NY-BEST Past Webinars

FREE WEBINAR: Energy Storage Outlook--Progress, Challenges and the Road Ahead

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 am

In this one-hour webinar, the NY-BEST team provides an overview of highlights from 2012 and sets the stage for 2013's opportunities, challenges and activities for New York's energy storage industry. 2013 held a flurry of activity related to the energy storage industry in New York State and globally. From the production of the New York Energy Storage Roadmap and Economic Impact Study, to the New York Energy Highway and the work of the three commissions set up by Governor Cuomo after Superstorm Sandy, NY-BEST staff and our members worked together to highlight the benefits and importance of energy storage technologies. Coupled with an array of webinars, conferences and electronic communications throughout the year, these efforts set the stage for what we expect will be a very important year for energy storage in New York State.

Webinar: Intellectual Property and Patent Law: What You Should Know about Recent Changes

Apr 24, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This webinar features three leading experts in intellectual property and patent law who provide attendees with the most up-to-date information about protecting your intellectual property rights.  If you are a technology based start-up, entrepreneur, or simply interested in protecting your intellectual property rights, we encourage you to watch this webinar. Our expert panel will discuss the implications of recent changes to US patent laws, with a specific emphasis on:
-new first inventor to file rules,
-new post patent grant review procedures,and
-litigation issues associated with America Invents Act (AIA) changes.

NY-BEST Webinar: Energy Storage Outlook in New York State

Feb 5, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This webinar provides an overview of the opportunities for growth of the energy storage industry in New York State in 2015.  Experts from the New York Battery & Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) share important market and policy updates, as well as outlines NY-BEST’s goals and planned activities for 2015. The webinar includes information on major policy initiatives, including New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding and Clean Energy Fund initiative and will discuss NY-BEST’s plans to update the Energy Storage Roadmap for New York.
  • Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
  • Denise Sheehan, Senior Advisor to NY-BEST
  • John Cerveny, Director of Resource Development, NY-BEST

Webinar: Alternative Business Models for Distributed Energy Resources

Apr 30, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DNV GL and NY-BEST co-hosted a webinar to explore alternative business models associated with distributed energy resources (DER) including transaction-based business models that could engage customers and shape markets around DER products and services.  In conjunction with our guest speakers, the webinar offers insights into innovative approaches for providing DER products and services, examines relevant financing approaches, and discusses how evolving markets trends will likely shape coming opportunities.
  • Geoffrey Parker, Professor of Management Science, Tulane University
  • Sierra Peterson, Director of Business Development, Clean Power Finance
  • Jessica Harrison, Head of Section, Energy Strategy Markets & Policy Development, DNV GL
  • Nick Payton, Marketing and Strategy Manager, Opower

Webinar: Energy Storage on the Electric Grid: The Opportunities, Applications, Markets and Policies Shaping the Industry

Jul 22, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Batteries and energy storage are increasingly being used on the electric grid to support the growing use of renewable energy, increase the efficiency of the grid and ensure the reliability and resiliency of the electrical grid system. This one-hour webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the scope of the opportunity for batteries on the electric grid. Experts from leading companies will describe the market opportunity, the different applications for batteries and energy storage on the grid and the policies being developed to promote the use of energy storage.  Speakers will discuss both “behind-the-meter” customer-sited applications, as well as stationary “grid-tied” applications. 


Steve Kelly, Senior Vice President of Sales, Green Charge Networks

Michael Kleinberg, Senior Consultant, DNV GL

Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
Robert Rogan, Director of Business Development, SunPower Corporation

WEBINAR: Electric and Hybrid Buses: Technology, Performance and Markets

Dec 16, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Electric and hybrid buses are taking off globally. With their improved fuel economy and reduced emissions, transit agencies worldwide are beginning to incorporate electric and hybrid buses at an increasing rate.
  • Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors
  • Macy Neshati, Vice President of Bus Sales, BYD Coach and Bus
  • John Hroncich, Business Development Manager, HybriDrive Solutions, BAE Systems
  • Seamus McGrath, Manager - Charging Systems, Proterra

Transit Supply Chain Kick-Off Event

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Webinar: Valuing Distributed Energy Resources (LMP+D): Principles and Interim Strategies

May 19, 2016 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Outlook for Energy Storage in New York State: 2017

Feb 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Energy Storage 101 for the Solar Industry

Sep 26, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm