Join us for a trip into the future. Learn about the limitations of the grid that we see today, where development is needed, planned and in process. How does the variety of possible grid moderization technologies stack up against each other? How do smart buildings (green buildings) fit into this new grid of the future and what opportunities might there be in relation to time of use and energy storage financing mechanics?
Let's talk about electric vehicles and the demand / support that they can provide with a smart grid. How is this energy industry transforming? Is analytics as a service going to be communication with office managers and facility staff or will a cloud based service possibly control your building?
How does what we do in Massachusetts compare to progress in other states? California, Texas and Illinois have the lead but what might happen in MA to make our grid the pacesetter?
This is part of our Market Leadership Series where we encourage the professional in the room to drive the conversation and share their questions and perspective for a robust session.
Advisement: This conversation will be led by Chapter member Ben Pignatelli, Economist at the Department of Public Utilities. Ben's presentation will not reflect the views of the Department of Public Utilities nor will he be able to speak on behalf of the Department. His presentation will outline public knowledge and the science supporting it.
About the Speaker - Ben Pignatelli:
Technical staff member in the Electric Power Division, Department of Public Utilities. Through his role be focuses on energy efficiency, grid modernization, basic service, and the competitive supply market. He evaluates the MassSave program through regulatory, economic, and societal analyses. His role is responsible for the review of energy efficiency reconciliation factor dockets and mid-term modifications. He manages regulatory relations with electricity supply companies through investigations, licensing, and market animation initiatives and reviews public utility grid modernization plans and municipal electricity aggregation plans.
He has held previous roles with the DOER and City of Boston. He holds am MBA from Boston University and a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in Poltical Science.