September 6–8, 2017

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Net Zero Burlington

In 2015, Burlington Vermont became the nation’s first city to run on 100% renewable energy. Tour the city with Mayor Miro Weinberger to learn how the municipal electric department has achieved that goal and how the city plans to revolutionize its energy future.

Net Zero Burlington will be led by Neale Lunderville, General Manager of the Burlington Electric Department; Noelle MacKay, Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Burlington; and Jared Duval, Executive Director or Energy Action Network.


Burlington Waterfront

An overview of Burlington’s policies and strategies to make the City the first 100% renewable city in the country.

Website: https://enjoyburlington.com/venue/waterfront-park/
Speakers: Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger; Noelle Mackay, City of Burlington; Neale Lunderville, Burlington Electric Department


McNeil Generating Station

Tour Burlington’s biomass generation plant that provides about 41% of the city’s electricity demand.

Website: https://www.burlingtonelectric.com/mcneil
Speaker: Dave MacDonnell, Director of Generation


Intervale Center

Enjoy lunch and a tour at the Intervale Center, a 360-acre campus of farmland, trails, and open space along the Winooski River and leader in farm viability, land sustainability, and a model for food and farming organizations throughout the world.

Website: https://www.intervale.org/
Speaker: Travis Marcotte, Executive Director of the Intervale Center


Georgia Mountain Community Wind

Four-turbine 10 megawatt wind turbine project that is locally owned by Vermont business owners and employers.

Website: http://georgiamountainwind.com/
Speaker: David Blittersdorf, Georgia Mountain Wind and AllEarth Renewables


Burlington Electric Department Spark Space

Meet with leaders at the Burlington Electric Department to hear their innovative vision for the future of electric generation, district energy, efficiency, and transportation in Vermont.

Website: https://www.burlingtonelectric.com/
Speaker: Neale Lunderville, General Manager of Burlington Electric Department


Zero Gravity Brewery

Walk across the street to visit Burlington-based Zero Gravity Brewery.

Website: http://www.zerogravitybeer.com/

Earlier Event: September 8
Distributed Generation and the Rural Grid