Consuls Reception 2021


October 27


04:00 pm - 05:15 pm

Event Category:

Special Events

On October 27th, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:15 PM ET, WorldBoston will virtually host its 12th Annual Consuls Reception in honor of the Consular Corps serving Boston and New England, and in celebration of WorldBoston’s mission to foster engagement in international affairs. This year, we have the honor of hosting Undersecretary of Energy and Climate Solutions Judy Chang as the keynote speaker.

Ms. Judy Chang is the Undersecretary of Energy for Massachusetts. She is leading Massachusetts’ effort  in setting policies across the energy sector in the state, working across agencies in aligning the strategies  and plans for decarbonization. Ms. Chang is an energy economist and policy expert with a background in electrical engineering. Prior to joining Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Energy and Environmental  Affairs, she co-led the energy practice at The Brattle Group, an economic consulting company, based in  Boston, with global presence. Ms. Chang has over 20 years of experience in advising energy companies  on regulatory and financial issues, particularly as they relate to investment decisions in transmission,  clean energy, and storage. Ms. Chang has submitted expert testimonies to the U.S. Federal Energy  Regulatory Commission, U.S. state, and Canadian provincial regulatory authorities on topics related to  resource planning; power purchase and sale agreements; and transmission planning, access, and pricing.  She has authored numerous reports and articles detailing the economic issues associated with  generation and transmission investments; clean energy development; energy storage; and system  planning. In addition, she had worked closely with executives and board members of numerous energy  companies in developing their corporate strategies.

Ms. Chang has presented at a variety of industry conferences and graduate school seminars on energy  and environmental policies, including at Harvard Law School, Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical  Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Davis and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. She is a founding Board member of New England Women in Energy and the Environment.

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