Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Paul Afonso will moderate a panel discussion at the GridTech Connect Forum taking place Oct. 25 in Newport, R.I.

The discussion is titled “Leading the Way to Renewable Community Energy: Microgrids and the Role of Regulation & Energy.” The panel will include representatives of the City of East Providence, R.I., Alternative Power Generation, the Carpinato Group, and Cleanwatts.

Paul is a nationally recognized regulatory and energy lawyer with 30 years of experience serving as a trusted advisor and counselor to boards of directors, C-Suite, and management teams across several regulated industries, managing the complex intersection of regulatory, legislative, and political issues.