SUBCOMMITTEES

Conference Commitee

The Conference Committee oversees planning and operations for the annual MEAM-CES conference and may provide logistical support to the Education & Training Committee for other training-related events on an as-needed basis. The committee is responsible for site selection, conference pricing, speaker travel and accommodations, conference food, event coordination, as well as conference marketing and registration. 

  • Jackie Pratt - Chair, Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations

  • Tammi Lemire, Groton Electric Light Department

  • Sandy Richter, Middleborough Gas & Electric Department

  • Ben Thivierge, Belmont Light

  • Sonja Britland, Taunton Municipal Light Plant

Education & Training Committee

The Education and Training Committee identifies appropriate educational topics and secures expert speakers to deliver training to MEAM-CES members throughout the year (virtually or in-person). The committee is also responsible for providing the slate of topics and speakers for the annual MEAM-CES conference in collaboration with the conference Committee. 

  • Aidan Leary - Chair, Belmont Light

  • Ruth Slater, Braintree Electric Light Department

  • Patrick Collins, Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations

  • Sharon Clement, Danvers Electric Division

Customer Survey Committee

This subcommittee's role is to evaluate the pool or core questions used by MEAM member utilities for customer satifaction surveys conducted by Great Blue Research. 
 

  • Ruth Slater - Chair, Braintree Electric Light Department 

  • Sandy Richter, Middleborough Gas & Electric Department

  • Aidan Leary, Belmont Light

  • Sharon Clement, Danvers Electric Division

  • Joyce Mulvaney, Reading Municipal Light Department

  • Jackie Pratt, Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations

Demand Side Management (DSM) Committee

The Demand Side Management (DSM) Programming Subcommittee identifies current program offerings both locally and nationally, and researches paths to implement new DSM programs. The committee could create best practice guidelines as well. The committee could also create their own resources for other MEAM members who want to start new programs or find ways that members can collaborate or pilot new programs.  Topics could include, but not be limited to, electric vehicles (EVs), air-source heat pumps (ASHPs), beneficiation electrification, battery storage, wind energy or geothermal heat pumps. 

  • Ben Thivierge - Chair, Belmont Light

  • Patrick Collins, Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations

  • Jeff Elie, Danvers Electric Division

  • Sarah Shenstone-Harris, Reading Municipal Light Department

  • Ruth Slater, Braintree Electric Light Department

  • Sophie Theroux, Holyoke Gas & Electric Department