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World Alliance for Decentralized Energy Conference

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 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.

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
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
Dan Nadav, VP Sales, Echogen Power Systems
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 – 11:30


11:30 – 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


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