Capture the Energy 2019
March 13-14, 2019 | Albany Capital Center
The Capture the Energy 2019 Conference will examine the policies and markets influencing the
rapidly growing energy storage sector in New York State. Join us as we chart the path to achieving
Governor’s Cuomo’s 1.5 GW target for energy storage deployments in New York State by 2025.
Online registration for this event has closed. Walk-ins are welcome.
Alicia Barton, President & CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Pre-Conference Workshop - March 12, 2019
NY-BEST is hosting a Pre-Conference Workshop on the afternoon of March 12, 2019. The Workshop, titled “Deploying Energy Storage in New York: Understanding the Essentials,” will feature experts in the energy storage field who will discuss:
- New York’s policy and regulatory framework for energy storage,
- Funding opportunities and tariff structures
- Energy storage siting, permitting and testing
- Interconnection requirements for energy storage.
The Workshop is scheduled for 1:00-5:00 PM on March 12, 2019 and will be held at the Albany Capital Center, Albany, New York
Separate registration is required for the Workshop.
Space is limited, reserve your spot today.
DAY 1 - March 13, 2019
7:45 A.M. - Registration & Breakfast
8:30 A.M. - Welcome from William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
8:45 A.M. - Featured Speaker: Dan Finn-Foley, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables - “The Next Five Years in U.S. Energy Storage”
9:15 A.M. - Featured Presentation: New York's Energy Storage Roadmap: The Path to 3 GW by 2030
Jason Doling, Program Manager, Energy Storage, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Marco Padula, Acting Director, Markets and Innovation, New York State Department of Public Service
9:50 A.M. - Networking Break, sponsored by DNV GL
10:15 A.M. - Roundtable Discussion - Opportunities for Energy Storage in New York: Building the Project Pipeline
Moderator: Jason Doling, Program Manager, Energy Storage, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Mike Conway, Director of Business Development, Energy Storage, Borrego Solar
Keith Day, Director, Energy Storage, E.ON
Ray Hohenstein, Market Applications Director, Fluence
Doug Staker, Vice President of Utility Business Development, Enel X
11:00 A.M. - Keynote Address: Alicia Barton, President & CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
11:20 A.M. - Roundtable Discussion - Implementing New York's Energy Storage Roadmap
Moderator: Denise Sheehan, Senior Advisor, NY-BEST
Miles Farmer, Senior Attorney, Climate & Clean Energy Program, NRD
Sharon Hillman, Independent Consultant
Kate McKeever, Director of Regulatory and Institutional Affairs, Enelreen Power North America, Inc.
12:05 P.M. - Economic Development Opportunities for Energy Storage in New York
Brenda Grober, Senior Director of Industry Development, Empire State Development
12:15 P.M. - Networking Lunch sponsored by Empire State Development
1:00 P.M. - NY-BEST Annual Meeting, Mike Field, Chief Executive Officer, The Raymond Corporation
1:30 P.M. - Breakout Sessions
Session A, Track One: Pairing Solar with Storage: Capturing the Benefits
Dennis Phayre, Business Development Director, EnterSolar
Chris Rauscher, Director, Policy & Storage Market Strategy, Sunrun
Session A, Track Two: Advancing Clean Transportation in New York
Moderator: Adam Ruder, Clean Transportation Program Manager, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
John Hroncich, Regional Sales Manager, BAE Systems
Brian Zelis, Electric Vehicle Business Development Manager, Nissan
Session A, Track Three: Growing New York's Energy Storage Workforce
Session A, Track Three will begin with a brief presentation on the American Jobs Project Report "The New York Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Energy Storage." Presented by Kate Ringness of American Jobs Project.
