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Daymark’s team is headed to Connecticut next week to sponsor #NEECE17
Posted on: May 5, 2017

New England Energy Now: Moving Back or to the Future?” That’s the question our experts will be weighing in on at this year’s New England Energy Conference & Exposition. Join us at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton, Connecticut, on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9th and 10th, for the event hosted by the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) and the Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES).

This 24th annual event promises to be “full of fantastic key notes, compelling panels, the popular breakfast roundtable, and golf!” As part of the program, Daymark is sponsoring Tuesday night’s dinner, with a special speaker introduction by Marc Montalvo, and Tina Bennett is moderating the first session on Wednesday morning - Bedrock to Progressive Rock: Welcome to the Future!

See the full program here and register on NECA’s website here.

Daymark Welcomes Tina Bennett, Names Melissa Whitten and Doug Smith as Managing Consultant
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Daymark Energy Advisors is pleased to announce that Tina Bennett has joined the firm as Principal Consultant and Melissa Whitten and Doug Smith, both longstanding members of the firm, have been elevated to Managing Consultant.

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Daymark’s Marc Montalvo Instructing Next Week – NECA Electricity 101 Seminar
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Marc Montalvo, President and Principal Consultant of Daymark Energy Advisors, will be participating as a faculty member in the Electricity 101 Seminar that will be hosted by the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) next Thursday, March 30th, in downtown Boston. NECA is a nonprofit trade association that has recently started offering a series of “101” courses to help new professionals learn about the evolution of competitive energy markets.

Registration is still open – please visit NECA’s website and join us next week!

Daymark President Marc Montalvo's Presentation for New England Coalition for Affordable Energy Event
Posted on: November 23, 2016

On November 10, 2016, Daymark President Marc Montalvo presented at the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy's 2016 Elections & Changing Energy Landscape event at the Marriott Courtyard in Marlborough, MA. He joined Douglas Schwartz, Director of the Quinnipiac University Poll and other expert panelists to provide a top-tier analysis of the 2016 Elections and the significant impact they could have on New England's changing energy landscape.

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Energy Policy Roundtable in the PJM Footprint: Distributed Energy Resources and Clean Energy
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Daymark Energy Advisors consultant Dimitri Kordonis recently attended a new regional forum on electricity and gas in the PJM Interconnection region, which is comprised of 13 states and the District of Columbia. PJM coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity and operates the electric transmission grid serving all or part of these regions.

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REV 2016 Conference & Expo Recap: Renewables, Grid Efficiency and Technological Innovation
Posted on: November 21, 2016

Daymark Principal Consultant Stan Faryniarz was a featured speaker at Renewable Energy Vermont's 2016 Conference & Expo (REV 2016) in Burlington, Vermont, where he addressed the market status, economics and future evolution of energy storage in a seminar session titled "Storage Project & Policy Successes: Enhancing Renewables' Integration & Resilience."

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Daymark Energy Advisors to Sponsor Western States Power and Gas Conference; Dan Peaco to Moderate Panel
Posted on: November 17, 2016

Daymark Energy Advisors will be a sponsor of this year's Western States Power and Gas Conference in San Francisco, November 29 - 30. In addition, Principal Consultant Dan Peaco will be moderating the panel discussion "From Pilot Programs to Deployment—The Increasing Role of Energy Storage" on Day 2 of the conference.

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Daymark Energy Advisors Co-authors Massachusetts Governor's Study on Energy Storage
Posted on: November 9, 2016

The state of Massachusetts recently completed an assessment on energy storage, titled State of Charge: Massachusetts Energy Storage Initiative Study, a yearlong comprehensive energy storage study by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). The study evaluates and demonstrates the benefits of deploying energy storage technologies in Massachusetts and also analyzes the economic benefits and market opportunities for energy storage in the state.

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Daymark President Marc Montalvo to Speak at New England Coalition for Affordable Energy Event
Posted on: October 31, 2016

On November 10, 2016, just two days after the 2016 Election, the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy is hosting its Election 2016 & New England's Changing Energy Landscape event at the Marriott Courtyard in Marlborough, MA from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Daymark President Marc Montalvo will be joining Douglas Schwartz, Director of the Quinnipiac University Poll and other expert panelists to provide a top-tier analysis of the 2016 Elections and the significant impact they could have on New England's changing energy landscape.

