Future of the Grid

Renewables, Batteries: 2019 and Beyond
Wednesday, February 20 at 7 p.m.

Brian Otley, COO of Green Mountain Power, will share his experience about managing the grid with renewables, battery storage, and reducing greenhouse gases. He will  also discuss the new pricing and energy choices customers will have moving forward in 2019.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Battery storage at different scales (10 kW, 150 kW, over 150kW) and related prices
  • Smart meters and time of day pricing
  • Tesla batteries and tomorrow’s batteries – learning from the results
  • Grid constraints and opportunities
  • Greenhouse gas reduction and carbon pricing
  • Questions and Answers included

Free event with light refreshments . This event is sponsored by the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op as part of its ongoing energy education series. READ MORE

Middlebury Community Classic Film Club

High Noon
Thursday, February 28, 7 p.m.

High Noon will be our first film in our new series on
courage. This 1952 Western classic pits an honest
marshal against a criminal gang out to take over the
town. When no one will stand with him, what will he
do? Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly and a wonderful
supporting cast create great drama as the moment
of truth arrives and courage is called for. Free screening, coffee, and cookies. READ MORE

First Wednesday Talk

What You Didn’t Know about Evangelicanism
Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m.

Most Americans associate evangelicals with the hard-right precincts of the Republican Party. But as Dartmouth religion professor Randall Balmer explains, evangelicalism in America has a much longer and more complex history, including a distinguished pedigree of working for progressive reforms. What happened? This talk was originally scheduled to take place on February 6.