August Infrastructure: the rate case, grid modernization, and alternative energy

At the August meeting, the Infrastructure Committee discussed the Rate Case, Grid Modernization, and alternative energy. Rate Case: CVEC reported a well attended Eversource public hearing, noting that it was interesting to hear from a roomful of officials. Towns officials have realized how much money they will lose if net metering is changed, not only […]

First Friday: One Click from Disaster

If you’re concerned about hacking and cyber theft, you’re not alone (and you’re not over-reacting). Our speaker for August First Friday was Jeremie Mailloux, Lead Technician and co-owner of the managed IT service provider itWorks. Everybody’s been hacked at some point, Jeremie said – including the military, public utilities, and hospitals. It only takes one click […]

First Friday: Made in Mashpee

The presenters at our June First Friday breakfast meeting made a lot of people want to go back to high school. At the Mashpee Technology Center at Mashpee Middle/High School, the offerings are not your parents’ shop class. Michael Looney, Kevin Blute, Amanda Hough, and Salvatore Nocella, who run the program, provide a hands-on learning […]

May Infrastructure: incentivizing solar

At last month’s meeting of the CCTC Infrastructure Committee we heard from Austin Brandt, Power supply planner for the Cape Light Compact, about the EverSource Rate Case. He ended that meeting encouraging individuals and organizations to attend public hearings and submit written comments to the DPU. The Committee invited representatives from Eversource to attend but […]

Career Innovation Day – the 2017 speaker panel

Where’s the work? It’s here on Cape Cod! The Second Annual Career Innovation Day, organized by the Cape Cod Technology Council in collaboration with the Cape Cod Community College and the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network, began with a speaker panel at Cape Cod Community College. We heard from the Cape Cod Commission about the […]

April Infrastructure: Rate Case update from Cape Light Compact

Austin Brandt, Power supply planner for the Cape Light Compact, came to the April Infrastructure Committee meeting to update us on the Rate Case Public Hearings. Changes in the Rate Case are a general increase in rates, alignment of rate classes between NSTAR and WMECo (Western Massachusetts Electric Co), consolidation of NSTAR rates, and changes […]

April First Friday: exploring the ocean

Dr. Yuki Honjo, Chief Operating Officer of McLane Research Laboratories in Falmouth, spoke at our April First Friday breakfast on the importance of team work and collaboration between industry and academia in furthering advances in Ocean Sciences. She began her presentation with images of medieval maps, with the illuminated text hic sunt dracones in the ocean […]

March Infrastructure: Last Mile

At the March Infrastructure Committee meeting we returned to Last Mile, with an update from Open Cape. Open Cape’s Executive Director Steven Johnston reported there’s been a lot of work evaluating last mile at every level of the organization. They are talking to towns and looking at housing data to see how many homes would […]

First Friday: How technology is changing real estate

Ryan Castle, CEO of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® and the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service, came to our First Friday Breakfast meeting to tell us about how technology is changing the business of real estate. Platform companies like Uber and Airbnb which don’t own the products they sell have been […]

February Infrastructure: Bridge traffic and grid modernization

At the February meeting of the Infrastructure Committee we returned to the question of traffic flow and the bridges, this time discussing how the issue may fall into the Tech Council’s purview, and what energy might be put into the solutions, if the topic is of interest to the CCTC. For instance, are there tech […]