Bridge to 2030: Grid to Green Energy Purchasing

The Bridge to 2030 educational series invites the entire Pittsburgh built environment community to go deep on topics integral to the Pittsburgh 2030 District – energy, water, transportation, indoor air quality, and financing.

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What You’ll Learn

How does energy get to your building, particularly in a deregulated market like Pennsylvania?
What is the process for energy procurement, with and without renewables?
Are renewable energy certificates right for your organization?
Get information on these topics and more at Grid to Green Energy Purchasing.

 

Agenda:
3:00 – 5:00 – Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
5:00 – 6:00 – Networking Reception

 

Presenters:

Lindsay Baxter, Program Manager, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
How does energy get from the generation source to your building? What is PJM Interconnection and how does it work? How can you decarbonize the energy used in your building? Get the technical foundation to understand how energy works in Pennsylvania.

Robin Cunningham, Green Products Specialist, WGL Energy
How does the typical procurement process work? How does the process change when you include renewable energy certificates (RECs) or other renewable options? How can you spur the development of new solar projects with your purchase? Get the supplier-side perspective on energy procurement.

Christopher Townsend, Energy Attorney, Clark Hill
What are the most important procurement considerations and opportunities? How do you identify and mitigate risk? What are the benefits of contract review by a knowledgeable third-party in addition to your in-house counsel? Energy contracts are important, and complex, documents. Get the buyer's representative perspective.

Marty Altschul, University Engineer, Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University has made a big commitment to renewables in their energy purchases. Learn why RECs were the right choice for CMU, the questions they asked going through the process, and where the program is likely to go in the future.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how energy gets from the generation source to your building.
  2. Discover the in-depth process for energy procurement.
  3. Gain insight into renewable energy certificates and why they might be right for your business.
  4. Understand how energy procurement affects your overall carbon footprint.

 

This event is pending approval for 2.0 GBCI CEUs and 2.0 AIA HSW hours.

Partnering with USGBC and AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits. Please provide your GBCI and/or AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events). Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their GBCI CEUs.

Bridge to 2030: Grid to Green Energy Purchasing is sponsored by WGL Energy.

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Gateway Center