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MEREDA Members-Only Breakfast Seminar - Portland
Energy Efficient Maine: Commercial & Residential

April 17, 2008 - 7:30AM
to 9:00AM

Holiday Inn By the Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME

About the Event:

The Program:

Efficiency Maine is a statewide effort to promote the more efficient use of electricity, help Maine residents and businesses reduce energy costs, and improve Maine's environment. Efficiency Maine is funded by electricity consumers and administered by the Maine Public Utilities Commission. The Efficiency Maine Business Program provides cash incentives and free, independent technical advice to help businesses save energy and money and improve Maine’s environment. As of 2007, Efficiency Maine has streamlined the application process to make it easier than ever for all Maine businesses to participate. Since 2003, Efficiency Maine has paid cash incentives to more than 980 Maine businesses to help them purchase and install electric energy-saving equipment. This equipment is saving Maine businesses more than 56 million kWh annually.

The Efficiency Maine Business Program will launch a Commercial New Construction Program in the spring of 2008. In addition, Efficiency Maine will launch a Residential New Construction Program in hopes of reaching residential consumers at the start of the 2008 building season.

Learning how to reduce costs in any way is always a welcome topic, but it seems especially appropriate now given today’s economic climate. We encourage you to join us at this informative and timely seminar and learn how the Efficiency Maine Business Program can assist you and your business.

Meet the Panelists:

Timothy Clark (CEM), Senior Project Manager has over 25 years energy efficiency program management, implementation and evaluation experience. In his capacity as Senior Project Manager for GDS Associates, Inc. he provides technical energy efficiency assistance to residential, commercial and industrial customers as well as trade allies in the states of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Wisconsin.

In his current capacity as the Field Staff Coordinator for the Efficiency Maine Residential and Business programs, Mr. Clark acts as a liaison between the business community and program allies (the vendor community). He works with business owners to identify vendors that can meet their energy efficiency needs. Mr. Clark also recruits vendors who provide energy efficient equipment or services to the program participate. Mr. Clark provides technical advice and support to business owners who are looking to increase the efficiency of their business and need assistance identifying savings opportunities. Mr. Clark’s education includes a BA and MBA in Business Administration from Thomas College. He has successfully completed the Association of Energy Engineers’ Certified Energy Managers (CEM) and the Building Operators Certification (BOC) course. Mr. Clark is also a trained facilitator.

Robert L. Fratto is a Senior Project Manager at GDS Associates. His thirty years of experience in the energy industry includes extensive work in the areas of energy efficiency services and utility demand-side planning. Mr. Fratto joined GDS in July 2004 after working as an independent energy consultant and holding various management and analytical positions with Progress Energy, The Cadmus Group and Commonwealth Electric Company (now NSTAR). He is currently based in Portland Maine where he is providing energy efficiency consulting services to Efficiency Maine, a statewide energy efficiency program, and Central Maine Power Company’s Maine Power Reliability Program. Mr. Fratto earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University. He is also a Certified Energy Manager.

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