2017 Contractor Conference & Networking Event

November 8, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
100 Capital Blvd
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

2017 Contractor Conference & Networking Event

Wednesday, November 8  from 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

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Discuss market trends and opportunities for collaboration:

  • Grow your business by promoting deeper energy savings
  • Discuss industry gaps and opportunities
  • Learn how energy trends impact residential and commercial markets in Connecticut
What does the future of residential and commercial energy in Connecticut look like and what does that mean for your business? Hear from DEEP, Eversource, United Illuminating, and the Connecticut Green Bank about how the most significant emerging trends and technologies will impact you.

Event schedule:

2:30 – 3:00 pm  Registration       

3:00– 3:50 pm – Break-out Sessions (Select One)

Solar + the New CES
With the coming expiration of the ZREC program, the Comprehensive Energy Strategy lays out a new framework for solar in Connecticut. Hear from DEEP and others in the market about the proposals around net metering, RECs, tariffs and more. 

Growing Opportunities in Under-served Communities
The state is focused on ensuring inclusive prosperity. The energy burden is heaviest on communities with fewer resources. This session showcase contractors, property managers, and landlords taking advantage of Energize CT programs to help make energy improvements in distressed communities throughout the state. Learn about credit quality and consumer preferences of low to moderate income communities and  market tools for targeted engagement. 

4:00 – 4:50 pm – (Plenary) Emerging Opportunities in the CES
What does the future of residential energy in Connecticut look like and what does that mean for your business? Hear from DEEP, United Illuminating, Eversource, and the Connecticut Green Bank about the most significant emerging trends and technologies.  Presenters are: Bryan Garcia, CEO, Connecticut Green Bank; Mary Sotos, Deputy Commissioner, Depart. of Energy and Environmental Protection; Pat McDonnell, Senior Dir. of Conservation and Load Management, United Illuminating; and Ron Araujo, Manager of Energy Efficiency, Eversource.

5:00 – 5:50 pm – Break-out Sessions (Select One)

Strategic Electrification of buildings and transportation in the proposed CES
The proposed 2017 CES focuses on the importance of strategic electrification of the grid and transportation sector to help the state meet its carbon reduction goals. Learn what strategic electrification means and how your company and benefit from these goals. 

Real Time, Real Savings: New Technologies for Optimizing and Meeting Building Energy Loads 
This panel will feature companies and their solutions for enabling customers to better understand and manage building energy loads through sensors, metering, smart controls, equipment upgrades, and energy storage. Brief product demonstrations will be followed by discussions of the Connecticut market, business model and financing innovation (including available Green Bank resources), opportunities to build relationships between contractors and a Q&A.

Quick, Healthy, & Green: Unlocking utility incentives and financing for Multifamily clean energy retrofits and new construction
Incorporating renewable energy and efficiency measures in multifamily retrofits and new construction projects is becoming more frequent and desirable.  This session will explore the tools necessary to advance green housing development at both the design and construction phases.  During this interactive session, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about your properties and projects, and learn how to achieve energy savings using other people’s money.

5:50 – 7:00 pm Cocktail Networking Reception