October 19 at 5 p.m. on Zoom
Massachusetts and most states in the northeast US have aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals enacted into law. These goals will drive huge changes in how we produce, transmit and consume energy. Production from renewable and non-carbon resources will increase dramatically; society will have to wean itself off fossil fuels (for example, internal combustion engines and heating and cooling systems) and increase non-emitting electricity consumption (for example, electric vehicles, commercial and residential buildings, homes, built structures) and use the power it does consume more efficiently. The increase in supply and demand of electricity consumption will entail upgrading our electric transmission and distribution system. The Berkshires have seen some of these changes with wind and solar farms, and EV charging stations, but much more is coming.
Moderator: Tom Michelman, Senior Director and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) practice area lead at Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA), has over twenty-eight years of experience in electric industry and renewable, retail & wholesale energy markets.
Pat Quinlan is a veteran renewable energy and energy efficiency engineer, co-founder of SolaBlock Inc., a manufacturer of solar masonry products, and co-founder of Black Island Wind Turbines, a past manufacturer of small high-reliability wind turbines used primarily in Antarctica.
Tyler Fairbank is the CEO of The Fairbank Group, LLC, the entity that manages Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, LLC (Hancock, MA), Cranmore Mountain Resort, LLC (North Conway, N), Ski Bromley, LLC (Peru, Vermont), EOS Ventures, LLC (Hancock, MA), Bullwheel Productions, LLC, SnowGun Technologies and various other endeavors. In addition, Tyler serves as the President of Jiminy Peak overseeing day to day operations.