NECBC Boston Energy Conference Features 15 CEOs, Presidents

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fifteen energy industry CEOs and presidents, including the heads of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the New England and New York grid operators, are confirmed speakers for the New England-Canada Business Council’s 29th Annual Executive Energy Conference on Nov. 4-5.

Offered as an in-person event at Boston’s Seaport Hotel for individuals vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as through online video links, this year’s conference focus is “Energy & Environmental Sustainability: Pathways to Transformation.” The event features an unprecedented roster of senior leaders, including:

  • NERC CEO Jim Robb
  • Independent System Operator New England CEO Gordon van Welie
  • New York ISO CEO Richard J. Dewey
  • Canada’s Consul General to New England, Rodger T. Cuzner
  • Avangrid CEO Dennis Arriola
  • Hydro-Québec CEO Sophie Brochu
  • Algonquin Power & Utilities CEO Arun Banskota
  • New England Council CEO James T. Brett
  • Maine Governor’s Energy Office Director Dan Burgess
  • NB Power CEO Keith Cronkhite
  • Versant Power President John Flynn
  • Avangrid Renewables CEO Alejandro de Hoz
  • National Grid US President Badar Khan
  • Avangrid Deputy CEO and President Bob Kump
  • Prospectus Associates Principal William Pristanski
  • Eversource President of Transmission and Offshore Wind Projects Bill Quinlan
  • National Grid New York President Rudolph Wynter
  • Massachusetts Energy Resources Commissioner Patrick Woodcock

Jon F. Sorenson, chairman of the NECBC Energy Conference Committee and Council president emeritus, said: “We consistently hear from our conference participants that the NECBC offers the best executive-level energy conference of the year in North America. We’re deeply thankful to our confirmed speakers and to our many generous conference sponsors, and select sponsorship opportunities remain available.”

Algonquin Power & Utilities is the Conference Luncheon Keynote Sponsor, Avangrid is the Conference Opening Keynote Sponsor, and National Grid is the Conference Reception Sponsor. Enbridge, Eversource, Hydro-Québec, and Enmax are Platinum Sponsors. Gold-level sponsors include Analysis Group, Concentric Energy Advisors, Daymark Energy Advisors, Fasken, NB Power, and Pierce Atwood.

To register to attend and for sponsorship information, please visit


The mission of the New England-Canada Business Council (NECBC) is to advance business, political, and cultural relationships between Canada and the United States and to help members grow their cross-border professional networks. Founded in 1981, the NECBC is one of the leading non-profit organizations working to sustain and expand the strong and mutually valuable connections between New England and Canada.


Media contact: Peter J. Howe/Denterlein 617.482.0042


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