Energy Trade & Technology Conference









The NECBC's "New England-Canada Energy Conference" - held annually in Boston - focuses on all sectors of en­ergy trade and cooperation between the Northeast U.S. and its largest energy partner, Canada. The forum brings together Canadian and American senior executives, policy makers, regulators and energy experts who will provide their perspectives, share knowledge and explore a wide range of topics. 

Please save the dates for our next conference: Nov. 8-9, 2017 in Boston. 

It will be our 25th annual event.

The most recent conference was held November 16-17, 2016, at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA.  Over 200 people registered. The theme of the conference was: "How Best to Implement A Balanced Regional Energy Policy -- Dealing with Climate, Energy Infrastructure, Supply and Economic Growth."

Topics included clean/renewable energy initiatives, cross-border electricity, natural gas, and oil supply developments and infrastructure projects, technology innovations, environmental agreements, and the future outlook (including the potential impact of the fall 2016 U.S.election).

 The opening keynote speaker on November 16 was Eric Martel, president and CEO of Hydro-Quebec, and the Thursday opening keynote speaker was James Judge, president and CEO of Eversource. Other speakers included MA Energy & Environment Secretary Matthew Beaton and a number of high-ranking executives from electric grids, clean energy providers, gas pipelines, electric and gas utilities, universities, and more.  The concluding luncheon speaker was the Hon. David Alward, Canada's Consul General to New England. The full list of speakers is available in the Conference brochure (see pdf below).

The conference proved a great success. Thanks to all the speakers, attendees and sponsors!

We hope you can join us in November 2017 for our 25th annual event!


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2016 Conference Photos

2016 Program and Sponsors

2016 Speaker Presentations

Gordon van Welie, ISO New England

John Reed, Concentric Energy Advisors

Christopher Huskilson, Emera

Robert Wilson, ENGIE

James Daly, Eversource Energy

Alan Arneill, Repsol Energy Canada

Richard Paglia, Spectra Energy

Martin Imbleau, Gaz Metro

James Laurito, Fortis, Inc.


Media Coverage

Commonwealth Magazine article on regional power challenges, 11-17-16

NECN interview with Consul General David Alward, 11-14-16

NECN interview with NECBC President Jon Sorenson, 11-17-16

VT Digger story: "Pipeline squeeze may push power prices," 11-20-16















































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