Final Agenda - Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.

EBC/ DEP Renewable Energy Program
Renewable Energy for Wastewater & Drinking Water Facilities
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
Holden, Massachusetts
8:00 a.m.
Welcome – Daniel K. Moon, President, EBC
Introduction – Anthony Primo, Program Chair and Moderator
Alternative Energy Discipline Leader, CDM Smith
Opening Remarks – Kenneth Kimmell, Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
8:15 a.m.
The State of Renewable Energy
Moderator: Catherine Finneran, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
 Energy Bill and the Status of the MA Renewable Portfolio Standards
o Bram Claeys, MassDOER
 MA Plans for Innovation & Business Development in the Water Sector
o Michael Murphy, MassCEC
9:00 a.m.
Renewable Energy at Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities
Moderator: Briony Angus, Tighe & Bond
 Grafton Water District 1.7 MW solar project – 3rd Party Ownership
o Matthew Pearson, Grafton Water District
 MWRA Deer Island Wind Projects
o Kristen Patneaude, MWRA Deer Island Treatment Plant
 Anaerobic Digestion at WWTPs – The Benefits of Adding Organics
o John Donovan, CDM Smith
 Hydro Potential Project – Recovering Energy & Reducing Costs
o Celeste Fay, Alden Labs
10:00 a.m.
Networking Break
10:30 a.m.
Financing Renewable Energy Projects
Moderator: Matt Shortsleeve, Mercury Solar Systems Inc.
 MA Energy Leaders Roundtable & Positive Cash Flow through EnergySaving Upgrades
o Michael DiBara, MassDEP
 Feasibility & Construction Grants
o Amy Barad, MassCEC
 Virtual Net Metering
o Eric Graber-Lopez, Blue Wave Capital, LLC
11:30 a.m.
Open Discussion
12:00 a.m.
Anthony J. Primo, P.E., LEED AP, Alternative Energy Discipline Leader
CDM Smith
50 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02170
(617)452-6760 // [email protected]
Anthony Primo joined CDM Smith in 2004 and has over thirteen years of professional experience in the
electrical engineering profession. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from
Boston University, is a registered professional engineer and is a LEED accredited professional. His project
experience includes public, private and government work, including water and wastewater treatment facilities,
laboratories, public safety and military facilities as well as a variety of renewable energy systems, including
solar PV, wind, geothermal and hydropower.
Anthony is the electrical engineering team leader in the Cambridge, MA office and is the alternative energy
discipline Leader at CDM Smith. Anthony has recently presented on wind and solar renewable energy at the
New Jersey Water Environment Association Conference, Energy Utility and Environment Conference (EUEC),
developed and presented webinars on renewable energy and was recently a guest lecturer at the Boston
Architectural College presenting on renewable energy and energy efficiency to the Sustainable Design Class.
Kenneth L. Kimmell, Commissioner
Department of Environmental Protection
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
One Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108
(617) 292-5856 // [email protected]
Kenneth L. Kimmell was appointed in January 2011 as Commissioner of the MassDEP by Secretary of
Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard K. Sullivan Jr. Since the time of his appointment, MassDEP has
launched a clean energy results program to focus on the permitting and siting of clean energy facilities, such
as anaerobic digesters, which tap the hidden energy value of organic waste; announced completion of a
sustainable water management initiative framework to balance competing human needs for water and the
long-term health of Massachusetts rivers and streams; completed a top-to-bottom review of all of MassDEP's
permit programs and identified over twenty regulatory changes to streamline permitting; and commenced an
overhaul of MassDEP's information technology systems to make the agency more efficient, transparent, and
accessible to the regulated community and the public. Mr. Kimmell also serves as an officer and member of
the Board of Directors of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc., and is active in the nine-member state
effort to review and strengthen the nation's first mandatory greenhouse gas emissions cap and trade program.
Mr. Kimmell joined the Patrick Administration in January 2007 as general counsel of the Executive Office of
Energy and Environmental Affairs. In that capacity, he focused on major legislative initiatives, such as the
merger of energy and environmental agencies into one secretariat; the Green Communities Act, the Global
Warming Solutions Act, and the Oceans Act; state and federal permitting of the Cape Wind project, the
nation's first off-shore wind project; and development and early implementation of policy initiatives such as the
MEPA Greenhouse Gas policy, a first-in-the-nation policy that requires developers of major projects to
identify, avoid, and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
Prior to joining the Patrick-Murray Administration, Mr. Kimmell was in private practice and focused on
environmental and land use law and litigation.
