The charge of the Manufacturing & End Users Policy Committee is to deliberate over environmental compliance and energy challenges and develop recommendations for BIA's advocacy work. Discussions in the areas of energy and environmental compliance will take place in the context of what is important to the success of manufacturers and large-end users who drive the state’s economy. Note that telecommunications issues will be addressed by BIA’s Economic Development Policy Committee.
The Manufacturers and End Users Committee will meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at BIA's office located at 122 N Main St., 3rd Floor, Concord, NH 03301. Unless warranted, meetings are not typically are held in June, July or August.
2017 Meeting Dates/Time (8:00 – 10:00 AM) January 17 February 21 March 21 April 18 May 16 June 20 (TBD) September 19 October 17 November 21 December 19
Chair: Jeffrey Mathis, BAE Systems
Vice Chair: Patti Carrier, New Hampshire Ball Bearings
Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM BIA Offices 122 N Main Street, 3rd Floor, Concord, NH
Chair: Jeffrey Mathis, BAE Systems Vice Chair: Patti Carrier, New Hampshire Ball Bearings Please note that BIA’s policy committee meetings are for BIA members only and guests of the BIA.
Welcome & Introductions
1. Granite State Power Link Project (8:00 – 8:45)
Joe Rossignoli, Director of Business Development, National Grid and Sean Downey, Principal, Hilltop Public Solutions, will be joining the committee to provide an overview of the Granite State Power Link (GSPL) project. GSPL is a proposed transmission project, constructed primarily along existing transmission corridors that will deliver up to 1,200 megawatts of power to New England.
2. New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) -Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST) compliance assurance and recent inspection areas of focus. (8:45 – 9:30)
Michael W. Juranty, P.E., Oil Compliance Section, NHDES Waste Management Division, will be joining the committee to review the main components of AST inspections, expand on recent observations by AST inspectors that indicate a number of tanks in NH are out of compliance, expand on the reasons why and what facility owners can do to avoid similar mistakes.
Committee discussion following review of the main points of George McCluskey's (NH Public Utilities Commission) presentation titled "Integrating State Public Policies and Wholesale Markets" from our March 21st committee meeting and Eric Johnson’s (ISO-NE) presentation "Regional Electricity Outlook", which was presented at our April 18th committee meeting. The focus of the discussion is drilling down to the cost implications of New Hampshire’s energy future.