Jennifer de Souza, Senior Director, Corporate Procurement & Strategic Alliances, The Raymond Corporation
Adele Ferranti, Program Manager, Workforce Development and Training, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Dr. Tod Laursen, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, The State University of New York (SUNY)
2:45 P.M. - Networking Break, sponsored by DNV GL
3:15 P.M. - Breakout Sessions Continued
Session B, Track One: Utility Applications for Energy Storage
Moderator: Marco Padula, Acting Director, Markets and Innovation, New York State Department of Public Service
Session B, Track Two: Energy Storage Innovation - Transportation and Mobile Applications
Moderator: John Cerveny, Director of Resource Development, NY-BEST
Rick Mason, Vice President of Operations, Plug Power
Session B, Track Three: Long-Duration Storage Solutions
Moderator: Fouad Dagher, Director, National Grid
Sanjoy Banerjee, Founder & Executive Chairman, Urban Electric Power
4:30 P.M. - Featured Speaker: James Misewich, Associate Laboratory Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Grid Scale Energy Storage: New York Resources Ready to Meet the Challenge
5:00 P.M. - Legislative Update from State Energy Chairs
New York State Senator Kevin Parker
5:15 P.M. - Closing Remarks from William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
5:15 P.M. - Networking Reception
6:30 P.M. - Reception/Day One concludes
DAY 2 - March 14, 2019
7:45 A.M. - Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibit Hall opens
8:30 A.M. - Welcome from William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
8:45 A.M. - Keynote Address: Sarah Salati, SVP, Chief Commercial Officer, NYPA
9:10 AM - Featured Presentation: Houtan Moaveni, Senior Advisor for Strategy and Clean Energy Siting, NYSERDA - "Siting and Permitting Energy Storage in New York: Resources for Vendors and Communities"
9:20 A.M. - Roundtable Discussion: The Future of New York's Wholesale Energy Market
Moderator: William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
Mike DeSocio, Senior Manager, Market Design, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
Pete Fuller, Principal, Autumn Lane Consulting, LLC
Greg Geller, Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Enel X
Dan Jerke, Director of Energy Management, Competitive Power Ventures
10:15 A.M. - Networking Break, sponsored by DNV GL
10:30 A.M. - Breakout Sessions
Session C, Track One: Energy Storage Buildings-to-Grid Applications
Robyn Beavers, CEO, BluePrint Power
Session C, Track Two: Project Financing for Energy Storage Projects
Moderator: Richard Baxter, President, Mustang Prairie Energy
Alan Dash, Managing Director, NEXUS Infrastructure Capital Management
John O'Brien, Director, Financial Services' Energy Finance team, Siemens Financial
Nick Whitcombe, Managing Director, NY Green Bank
Herschel Salan, President, NEC Financial Services, LLC
11:30 A.M. - Networking Break, sponsored by DNV GL
11:45 A.M. - Breakout Sessions Continued
Session D, Track One: Large-Scale Grid Storage - Renewables Integration, and Peaker Replacement
Moderator: Dan Bradley, Managing Director, Navigant
Jeff Bishop, CEO, Key Capture Energy
Matt Stedl, Development Director, Head of Energy Storage, Tradewind Energy, Inc.
Session D, Track Three: Energy Storage Start-Up Showcase
Moderator: Aidan Snyder, Program Associate, NY-BEST
Carlo Brovero, Co-Founder & CEO, StorEn Technologies
William Burke, CEO & Founder, Virtual Peaker
Cory Mourer, Founder & CEO, Integrated Storage Technologies
Mohaddese Mohammadi, Co-Founder, Battery Fingerprint Technologies
Sean Luo, Pyrophobic
Ryne Raffaelle, Cellec
12:45 P.M. - Networking/Boxed Lunch
1:30 P.M. - Conference Concludes
* denotes speaker invitation is pending. This agenda is subject to regular change, please check back for updates.
Registration can be found HERE
Capture the Energy 2019 will take place at the Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207
For our guests that will be coming from out of town:
The Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak Train Station
is a 6 minute (1.9 mile) drive to the Albany Capital Center
The Albany International Airport
is an 18 minute (12.6 mile) drive to the Albany Capital Center
The discounted room rates for both The Renaissance and the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown have expired. Please refer to our hotel list for surrounding hotels.
From street-style Mexican to A-1 filet mignon, Downtown Albany's restaurant selection
has it all. Check out Downtown Albany Business Improvement District's list
of surrounding-area dining options.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS:
Thank you to our Future Leaders Sponsor:
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Networking Lunch Sponsor:
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Swag Bag Sponsor:
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Please note: Regstration Refunds are available for cancellations prior to March 4, 2019. For hotel reservations cancellations please follow the venues policies.