2024 Renewable Energy Conference

June 24, 2024 - June 25, 2024

A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy

Pace University, Westchester Campus

Pleasantville, NY



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


The Renewable Energy Conference annually gathers experts to address the state’s efforts to expand renewable energy generation, and related issues impacting the state's electric market and overall economy. It features sessions analyzing how state policy affects the competitive electric market, influences the development of renewable sources, and explores the role of renewable energy in achieving the emission reduction mandates of the CLCPA. Importantly, the Conference also evaluates current and developing state policies for the effectiveness and costs and looks at alternative implementation strategies. Hosted at Pace University in Westchester, the conference provides an exciting venue for learning, networking, and addressing crucial issues for individuals, organizations, and businesses.


Podcast about the Renewable Energy Conference


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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP


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New York Power Authority



5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception



8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


Registration | Continental Breakfast and Visit the Exhibits

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.



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

9:10 - 9:25 a.m.

Introduction - Renewable Energy Markets on the Way to 2030

  • Allan Page, Chair [BIO]
    The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute
9:25 - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address
Future Status of the Electric Customer in the State of New York

  • Jay Goodman, Partner [BIO]
    Couch White, LLP

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

What Other Nations and States are Doing Interesting Things in This Space?

  • Carolyn Kissane, Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean of the MS in Global Affairs & Security [BIO]
    New York University
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Panel l: How Can New York Maintain Electric Reliability and Affordability Given Present Market Forces Affecting Renewable Energy Development?

Panel Chair and Moderator:

  • Ray Wuslich, Retired Partner [BIO]
    Winston & Strawn LLP


  • Matthew LaFlair, Director, Integrated Planning and Solutions [BIO]
    National Grid
  • Kevin Lanahan, Vice President, External Affairs & Corporate Communications [BIO]
    New York Independent System Operator
  • Christopher Wentlent, Energy Regulatory Consultant [BIO]
    New York State Reliability Council & Municipal Electric Utilities Association


12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


Luncheon & Luncheon Address

Welcome & Introductions
Welcome Remarks

  • Allen Fore, Vice President of Public Affairs [BIO]
    Kinder Morgan, Inc.
  • Heather Mulligan, President & CEO [BIO]
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

The Role of AI in Meeting Future Renewable Energy Goals in New York and Beyond

  • Igor Jablokov, CEO and Founder [BIO]

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Panel ll: Making the Rollout of the CLCPA Scoping Plan Work

Panel Chair and Moderator:

  • Kenneth Pokalsky, Vice President 
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.


  • Jonathan Binder, Deputy Commissioner, Climate Change, Air Resources, and Energy [BIO]
    NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Vladimir Gutman-Britten, Director, Policy and Analysis [BIO]

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Panel lll: Renewable Energy Project Development: Solar, On Shore and Offshore Wind, Transmission, and Storage

Panel Chair and Moderator:

  • Ryan Hawthorne, Vice President of Electric Engineering and Operations [BIO]
    Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.


  • Kevin Hansen, Head of Government Affairs & Policy, New York [BIO]
    Ørsted North America Inc.
  • Luke Falk, Chief Operating Officer [BIO]
    Clean Path NY for energyRe
  • Joe Foskett, Director of Government Affairs [BIO]
    New York Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES)
  • Mark Weprin, Vice President of Government Affairs [BIO]

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.


Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion - What's Next?

Panel Chair and Moderator:

  • Kenneth Pokalsky, Vice President
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.


  • Richard Ellenbogen, President [BIO]
    Allied Converters
  • Todd Kaminsky, Shareholder Attorney [BIO]
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks / Conclusion

  • Lawrence Singleton, Ph. D., Dean, Lubin School of Business 
    Pace University 


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


  Before 6/17/24 After 6/17/24
Registration Fees: $369 $419


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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 17, 2024, will not be eligible for a refund.


The following hotel is offering a discounted room rate to attendees of the Conference.

Cambria Hotel White Plains – Downtown
250 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601

10 % Discount - Please use the link below to receive the discount.  This rate is based on availability so please make your reservation as soon as possible to secure the discount.

Reservation Link

Directions to Pace University Westchester Campus


More Westchester lodging options can be found here.




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.



Be part of the Premier Renewable Energy Conference on the East Coast. Heighten your corporate visibility. Sign up now as a Conference Sponsor. Contact Danielle Gormley at [email protected] or call 518.694.3843. Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Each Sponsorship includes:

  • Complimentary conference registration(s)*
  • Post conference list of participants
  • Recognition on conference website, signage and BCNYS event app
  • Brand exposure on social media and BCNYS event app prior to and during the event
Conference Sponsorship Levels:  

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

*2 complimentary registrations

1 complimentary registration


*1 complimentary registration



Event Sponsorship Levels:  

Welcome Reception
*1 complimentary registration


Continental Breakfast
*1 complimentary registration


Refreshment Break
*1 complimentary registration

*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 $249*
  • Post conference list of participants
  • Recognition on conference website, signage and BCNYS event app
  • Brand exposure on social media and BCNYS event app prior to and during the event

*Conference Registration fee is $369

For more Exhibit information please contact Danielle Gormley at [email protected] or call 518.694.3843.