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Monday, June 13

5:30pm EDT

OPENING CEREMONY: Achieving the Next Generation Electric System: Enabling the Transition to a Dynamic Energy Future
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Achieving the Next Generation Electric Utility: Enabling the Transition to a Dynamic Energy Future

In light of recent changes in policy, regulation and technology, it is envisioned that the electric power sector will become more customer-centric, cleaner, distributed, and cost effective in the near future. To achieve this will require an evolution in the roles and involvement of multiple industry stakeholders, including customers, vendors, utilities, and investors. This panel will examine the evolution of the next generation utility as well as explore other industry transformations in policy and finance which are allowing third-parties to play an increasingly larger role in this transformation.

This event will explore:

  • Key drivers influencing change in the energy industry and electric power system
  • Opportunities that will exist in the future for customers to become engaged and better manage their energy use and costs
  • The historical role of electric utilities and how this role may evolve over time as the market for third-party goods and services expands 
  • Key lessons learned from the regulatory and market reforms currently underway in New York and other jurisdictions
  • The roadmap and timeline for change

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Zach Pollock

Energy & Utilties Advisor, PA Consulting Group
Zach Pollock is an experienced consultant with over six years of research and advisory experience in the energy industry, including specific knowledge of electric utilities and clean technology. His primary area of focus is grid modernization and distributed energy resources. He has... Read More →

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Caroline Angoorly

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director, NY Green Bank
Founding COO of the NY Green Bank - a $1 billion State-sponsored investment fund and the largest green bank in the nation. Responsible for strategy, finance (including FP&A), operations, internal and external reporting, regulatory filings, external affairs and supporting investments... Read More →
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Kenneth Daly

President, National Grid
Kenneth D. Daly, CFA, is the President of the New York business of National Grid, which distributes electricity and natural gas to 19 million customers in the US and UK. Mr. Daly joined the company’s predecessors Brooklyn Union/KeySpan in 1988 as a Management Trainee and previously... Read More →
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Judith Lagano

Senior Vice President, Asset Management, NRG
Judith is Senior Vice President of Asset Management, responsible for the business and financial operations of NRG's wholesale generation portfolio, focusing on improving both the short- and long-term economics of the fleet.With more than 25 years of experience in the power industry... Read More →
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Audrey Zibelman

Chair, NYS Public Service Commission
Audrey Zibelman was confirmed as Commissioner, and appointed as Chair, of the New York State Public Service Commission, by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2013. As PSC Chair, Ms. Zibelman oversees the regulation and safety of New York's electric, gas telephone, cable, water and steam... Read More →

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National Grid

National Grid
National Grid  At National Grid we are committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to the customers and communities we serve. We are one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK.  Every day we work... Read More →

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PA Consulting

PA Consulting Group is a global consultancy specialising in management, consulting, technology and innovation. It has clients in both the private and public sector including local and national Governments and the defence sector.

Opening Keynotes
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Angelique Mercurio

CEO, EnerKnol
Angelique Mercurio is the Founder and CEO of EnerKnol, the energy policy data and analytics startup recognized by the White House as one of “America's leading private sector innovators using open data to solve the nation's most pressing energy challenges".Prior to becoming a technology... Read More →
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Walter Rojowsky

Energy Advisor, PA Consulting Group
I'm an Energy & Utilities Consultant with 15-years of experience in the sector, and I've had the pleasure of working with utilities around the world while at PA Consulting. I have an interest in the business, policy, and technology aspects of cleaner generation and what it all means... Read More →
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Audrey Zibelman

Chair, NYS Public Service Commission
Audrey Zibelman was confirmed as Commissioner, and appointed as Chair, of the New York State Public Service Commission, by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2013. As PSC Chair, Ms. Zibelman oversees the regulation and safety of New York's electric, gas telephone, cable, water and steam... Read More →

Monday June 13, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
National Grid
Tuesday, June 14

5:30pm EDT

Enrollment for this event is available for invited guests and NYEW ALL-ACCESS PASS holders.

Join host, GE Energy Financial Services, for a discussion on energy innovation with some of the industry’s biggest female influencers. Hear about disruptive technologies, innovative strategies and current trends shaping the future of energy from women who have excelled in their professional careers and are making an impact on the company and communities they serve.

