Mar 2: First Friday- Smart Grid Technology: measuring residential energy use

Presented by:
Kevin Galligan, Energy Efficiency Program Manager and
Briana Kane, Senior Residential Program Coordinator
Cape Light Compact

In 2009, Cape Light Compact launched a pilot program promoting and measuring energy efficiency in private homes across Cape Cod using technology now known as Smart Grid. Homeowners who are part of the program are outfitted with a monitoring device that provides near-real time information about their use of electricity.  Since the program started, participants have saved an average of 9% off their monthly bills.

During our March Frist Friday breakfast, Kevin Galligan, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, and Briana Kane, Senior Residential Program Coordinator, both of Cape Light Compact, will review Smart Grid technology and how it can benefit our communities. Douglas Horton, of NSTAR will also be on hand to add to the conversation.

About the presenters: Kevin F. Galligan is Energy Efficiency Program Manager at the Cape Light Compact, Barnstable County, a municipal aggregator and program administrator of the ratepayer funded energy efficiency programs.  He is also adjunct instructor at Cape Cod Community College teaching energy efficiency and conservation as part of a National Science Foundation grant awarded to the college to promote and develop a trained workforce to install renewable energy systems on Cape Cod.  Kevin has over thirty years of energy industry experience including engineering project management with Duke Energy (now Spectra Energy) prior to joining the Cape Light Compact in 2002.  He has a B.S., Engineering Technology/Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.  Kevin Chaired the Town of Orleans Wind Energy Committee and was a Town of Orleans Water Commissioner.  Kevin is a Board Member of the National Energy Education Development Project, is a Board Member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board and is an ex-officio member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council.

Briana Kane is the Senior Residential Program Coordinator at the Cape Light Compact.  Briana has 13 years of experience in government and has been with Barnstable County for the last 8 years.  She has an environmental background and received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Briana coordinates the following residential programs: Lighting, Appliances & Electronics, HVAC, Multi-Family and the Smart Home Energy Monitoring Pilot.

SmartGrid Presentation (PDF)

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