Please join us for the 8th Annual Massachusetts Energy Summit where we will once again bring together leaders from the energy sector and leading business executives from throughout the state to share the latest market intelligence as companies seek to better manage the energy line item on their company's budget.
Speakers to be announced soon!
7:30AM - Breakfast & Networking – Exhibitor Showcase
8:15AM - Welcome Remarks
8:30AM - Awards Presentation - special presentation In conjunction with National Grid and the Green to Growth Initiative.
Honoring an organization in the Central Mass area that is demonstrating leadership through their initiatives in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability.
8:50AM - Morning Keynote
9:45AM - Break
10:00AM - Concurrent Breakout Session 1:
Panel A – Case Studies
Learn how these companies have made sustainability strategies part of their overall core business strategy. They will show how implementing sustainable business practices helped them effectively cut operating costs and increase profitability, and what hurdles they have faced in implementing and managing their renewable or efficiency programs.
Panel B – Municipal Focus
A discussion on what is happening around the state on the municipal side highlighting recent successful energy initiatives by local municipalities.
10:45AM - Break
11:00AM - Concurrent Breakout Session 2:
Panel A – State of the State
This panel will address the new and current incentives and opportunities available from the state and federal government, along with the utilities, and what they provide for developing energy efficiency practices and renewable energy programs for the commercial customer.
Panel B – Solar for the Commercial Customer
With the continued decrease in solar system pricing and state and federal incentives, more companies are looking to implement solar to reduce their energy expenditures. In this session panelists will give an overview of the strategies you’ll need to know about developing, executing and maintaining your project to meet your business needs and goals. Topics to include:
- Ins and outs of hiring a consultant, engineer, and/or installer for your project
- Strategies and obstacles in designing & building your project
- Meeting federal and state qualifications
- Financial analysis to identify the most advantageous, risk reduced structure for your specific project
- Innovative financing options that can reduce upfront costs
- Who are the right lenders and investors?
- Direct ownership or power purchase agreement (PPA)
- Tax and finance issues
Panel C - National Grid, Smart Energy Solutions Program
Join us to learn how we are creating a smarter energy future for Worcester. Smart Energy Solutions is the local Worcester pilot delivering advanced metering infrastructure and advanced distribution automation to demonstrate the benefits and opportunities of these progressive investments in our energy delivery for all customers. Many large and small businesses identify energy as one of their largest operating costs, so see how National Grid is looking to deliver the information and technology to help everyone understand their energy consumption, improve service reliability and better inform business investments.
12:00PM – Afternoon Keynote
12:30PM – Light Lunch Buffet & Networking - Exhibitor Showcase