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The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Connecticut Chapter, is a notā€for profit organization which combines the general goals of AEE with the specific needs of Connecticut’s energy industries and market to help Connecticut increase proficiency in a wide range of energy applications for Connecticut’s energy professionals and general public.


Demand Control Opportunities - For Customers & Utilities

May 07, 2019
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Courtyard Hartford Cromwell
4 Sebethe Drive
Cromwell, CT 06416


Understanding Active Demand Management To Help the Grid & Your Pocketbook


Electricity use in New England is decreasing, but the amount of electricity use during the hottest days of the year is increasing. New regulations have now made it possible for energy efficiency programs to support customers through active demand management.  The program will cover

  • A brief overview of ISO-NE
  • What is ICAP (Installed Capacity) and how costly it is to the region’s electrical consumers
  • How utilities in New England are addressing this demand management issue
  • What are the active demand response programs geared toward peak demand reductions
  • How everyone can participate in utility and ISO (Independent System Operator) programs to save money



Roshan Bhakta, Supervisor for Energy Efficiency Programs, Eversource

Roshan Bhakta is a Supervisor of Energy Efficiency Implementation at Eversource Energy where he administers the energy efficiency programs for commercial and industrial customers and is responsible for the deployment of behind the meter peak load mitigation programs for all of Eversource.  Prior to joining Eversource, he provided energy master planning for the US Army.  He is has a mechanical engineering degree from Boston University and is a Certified Energy Manager.

Joseph Gatto, Vice President, CPower

 Mr. Gatto is responsible for CPower’s demand management business in New England.  CPower is a Demand-Side Energy Management Company that helps customers save on energy costs, earn revenue, and achieve sustainability goals through energy curtailment that also helps improve grid reliability. 

Mr. Gatto has held leadership roles in a variety of demand response companies serving New England, New York and National Accounts since 2005.  Prior to 2005, he was s sales principal for a distributed generation firm that built and operated small cogeneration units for CI customers.  He also has held engineering and management roles for Uniroyal Chemical.  He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.



$45.00 AEE Members

$45.00 Non-Members