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November 19th

9:00 - 12:00

Pre-Conference CHP Workshop and Tour, Harpoon Brewery,
306 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 -
Morning Session

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 4:00

Pre-Conference CHP Workshop and Tour, Harpoon Brewery,
306 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 -
Afternoon Session

4:00 - 6:30


6:30 - 8:30 pm

Opening Reception at Boston Marriott Quincy

November 20th

7:30 - 8:45


9:00 - 9:15

Welcome and Introductions - Steve Zilonis, WADE Chairman

9:15 - 10:45

Opening Session Distributed Generation, Natural Gas and the Environment  -- Utility Death Spiral or Business as Usual?

Moderator: David Sweet, Executive Director, WADE


  • James Rogers, Chairman, Duke Energy
  • Ralph LaRossa, President, PSEG
  • Hon. Eileen Claussen, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

10:45 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:15

Superstorm Sandy’s Shadow: Reliability and Resilience As DG Drivers

Moderator: William Pentland, Chairman, NECHPI and Director of Markets and Regulations, WADE


  • Richard Murphy,  Managing Director - Sustainable Growth, American Gas Association
  • Phyllis J. Kessler, Duane Morris,
  • Kevin Kushman, CEO, Blue Pillar, Inc.
  • Dr. Dana Levy, Program Manager, R&D Group, NYSERDA

12:15 - 1:30

Lunch - WADE Project of the Year Presentation
Speaker: Barbara Kates-Garnick, Energy Undersecretary of Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs

1:30 - 3:00

Afternoon Session
Energy Insecurity and Living with the Grid - Engineering Marvel or Strategic Achilles Heel

Guy Caruso, former Administrator, US Energy Information Administration


  • James D. Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Capstone Turbine Corporation
  • Wayne M. Elmore, Regional Director, Sales, Wärtsilä North America, Inc.
  • Gary S. Davidson, Team Leader - Strategic & Business Planning, NYISO

3:00 - 3:30


3:30 - 4:30

Innovative Finance As a Market Transformation Strategy

Moderator: Kenneth Berlin,  Executive V.P, Coalition for Green Capital

  • Jeff Eckel, President and CEO, Hannon Armstrong
  • Alex Kragie, Deputy Chief of Staff, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (invited)
  • Douglas Beebe, Vice President, Energy Finance, Key Equipment Finance

4:30 - 5:45

Best Practices and Technologies for On-Site Generation

Moderator:  Stephen A. Zilonis, Chairman, WADE

  • Regine Mowill, Marketing Director, OPRA Turbines
  • Tom Logan, Director, Product Management, Environmental Solutions, Dresser Rand
  • Mike Cocking, Principal,MicroCogen Partners LLC
  • Gerald Braun, Founder, IRES Network

November 21st


DE Tech Breakfast - Quick Pitch Presentations

Moderator: Eric Guyer, Director of Energy Technology, WADE

  • Rick Lank, Project Manager, DERP
  • Milan Grohmann, CEO, Instar
  • Dr. Timothy F. Havel, CTO & Founder,Energy Compression Inc.
  • John Fox, CEO, ElectraTherm
  • Jim Koontz, VP, Kinsley Energy Systems

9:00 - 10:15

Opening Session: Christoph Burger,  International Perspectives on the Decentralized Energy Revolution

Moderator: Christoph Burger

  • Dr. Robert Shumake, Founder & CEO, SGP Energy Fund
  • Adam Markusfalvi-Toth, Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund, Senior Fellow
  • Mubarak Munyagwa, Mayor, Kampala Capital City Authority

10:00 - 11:00

Parallel Power Generation for Urban Networks

Moderator: Stephen A. Zilonis, WADE Chairman

  • Vishnu Barran, Senior Technical Sales Engineer, ENER-G
  • Joseph F. Camean, Vice President & Principal, van Zelm Engineers
  • Mike Devine, Gas Product / Marketing Manager , Caterpillar Inc.

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:30

Next-Generation DG Policies and Programs - the Latest Scoop on Micro grids, Interconnection, Net Metering and Incentives

Moderator: Robert Rose, VP, Specialty Services, A-Z Corp

  • James Madej, Senior VP& Chief Customer Officer, National Grid
  • Tom Bourgeois, Deputy Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center
  • Stephen J. Rourke, Vice President, System Planning, ISO New England Inc.


Closing Remarks -  Stephen A. Zilonis, Chairman, WADE