EMA’s Regional Thought Leader Roundtable Discussion Brings Record Attendance to Harvard

(June 4, 2014) – On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Environmental Markets Association (EMA) welcomed seventy regulators, utilities, traders, brokers, consultants and academics to Harvard University for another one of its Thought Leader Round Tables, this one on New England Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).

The half day meeting featured two interactive sessions with presentations on regulatory updates and supply and demand issues for New England RECs.  Joe Roenbeck, Chair of EMA and Energy Trader for PSEG Energy Resources & Trade LLC, moderated both sessions. 

In the first session Michael Judge, Associate RPS Program Manager, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources; Christie Bradway, Manager Renewable Power, Northeast Utilities; and Heather Manypenny, Power Resources Executive, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, addressed regulatory updates on Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.  The second session began with a deep-dive on those program issues and was explored with the help of Bob Grace, President, Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC; Brian Rice, NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation; and Bob Rio, Senior Vice President and Counsel, Associated Industries of Massachusetts.

    

There was no shortage of issues to discuss, as the region has been undergoing a great deal of regulatory change.  Chairman Joe says to stay tuned for more events like this one, and that the EMA will remain committed to creating opportunities for its members to learn about emerging topics and to collaborate over them closely together.