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[Private Event] Regional Renewable Thermal Technology Effort

[Private Event] Regional Renewable Thermal Technology Effort
[Attendance to this event is by invitation only]
Thermal end uses accounted for 70% and 44% of energy delivered to respectively residential and commercial customers in 2013 (EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2015). Renewable Thermal Technologies (RTTs) can replace existing thermal end uses based on fossil fuels and electricity, and thus provide an essential contribution to achieving states’ climate ambitions. Several technologies covered by the term RTTs have been promoted through financial incentives like rebates, tax mechanisms and loans throughout the Northeast over several years. Green Banks, Energy Agencies and Public Utilities of the Northeast have already established an extensive base of knowledge and experience for several of these technologies. Data, research methods and analysis have recently begun to be shared. An increased focus on RTTs would benefit from a coordinated regional effort on issues such as standardization, data definitions, metering and verification, financing models as well as approaches to emerging technologies.
The meeting aims to establish the foundation for a long term regional RTT Alliance that will develop the regional market for these technologies through joint effort and sharing between different stakeholders.


8:30 – 9:00           Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30        Welcome and Inspiration
      -Short introduction of the participants
      -Vision and mission of the regional alliance on renewable thermal technology & Discussion
            Introduction by Bryan Garcia, Connecticut Green Bank and John Joshi, NYSERDA
      -Structure of the alliance: who, why, where and how? & Discussion
            Introduction by Stuart DeCew, Yale Center for Business and Environment
10:30 – 11:00      Break
11:00 – 12:00      Inspiration
      -Perspectives on Renewable Thermal Technologies – Lessons learned from Scandinavia
            by Helle Gronli, Yale University
      -Example of financial vehicle to promote RTTs – PPA, GSHP and thermal loop
            by Diverso Energy
12:00 – 12:45        Lunch
12:45 – 5:00          Working group breakout sessions
       -Working group 1: Standardization
            Led by John Joshi, NYSERDA and Neil Veilleux, Meister Consulting Group
       -Working group 2 and 3: EM&V Data
            EM&V led by Matt Davis, University of New Hampshire
            Data led by Bryan Garcia, Connecticut Green Bank
​       -Working group 4: Technology
            Led by Meg Howard, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
5:00                       Meeting concludes

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Stuart DeCew

Executive Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
MBA 2011
Master of Environmental Management 2011

Fairuz Loutfi

Climate Change Manager at WRI Mexico
Master of Environmental Management 2016