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Amanda Levin

Energy Advisor, PA Consulting Group
"Amanda is an award-winning journalist with 15 years experience covering breaking news and authoring analysis pieces on industry topics such as FERC Order 1000, the renewal of the wind production tax credit, and the controversy surrounding distributed generation."She is currently... Read More →

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Colleen Calhoun

Director of Business Development & Partnerships, Current powered by GE
In her roles as Director of Business Development & Partnerships for Current powered by GE, Colleen works closely with senior leadership to identify and expand business opportunities across the energy and LED sectors. Prior to this role, Colleen was Senior Executive Director of GE... Read More →
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Tina Palmero

Deputy Director, NYS Department of Public Service
Tina Palmero has nearly 30 years of regulatory experience working on environmental and clean energy policy issues. Tina began her career at the PSC in 1988 as a Transmission Facilities Analyst responsible for the review of environmental impacts associated with the siting and construction... Read More →
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Andrianne Payson

Partner, Co-Chair, US Energy-Power Sector, DLA Piper
"Andrianne is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Finance: Project Finance"Andrianne Payson serves as the US Co-Chair for DLA Piper's Energy-Power Sector. She represents energy industry clients, including utilities, project developers and equity investors, on... Read More →

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GE Energy Financial Services

GE Energy Financial Services
GE Energy Financial Services is GE's energy investing and energy financing business. We work as a builder, not just a banker.

Tuesday June 14, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
GE Energy Financial Services
Wednesday, June 15

5:30pm EDT

ENERKNOL-RTO PANEL ON ISO MARKETS: How Will the Organized Electric Markets Evolve to Support the Future Grid?
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This event is exclusively for invited guests and registered NYEW All-Access Pass holders.

RTOs and ISOs have expanded their footprints over the last two decades and now serve two-thirds of electric consumers in the United States and more than half of those in Canada. But the scale economies that have fueled this growth face challenges from distributed energy resources at the same time as their wholesale markets are being stressed by generation subsidies and the Clean Power Plan. The CEOs of ISO-NE and NYISO will discuss these challenges along with a former FERC and state commissioner now advising utilities and investors.

  • Eliminating Market and Operational Barriers to New Technologies — As the one-way electric grid evolves into an intelligent two-way platform, RTOs and other policy makers will face challenges in incorporating these changes into existing regulatory and market frameworks. RTOs have proven they can accommodate variable wind and solar generation with better forecasts, new technologies, ample transmission and flexible firming generation. Electric storage and other distributed energy resources are posing new challenges, from how they should be defined to how they should be compensated. How are RTOs and utilities preparing? Does the recently-released NY REV 2 order provide some guidance for the path forward?

  • Challenges to the RTO/ISO Model — Wholesale markets have shown they can cultivate the growth of clean power (e.g., RGGI), and capacity markets have managed market entry and exit while meeting adequacy requirements. Still, some question whether the markets are sending appropriate price signals to promote the construction of new generation and retention of existing resources, prompting calls for subsidies that a recent PJM analysis said could disrupt market fundamentals. MISO is currently wrestling with whether to change its capacity auction in competitive retail region in southern Illinois. Meanwhile, the recently-passed Senate energy bill could put pressure on regions to tighten capacity rules, as PJM and ISO-NE have done, in a way that could discourage demand response and renewable generation. And even after the Supreme Court’s EPSA and CPV rulings, it’s only a matter of time before the next legal challenge over state-federal jurisdiction as the energy landscape evolves to incorporate new technologies and networked operations. 

RTO Insider and EnerKnol have teamed up to integrate on-the-ground coverage of the organized electric markets with real-time electronic access to the policies and filings that drive them. Join the conversation as we launch our integrated SaaS Platform and investigate these and other issues shared by ISOs/RTOs and members of industry.

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Rich Heidorn Jr.

