The Northeast is a leading region in the United States for renewable energy generation and sourcing through competitive markets. The Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) supports environmentally sound, reliable and cost-effective wholesale and retail markets for the production and delivery of electric power supply, as well as competing energy services and resources alternatives, including conservation, innovative demand-side and power delivery technologies, renewable energy and distributed generation.  Taking place in Auburndale, Massachusetts on March 6, NECA will host its 2017 Renewable Energy Conference, with panel discussions on a wide range of topics including trends in the renewable energy industry, distributed energy resources and energy storage, the impacts of federal energy policy and the new administration, and the role of competitive markets.

Our own David O’Connor, Senior Vice President for Energy & Clean Technology at ML Strategies, will moderate the panel entitled, “Using Competitive Markets to Achieve Carbon Goals: What Would IMAPP Mean for New England Renewable Markets?” The New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) initiated a stakeholder process—Integrating Markets and Public Policy (IMAPP)—to identify and explore how changes in the wholesale power market could help to advance state public policy objectives in New England, including reductions in carbon emissions. Taking place on March 6 from 1:30 to 3:00pm, this panel will discuss the ways competitive markets can bring New England closer to its clean energy goals.