Mr. Kimmell graduated from Wesleyan University and UCLA School of Law. He lives in Newton, where he has
served on the Newton Community Preservation Act Committee. He is also a former Board Member of the
Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions.
Briony Angus, AICP, Project Manager
Tighe & Bond
53 Southampton Road, Westfield, MA 01085
(413)875-1302 // [email protected]
Briony Angus is a Project Manager at Tighe & Bond. She manages the front end of all of Tighe & Bond’s
renewable energy projects including site selection, feasibility studies, design, and permitting for anaerobic
digestion, wind energy, solar PV, hydro, energy from waste, and other technologies. Briony is Tighe & Bond’s
Renewable Energy Market Champion, responsible for the growth and performance of the firm’s Renewable
Energy market and services. She has an in-depth understanding of regulations and incentives for clean
energy development. Briony formerly was an Environmental Analyst at the Massachusetts Environmental
Policy Act (MEPA) Office and worked for the Town of Brookline, MA Department of Public Works and
Conservation Department.
Amy Barad, Program Director
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
55 Summer Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02110
(617) 315-9355 // [email protected]
Amy Barad is a Program Director at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, which she joined in 2010. She
designed and manages the Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy program and the Commonwealth
Hydropower program. She previously worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. While at MWRA, Amy worked on policy, planning, and regulatory
issues related to the biosolids pelletizing facility in Quincy. She was also a founding director of the North East
Biosolids & Residuals Association, a non-profit trade association that promotes the generation of energy and
soil amendments from wastewater residuals.
Bram Claeys, Deputy Director, Renewable & Alternative Energy Division
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-7324 // [email protected]
Bram Claeys joined the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources in the summer of 2011. He is
responsible for policy development, focusing on renewable heating and cooling. He serves on the
management team coordinating the Clean Energy Results Program and leads the Electricity Working Group
of the Clean Energy & Climate Plan. Mr. Claeys has 13 years of experience in energy and climate policy,
working in Belgium, European Union institutions and the UN climate negotiations. Bram Claeys holds a
Masters degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Ghent, Belgium as well as degrees in
Development Cooperation and Environmental Science & Technology.
Michael DiBara, Project Manager
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
627 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 767-2885 // [email protected]
Michael DiBara is a Project Manager at MassDEP, and has over 22 years of experience as an environmental
manager in both the public and private sectors. Currently, Michael is leading MassDEP’s energy-saving
efforts at drinking water and wastewater plants. He was a 2002 recipient of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts Fellowship for Excellence in Public Administration at Suffolk University. Michael holds a
Master’s of Science in Public Administration from Suffolk University in Boston.
John Donovan, P.E., BCEE, Senior Vice President
CDM Smith
50 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02170
(617)452-6537 // [email protected]
Mr. Donovan is a Senior Vice President of CDM Smith and located in the Cambridge, MA office. He has 40
years of experience in a wide variety of environmental projects. He serves as a company-wide resource on
residuals and biosolids technologies. Mr. Donovan is active with the Water Environment Federation and
author of more than 50 publications and presentations on biosolids topics. For WEF and WERF he was a
principal author for reports on biosolids stabilization, emerging technologies for biosolids management and
“Charting the Future of Biosolids Management”. Some of his current assignments are the DC Water
Anaerobic Digester project, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority residuals technology assessment, and
design/build of a large scale facility in Florida which will produce a biosolids-amended fertilizer product.
Celeste N. Fay, Project Engineer
Alden Labs
30 Shrewsbury St., Holden, MA 01520-1843
(508) 829-6000 x6443 // [email protected]
Celeste N. Fay received her B.S. degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2008 and
has been working in the hydropower industry for the last nine years. Ms. Fay is a Project Engineer in the
Environmental and Engineering Services Group at the Alden Research Laboratory, Inc. and is responsible for
the conceptual design of fish passage and protection facilities, engineering design of hydropower facility
components and biological and performance evaluations of turbines (see, among others.
