Annual Meeting & Conference: Capture the Energy 2018

Online Pre-Registration for this event is open until 11:59PM EST, Wednesday, March 7. Walk In Registrations are Welcome!

Please review our Know Before Your Go Guide for details for your arrival in Albany NY. Contact with any quesitons.


NY-BEST is hosting its 8th annual “Capture the Energy” Conference on March 14-15, 2018 in Albany, NY at the  new Albany Capital Center. The two day conference is taking place just steps from the New York State Capitol building and will bring together leaders from throughout the energy industry to discuss the important role that advanced batteries and energy storage technologies are playing to make the electric grid and transportation system cleaner and more efficient.

The Capture the Energy 2018 Conference will examine the policies and markets influencing the energy storage sector in New York State. There is tremendous excitement around this industry since Governor Cuomo’s recent announcement of a new energy storage initiative and 1.5 GW target for energy storage deployments in New York State by 2025.

We are honored to welcome our Conference Keynote Speakers:

John Rhodes, Chair, Public Service Commission
Brad Jones, President and CEO, NYISO
Christina Lampe-Onnerud, CEO, Cadenza Innovation
Joe Martens, Director, New York Off Shore Wind Alliance
Christian Weeks, Vice President and General Manager of Flexibility Solutions, EnerNOC
Alfred Griffin, President, New York Green Bank
Tyler Morse, CEO and Managing Partner, MCR Investors


Download the Sponsorship Opportunities and secure your spot in our NEW GRAND EXHIBITION HALL at this year's new convention center location.
Please join us for our Pre-Conference Workshop,
co-located with the main conference:
Deploying Energy Storage in New York: Updates, Insights and What to Watch in 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
1:00  - 5:00PM
Join us for this half-day pre-conference workshop to get the latest updates and insights from experts on energy storage siting, permitting, interconnection, codes and standards, as well as an overview of the New York State’s policy landscape for energy storage.



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Thank You to our Lanyard Sponsor

Thank You to our Cocktail Sponsor


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Albany Capital Center is located at:
        55 Eagle Street
        Albany, NY 12207

Parking will be free on Wednesday, March 14, and will be $4.00 (cash) otherwise the week of the event.

Please see this Parking Garage Map for assistance.


Hotel Accommodations – Renaissance Albany rooms are SOLD OUT. Please see below for alternative, surrounding-area hotels:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
  • Hilton Albany
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Albany Downtown
  • Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albany  Downtown/Medical Center