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RISBDC LogoFinally: Access to Affordable Renewable energy

February 9, 2012

Centro Restaurant at the Westin Hotel

 

AGENDA

I.    Introductions and Welcome                       

II.   Background and Leveling the Playing Field

III.   Description of the New Law                         

IV.   How To Take Advantage of the Law         

 

Important Documents available at www.reiteam.org

Distributed Generation Standard Contract Enrollment Program

http://www.nationalgridus.com/energysupply/recent_procurement.asp

 Distributed Generation Standard Contract Enrollment Application and Process Rules

http://www.nationalgridus.com/energysupply/current/102307/RI_DG_Application_Rev_12.pdf

 Power Purchase Agreement

http://www.nationalgridus.com/energysupply/current/102307/DG_Standard_Contract-Dkt_4288_(Final_11-18-11)_(2).pdf

 Distributed Generation Standard Contracts Act Classes and Ceiling Prices for 2011

http://www.ripuc.org/eventsactions/docket/4288-OER-CP(9-28-11).pdf

 

Informational Web Sites

  RENEW Energy Initiative                                                   Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

             www.reiteam.org                                                    www.energy.ri.gov

  Rhode IslandSmall Business Development Center                U.S. Department of Energy

             www.risbdc.org                                                        www.eere.energy.gov

   Rhode IslandEconomic Development Corp.                            RI Public Utilities Commission

             www.riedc.com                                                      www.ripuc.org

 

 SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Miriam A. Ross, Esq. Miriam A. Ross is an attorney, business mediator and community leader with extensive experience in industry, business law and ethics/compliance.  Miriam started her own law firm to provide business-focused legal advice to small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and business owners. Prior to opening her law practice, Miriam was in-house counsel at Dayco Corporation, Textron Inc. and GTECH Corporation. maross@mrosslegal.com

Seth Handy, Esq., Handy Law, LLC counsels clients on energy, environmental, real estate, commercial and litigation matters.  He supports municipalities, municipal coalitions, developers and contractors in the implementation of energy efficiency programs and the development of renewable energy.  He represented Portsmouth and other parties in the recently decided Riggs case regarding the rate paid for Portsmouth’s wind power.  He has been closely involved in the development of renewable energy legislation and regulatory programs in Rhode Island.  seth@handylawllc.com

Karina Lutz is a founding member of People’s Power & Light and served as Deputy Director for five years. She has been involved in sustainable energy issues since 1988, when she was managing editor and publisher of Home Energy magazine. She has been the RI Chapter Director of the Sierra Club and the development director of the Northeast sustainable Energy Association. karina@ripower.org

Julian Dash  is the Director of the Renewable Energy Fund at the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. For program details go to: www.riedc.com. His extended bio will be available at the December event. jdash@riedc.com