Editor/Publisher, RTO Insider
Rich is a former reporter and editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he began covering the electric industry as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware introduced competition in the late 1990s. His coverage won the National Press Foundation’s 1998 award for energy reporting... Read More →

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Nora Mead Brownell

Member, Board of Directors, National Grid
Nora Mead Brownell is the co-founder of Espy Energy Solutions, LLC, an energy consulting firm and a former Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from 2001–2006. She is also the former President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissi... Read More →
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Erin Carson

Chief Policy Advisor, EnerKnol
Based in Denver, CO, Erin is EnerKnol’s “boots on the ground” policy analyst, focusing on rate design, regulatory models, compliance analysis, and forecasting. Erin is passionate about fostering transparency in Government and has presented at numerous White House Open Government... Read More →
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Brad Jones

Prior to becoming President and CEO of the New York ISO, Brad served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. There, he oversaw Commercial Operations and Grid Planning and Operations. A long-time leader among ERCOT stakeholders... Read More →
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Gordon van Welie

President and CEO, ISO New England Inc.
Gordon van Welie has been actively involved since 2000 in the establishment and growth of advanced wholesale electricity markets and a robust regional system planning process in the New England region. More recently, he has directed ISO initiatives to address the interdependency between... Read More →

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Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational banking firm that engages in global investment banking, investment management, securities, and other financial services, primarily with institutional clients.

2016 Sponsors
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Creator of New York Energy Week
EnerKnol is an innovative energy policy data and analytics company, conceived to solve the vast market need for real-time access to the critical regulatory information required to make decisions in energy markets, from fossil fuels, to power & utilities, environmental commodities... Read More →
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RTO Insider

RTO Insider™ is your eyes and ears on the organized electric markets, putting you “inside the room” at PJM Interconnection, MISO, NYISO, ISO-NE, CAISO, ERCOT, and SPP.  We provide independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry’s markets and... Read More →

Wednesday June 15, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
Goldman Sachs
Thursday, June 16

5:30pm EDT

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To attend this event please purchase a DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT ticket or an NYEW ALL-ACCESS PASS.

"The Future of Demand-Side Management: The Intelligent Building"

A critical component to insuring a resilient, energy efficient future is to innovate and expand the concept of demand side management. With new technology and data driven solutions the buildings of the future will be able to intelligently save more energy and become an integrated part of demand response mechanisms. This event will take a look into the future and invite industry leaders to discuss how to create the intelligent building of tomorrow, that is not only cost effective but also part of solving the energy challenges in the city.

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Margarett Jolly

Director of Research & Development, Con Edison
Margarett Jolly is Director of R&D at Con Edison and a technology leader who collaborates on strategies to roadmap technology solutions and influence policy to address seemingly intractable problems. Her professional and personal background provides her the technical and policy tools... Read More →

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John Davenport

Chief Scientist, Energy Focus
John Davenport is a recognized global expert in light sources, lighting systems and lighting applications; in particular, LEDs, electronic power supply technology, low wattage discharge lamps, and distributed lighting systems. Starting his career at GE Lighting in 1972 as a research... Read More →
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Rose Grymes

Deputy Director/Partnerships, NASA
NASA's Partnerships Directorate includes five Offices: International Partnerships, New Pursuits, Technology Partnerships, Space Portal, and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR). These Offices comprise a comprehensive suite of... Read More →
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Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen

Head of Center for Energy Informatics, University of Southern Denmark
Dr. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen is founder and head of the Center for Energy Informatics at the University of Southern Denmark and is a Professor, wsr, at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at the Faculty of Engineering. The Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary research... Read More →
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Lars Ostenfeld Riemann

Global Director, Buildings, Rambol
Lars pushes the boundaries for sustainability and digital design, taking a city-wide holistic view to ensure every project delivers maximum socio-economic benefits. Lars Ostenfeld Riemann is the Group Director for Buildings at Ramboll. As Ramboll's strategic leader for the Buildings... Read More →
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Arunkumar Vedhathiri

Manager, NYPA
Arun Vedhathiri, manages the NYEnergyManager Program at New York Power Authority focusing on providing an array of energy management services centered on collection and processing of energy data streaming in real-time from smart meters and sensors installed in thousands of buildings... Read More →

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New York University

NYU SPS Center For Global Affairs

2016 Sponsors
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Danish Cleantech Hub

Danish Cleantech Hub is a public-private partnership, led by the Confederation of Danish Industry and State of Green. We support the visibility and commercialization of Danish cleantech solutions and expertise in New York. As a New York based platform for knowledge sharing and green... Read More →

Thursday June 16, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
NYU Law School: Greenberg Lounge at Vanderbilt Hall