2015 Fall Conference

Conference Agenda

ACHIEVING 50%: A Renewables and Efficiency Vision for New York

October 28-29, 2015
Albany Marriott Hotel
189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY


October 28, 2015

1:30pm - 4:45pm

ACE NY Board of Directors Meeting

Open to all ACE NY Members in good standing. RSVP to

  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm: General Board Business
  • 2:15pm - 2:45pm: Executive Director’s Report
  • 2:45pm - 3:15pm: Legislative Report & Other Business
  • 3:15pm - 3:30pm: Break
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm: Small Group Discussions of ACE NY 2016 Policy Priorities
  • 4:15pm - 4:45pm: Entire Board Discussion of ACE NY 2016 Policy & Organizational Priorities

5:15pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Keynote and Clean Energy Reception

Open to all conference attendees.

Sponsored by EverPower

Special Guest Speaker: Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association (PPT slides)


October 29, 2015

8:00am - 8:30am


8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Anne Reynolds
, Executive Director, Alliance for Clean Energy New York

8:45am - 9:15am

Presentation: Offshore Wind Opportunities in New York

Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

9:15am - 9:35am

Presentation: NYISO's Perspective on the 50% Goal

Rana Mukerji, Senior Vice President, Market Structures, New York Independent System Operator (PPT slides)

9:35am - 10:35am

Panel Discussion: Assessing the Potential

Moderator: Elizabeth Stein, Senior Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund (PPT slides)


  • Bruce Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, AWS Truepower (PPT slides)
  • Tria Case, University Director of Sustainability, City University of New York (PPT slides)
  • Philip Mosenthal, Partner, Optimal Energy (PPT slides)

10:35am - 11:00am

Presentation: New York Green Bank’s Role in Achieving 50%

Caroline Angoorly, Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director, New York Green Bank (PPT slides)

11:00am - 11:15am

Networking Coffee Break

Sponsored by DONG Energy

11:15am - 12:15pm

Panel Discussion: Realizing the Potential

Moderator: Rudy Stegemoeller, Special Assistant for Energy Policy, New York State Department of Public Service


  • Shaun Chapman, Vice President, Policy & Electricity Markets, SolarCity
  • Mark Dyen, Director, E4TheFuture (formerly Conservation Services Group) (PPT slides)
  • Anthony Fiore, Director, Energy Regulatory Affairs, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, City of New York (PPT slides)
  • Ryan Katofsky, Senior Director, Industry Analysis, Advanced Energy Economy (PPT slides)

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Panel Discussion: Deploying Large-Scale Renewables in New York

Moderator: Seth Kaplan, Senior Manager, Regional Government Affairs, EDP Renewables North America


  • Jill Anderson, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Business Development, New York Power Authority (PPT slides)
  • Steven Clarke, Former Assistant Secretary for Energy, Office of Governor Deval Patrick
  • Jared Snyder, Assistant Commissioner for Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Luncheon and Closing Keynote

Sponsored by Haley & Aldrich and Deepwater Wind

Special Guest Speaker: Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy & Finance, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our 2015 event sponsors!


Advanced Energy Economy | EverPower | Iberdrola Renewables


Apex Clean Energy | AWS Truepower | Deepwater Wind | DONG Energy | OwnEnergy, an EDF Renewable Energy Company | Young/Sommer LLC

Public Sector Sponsor