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.
2018 Meeting Dates/Time (8:00 – 10:00 AM) January 16 February 20 March 20 April 17 May 15 June 19 August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20 December 18
Chair: Jeffrey Mathis, BAE Systems
Vice Chair: Patti Carrier, New Hampshire Ball Bearings
2018 Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 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
Presentations/Discussions (8:00 - 9:30)
1) NH Energy Facility Siting & Eversource’s Recent NH Siting Experiences -presented by Barry Needleman, McLane Middleton and Beth Maldonado, Eversource. This presentation will include an overview of the makeup, function and history of the Site Evaluation Committee, including recent changes to the siting process and how the process might be improved. It will also provide examples of project siting NH.
2) New Hampshire’s **REVISED** 10 Year State Energy Strategy – presented by the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI). OSI staff will provide an overview of the newly revised energy strategy which was last updated in 2014, including a brief explanation of how it differs from the previous version and what was involved in updating the plan for the state.
Other Business (9:30 - 10:00)
Committee members will discuss/consider whether adopting and implementing modern energy codes and standards for building construction in New Hampshire is a good thing for New Hampshire’s businesses. The New Hampshire Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Board (EESE Board) supports this decision and will be voting on this change on April 20th. The board is interested in knowing BIA’s position on this potential revision. During this discussion, we will be hearing from a number of New Hampshire business who will share how these new energy codes would benefit their companies.
The committee will review and discuss the status of a number of pending environmental and energy related bills.
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