Presented in Partnership by NY-BEST and the Pace Energy and Climate Center
June 11, 2013 - Pace University, New York City Campus, Multipurpose Room, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration Opens – Light Breakfast
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome Remarks
Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
Franz Litz, Executive Director – Pace Energy and Climate Center
10:15 AM - 10:45 Keynote: Chris Shelton, President, AES Energy Storage
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM – Networking coffee break
11:00 AM- 12:30 PM – Session 1 – Benefits and Challenges Facing Innovative Grid Technologies
This Session will feature presentations from leaders in energy storage, microgrids and distributed generation who each will share their perspectives and experiences on the benefits of the technologies — from on-grid applications for peak load shaving to the customer side of the meter applications, and integration of renewable sources. They will also discuss the specific legal, regulatory and market challenges they face and potential mechanisms for accelerating and expanding the deployment of these innovative systems.
Moderator: Allen Goodman, President, ECG Consulting Group
David Logsdon, Distributed Generation Specialist, Consolidated Edison of New York
Doug Staker, Vice President Business Development and International Sales, Demand Energy
Nicholas Abi-Samra, Senior Vice President, DNV KEMA
Gary Wetzel, Director of Commercial and Industrial Business Development, S&C Electric
12:30 PM -1:30 PM Networking Buffet Lunch
1:30 PM -3:00 PM Session 2 – Energy Policy Roundtable
This session will feature a roundtable discussion with experts in the energy field and will focus on the regulatory and policy landscape for microgrids, energy storage and distributed generation. These leaders will explore the questions of “What really needs to happen to accelerate and expand the deployment of these innovative technologies? What new policies are being put in place and what’s planned?”
Moderator: Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
Gerry Stokes, President, New York Energy Policy Institute
Jim Gallagher, Executive Director, Smart Grid Consortium
Garry Brown, Chairman, New York State Public Service Commission
3:00 PM -3:20PM Networking Break
3:20 PM -3:50 PM Presentation - Multi-building applications: Lessons Learned from the Military Model
This presentation will focus on the successful deployment of microgrids, renewable energy, energy storage and distributed generation in military settings.
Darren Hammell, Executive Vice President, Princeton Power Systems
3:50 PM – 4:30 PM Presentation - Pace Energy and Climate Center Microgrid Study Findings
Pace Energy and Climate Center will provide an update on their activities in New York and New England to promote Microgrids and District Energy Systems with CHP. The rationale and current drivers that are prompting communities and end-users to implement microgrids will be explored. Regulatory, legal, financial and physical/infrastructure issues and challenges that interested parties are addressing will be discussed.
Tom Bourgeois, Deputy Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center
4:30 PM -5:00 PM Charting the Path Ahead
An interactive facilitated discussion with forum participants of the major highlights of the day, including a summary of the key benefits and challenges face by the industry as well as preliminary recommendations regarding mechanisms for overcoming these challenges.
5:00 PM - 6:30PM NETWORKING RECEPTION – Presented with The Pew Charitable Trusts