ISO New England President, ‘Energy Gang Host’ among speakers at REV2018 on Oct 18-19

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The 18th Annual Renewable Energy Vermont Conference and Expo today announced its lineup of speakers for REV2018, themed REVitalize: Transforming Energy Further, Faster, Together. REV2018, northern New England’s premier event exploring clean energy innovation and climate solutions, convenes Thursday, October 18th through Friday, October 19th at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. The event typically hosts more than 500 attendees and is already on track to exceed previous years’ attendance.

The two-day conference will feature keynote speaker Gordon van Welie, President and CEO of ISO New England on its first day and Katherine Hamilton, known for her podcast The Energy Gang from Green Tech Media, on the second day.

The conference will also host two plenary panels. On Friday, conference goers will have the rare opportunity to engage with three Public Utility Commission members around the challenges and opportunities of achieving 100% renewable energy. Joining the panel will be Lorraine Akiba, who recently retired from the Hawaii PUC, Abigail Anthony a Rhode Island PUC Commissioner, and Margaret Cheney a Vermont PUC Commissioner. This panel will be moderated by Kerrick Johnson, Chief Ecosystems Officer at Utopus Insights.

Thursday will feature a plenary session on carbon pricing featuring Marie-Claude Francouer, Quebec Delegate to New England, and Michael Calviou, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at National Grid on a panel moderated by Daniel Sosland of the Acadia Center.

Outside of the regular conference sessions, REV is offering two opportunities for professional development. For the second year, REV will host a “Women in Energy Luncheon” at the conclusion of the regular conference on Friday, October 19th. The networking luncheon sold out in 2017, so room space has been doubled for the 2018 gathering.

REV again worked in conjunction with Solar Energy International to offer a workforce development training for solar installers worth 3 NABCEP credits. The OSHA PV safety course, and will run from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Friday, October 19th.

For more information about the conference, its speakers, sessions, and registration visit

Members of the media are invited to attend the conference, but must request press credentials in advance.  Please email to reserve media credentials.

Renewable Energy Vermont represents businesses, non-profits, utilities, and individuals committed to reducing our reliance on dirty fossil fuels by increasing clean renewable energy and energy efficiency in Vermont. Vermont’s clean energy economy directly enables at least 18,800 jobs at 3,612 businesses, representing approximately 6% of Vermont’s workforce. Together, we will achieve 100% total renewable energy (electric, thermal, transportation).

Source: REV 9.18.018

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:00am