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.
The 2016 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."
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 above).
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 recent U.S.election).
The NECBC is also grateful to the many conference sponsors.
The conference proved a great success. Thanks to all the speakers, attendees and sponsors!
And please save the dates - the tentative dates for next year's event is Nov. 8-9, 2017 in Boston.
2016 Speaker Presentations