Aside from Alden, Ms. Fay is a small hydropower owner providing a unique perspective on site evaluations
and challenges.
Catherine A. Finneran, Senior Director of Renewable Energy Generation
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
55 Summer Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02110
(617) 315-9313 // [email protected]
Catherine Finneran has close to 20 years experience in clean energy, real estate development, and
environmental fields. She currently serves as Senior Director of Renewable Energy Generation Division at
the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. The Renewable Energy Generation Division provides financing and
planning assistance to communities, businesses and residents seeking to adopt clean energy projects
including solar, wind, biomass, water and organics-to-energy technologies. Catherine was formerly the Clean
Energy Director of the joint Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Massachusetts
Department of Energy Resources “Clean Energy Results Program”. Launched in November 2011, this
program promotes the siting of new sources of clean energy in a way that is most environmentally protective.
Catherine previously served as MassDEP Brownfields Director, leading state efforts to catalyze contaminated
site cleanup and redevelopment. Prior to working for the Commonwealth, Catherine worked at a private sector
planning and development firm in Arizona, and managed development at the local level in Arizona and
Massachusetts. She also directed a non-profit community development corporation focused on housing and
downtown revitalization.
Eric S. Graber-Lopez, Partner
BlueWave Capital, LLC
75 Arlington Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02116
(857) 891-4644 // [email protected]
Mr. Eric S. Graber-Lopez is deeply involved in the management of BlueWave Capital's financing and project
management, with a particular focus on solar photovoltaic, community wind, and advisory services. As part of
BlueWave Capital's advisory services offering, Mr. Graber-Lopez counsels early-stage clean energy
companies and entrepreneurs in the areas of finance, strategy, due diligence and market analysis.
Prior to joining BlueWave, Mr. Graber-Lopez served as Vice President and Senior Equity Analyst on the
Specialty Equity Growth Team at Putnam Investments, where he helped manage $8B in U.S. mid- and largecap growth equity portfolios. At Putnam, he focused on the energy, alternative energy, materials, and utilities
sectors and was responsible for his team's investments in those sectors in both public and private markets.
Mr. Graber-Lopez started as a Senior Equity Analyst within Putnam's Global Equity Research Group and was
a member of the Natural Resources and Utilities fund teams. During his years on the sell-side, Mr. GraberLopez focused on the Energy and Utilities industries and was ranked by several leading industry surveys as
being among the top analysts in his field. Mr. Graber-Lopez holds an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of
Management and a BA from Hampshire College.
Michael Murphy, Business Development Manager for Water Innovation
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
55 Summer Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
(617) 315-9360 // [email protected]
Michael joined CEC in April 2013, after four years at the World Bank supporting the Water Supply and
Sanitation sector’s $2.5 billion portfolio, covering the Latin America and Caribbean region while carrying out
operational, open-source media and knowledge management roles. He holds Masters Degrees from the
Monterrey Institute of International Studies in Business Administration and Environmental Policy while also
holding a bachelor of science in Biology.
MassCEC created this position to help bring investment and jobs into the Commonwealth by fostering
cooperative activities among Massachusetts organizations across the value chain in the $500 billion global
water industry. In this role, Michael will initiate, promote and support organizational development for building
an industry cluster focused on innovative water technologies. He will lead MassCEC’s efforts to promote
water-focused international activities and partnerships, including the oversight of the Massachusetts-Israeli
Innovation Partnership (MIIP). And he will facilitate partnerships with our colleagues at the Executive Office of
Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Department of Environmental Protection, and in the academic, nonprofit, and private sectors.
