Program Committee

Alon Abramson

Director, Residential Programs, Philadelphia Energy Authority 

Alon Abramson is the Director of Residential Programs at the Philadelphia Energy Authority. Alon oversees Solarize Philly, the nation's largest solarize program and the partnership with American Water Resources to offer residential home protection products citywide. Alon also manages the Built to Last program, an initiative to deliver holistic home improvements to low-income homeowners by layering together existing improvement, health, and energy efficiency programs. Alon brings a background in best practices and policy for implementing energy efficiency programs in urban communities from his work at the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania, and leadership in urban energy efficiency planning in East Asia with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.  

Hammad Chaudhry

Sr. Manager of CL&M, AvanGrid, United Illuminating Company (UI) 

Hammad Chaudhry is the Senior Manager of Conservation and Load management at Avangrid, where I am ultimately responsible for all Conservation and Load Management programs across our Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York operating companies. Hammad has worked in the energy field for over 13 years for large energy companies across the United States, specifically focusing on all stages of energy efficiency programs and development.  Hammad holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and graduate degrees in industrial & systems engineering and business administration.

Coralie Cooper

Deputy Director, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) 

Coralie Cooper is Deputy Director of NESCAUM and as Deputy works with program staff to assist NESCAUM member states in developing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria emissions from stationary and mobile sources. NESCAUM’s initiatives assist its member states to meet their climate goals and to attain federal air quality standards. As Deputy, Coralie also contributes to managing the organization and improving operations. From 2001 to 2011, Coralie was Transportation Program Manager at NESCAUM where she led NESCAUM’s work with states to reduce motor vehicle and nonroad criteria and GHG emissions. 

Matt Elliott

For nearly two decades, Matt has advocated for clean energy solutions in the MidAtlantic region.  Through a combination of coalition building and smart advocacy, Matt has effectively advocated for sensible policies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Mid Atlantic, create good-paying jobs, make the built environment more energy efficient, and lead the world's leading companies toward a more sustainable future.

Cassandra Kubes

Senior Policy Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency   

Cassandra Kubes is a Senior Policy Specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this role, she provides technical support for state and local decision makers focused on energy efficiency and energy equity to inform decarbonization goals for the State and Local Climate and Energy Program. She has 10 years of experience focused on analyzing and advancing energy efficiency and environmental policy through federal, state, and local governments. Her most recent experience includes working as a Research Manager for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s Health and Environment program where she conducted research, analysis, and outreach to decision makers on opportunities for energy efficiency to reduce emissions and improve public health. Cassandra holds a Master of Public Policy in Environmental Policy from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in People-Environment Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michael Li

Bureau Chief, Energy and Technology Policy,CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection               

Michael is the bureau chief for energy and technology policy at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The energy bureau leads the state’s work in energy efficiency, transportation and building decarbonization, integrated resource planning, wholesale market design, offshore wind development, among other areas. He previously served as a senior policy advisor and the acting chief of staff for energy efficiency in the Office Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Michael has also worked in the Office of Electricity and the Secretary’s Office at DOE.

David Low

Network Liaison, 2030 Districts      

Dave Low is the Founder and Principal at Agatewood Consulting.  Currently the company is actively engaged in several green building and sustainability projects including the 2030 Districts Network.  2030 Districts are high performance building Districts located in urban centers.  Owners and managers commit to meeting the Architecture 2030 goals for energy, water and emissions reduction.  As the 2030 Districts Network Executive Director, Dave is responsible for working with the existing 2030 Districts around the country and Canada while also expanding the Network to include new Districts and partners.  He is also active in the Portland, Maine 2030 District.

Cammy Peterson

Director of Clean Energy, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)  

As the Director of the Clean Energy Department at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), Cammy Peterson oversees MAPC’s clean energy and climate mitigation work, including local clean energy and climate planning, regional climate and energy procurements, and local and state energy and climate policy. Ms. Peterson further strives to integrate clean energy practices into all aspects of MAPC’s planning work. Under her leadership, the Department serves to support cities and towns in the planning and implementation of projects and policies related to solar, clean heating and cooling, climate mitigation and resilience, energy resiliency, clean transportation, and energy efficiency. Ms. Peterson is appointed to the statewide Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC), representing Commonwealth cities and towns since late 2017, and co-chairs the EEAC Equity Working Group. She serves as MAPC’s designee on the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) Implementation Advisory Committee (IAC), and chairs the IAC Buildings Work Group. She sits as well on the Commonwealth’s Zero Energy Advisory Council and Green Communities Advisory Committee.

Charles Satterfield II

Project Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy 

Mr. Satterfield has over a decade of experience managing multi-million-dollar federal grants and designing strategic organizational initiatives. Currently, Mr. Satterfield serves as a Project Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office. Mr. Satterfield manages competitive State Energy Program (SEP) awards and provides technical assistance to states and local communities. Prior to his current role at DOE, Mr. Satterfield served as the Grant Administrator for the SEP formula grant at the Department of Energy and Environment’s (DOEE) State Energy Office (SEO), in Washington DC. In this capacity he provided programmatic oversite for DOEE programs that focused on energy efficiency, demand response, grid infrastructure, and energy resilience. He has a M.A. in Organizational Communications and a B.S. in Communications (Public Relations).

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