January Infrastructure: Vineyard Wind, Cape Light Compact, sharks & the bridges

It was reported to the Infrastructure Committee at its January meeting that the comment period for the Vineyard Wind proposal may be extended due to the government shutdown. Vineyard Wind, which has proposed the largest wind farm in the U.S. off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, presented their plan to the Infrastructure Committee last spring. […]

Infrastructure Committee

At its December meeting, the Infrastructure Committee followed up with members on several topics, from bridge replacement to sharks. Since our last meeting, Infrastructure Committee members attended meetings in Bourne and Barnstable, where they discussed options for repair or replacement of both the Sagamore and Bourne bridges. According to a recent article in the Cape […]

Infrastructure Committee: Energy Efficiency Plan

At the Infrastructure Committee’s December meeting, Austin Brandt presented the three-year energy efficiency plan developed by Cape Light Compact. He explained that the plan is a product of the 2008 Green Communities Act. In lieu of building more power plants, their focus is on cost effective energy storage and other active demand management technologies. The […]

October Infrastructure: the digital, blue economy

At its October meeting, the Infrastructure Committee reviewed broadband in downtown Hyannis and how it will impact Hyannis and the Cape. The Infrastructure Committee feels Cape Cod needs to keep pace with the digital economy in order to remain relevant economically. In addition, there’s a growing awareness here of the Blue Economy. The question is, […]

Infrastructure Committee: Sharks

In light of the fatal shark attack this month, and the spread of shark activity, the Infrastructure Committee discussed how the Tech Council might be helpful in addressing these issues. In both incidents people had to reach the top of the bluff to get cell service. In the fatal attack, a doctor was quoted as […]

Infrastructure Notes: July 2018 – Hyannis GIZ Broadband update

Felicia Penn returned to the Infrastructure Committee meeting in July to give the committee an update on broadband in the Hyannis Growth Incentive Zone. Following the June meetings, she reached out to Barnstable Town Manager Mark S. Ells, who invited her to meet, along with representatives from Open Cape. Mark is an engineer, so Felicia […]

May 2018 Infrastructure Notes: Fiber for Hyannis Growth Incentive Zone

The May meeting of the CCTC Infrastructure Committee began with an update on the Fix Coalition. A committee member reported that there are stories at the state level about the state of our bridges, and that a bill is forthcoming. https://www.fox25boston.com/news/thousands-sign-petition-in-support-of-replacing-cape-cod-bridges/749651228 Also in politics, Governor Baker has signed an authorization bill for $300 million for […]

Infrastructure Committee: Vineyard Wind overview and bridge update

Nate Mayo of Vineyard Wind returned to the Infrastructure Committee in March to give a more robust presentation on the company’s bid for wind power. To put the conversation in context, Nate began by giving background on the Energy Diversity Act in 2016, and the creation of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The Vineyard […]

Infrastructure Comm: More Net Neutrality, Eversource Rate Case

Acting on our discussion at the December meeting of the Infrastructure Committee, two committee members have started compiling knowledgable information about net neutrality, as well as what’s going on, and the issues at hand. Articles will help define what net neutrality is – both on the tech side and what it means to an individual. […]