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2017 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting

2017-05-31 17:30:00 2017-06-01 15:45:00 America/New_York 2017 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting- EBA **For a full listing of events visit Foley Hoag LLP, Seaport World Trade Center West, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210-2600 EBA - Energy Bar Association - northeast
Dates:  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:30pm to Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 3:45pm
Location:  Foley Hoag LLP, Seaport World Trade Center West, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210-2600
Northeast Chapter

The 2017 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting will take place May 31st-June 1, 2017 in Boston, MA at the Foley Hoag LLP offices. This program will feature a networking reception on May 31st at Committee Boston, 50 Northern Avenue at Courthouse Way, South Boston, Waterfront, beginning at 5:30 pm.


The energy sector in the Northeast Region is facing unprecedented changes.  With federal and state energy policy initiatives, the Northeast is undergoing dynamic and exciting change.

The Energy Bar Association Northeast Chapter will bring together regulators, ISO Staff, industry executives and stakeholders to discuss the federal and state initiatives that are driving these changes.  Topics will include energy storage, energy infrastructure under the new Administration, the interaction between state energy policies and wholesale markets and distributed energy resources.   Don’t miss one of the most exciting EBA meetings of the year!

2017 EBA Northeast Chapter Program Schedule & Registration Form PDF


May 31, 2017

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception

June 1, 2017

8:00 am to 9:00 am


9:00 am to 9:10 am

Welcome and Introduction

9:10am to 9:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Chairman Angela M. O’Connor, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

9:30 am to 10:15 am

Reducing Electricity Costs; Is Storage the Silver Bullet

10:15 am to 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Energy Infrastructure

Industry experts will discuss issues around natural gas infrastructure in the Northeast, including reliability, impediments to growth and political considerations, as well as potential solutions.

12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Interaction of state policies and competitive markets   

Representatives from the three northeastern ISOs/RTOs will discuss the interaction of state energy policies and wholesale energy markets in their region and the development of proposals in the ISOs/RTOs to accommodate or integrate state policies. The panel will be moderated by a representative from the New England States Committee on Electricity.                   

2:15 pm to 2:30pm

Networking Break

  2:30 pm to 3:45 pm

  Distributed Energy Resources - Transforming Energy Markets

We will hear from ISO representatives, infrastructure developers, regulators and stakeholders about the integration of DER into energy markets, barriers and impacts on market efficiency in the Northeast and elsewhere.

Speakers (As of 5/22/17):

Chairman Angela M. O’Connor, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
Gordon Kaiser, Toronto Dominion Center
Christopher J. Russo, Vice President, Charles River Associates, Inc.
Daliana Coban, Manager Regulatory Law, Toronto Hydro
Andrea Jean Chambers, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Patrick J. McCormick III, Republican Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Patricia W. Jagtiani, Natural Gas Supply Association
Joan Dreskin, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
David F. Ciarlone Sr. Manager, Global Energy & Carbon Strategy, Arconic Inc.
Jason Marshall, General Counsel, New England States Committee on Electricity
Christopher C. O'Hara, VP, Deputy General Counsel, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
Maria Gulluni, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary, ISO New England
Edward N. Krapels, CEO, Anbaric
Roni F. Epstein, Director of Strategic Engagement, Pace Energy and Climate Center
Carl F. Patka, Assistant General Counsel, New York Independent System Operator, Inc.
Adam D. Wade, Foley Hoag LLP
Peter Zschokke, Director of Regulatory Strategy, National Grid
Luis Ortiz, Project Manager, Anbaric

Meeting Location:

Foley Hoag LLP, Seaport World Trade Center West, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210-2600

Reception Location:  

Committee Boston, 50 Northern Avenue at Courthouse Way, South Boston, Waterfront

Continuing Legal Education (CLE):

Approved for 4.75 CLE credits in PA. Pending approval for VA, NJ and NY CLE. ONLY REGISTERED ATTENDEES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CLE.

Registration Information:

Registration includes program sessions, electronic attendee handouts, lunch, breakfast, breaks, and reception.

The deadline for receipt of advance registration is 5/26/2017. Conference registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by a check, money order, government purchase order/training form or credit card information and may be limited by the capacity of the facilities. Registrations will not be held without payment. No partial registration is available.

Registration Fees:   



Member  $395
Non-Member $585
Member (Gov't/Academic) $175
Non-Member (Gov't/Academic) $275
EBA Student Member $35


Three Ways to Register: 

1.  Online through link:  2017 Northeast Chapter Meeting

2.  FAX your completed registration form with payment to EBA:  202.833.5596

3.  Mail your registration form and payment to EBA, 2000 M St., NW, Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036

Questions?  call EBA at 202.223.5625


EBA does not have a block for this meeting, however, if you need hotel accommodations, the following hotels are close to the meeting:

  • Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport: Room rates start at $342 per night. For reservations call 617-478-0840 or visit their website.

                           This hotel is approximately 2 minutes from the conference location.

  • Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel: Room rates start at $493. For reservations call 617-338-4111 or visit their website.

                            This hotel is approximately 1 minute from the conference location.

  • Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel: Room rates start at $314. For reservations call  (866) 906-9090 or visit their website.

                            This hotel is approximately 1.5 miles from the conference location.

Cancellation Policy:

No registration fee refunds will be granted for cancellations received after May 24, 2017.  In order to receive a refund (less $75 administrative fee), the EBA must receive your written notice of cancellation by May 24, 2017. Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute for the entire program. Substitutions may be made at any time including on-site registration.  EBA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Send cancellation request in writing to: EBA, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 715, Washington,  DC 20036 or by email to Michele L. Smith at


By registering for this program, you authorize EBA to use any photographs taken of you during the event. Photographs may be used in promotional materials or stories that appear in professional publications and websites.


Find your colleagues.... Pre-Registration List will be posted before the conference.


If you would like more information about this topic, or would like to attend the 2016 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting, please contact Michele L. Smith, Manager, Chapter & Foundation Relations at 202-499-5841 or