New York and Beyond 2016 Agenda


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New York and Beyond

Advancing Microgrids Nationally with Lessons Learned in New York

May 19th, 2016

Join top microgrid leaders to set the course for national growth at this one-day event in Manhattan, May 19, 2016.

With hundreds of its communities exploring microgrids — and the $40 million NY Prize in full swing — New York is an epicenter of the microgrid revolution.  That’s why Microgrid Knowledge, the industry’s leading publication, has chosen New York to launch its new conference series in May 2016.  The event will feature carefully selected keynote speakers, panelists and presenters who have deep market insight that can spark lively debate and discussion.

New York 2016: Agenda at a Glance
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Continental Breakfast / Registration

Conference Welcome & Overview


Elisa Wood, Chief Editor, Microgrid Knowledge

“Setting the Agenda for NY and Beyond”


David Chiesa, Conference Chairman & Moderator, S&C Electric’s Senior Director for Business Development

Keynote Address


Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for NY

Panel 1: “How to Drive (and Survive) Local, State and Federal Microgrid Policy”


Ken Horne, Navigant, Director – Energy/Smart Grid


* Christopher Berendt, Drinker Biddle & Reath, Partner, Energy & Environmental Practice
* Tom Bourgeois, Pace Energy & Climate Center, Deputy Director
* Ke Wei, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, Senior Policy Adviser for Energy


Coffee and Networking

NY Prize Update


Micah Kotch, Director of the NY Prize

Panel 2: “Money & Microgrids: What’s the Best Way to Finance a Microgrid”


Kevin Normandeau, Publisher of Microgrid Knowledge

* Anna Chittum, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Visiting Fellow
* Mike Gordon, Joule Assets, CEO
* Dirk van Ouwerkerk, Anbaric, Lead Partner for Microgrids
* Jigar Shah, Generate Capital, Co-Founder
* Urs Gisiger, Hitachi Microgrids, Director, Project Finance



“Becoming Solar: What Must Happen for Microgrids to Gain Solar-like Growth?”


Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge’s Editor-In-Chief interviews Mike Edmonds, S&C Electric’s President US Business and Erica Hauver, Senior Vice President, Hitachi Microgrids

Panel 3: What Microgrid Customers Want: How Can the Industry Best Deliver?”


Chris Evanich, S&C Electric, Application Director of Microgrids

* Shay Bahramirad, Commonwealth Edison, Director of Smart Grid and Technology
* Jason Handley, Duke Energy, Director – Smart Grid Emerging Technology and Operations, Duke Energy
* Sally Jacquemin, Siemens Microgrid Business Manager
* Michael Overturf, ZF Energy Development, CEO


Coffee and Networking in Sponsor’s Lounge

Break Out Sessions

Break Out Session 1: “Where from Here? Industry Peers Chart a Course to Advance Microgrids”


An interactive session moderated by Rob Thornton, International District Energy Association, President & CEO

* Nathan Adams, ABB General Manager, North American Microgrids
* Mark Feasel, Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Electric Utility Segment & Smart Grid.

Break Out Session 2: “Road Map for Developing Microgrids: Lessons Learned and Pitfalls to Avoid from Customers Who Have Been There”


Roundtable discussion with businesses and communities developing microgrids moderated by Brad Tito, NYSERDA Communities & Local Governments, Program Manager

* Matt Alexander, Mayor of the Village of Wappinger Falls, NY
* Edward Bogucz, Syracuse Center of Excellence, Associate Professor
* Scott Kessler, Brooklyn Microgrid

Microgrid Market Update

A year ago GTM Research forecast that opportunities in the microgrid market would grow by over 3.5 times in just five years. Now the research firm is getting ready to release its next annual forecast.

How much change has a year brought to the microgrid market?

Omar Saadeh, GTM Research Senior Analyst, offers a sneak preview, including new analysis of the U.S. microgrid market, highlighting key opportunities, updated market sizing and revised forecasts.


Wrap Up / Lessons Learned from NY


David Chiesa, Conference Chairman & Moderator, S&C Electric’s Senior Director for Business Development


Cocktail Reception / Networking

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Would you like to be a sponsor for this event? Contact or call Kevin at 508-259-8570.

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