2017 Renewable Energy Conference

June 27 - 28, 2017

Marist College, Poughkeepsie

A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy:
Transformation in Federal and State Energy Markets and Impacts on Renewable Supply - Part 2

About the Conference

Don’t miss the Premier Renewable Energy Conference on the East Coast. New York State and the Nation continue to be dramatically impacted by changes in energy policy; nationally the Trump Administration has some new views on national renewable energy policy, and in New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) policies are changing the energy landscape. The Conference will examine the impact of these policy changes on the competitive bulk electric market place with associated impacts on the use, development, and pricing of renewable sources of supply.

The Conference will kick off with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday, June 27. On Wednesday, June 28, you will hear from leading experts in the field of energy, technology, academia, government policy and business. The format of the Conference will allow you to learn, meet experts, and ask questions on issues most important to you. Morning sessions are devoted to establishing a foundation for understanding the current status of the energy market place. Afternoon sessions will focus on the practical experiences of professionals working in these emerging energy markets, and there will be plenty of opportunity for networking.


Speakers

  • Caroline Angoorly, NY Green Bank

    Caroline Angoorly

    Chief Operating Officer
    NY Green Bank
  • Diane Burman

    Diane X. Burman

    Commissioner
    New York State Pubic Service Commission
  • Paul Curran

    Paul F. Curran, P.E.

    Founder and Managing Director
    BQ Energy LLC
  • Paul DeCotis

    Paul DeCotis

    Senior Director, Energy & Utilities
    West Monroe Partners
  • Paul Haering

    Paul Haering

    Sr. Vice President Engineering and System Operations
    Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
  • Paul Haering

    Bradley C. Jones

    President & CEO
    New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
  • Melanie Littlejohn, National Grid New York

    Melanie Littlejohn

    Vice President of Community & Customer Management
    National Grid New York
  • Scott Medla

    E. Scott Medla

    Managing Partner / Senior Banker
    Energy & Natural Resources BNP Paribas
  • Scott Niemann, ESAI Power LLC

    Scott Niemann, Ph.D.

    Director and Principal
    ESAI Power LLC
  • Denis O'Meara

    Denis O'Meara

    Managing Director
    Energy & Natural Resources BNP Paribas
  • David Pacyna

    David (Dave) Pacyna

    CEO
    North America T&D Group
  • Allan Page, The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute

    Allan Page

    Chair
    The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute
  • Tina Palmero, New York State Department of Public Service

    Tina Palmero

    Deputy Director, Office of Clean Energy
    New York State Department of Public Service
  • Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D

    Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D

    Dean, School of Management
    Marist College
  • Darren Suarez

    Darren Suarez

    Director of Government Affairs
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
  • Raymond B. Wuslich

    Raymond B. Wuslich

    Partner
    Winston & Strawn LLP

Agenda (PDF)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception: Marist College Cornell Boathouse
Sponsorship Available

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
Sponsorship Available

8:45 – 8:50 a.m.

Welcome

  • Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D. (Bio)
    Dean, School of Management, Marist College

8:50 – 8:55 a.m.

Darren Suarez (Bio)
Director of Government Affairs, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.

Allan Page (Bio)
Chair, The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address
Committed to our Customers and the Future of Energy

  • Melanie Littlejohn (Bio)
    Vice President of Community & Customer Management New York, National Grid New York

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Forecasting the Impact of the Trump Administration on National Renewable Energy Policy

  • Raymond B. Wuslich (Bio)
    Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Grid Modernization at Central Hudson and its Impact on Supporting Renewable Generation

  • Paul Haering (Bio)
    Vice President of Engineering, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits
Sponsorship Available

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

With 50% Renewable by 2030 and potentially 100% by 2050 is a Competitive Bulk Power Market Place Sustainable in New York?

  • Scott Niemann, Ph.D. (Bio)
    Director and Principal,
    ESAI Power LLC

11:30 – 12:15 p.m.

