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2014 Renewable Energy Conference

A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy: Changing Federal and State
Energy Markets and Impacts on Renewable Supply

Wednesday, June 25 - Thursday, June 26, 2014
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York

Sponsored by:

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. The Hudson Renewable Energy Conference Marist College
Register for the 2014 Renewable Energy Conference Sponsor the 2014 Renewable Energy Conference
Exhibitor
Advanced Climate Technologies, LLC
NYSERDA - New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
National Grid
Taylor Biomass Energy, LLC
Sponsors
Gold
BQ Energy
Silver
Taylor Biomass Energy, LLC
Continental Breakfast
Advanced Control Systems

 

About the Conference

Don’t miss the Premier Energy Conference on the East Coast. New York State and the Nation have recently been dramatically impacted by changes in energy policy. Whether the New York Energy Highway Blueprint, the New York Green Bank, a new NYISO capacity zone, or the roll out of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 1000, the energy landscape is changing. 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 Wednesday, June 25, and there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and visiting our Exhibitors.

You will hear from leading experts in the field of energy today. The format of the Conference will allow for concurrent tracks to give you the information that is most important to you. Afternoon sessions will focus on the Impacts of Changing Electric Energy Markets as well as the Practical Market Applications for Renewable Energy.

Agenda

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception: Marist College Cornell Boathouse
Sponsorship Available
Thursday, June 26, 2014
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit the Exhibits
Sponsorship and Exhibits Available
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome
  • Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D. (bio)
    Dean, School of Management
    Marist College
9:10 – 9:30 a.m. Introduction
  • Allan Page (bio)
    Chair
    The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  Changing New York State Competitive Energy Policy:
Roll Out of the New York Energy Highway
  • Michael B. Mager (bio)
    Partner
    Couch White, LLP
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits
Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Available
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Changing Federal Competitive Electric Policy:
Roll Out of FERC Order 1000 Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation

  • Elias G. Farrah (bio)
    Partner

    Winston & Strawn LLP
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address
  • Richard Kauffman (bio)
    Chairman of Energy and Finance
    State of New York
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 

Luncheon

Introduction

  • Heather C. Briccetti, Esq. (bio)
    President & CEO
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Luncheon Speaker
  • Keith Longtin (bio)
    General Manager Wind Products
    GE Power and Water, Renewable Energy
Track A

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Impacts of Changing Electric Energy Markets on Renewable Pricing, Economic Growth, and Sustainability

Panel Chair & Moderator:

  • Ian Springsteel (bio)
    Director Regulatory Strategy, Regulation and Pricing
    National Grid
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Renewable Market Impacts
  • George M. Drosdowich, Esq. (bio)
    Attorney & Counselor At Law
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.  Consumer Pricing Impacts
  • William F.X. O’Neil (bio)
    Deputy County Executive
    Dutchess County
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.  Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits
Sponsorship and Exhibits Available
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Economic Growth Impacts
  • Darren Suarez (bio)
    Director of Government Affairs
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Questions & Answers
  • All Track A speakers will participate in discussion and Q&A
Track B

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. 

Practical Market Applications for Renewable Energy

Panel Chair & Moderator:

  • Michael Mosher (bio)
    Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
    Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Distributed Renewable Energy Generation that Works
  • Chelle Izzi (bio)
    Principal, Distributed Generation–Storage Commercialization
    Constellation
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.  A Typical Profitability Review for a Solar Installation
  • Ron Kamen (bio)
    CEO
    EarthKind Solar Energy
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits
Sponsorship and Exhibits Available
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.  New Renewable Technologies Coming to Market
  • Lili Deligianni, Ph.D. (bio)
    Fellow, Electrochemical Society
    Member, IBM Academy of Technology
    IBM Corporation
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Questions & Answers

  • All Track B speakers will participate in discussion and Q&A
4:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks
  • Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D. (bio)
    Dean, School of Management
    Marist College
  6/23/2014

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Registration Fees

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

Registration $249

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Conference Sponsorship Levels
 Premier $5,000
 Gold $4,000
 Silver $3,000

 

More specific Conference functions are available for sponsorship:

Event Sponsorship Levels
Luncheon $3,000
Welcome Reception $2,500
Continental Breakfast Sold out
Production (a-v, print and production) $1,500
Refreshment Break $1,200
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

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 prime Conference location.

Exhibit $1,000

 

Exhibit includes:

  • 8 x 10 Space
  • Six foot table; two chairs
  • One Complimentary Conference Registration Fee
  • Up to Two discounted Registrations at $129*
  • Please indicate if you have an oversized display

*Conference Registration fee is $249

Cancellation Policy

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.

For more Sponsorship or Exhibit information, please contact Ellen Clickner at ellen.clickner@bcnys.org or call 800.358.1202

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Hotel Information

The Courtyard Poughkeepsie by Marriott
2641 South Road/Route 9
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845.485.6336 or 800.321.2211
Room Rate:  $129/per night
Cut-off Date: Friday, June 6, 2014
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The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center
40 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845.486.7220 or 800.216.1034
Room Rate: $109/per night
Link: http://www.pokgrand.com
Group Code: MCC14
Cut-off Date: Friday, June 6, 2014

The Holiday Inn Express
2750 South Road/Route 9
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845.473.1151
Room Rate: $112/per night 
Link: Holiday Inn Express Poughkeepsie
Group Code: THR
Cut-off Date: None

The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Working to create economic growth, good jobs and strong communities across New York State.

The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute (THREI)
The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute is a 501©3 non-profit corporation established to encourage development and use of renewable energy through the open market and education of consumers regarding smart energy choices.

Marist College
The Marist College School of Management is accredited by AACSB-International and offers award-winning programs in business, accounting, economics and public administration in New York and online.