ACE NY 2018 Fall Conference

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About the 12th Annual Conference

From Policy to Projects: Putting NYers to Work for Clean Energy is your opportunity to learn about - and weigh in on - important changes shaping the markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency in New York.

New York has strong renewable energy policies and ambitious goals for both renewables and energy efficiency. Our challenge now is to turn that policy into real projects on the ground and more clean energy jobs for New Yorkers. Join us as we explore the barriers to getting projects built and the pathways to accelerating New York’s clean energy transition.  Register here!


Conference Program

Tuesday, October 9

 

12:30 PM

Registration Opens

1:00 PM
4:00 PM

Board of Directors and Members Meeting
  *Open to ACE NY Members in good standing

  • 1:00-1:30 - ACE NY Board Meeting & Election of New Officers
  • 1:30-2:30 - Workshops to Develop ACE NY 2019 Policy Positions
  • 2:30-2:45 - Coffee and cookies break
  • 2:45-4:00 - Panel Discussion: NYISO’s Plans for a Carbon Charge – Pros and Cons
    • Chris LaRoe, Brookfield
    • Michael Mager, Multiple Intervenors
    • Frank Murray, NRDC
    • Kathy Robertson, Exelon
4:00 PM
5:00 PM

Break for Hotel and Conference Registration

5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Networking Cocktail Reception & Hors d'oeuvres

  *Open to all; RSVP Here

  Remarks by Anne Hoskins, Chief Policy Officer, Sunrun Inc.
   
- "Back to the Future: Time for Action on Climate Change"

 

Wednesday, October 10

 
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
8:40 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks

  - Anne Reynolds, Executive Director, ACE NY

8:40 AM
9:00 AM
Spotlight Speaker: New York Energy Outlook

  Peter Olmsted, Assistant Secretary for Energy, NYS Office of the Governor

9:00 AM
10:15 AM

Panel: 5 MW Market - Prospects for 1–5 MW projects in NYS

Moderator
David Sandbank, Director of NY-Sun, NYSERDA

Panelists
Jeff Bishop, CEO and Co-founder, Key Capture Energy
David Gahl, Director of Northeast State Affairs, Solar Energy Industry Association
Ilan Gutherz, Senior Director of Policy and Strategy, Borrego Solar

10:15 AM
10:45 AM
Spotlight Speaker: Analyzing NY’s RES/CES Ecosystem - Issues & Implications

 Po-Yu Yuen, Consultant, Sustainable Energy Advantage

10:45 AM
11:15 AM
Networking Break
11:15 AM
12:30 PM

Panel: Siting Challenges and Strategies

Moderator
Rob Panasci, Partner, Young/Sommer

Panelists
Michael Gerrard, Founder and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law; Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
Eric Miller, Vice President of Renewable Development, Invenergy
Sarah Osgood, Director of Policy Implementation, NYS DPS

12:30 PM
1:30 PM
Networking Lunch
1:30 PM
2:00 PM

Spotlight Speaker: SUNY's Transition to a Sustainable Future
  - Dr. Kristina Johnson, SUNY Chancellor

2:00 PM
3:00 PM

Panel: Clean Energy and Job Creation

Moderator
Lisa Dix, Senior New York Campaign Manager, Sierra Club

Panelists
Noah Dubin, Eastern States Advocate, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
Ellen Redmond, International Representative, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Lara Skinner, Executive Director, The Worker Institute at Cornell; Chair, Labor on Leading Climate Initiative

3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Spotlight Speaker: Clean Energy Update From NYSERDA

 Alicia Barton, President & CEO, NYSERDA

3:30 PM Adjourn