Capture the Energy 2012



The NY-BEST Capture the Energy Conference on March 7th & 8th in Troy, NY was a resounding success.  The event drew in an impressive number of nearly 200 professionals.  Speakers from General Electric, General Motors and Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy were just some of the many exciting and powerful presentations. 

At the event, National Grid presented a $98,000 Economic Development grant to NY-BEST for an economic impact study and a “roadmap” to identify and harness emerging markets for energy storage job growth in the State as well as to assist NY-BEST in its outreach efforts to attract energy storage businesses to New York.

A very special thank you to the sponsors and exhibitors whose participation made this conference a great success!  To view the agenda and presentations please read more>>

Presentations from the Conference below:

March 7th, 2012

Session One –Energy Storage: Economics, Markets and Policy


Session Two – Energy Storage in Transportation: New Products and New Opportunities


Session Three – Energy Storage on the Grid – Roundtable Discussion

  • Chris Shelton, President, AES Energy Storage
  • Eric Stallings, Vice President, Xtreme Power
  • Aubrey Braz, Vice President, Consolidated Edison
  • Rick Cutright, Director of Product Management, GE Energy Storage


March 8th, 2012

Keynote - Christine Furstoss, Global Technology Director, GE Global Research


Session One – Battery Technologies—Sorting Myth from Fact


Session Two – Emerging Electrical and Mechanical Technologies—What’s new and what’s gaining traction?