Conferences

2013 Fall Conference

Conference Agenda

ACE NY's Seventh Annual Fall Conference & Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road | Albany, NY 12211


OCTOBER 30, 2013

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Town Hall Amphitheater Foyer




Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am - 9:45 am
Town Hall Amphitheater


Welcome

Tim Daniels, Chairman, ACE NY Board of Directors

Valerie Strauss, Executive Director, ACE NY

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Town Hall Amphitheater

Legislative Update

Moderator and Commentator – Arthur Malkin, Co-Founder and Principal, Malkin & Ross

Panelists:

Stephanie Amann, Legislative Counsel, Office of Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (Chair, Assembly Energy Committee)

Matt Nelligan, Director of Operations and Public Policy, Office of Senator George Maziarz (Chair, Senate Energy Committee)


10:15 am - 11:30 am
Town Hall Amphitheater

Panel Presentation: Emerging Clean Energy Opportunities
Moderator – Victor Cardona, Partner, Heslin, Rothenberg, Farley & Mesiti, P.C.

Panelists:

John Cerveny, Director of Resource Management, New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium

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Jim Gallagher, Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium

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Tom Bourgeois, Deputy Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center

Sunil Cherian, Founder and CEO, Spirae

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11:30 am - 11:45 am
Town Hall Amphitheater Foyer


Networking Coffee Break

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Town Hall Amphitheater


Panel Presentation: Growing Distributed Generation
Moderator – Ruth E. Leistensnider, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Panelists:

Carrie Cullen Hitt, Senior Vice President, State Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association

Margarett Jolly, DG Ombudsperson, Consolidated Edison Company of New York

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Dana Levy, Program Manager, Manufacturing Technology Development & On-Site Power Applications, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority

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1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
High Street Conference Center, Rooms 24 and 26


Luncheon and Keynote Address by Richard Kauffman, Governor Cuomo's Chairman of Energy & Finance and Chairman, NYSERDA Board of Directors


2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Town Hall Amphitheater


Panel Presentation: Advancing Wind Energy in New York
Moderator – Anntonette Z. Alberti, Senior Vice President for Energy Strategy, Haley & Aldrich

Panelists:

Bruce Bailey, President/CEO, AWS Truepower

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Jeff Deyette, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists

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Kit Kennedy, Clean Energy Counsel, Energy & Transportation Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

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Elizabeth (Liz) Salerno, Chief Economist and Director, Industry Data & Analysis, American Wind Energy Association

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3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Town Hall Amphitheater


Panel Presentation: Developments in Energy Planning, Markets and Infrastructure
Moderator – William M. Flynn, Partner, Harris Beach PLLC

Panelists:

Jill C. Anderson, Chief of Staff and Director of Energy Policy, New York Power Authority

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Rick Gonzales, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New York Independent System Operator

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Elizabeth Grisaru, Deputy Director, NYS Department of Public Service


4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Fort Orange Koi Pond


Networking Cocktail Reception and Clean Energy Exhibition

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