To learn more, visit the event page on the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy website. Or to RSVP, please email events@neaffordableenergy.org. The event is free to attend but RSVP is required.

Daymark President Marc Montalvo to Participate on StateImpact Pennsylvania Panel at WHYY Studios
Posted on: October 25, 2016

Marc Montalvo, Daymark Energy Advisors President & Principal Consultant will be joining a StateImpact Pennsylvania panel tonight on "The Politics of Pennsylvania's Energy Future" at WHYY Studios in Philadelphia, PA, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Learn more about the event here and be sure to connect with Marc via the Daymark Energy Advisors website to continue the conversation.

New England Coalition for Affordable Energy Releases Study Conducted by Daymark Energy Advisors
Posted on: October 11, 2016

The study, conducted by Daymark Energy Advisors and released by the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy, found that New England is at greater risk of higher energy costs and price volatility than estimated a year ago. It also found that recent delays and cancellations of energy projects in the region combined with new energy policies could have greater adverse economic consequences through 2020 than previously estimated.

Read the full press release here

NEPPA Annual Conference Recap: Availability, Regulation and the Future of Public Power
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Daymark Energy Advisors’ Principal Consultant Stan Faryniarz recently attended the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) annual conference in Lake Placid, NY. NEPPA is a private, non-profit trade association that represents and serves 21 consumer-owned utilities in New England.

The four-day annual conference included presentations and expert roundtables that assessed the current state of the energy markets and provided education on northeastern state and federal government initiatives and regulatory environments.

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Competitive Transmission: Progress by Region and Issues Considerations
Posted on: August 26, 2016
In 2003, much of the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada experienced a blackout triggered by a failure in transmission. This proved to be a pivotal moment in the regulation of transmission systems, spurring the U.S. Congress to pass the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which established mandatory standards for transmission reliability. The subsequent implementation of the act through Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rules, as well as the planning and development of new transmission by regional transmission organizations and transmission utilities, led to significant investments in transmission systems across the country.
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Recap from NECA: Restructured Energy Markets & the Grid of the Future
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Recently, Daymark Principal Consultant and Vice President Kathy Kelly moderated a panel on Restructured Energy Markets & the Grid of the Future at the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's (NECA) New England Energy Conference and Exposition.

The panel discussion focused primarily on identifying necessary actions to remove current barriers to the success of the grid of the future.

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NECA Natural Gas 101 Seminar: Wholesale Market Presentation Recap
Posted on: May 10, 2016

Melissa Whitten, Senior Consultant with Daymark Energy Advisors, participated as a faculty member for the Natural Gas 101 Seminar offered by the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) in April. NECA is a nonprofit trade association that has recently started offering a series of “101” courses to help new professionals learn about the evolution of competitive energy markets.

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Daymark's Kathy Kelly to Host Panel at NECA
Posted on: May 6, 2016

Next week, Daymark Energy Advisors' Principal Consultant and Vice President, Kathy Kelly, will moderate a panel on Restructured Energy Markets & the Grid of the Future at the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's (NECA) New England Energy Conference and Exposition.

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CAMPUT Annual Conference
Posted on: May 4, 2016

Principal Consultant John Athas will be attending the CAMPUT Annual Conference this May15-18 in Montréal. Daymark has been active in seven Canadian provinces over recent years, supporting Small Business Advocate, Nelson Blackburn, in Nova Scotia, and the Public Intervener, Heather Black, in New Brunswick, as well as the current Cost of Service Study work for the Manitoba PUB. John leads these initiatives and is looking forward to connecting at the conference. Those attending can contact him here or connect with him on LinkedIn.

VELCO, Green Mountain Power Named Finalists for Energy Innovation Award
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Congratulations to Daymark Energy Advisors clients VELCO and Green Mountain Power (GMP) on being named as finalists for the electric industry’s highest honor, the Edison Award.

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Daymark President Marc Montalvo to Moderate Genscape Power & Gas Market Regulatory Update
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Marc D. Montalvo, Daymark Energy Advisors President, will be a moderator at Genscape Digital Energy Forums 2016 for the Power & Gas Market Regulatory Update session from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT on April 22, 2016.

Learn more about the event here.