Kristen Patneaude, Program Manager, Energy Management
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Deer Island Treatment Plant
P.O. Box 100, Winthrop, MA 02152
(617) 660-7871 // [email protected]
Kristen has over 20 years of experience in the wastewater industry and currently serves as MWRA’s Program
Manager, Energy Management. Since 1993, she has held a variety of positions with the agency, with the last
ten years at the Deer Island Treatment Plant managing all demand and supply side energy initiatives,
including the agency’s wind and solar projects. Kristen holds a BS in Civil Engineering and is a licensed
Grade 6 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
Matthew Pearson, Manager
Grafton Water District
P. O. Box 537, Grafton, MA 01519
(508) 839-2302 // [email protected]
Matthew E. Pearson is manager of the Grafton Water District, Grafton Massachusetts where he has been
manager for over 23 years. Previously, he was the assistant water superintendent in Lunenburg,
Massachusetts. Matt has a master’s degree in management, a bachelor’s degree in business administration,
and an associate’s degree in fire science. He possesses a Grade 4 combination water operator’s license.
At the New England Water Works Association he is the “Currents” editor, Chair of the Publications
Committee, member of the investment committee and has participated in many other committees. He also
serves on the Massachusetts Water Works Association board of directors where he has held the position of
treasurer for several years and is also on the Program Committee. As a member of the program committee he
has expanded the summer “Clam Bake” into the new “Summer Expo” attracting over a 1,000 participants
each year. He also serves as treasurer of the MWCWA.
Thomas M. Potter, Interim Clean Energy Director
MassDEP – Commissioner’s Office
One Winter Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
(617) 292-5628 // [email protected]
With over twenty one years of experience working in the field of oil and hazardous waste site cleanup, Mr.
Potter currently serves as the Interim Clean Energy Director of the joint Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) “Clean
Energy Results Program” (CERP). Launched in November 2011, this program promotes the siting of new
sources of clean energy in a way that is most environmentally protective. Mr. Potter also serves as the
Statewide Clean Energy Development Coordinator for the Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup at MassDEP
working toward the CERP goals of reuse and redevelopment of contaminated land and/or Brownfield type
properties as renewable energy development facilities as well as promoting green remediation within the
states waste site cleanup profession. Prior to this role, Mr. Potter served on the MassDEP’s Commissioner’s
Office Environmental Innovations Team to help advance some of the Commissioner’s priorities in the areas of
expanding innovation and energy-environmental coordination across programs and regions in the agency
using innovative and efficient approaches to the agencies environmental protection programs, as well as the
use of innovative technologies by our regulated community. Prior to this role, Mr. Potter served for ten years
as the Statewide Audit Coordinator for MassDEP’s Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup Audit Program in Boston
and worked throughout New England as an environmental consultant in the private sector for over 5 years,
concentrating primarily on sites regulated under the Massachusetts waste site cleanup program. Currently a
resident of the City of Boston, Mr. Potter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Arizona
State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Matt Shortsleeve, Senior Manager
Mercury Solar Systems Inc.
303 Wyman Street, Suite 300 Waltham, MA 02451
(617) 797-7832 // [email protected]
Matt Shortsleeve is Senior Manager for Mercury Solar Systems, a commercial Solar PV developer,
engineering and installation firm. In this role, Matt is responsible for all market activity including personnel,
strategy, marketing, direct and channel sales, and financial performance. With over 2,300 systems
integrated, Mercury is known for designing and installing highly productive systems on rooftops, groundmounts, and parking structures. Matt is actively involved with energy industry and environmental interest
groups, commercial real estate and facilities engineering groups, and mentors clean tech start-ups with North
Shore InnoVentures and Cleantech Open. Matt’s professional experience spans from small private to publicly
traded global corporations, with leadership roles in printing and document management, e-commerce
solutions, real estate and renewable energy. He earned his B.S. degree in business management and
finance from Northeastern University, and completed Presidio Graduate School’s Sustainability Leadership
executive program.
Jason Turgeon, Environmental Protection Specialist
Energy and Climate Unit, U.S. EPA Region 1
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, OEP 5-2, Boston, MA 02109
(617) 918-1637 // [email protected]
Jason Turgeon has worked for EPA Region 1 in Boston, MA, for 9 years. He specializes in the intersection of
water and energy and works with municipal drinking water and wastewater systems on energy-related issues.
His interests focus on developing a 21st century sustainable water infrastructure that integrates the
management and reuse of the water, nutrient, and energy resources found in what we now consider
“wastewater.” He is the past chair of the New England Water Environment Association Energy Committee
and a co-author of the Water Environment Federation’s Energy Roadmap. Jason has a B.S. in Environmental
Geology from Northeastern University.
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