Implementation of the Clean Energy Standard

  • Tina Palmero (Bio)
    Deputy Director, Office of Clean Energy, New York State Department of Public Service

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon
Sponsorship Available

Welcome & Introductions

  • David N. Yellen (Bio)
    President, Marist College
  • Heather C. Briccetti, Esq. (Bio)
    President & CEO, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Luncheon Address
How Transmission Can Competitively Unlock the Potential for DER and Renewables

  • Bradley C. Jones (Bio)
    President & CEO, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)

1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Panel I:
Developments in the Financing of Renewable Energy Projects

Panel Chair and Moderator:
E. Scott Medla (Bio)
Managing Partner, Ansonia Partners LLC

Panelists:

  • Caroline Angoorly (Bio)
    Chief Operating Officer, NY Green Bank
  • Denis P. O’Meara (Bio)
    Managing Director / Senior Banker, Energy & Natural Resources BNP Paribas

2:20 – 2:35 p.m.

Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits
Sponsorship Available

2:35 – 3:25 p.m.

Panel II:
View of the Changing Regulatory Structure in the Energy Space and how it affects Renewables

Panel Chair and Moderator:

  • Paul DeCotis (Bio)
    Senior Director, Energy & Utilities, West Monroe Partners

Panelists:

  • Paul F. Curran, P.E. (Bio)
    Founder and Managing Partner, BQ Energy, LLC
  • David Pacyna (Bio)
    CEO, North America T&D Group

3:25 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote Address

  • Diane X. Burman (Bio)
    Commissioner, New York State Public Service Commission

4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D. (Bio)
    Dean, School of Management, Marist College

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be part of the Premier Renewable Energy Conference on the East Coast.
Heighten your corporate visibility.
Sign up now as a Conference Sponsor. Call 800.358.1202

Conference Sponsorship Levels:

Premier
$5,000
Silver
$3,500
Gold
$4,000
Bronze
$3,000

 

Event Sponsorship Levels:

Luncheon
$3,000
Production (A-V, Print and Production)
$1,500
Welcome Reception
$2,500
Refreshment Break
$1,200
Continental Breakfast
$2,000
Session
$1,000
 

Sponsorship includes:

  • Complimentary Conference Registration(s)
  • Pre and Post Conference List of Participants
  • Recognition in Conference Material and Signage
  • Promotional Item in our Conference Packet
  • Company Logo Displayed at Event

For more information, please contact Maribeth Riley at maribeth.riley@bcnys.org or call 518.465.7511.

Sponsor Now


Exhibits

Exhibitors will have prominent space adjacent to the Conference area, with direct access to Conference attendees. Refreshment breaks will be hosted among the Exhibitors. Space is limited so sign up early for a prime location.

Exhibit: $1,000

Exhibit includes:

  • One Six-Foot Table; Two Chairs
  • One Complimentary Conference Registration
  • Up to Two Discounted Registrations at $129*
  • Please indicate if you have an oversized display

*Conference Registration fee is $289

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Registration Information

Payment must accompany registration. Registration includes Welcome Reception, all sessions, handout materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch.

Before 6/20/17
$289

After 6/20/17
$349

To Cancel: You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. If you need to cancel less than seven days prior, you may: 1) send a substitute; or 2) receive a non-refundable credit voucher, good for any Business Council event valid for up to one full year.

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Venue

Marist College

Murray Student Center
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Parking

June 27, 2017
Cornell Boathouse
Parking for the Welcome Reception is available at the Boathouse

June 28, 2017
Murray Student Center
Parking is available in the McCann / Sheehan Parking lots. Please note that you will need to walk to the Student Center from the parking lots.

Directions
Link to Campus Map
Parking Location Map

Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express
2750 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-473-1151
Booking Code: REC
Deadline: May 28, 2017

Courtyard by Marriott
2641 South Road/ Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-485-6336
Rate - $149.00
Please refer to the Renewable Energy Conference Room Block
Cut of date June 7, 2017

 


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