Power to the People: Why CT Needs More Distributed Energy
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Mon, Oct 26, 2020  6:30 PM  - 8:00 PM  (Local Time)

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Power to the People: Why CT Needs More Distributed Energy

Webinar series on distributed generation

Webinar URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88506080642?pwd=a0tORmlPTEZmZ0J5NnoyT0F6N2FSdz09 Meeting ID: 885 0608 0642 Passcode: 437960

Martha Klein martha.klein@sierraclub.org MM/DD/yyyy amOUuwqNAzpGSXwtHmnd12740

Organized By: Connecticut Chapter

Event Organizers:
Martha Klein

Join us for two webinars with speakers Joel Gordes, Denise Savageau, and Guy West on why distributed energy is needed to ensure power in Connecticut is more sustainable, equitable and reliable. Issues with Connecticut's centralized electricity grid have taken center stage in 2020. Now is the time for solutions that best serve the people of Connecticut and the planet. 

On October 26 from 6:30 to 8 pm our speakers will outline the issues with our current electricity grid including fragility, inequity, inefficiency and the barriers to a system that is more efficient, equitable and distributed.

On November 9 from 6:30 to 8 pm you'll learn information about distributed energy solutions including energy efficiency, rooftop solar and battery storage, and about what needs to be done in Connecticut to deploy these tested and ready resources.

By maximizing our distributed energy potential, Connecticut can become less reliant on climate destroying fossil gas, distribute clean energy more equitably, create local jobs, and regain some control over the electricity grid.    

About the speakers:
Joel Gordes served as Connecticut State Representative, Vice-Chair of the Energy & Public Utilities Committee, Vice-Chair CT Energy Advisory Board; Administrator (for about 11 years) and then Member of the Energy Efficiency Board; Honorable Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering; and Durational Project Manager, Renewable Energy & Gas Turbines, OPM.

Denise Savageau has worked in the environmental field for over 30 years including 20 years as Conservation Director for the Town of Greenwich until her retirement in 2018.  She currently is the Chair of the CT Council on Soil and Water Conservation; member of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change Wetlands subgroup, the Water Planning Council Advisory Group, and the State Water Plan Implementation Workgroup.  She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics with a concentration in Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management. 

Guy West is a local advocacy partner who is a member of the CT Energy Network. The Network works to keep municipal volunteer Energy Task Forces, Commissions and Committees abreast of energy related policies and initiatives of the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), and the Energy Efficiency Board (EEB); it works in collaboration with other energy and environmental advocacy organizations to monitor, shape policies/programs to move the state towards a more robust and equitable proliferation of improved public health.

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