 | Non-members $575 | Government $275 | Young Professional Members** $285 | YP Non-members** $310 | Students $100 

* Prices increase by $25 after February 28
** Working in the energy industry less than five years


PREMIER SPONSORS: Klavens Law Group | London Economics International | Robinson+Cole | StoneTurn | Sustainable Energy Advantage
CORPORATE SPONSORSAdler Pollock & Sheehan | Cornerstone Energy Services, Inc. | Eversource Energy | Exponent | McCauley Lyman | Power Advisory LLC | Rath Young Pignatelli | Rich May | TRC

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