Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Update: Consumer Liaison Group Meeting This Friday

Update: More information about the meeting is now available on this website:
You can scroll down to see the call-in number, the meeting agenda, and you can read or download the slides that will be presented.

As I have mentioned before on this blog, I am one of the two Vermont members of the Coordinating Committee for the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) of ISO-NE. ISO-NE is the New England grid operator.

The purpose of the CLG is to bring the voice of the consumer to the grid operator.  The CLG is administered (meetings set up, website maintained etc) by the Office of the Attorney General in Massachusetts.  The Office hosts a page about the history and purposes of the group.

Meetings are free and open to the public, but are generally advertised through existing groups and not-for-profits, not in the popular press.  You can see that Vermont Energy Partnership and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility helped to publicize this meeting.  The meetings include a free lunch and some rather heavy-duty discussions of grid issues. I think that is why the CLG doesn't put announcements in the newspapers.  (That's my opinion, NOT an official CLG statement!)  At any rate, the meetings are free and open to the public.

The meetings are held quarterly, and they rotate from state to state in New England. This is the first time in about three years that the meeting has been held in Vermont.  I am very pleased to be the panel moderator for this meeting.

I made a jpg of the announcement in order to put it on this blog, so the links in the jpg do not work. Here is a link to the ISO-NE page about the meeting. You can register on that page.  If you plan to come to the meeting, I do urge you to register in advance, because they order food.  The presentation pdfs for this meeting will also be posted on the meeting page.

To see pdfs of presentations from earlier meetings, scroll down the main page to see documents and resources.

I hope to see some of you at the meeting!

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