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Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a global non-profit organization with more than 1,400 local members in its Boston Chapter. 

 

YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the global energy industry by providing a forum for students and professionals to come together, share experiences and explore career development through social, educational and civic service opportunities.

  

 

Upcoming YPE Boston Events:

 
 
The MIT Energy Conference is celebrating its 10th year anniversary in 2015. Since its inception, more changes have occurred in global energy than in the 100 years prior. As a key contributor to the development of solutions at the knowledge frontier, MIT brings together energy visionaries and a host of creative, passionate, motivated individuals for fact-based discussion and innovative problem solving.

 

This year's theme is named "Global Energy Shifts" and focuses on exploring the ways by which technological development, novel policy, and financial innovation enable the disruption of legacy value chains and convergence of global economies.

 

Each year the conference engages over a thousand attendees and this year we will enjoy the presence of William M. Colton (VP, Corporate Strategic Planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation), David Danielson (Assistant Secretary of Energy, DOE), Thomas Siebel (CEO, C3 Energy), Dirk Smit (VP of Exploration Tech. R&D, Shell), William A. Von Hoene Jr. (CSO, Exelon Corp.) as keynote speakers.

 

The conference will be held on the 27th and 28th of February at MIT's campus and the Cambridge Marriott Hotel.

 

For more information visit www.mitenergyconference.org and for tickets http://goo.gl/WKubQ8.

A 10% discount on tickets has been offered to YPE members. Simply enter promotional code:
YPE@MITEC15

 

Other exciting upcoming events:
 
YPE Happy Hour, February 5th, 2015
Yardhouse, Legacy Place, Dedham MA @ 6:00pm
Register on either Eventbrite or Facebook:
  
 
Tufts Energy Conference 2015, February 21st, 2015
The Fletcher School, Medford, MA 02155 @ 9:00am
Register on either Eventbrite or Facebook:
 
 
YPE Happy Hour, March 5th, 2015
Tavern in the Square, Burlington MA @ 6:00pm
Register on either Eventbrite or Facebook:
 
 
YPE Happy Hour, April 2nd, 2015
Gather, Boston MA @ 6:00pm
75 Northern Ave, Boston MA
Register on either Eventbrite or Facebook:

 

 

  

Other active groups throughout Boston:

 

·         Association of Energy Engineers (New England Chapter)

·         Babson Energy & Environmental Club

·         Boston Green Drinks

·         Boston University Energy Club

·         Environmental Business Council of New England

·         Harvard University Center for the Environment - The Future of Energy

·         Hult Energy Club

·         MIT Energy Club

·         New England Clean Energy Council

·         The New England Council

·         New England Women in Energy & the Environment (NEWIEE)

·         Northeast Biofuels Collaborative

·         Northeast Energy and Commerce Association

·         Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.

·         Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

·         Boston Area Solar Energy Association (BASEA)

·         Cape & Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative (CIRenew)

·         Springfield Area Sustainable Energy Association (SASEA)

·         University of Mass Lowell Solar Energy Association (Student Chapter)

·         Raab Associates' Restructuring Roundtable

·         Tufts Energy Conference

 


 

YPE Boston Leadership

 

Troy Michaud, President

Troy is a member of the GE Power & Water team, where he consults the owners and operators of power generation plants across New England to help them manage their assets. He is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy where he studied Engineering with a concentration in Power Generation. He can be reached at Troy.A.Michaud@gmail.com.

 

Laurel Schwab, President-Elect

Laurel works in the Massachusetts State Legislature as Staff Director for the House Committee on Climate Change, which is chaired by Representative Frank Smizik of Brookline. She assists in bill writing, communications and political strategy on issues ranging from clean energy development to transportation policy. She majored in Environmental Studies and Politics at New York University. She can be reached at laurel.m.schwab@gmail.com.

 

    

Board Members

       

Masha Birger, Sustainability / Harvard
Masha founded ESG alpha, an energy and sustainability research consultancy, while also attending Sustainability and Environmental Management program at Harvard University. With background in energy, sustainability and finance, she has worked on projects ranging from energy finance and clean energy policy research to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investing. She holds a Master’s degree in International Business, Finance and Energy Policy from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from UC Berkeley
 
  
George Chapman, Energy Efficiency
George is a Senior Program Manager and leader of the Natural Gas Sector and the Coalition for ENERGY STAR Water Heaters at the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. Prior to joining CEE, George provided legal and policy analysis for the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy for the Massachusetts legislature, focusing on natural gas infrastructure, the development of renewable and energy storage technologies, and the decommissioning of coal-fired power plants. George is a graduate of the University of Virginia and UCLA School of Law, where he had the opportunity work for the White House under the Obama Administration.
 

   

Sayad Moudachirou, Asset Finance

Sayad is a professional with more than 5 years of experience working as an analyst and strategic advisor in energy and infrastructure markets in North America, Africa and Latin America. Sayad is presently a Senior Consultant at London Economics International where he provides clients with a variety of services including due diligence on assets acquisition, market analysis and opportunities review, regulatory framework design and restructuring,  and energy markets modeling. He has a Master in Banking and Finance from Dauphine University (France) and a Masters in Economics and Finance from Brandeis University International Business School. 

 
 

Morgan Steacy, Events Chair / WPI & Tufts

Morgan works with General Electric supporting transmission and distribution products, software, and services for utilities in New England. She attended WPI and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and earned a degree from Tufts in Engineering Management. As activities chair for YPE Boston, Morgan would love to hear from anyone interested in creating or co-hosting an event. She can be reached at morgan.steacy@gmail.com.
 
 

Shinu Thomas, Emerging Technologies

Shinu is a thought leader and energy professional with a diverse background in energy and emerging technologies. Currently at EnerNOC, Shinu has specific expertise in demand response, energy efficiency and smart grid. With experience in solar, electric vehicles and utility advisory services, Shinu brings a broad range of experience to the group. She is an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corp alumnus and holds an MBA in Global Management focused on sustainability and technology.

 

Alanna Torres, Telecom

 
 
 


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