2023 Renewable Energy Conference

June 20, 2023 - June 21, 2023

A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy

Pace University, Westchester Campus

Pleasantville, NY

Online registration is closed. Walk-in registrations are welcome. Please check in at the registration area.

Presented By

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. THREI Pace University

About the Conference

The Premier Renewable Energy Conference on the East Coast!

The aspirational goals established by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) have set New York on a path to green energy, but they aren’t without significant challenges for businesses and consumers. It’s time to explore how New York plans on achieving 70% renewable energy by 2030, a fully decarbonized electric generating sector by 2040, and state-wide net-zero emissions by 2050. This year, the conference will focus on the work of the Climate Action Council established under the CLCPA to implement the Act’s mandates.  Panels will explore the ambitious goals for the development and deployment of offshore wind and solar resources, the reduction in fossil generation, and adding energy storage. How business, resident, and customer requirements will be impacted by CLCPA program roll outs will also be investigated by our panels of experts.

The conference will have an exciting new venue in Westchester utilizing the facilities of Pace University one of the leading academic institutions in the nation. The location is in a pastoral setting and for those who drive, offers a very easy on and off the Taconic Parkway for destinations to or from the north or south. The Conference is designed for interactive learning, meeting subject matter experts, and asking questions on issues most important to you, your organization, your business.


Kinder Morgan Logo
Clean Path NY Logo
Onyx Logo
National Grid Logo
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Logo
Taylor Biomass Energy Logo
New York Transco Logo
CHA Logo



5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Kessel Student Center
Boudreau Lounge
Second Floor

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation



8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Kessel Student Center
Multipurpose Room Foyer
Second Floor

Registration | Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast sponsored by National Grid

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Kessel Multipurpose Room


  • Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D., Dean, Lubin School of Business 
    Pace University
  • Marvin R. Krislov, President [BIO]
    Pace University

9:10 - 9:25 a.m.

Introduction - The CLCPA Scoping Plan, A Market Perspective

  • Allan R. Page, Chair [BIO]
    The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute
9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Address
Energy on Demand as the Life Blood of Business and Entrepreneurship in the State
  • Richard Ellenbogen, President [BIO]
    Allied Converters

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Multipurpose Room Foyer

Refreshment Break 

Sponsored by Taylor Biomass Energy

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Kessel Multipurpose Room

Costs for Expansion and Conversion to Renewable Electric Supply by 2040
Who Directly Benefits and Who Directly Pays?

  • Michael B. Mager, Partner [BIO]

    Couch White, LLP

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Emerging Technologies
What is Needed and How Soon?

Panel Chair & Moderator:

  • Paul Haering, Vice President, Capital Investment [BIO]
    New York Transco LLC



  • Patrick McClellan, Policy Director [BIO]
    New York League of Conservation Voters

Modular Nuclear:

  • Victor Reis, Retired Government Executive [BIO]
    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

A Grid in Transition:

  • Udayan Nair, Director, Grid Transition [BIO]
    New York Independent System Operator, NYISO

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Butcher Suite


Luncheon & Keynote Address
Welcome & Introductions

  • Allen Fore, Vice President Public Affairs [BIO]
    Kinder Morgan
  • Kenneth J. Pokalsky, Vice President [BIO]
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Luncheon Address
Update on Hydrogen Hub application, Programs for Commercial and Industrial Facilities, Promoting NYS Supply Chain

  • Doreen Harris, President & CEO [BIO]

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Kessel Multipurpose Room

The Electric Customer Perspective Now to 2030

Panel Chair and Moderator:

  • William F.X. O'Neil, County Executive [BIO]
    Dutchess County


  • Anthony Campagiorni, Senior Vice President, Customer Services and Gas Operations [BIO]
    Central Hudson Gas & Electric
  • Ron Kamen, CEO [BIO]
    EarthKind Energy Consulting
  • Ricardo Gonzalez Llera, Manager, Energy, Climate and Environmental Management System [BIO] IBM Corporation

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Multipurpose Room Foyer

Refreshment Break 

Sponsored by New York Transco

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Kessel Multipurpose Room

Assuring a Successful Path to Renewable Energy Targets, 2030 and Beyond

Panel Chair and Moderator:

  • Frank Peverly, Vice President, Market Segment Leader [BIO]
    CHA Consulting


  • Bess Beikoussis Gorman, Assistant General Council [BIO]
    National Grid
  • Kevin Hansen, Head of Government Affairs & Policy, New York [BIO]

  • Darren Suarez, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications NA [BIO]

Session sponsored by CHA Consulting

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks 

  • Kenneth J. Pokalsky, Vice President
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
  • Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D., Dean, Lubin School of Business
    Pace University

Registration Information



  Before 6/13/23 After 6/13/23
Registration Fees: $349 $399



Online registration is closed. Walk-in registrations are welcome. Please check in at the registration area.

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Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received after June 13, 2023, will not be eligible for a refund. We encourage you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend.

Directions and Parking Information


Pace University Pleasantville Campus
861 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Driving Directions

*Use entrance 3 when entering the campus

On-Campus Directions and Parking Information:

For on-campus directions and parking information, click here.

Click here for a map of Pace's Campus and parking lots.




Hotel Information

Please note that our discounted rates previously promoted have expired, but you may still make reservations at the following hotels:

Cambria Hotel White Plains – Downtown

250 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601

Hotel Website

Directions to Pace University Westchester Campus


Hotel MTK
One Pat Reilly Way
Mount Kisko, NY 10549

Hotel Website

Directions to Pace University Westchester Campus


Sonesta White Plains Downtown
66 Hale Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601

Reservation Link

Directions to Pace University Westchester Campus

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. Contact Maribeth Riley at [email protected] or call 800.358.1202

Each Sponsorship includes:

  • Complimentary Conference Registration(s)*
  • Post Conference List of Participants
  • Recognition on Conference Website and Signage
  • Brand exposure on social media prior to event
Conference Sponsorship Levels:  

*Opportunity to offer welcome remarks or showcase a promotional video (One minute maximum)
*3 complimentary registrations

Sold Out
*2 complimentary registrations

1 complimentary registration


*1 complimentary registration



Event Sponsorship Levels:  

Welcome Reception
*1 complimentary registration

Sold Out

Continental Breakfast
*1 complimentary registration

Sold Out

Refreshment Break
*1 complimentary registration

Sold Out
*1 complimentary registration


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 includes:

  • Table; Two Chairs
  • One Complimentary Conference Registration
  • Up to Two Discounted Registrations at $229*

*Conference Registration fee is $349
For more Sponsorship or Exhibit information or if you wish to consider co-sponsorship, please contact Maribeth Riley at [email protected] or call 800.358.1202.