Marist to Again Host Renewable Energy Conference

Marist College

Marist College will again host the Renewable Energy Conference, the premier industry gathering of its type on the East Coast. The June 27-28 conference is presented by The Business Council of New York State and The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute and will bring together executives from the public and private sectors to discuss the role of renewables in the changing energy landscape.

New York State and the nation continue to be dramatically impacted by changes in energy policy. As a result of the Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and the Trump Administration's new view on national renewable energy policy, the energy landscape is changing. The conference will examine the impact of these policy changes on the competitive bulk electric market place with associated impacts on the use, development, and pricing of renewable sources of supply.

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The conference will kick off with a welcome reception on Tuesday, June 27. On Wednesday, June 28, leading experts in the field of energy, technology, academia, government policy and business will deliver keynotes and speak on panels addressing a range of energy market issues. The format of the conference will allow participants to learn, meet experts, and ask questions on issues most important to industry professionals. Morning sessions are devoted to establishing a foundation for understanding the current status of the energy market place. Afternoon sessions will focus on the practical experiences of those working in these emerging energy markets, and there will be several networking opportunities.

Speakers and panelists scheduled to appear represent the New York State Public Service Commission, National Grid, Central Hudson Gas & Electric, BNP Paribas, BQ Energy, the New York Independent System Operator, and many other companies, agencies, and firms. Marist President David Yellen, School of Management Dean Lawrence G. Singleton, Business Council of New York State President and CEO Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., and Hudson Renewable Energy Institute Chair Allan Page are also scheduled to make remarks.

Some of the speakers and panelists scheduled to appear: 


5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Welcome Reception: Marist College Cornell Boathouse

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. 
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit the Exhibits
8:45 - 8:50 a.m. Welcome: Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D., Dean, School of Management, Marist College
8:50 – 8:55 a.m. Darren Suarez, Director of Government Affairs, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
8:55 – 9:00 a.m. Allan Page, Chair, The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Opening Keynote Address: Committed to our Customers and the Future of Energy
Melanie Littlejohn, Vice President of Community & Customer Management New York, National Grid New York
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Forecasting the Impact of the Trump Administration on National Renewable Energy Policy
Raymond B. Wuslich, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Grid Modernization at Central Hudson and its Impact on Supporting Renewable Generation
Paul Haering, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits; Sponsored by Advanced Control Systems
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. With 50% Renewable by 2030 and potentially 100% by 2050 is a Competitive Bulk Power Market Place Sustainable in New York? Scott Niemann, Ph.D., Director and Principal, ESAI Power LLC
11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Implementation of the Clean Energy Standard, Tina Palmero, Deputy Director, Office of Clean Energy, New York State Department of Public Service
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon; Welcome & Introductions: David N. Yellen, President, Marist College; Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., President and CEO, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Luncheon Address: How Transmission Can Competitively Unlock the Potential for DER and Renewables; Bradley C. Jones, President & CEO, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Panel I: Developments in the Financing of Renewable Energy Projects
Panel Chair and Moderator: E. Scott Medla, Managing Partner, Ansonia Partners, LLC
Panelists: Caroline Angoorly, Chief Operating Officer, Green Bank; Denis P. O’Meara, Managing Director / Senior Banker, Energy & Natural Resources, BNP Paribas
2:20 - 2:35 p.m. Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits, Sponsored by Advanced Control Systems
2:35 - 3:25 p.m. Panel II: View of the Changing Regulatory Structure in the Energy Space and How it Affects Renewables
Panel Chair and Moderator: Paul DeCotis, Senior Director, Energy & Utilities, West Monroe Partners
Panelists: Paul F. Curran, P.E., Founder and Managing Partner, BQ Energy, llc; David A. Pacyna, CEO, North America T&D Group
3:25 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Keynote Address: Diane X. Burman, Commissioner, New York State Public Service Commission
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks: Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D., Dean, School of Management, Marist College

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