first_imgSource: AIV Associated Industries of Vermont convenes its 89th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 6 at the CapitolPlaza Hotel in Montpelier.  Vermont is currently seeing a convergence of several very significant energy policies that pose imminentchallenges for the state and carry serious implications for Vermont’s ratepayers.  The Legislature, PublicService Board, Public Service Department, and utilities will make critical decisions in the coming months,and it is important for Vermont employers to be aware of what is at stake.In addition to looming “end game” in deciding the fate of Vermont Yankee, decisions on future contractswith Hydro Quebec are also coming due — placing two-thirds of Vermont’s energy supply in question inthe very near future.  At the same time, the debate continues between letting the market or statemandates drive renewable energy development. On top of this, regional, national, and international plansare being developed for transmission strategies and projects that will not only impact the sources andgeneration types in Vermont’s own portfolio, but that of the region — all with cost and constructionimplications not entirely under Vermont’s control. AIV’s 89th Annual Meeting will provide presentations from key players in these unfolding events, a paneldiscussion with some of Vermont’s top decision makers and stakeholders, and finally a luncheon addressby Governor Jim Douglas.Both members and non-members are welcome to register by faxing or mailing a registrationform by October 2.  Registration is required for admission to the presentations and luncheonaddress.  Contact Angelina Beardsley at (802) 223-3441 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail) for more information.REGISTRATION FORM IS AVAILABLE ON THE HOME PAGE OF THE AIV WEBSITE:  www.aivt.org(link is external)Agenda8:30 am         Registration for Presentations and Luncheon Address9:00 am         Future of Transmission in Vermont:  Choices, Demands, and CostsJohn Donleavy, President and CEO, VELCO9:45 am         Hydro Quebec and Vermont’s Energy FutureTBA10:15 am       Vermont Yankee and Vermont’s Energy FutureJay Thayer, Vice President of Operations, Entergy Nuclear10:45 am       Investment Decisions Facing Vermont’s UtilitiesMary Powell, President and CEO, Green Mountain Power11:15 am       Ready or Not:  Panel Discussion on Vermont’s Energy FutureJohn Goodrich, Vice President and General Manager, Weidmann Electrical TechnologyRepresentative Tony Klein, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy                   Lawrence Mott, Director, New Energy Partners                   David O’Brien, Commissioner, Department of Public Service                   Robert Young, President and CEO, Central Vermont Public Service12:30 pm       Lunch and Address by Governor Jim Douglas1:30 pm         Wrap Uplast_img