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 […]

Cape Cod’s fiber network continues to move forward [Cape & Plymouth Biz]

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 […]

Eversource Rate Case Public Hearings

Eversource recently filed a rate case with the Department of Public Utilities (DPU). Cape Light Compact has intervened at the DPU (docket number 17-05) and will be actively participating the docket. Please attend upcoming local public hearings and speak to the issues that are important to you. If you are planning to attend, please contact […]

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 […]

CCTC Director Doug Denninger on Innovation Southcoast

CCTC Director Doug Denninger was the featured speaker on Innovation Southcoast, a weekly podcast hosted by  UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Executive Director Toby Stapleton. Doug is an attorney with over 30 years experience in patent and trademark protection for diverse mechanical, electro-mechanical and chemical technologies.   Doug is a passionate member of the startup, […]

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 […]

Infrastructure Committee: Cape Cod Transportation Study

Mark Forest came to our January Infrastructure Committee meeting to present the background of the Cape Cod Transportation Study Committee, as a follow-up to our report in December. The information Forest shared was from the December 1 presentation at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The study area spans the canal, our depression-era bridges, and two Bourne rotaries. […]