Our work in the energy sector will examine three major energy systems: electricity from New England’s electrical grid, natural gas, and district energy. The sources of electricity for the grid are largely driven by forces outside the direct control of the City. Yet, the GHG intensity of the grid will greatly influence the strategies that Boston must undertake in order to achieve climate neutrality. We will asses various simulations of of future grid capacity changes, as well as options for the City to purchase renewable electricity. In the natural gas sector we will examine the options to replace conventional natural gas with renewable natural gas. We will also assess the potential for distributed and district energy sources within the City.


Energy Advisory Group

First Name Last Name Affiliation
Amlan Saha M.J. Bradley & Associates
Bruce Biewald Synapse Energy Economics
Patti DiOrio National Grid
Sharon Weber Commonwealth/DEP
Cammy Peterson MAPC
Brad Swing City of Boston
Tony Janetos Boston University
James Shuckerow Eversource
David Cash UMass/Boston
Kate McKeever Enel
David Luke Oates Brattle
David Ismay Conservation Law Foundation
Seth Federspiel City of Cambridge
Susanne Rasmussen City of Cambridge
Neenah Estrella-Luna Salem State University
Lisa Frantzis Advanced Energy Economy
Francis Boucher National Grid
Bronwyn Cooke City of Cambridge
Manuel Esquivel City of Boston
Joseph LaRusso City of Boston
Mariama White-Hammond Bethel AME Church
Neenah Estrella-Luna Salem State University
Alison Brizius City of Boston
Michael Walsh Boston University
Cutler Cleveland Boston University
Peter Fox-Penner Boston University
Adam Pollack Boston University
Megan Aki MAPC
Ned Bartlett Veolia