Conference Program

Thank you for joining ACE NY at our 10th Annual Fall Conference and Membership Meeting – 50 x 30: Implementing NY’s Clean Energy Future – as we examined the opportunities and challenges for achieving 50% renewable energy and a clean energy future for New York State.

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  Wednesday, Nov 2

1:00 PM

Registration Opens

1:30 PM
4:30 PM

Board of Directors & Membership Meeting

*Open to all ACE NY Members in good standing
  • Board of Directors Budget Review and Other Business
  • New ACE NY Website: Members-Only Features
  • Executive Directors Report
  • Legislative Outlook (Malkin & Ross)
  • Discussion of ACE NY 2016 Policy Priorities
  • Breakout Discussion Groups:
    • LSR Siting and Development Challenges
    • REV, Distributed Renewables, and Energy Efficiency

4:30 PM
5:00 PM

Break for Conference and Hotel Registration

5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Keynote Address
    by Dan Utech, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, Executive Office of the President

5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Networking Cocktail Reception & Hors d'oeuvres
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  Thursday, Nov 3    

8:00 AM
8:30 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM
8:40 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 by Anne Reynolds, Executive Director, ACE NY

8:40 AM
9:00 AM


NYISO Perspective on Achieving 50% by 2030

 by Brad Jones, President & CEO, NYISO

9:00 AM
10:30 AM

Panel 1

Clean Energy Standard Implementation Issues

  • Tina Palmero (Moderator), Deputy Director, Office of Clean Energy, NYS DPS
  • Doreen Harris, Program Manager, Large-Scale Renewables, NYSERDA
  • Greg Matzat, Senior Advisor, Large-Scale Renewables, NYSERDA
  • Ben Rees, Director, Renewable Energy Markets, Evolution Markets
  • Mike Voltz, Director, Energy Efficiency & Renewables, PSEG-Long Island


10:30 PM
10:50 PM
The Energy Efficiency Imperative
  • Frank Murray (Introduction), Consultant, Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Maggie Molina, Program Director, Utilities, State, & Local Policy, ACEEE

10:50 AM
11:20 AM
Networking Break (with coffee and snacks)
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11:20 AM
11:40 AM

National Offshore Wind Strategy

 by Jose Zayas, Director, Wind Energy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

11:40 AM
12:00 PM

Eastern Interconnect Renewables Study
 by David Mooney, Director of Strategic Energy Analysis Center, NREL

12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Panel 2

Distributed Energy & the CES Market Opportunities in NYS

  • Sean Garren (Moderator), Regional Manager, Northeast, Vote Solar
  • Hannah Masterjohn, Director, Policy & New Markets, Clean Energy Community
  • Charlie Fox, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Business Development, Bloom Energy
  • Peter Olmsted, Manager, Strategic Engagement, NYS DPS

1:00 PM
2:00 PM
Luncheon & Keynote Speaker
    by Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York, Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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2:00 PM
2:15 PM

The Clean Energy NYS Legislative Outlook

  by Senator Kevin Parker, Ranking Minority Leader, Committee on Energy & Telecommunication, NYS Senate

2:15 PM
3:15 PM
Panel 3

Challenges in Large Scale Renewables Development

  • Maureen Leddy (Moderator), Project Manager, Large-Scale Renewables, NYSERDA
  • Cara Lee, Senior Conservation Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Eastern New York
  • Eric Miller, Director, Business Development, Invenergy
  • James Muscato, Partner, Young/Sommer LLC
  • Catherine Mosley, Northeast Public Affairs Manager, Apex Clean Energy

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