There is a lot going on in the Energy Industry . . .

11/1/2017 6:46:14 PM -

Once each year the Connecticut and Massachusetts EBT work groups attempt to have one meeting in person usually hosted by one of the utilities.  This year they decided to have a joint meeting in Berlin CT, hosted by EverSource and there was a good response with Utilities, EDI/Billing Service providers and Suppliers all present. 

The group accomplished the review of numerous pending EDI change controls with the assignment of estimated completion dates and worked through a review and update of the CT EDI 810 document.  I strongly encourage all participants in the Deregulated Energy markets to participate in these meetings as the more input we receive, the better the quality of the standards process.
While planning my travel to Berlin CT for the EBT group meetings I became aware of another Energy related organization that was holding their meeting the day prior in nearby Cromwell CT.  This is the Connecticut Power and Energy Society and they were holding their 18th annual Conference and I decided to attend.  The program featured multiple panel discussions including:

  • Utility Executives on the Future of Energy,
  • End user companies describing their efforts and projects to implement Energy efficiency programs
  • Suppliers discussing some unique and progressive initiatives in the areas of energy efficiency and distributed generation. 
  • An update from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, on some challenges they are facing as they continue to drive environmentally responsible programs.

I also became aware of the New England Electronic Commerce User’s group, which is not Energy specific, but allows folks who deal the technical / EDI aspects of our industry to network and understand how other industries are operating and solving problems.  I had been a longtime member of a similar group in the Pittsburgh area and found it very beneficial. 

So, take a look around you and see what else is going on in your Industry and attend a conference that stretches the normal boundaries of your responsibilities.   Good to get out of the details occasionally and see where the big picture is heading.  

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