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Born out of electric industry restructuring, the Restructuring Roundtable has been meeting four to six times per year since 1995 to discuss current and emerging topics related to revolutionary changes in the electric power industry in New England and throughout the Northeast. In recent years, attendance at our hybrid Roundtables averages over 475, with attendees joining both in-person and virtually and representing a broad cross-section of regional stakeholders. Participants include policymakers, regulators, utilities, developers, clean energy and technology companies, environmental organizations, and consumer advocates.
Dr. Jonathan Raab, President of Raab Associates, is the founder and convenor of the Roundtable. Since 2023, Janet Gail Besser, an independent consultant, has been moderating the Roundtable along with Jonathan. Together, they are responsible for developing the agenda, securing speakers, and moderating the Roundtable discussions. Senior Associate Susan Rivo manages the Roundtable logistics. The Roundtable is hosted and supported by the law firm Foley Hoag LLP and funded by over 60 participating sponsors.
Moderator Jonathan Raab (left) with FERC Chair Richard Glick (right) at the September 30th New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable, The Connective Tissue: Transmission in Support of Decarbonization.


"Jump Ball" on Capacity Market Design between Bob Ethier,  ISO New England, and Pete Fuller, NRG Energy (and NEPOOL), with Moderator Jonathan Raab


Participants in the panel, Electricity System and Wholesale Markets – the Big Picture are (L to R) Gordon van Welie, President and CEO, ISO New England; Commissioner Katie Dykes, Connecticut DEEP; and Charles Dickerson, CEO, Northeast Power Coordinating Council.



Here is the most recent agenda for the Roundtable. 

You can search recent and past Roundtables by Date, Topic and Speaker. The Roundtable archives date back to January 1999.  Many of the speakers’ presentations (beginning in December 2000) can be downloaded for your review.

The Roundtables are held at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston's Seaport Innovation District 

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks at the 
Roundtable while Moderator Jonathan Raab looks on


Roundtable Moderator Jonathan Raab, ISO-NE CEO
 Gordon van Welie, and FERC Chairman Cheryl
 LaFleur share a laugh at the Roundtable


Pictured are speakers from the panel, Siting Energy Infrastructure: New National and Local Approaches (L to R) Penni Conner, Eversource; Prof. Larry Susskind, MIT; Gretchen Kershaw, US DOE; Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, former Chief of Environment for the City of Boston (participating remotely); Janet Gail Besser, Roundtable Moderator (at podium).


* Photos from our 150th Gala/Symposium *

Moderator Jonathan Raab shares a laugh with morning panelists, Bill Hogan, Harvard University; Sue Tierney, Analysis Group; Peter Fox-Penner, Boston University; Richard Cowart, Regulatory Assistance Project; and John Howe, Poseidon Water.

Peter Fuller accepts Silver Jump Ball trophy for being the second most prolific speaker at the Roundtable, while Eric Johnson accepts the third place award for most prolific speaker on behalf of ISO-New England President and CEO, Gordon van Welie.

David O'Connor, New England Roundtable Founder and all-time most prolific Roundtable speaker, receives Gold Medal from Moderator Jonathan Raab.
Moderator Jonathan Raab introduces afternoon panelists, (L to R) DOER Commissioner Judith Judson; Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO of Current, powered by GE; Anthony Eggert, Program Director, ClimateWorks Foundation; and Thomas Brostrøm, General Manager North America, DONG Energy
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