Marc D. Montalvo is President of Daymark Energy Advisors. He provides strategy, risk management, and decision-making advisory services to a wide range of clients in the electricity industry. His principal practice areas are competitive power market design, FERC regulation and energy policy, and capital planning and management.

Daymark’s Daniel Peaco Speaks at West Coast Integrated Resource Planning Conference
Posted on: March 29, 2016

Daymark’s Dan Peaco was a featured speaker at the EUCI’s 16 Annual Integrated Resource Planning conference last week, where he addressed the nature of changes in utility planning as regional markets have transformed across the U.S. and Canada. The conference focused on market changes that are being implemented in the Western United States.

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Kathleen A. Kelly has Joined the Firm as Principal Consultant and V.P. of Consulting Operations
Posted on: February 23, 2016

Daymark Energy Advisors is pleased to announce that Kathleen A. Kelly has joined the firm as Principal Consultant and V.P. of Consulting Operations. Ms. Kelly brings a wealth of management and consulting experience, advising utilities, regulators, and major customers on issues including disruptive technologies, regulatory policy shifts, and balanced resource economics and planning.

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Energy Advisory Firm Announces New Name
Posted on: November 9, 2015

La Capra Associates, a leading energy consulting firm serving the North American electricity and natural gas industries, announced at the celebration of its 35th anniversary that it has changed its name. The new name, revealed on Saturday, is Daymark Energy Advisors.

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The Economic Impact of Integrating Energy Infrastructure in a High Cost Region
Posted on: November 6, 2015

“The Economic Impact of Integrating Energy Infrastructure in a High Cost Region” is the topic of the New England-Canadian Business Council’s Annual Energy Trade & Technology Council. John Athas and Dan Koehler will be attending the conference which is being held in Boston November 12-13, 2015.

2015 Power Markets Conference
Posted on: November 5, 2015

Daymark Energy Advisors is pleased be a sponsor of NECA’s 2015 Power Markets Conference on Tuesday, November 17th Marlborough, MA.

Montalvo Named President
Posted on: August 25, 2015

Daymark is pleased to announce that Marc D. Montalvo has been named President of the firm. Marc Montalvo brings nearly two decades of leadership experience in the electrical industry, in the areas of risk management, finance, market surveillance, power market design and power system planning and economics.

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Daymark Welcomes Phil DiDomenico and Jed Counihan
Posted on: June 1, 2015

Daymark is pleased to announce that Philip DiDomenico has joined the firm as Managing Consultant.

With 38 years of experience in electric utility management, planning and operations DiDomenico brings to the firm his wide expertise including asset transaction assessment, organizational and operational effectiveness reviews and audits, regulatory review of policies and practices, utility management and integrated resource planning.

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Power Resource Planning
Posted on: July 2, 2015

March 11, 2014: Daymark has filed our review of Manitoba Hydro’s proposal to build the Keeyask and Conawapa dams and associated transmission facilities. The analysis, including financial modeling, contract review, transmission economics analysis and risk assessment, was conducted on behalf of Manitoba’s Public Utilities Board which appointed Daymark to its team of independent experts providing technical advice on the $16.4 billion projects.

Update: On July 2, 2014, Manitoba’s Public Utilities Board issued its report with recommendations to the Government of Manitoba regarding Manitoba Hydro’s proposal.

Daymark Energy Advisors Welcomes Montalvo
Posted on: June 16, 2014

Daymark Energy Advisors is pleased to announce that Marc D. Montalvo has joined the firm as Vice President and Principal Consultant.

With nearly two decades of experience, Montalvo is an established electric industry expert in areas including risk management, finance, market surveillance, power market design, and power system planning and economics.

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Asset Valuation
Posted on: April 17, 2014

New Hampshire is faced with a complex decision of whether and how the state’s largest regulated utility should divest itself of its remaining generating assets. Daymark teamed with ESS Group to provide the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission with a comprehensive economic valuation of the fossil, hydro and biomass generating assets of Public Service Company of New Hampshire as well as the market value of the Purchased Power Agreements with the Lempster Wind and Burgess BioPower facilities. The reports are now available.

Renewable Energy Development in the Shale Era
Posted on: February 5, 2014

Principal Consultant Alvaro E. Pereira, Ph.D. will be speaking at Energy 2.0 – A Changing World on February 20th in Québec. In his presentation, he will examine the relationship between renewable energy development and the shale gas market in New England.