Jan. 31, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) “Green Living Seminar Series” will continue on Thursday, Feb. 8, with a presentation on “The Future of Smart Grid Technologies,” by Jennifer Schilling, director of grid modernization at Eversource Energy, an energy company headquartered in Boston and Hartford, Conn.

All seminars will take place at 5:30 p.m. in room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, on the MCLA campus. Presented on Thursdays throughout the spring semester, this series is free and open to the public.

The theme of this spring’s 11-part series is “Sustainability and the Role of Technology,” which focuses on ways that technology can improve how we manage our food, energy, and water systems, and also how we conserve natural resources.

Schilling has served as Eversource Energy’s director of grid modernization in the Boston area for nearly 10 years. She is responsible for all aspects of grid modernization strategy for distribution utility, serving more than three and a half million customers in New England. In this position, she leads cross-functional teams that develop and implement strategies in three states to integrate technologies that improve reliability and support integration of distributed energy resources.

Previous to her position at Eversource Energy, Schilling was the director of corporate strategy and development at Reliant Energy, and a research associate for Energetics, Inc.

Schillings earned her undergraduate degree from Barnard College in New York City, N.Y., and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

This spring’s Green Living Seminars will continue through April 12.

Every semester, MCLA’s Green Living Seminar Series hosts lectures by local, regional, and national experts. The seminars are organized around a central theme related to the environment and sustainability. The 2018 series is a presentation of the MCLA Environmental Studies Department and MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center.
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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