Steve Mitnick is President of Lines Up, Inc., Editor-in-Chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly, author of “Lines Down: How We Pay, Use, Value Grid Electricity Amid the Storm,” formerly an expert witness that testified before utility regulatory commissions of six states, the District of Columbia, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and in Canada, and a faculty member at Georgetown University teaching undergraduate microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics. He is not even close to being eligible for Fortnightly Under Forty.
PUF spent two days in Boston touring the infrastructure and offices of Eversource, squeezing in stops at Fenway and Faneuil Hall.
The Red Sox were in New York on April 16. That evening they lost to the rival Yankees, zip to eight. But the PUF team was at Fenway Park, to see how Eversource and the BoSox made the home of the green monster greener and a less voracious user of kilowatt-hours. As if you were there too, here are shots of the batting cage where J.D. Martinez practices lining one off the monster, and innards of the stadium, now lighted by LEDs, the control room for the field lights, and the vegetable garden on the roof. Next time you have sliced tomato on your lobster BLT at a BoSox game, the L and T might be fresh from the roof.
Visiting Eversource Conversations and tours:
- Jim Judge, CEO
- Aftab Khan, SVP, on resiliency/grid modernization
- Jen Schilling, Director, on resiliency/grid modernization
- Penni Conner, SVP, on energy efficiency
- Tilak Subrahmanian, VP on energy efficiency
- Roger Kranenburg, VP, on battery storage
- Charlotte Ancel, Director, on battery storage
- Thomas Brostrøm, President, North America, Ørsted Offshore Wind
- Mike Auseré, VP, Eversource on offshore wind
- Tour of Fenway Park energy efficiency improvements
- Tour of super-resilient Seafood Way substation