Article 10 and SEQR Under the Clean Energy Standard

Join us at the Desmond Hotel on Tuesday, November 13 for the Article 10/State Environmental Quality Review Forum!

How do projects get sited in New York? Hear expert insights from New York State agencies, law firms, developers and more. 

Regsitration includes breakfast, lunch and breaks.

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8:00 AM Breakfast and Check-In

9-9:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

  1. John Rhodes – Chairman, New York State Public Service Commission
  2. Basil Seggos – Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

9:30-10:30 AM Overview of Article 10 Process, Status and Priorities – Moderated by Peter Olmsted, Assistant Secretary of Energy, New York State

  1. Sarah Osgood – New York State Department of Public Service
  2. Ken Lynch – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

10:30-12:00 PM Lessons Learned and Views on State Priority Areas – Moderated by Doreen Harris, NYSERDA

  1. Michael Speerschneider – American Wind Energy Association
  2. Dave Gahl – Solar Energy Industries Association Invited
  3. Sam Laniado – Read & Laniado, LLP
  4. Amanda Lefton – The Nature Conservancy
  5. Jim Muscato – Young Summer

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-4:00 PM Panel Discussions – 40-minute, focused discussions on specific topical areas, focusing on constructive feedback, lessons learned, best practices, and more.

Solar Siting and Land Use – Moderated by Maureen Leddy, NYSERDA

  1. Michael Saviola – New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
  2. David Kay – Cornell University
  3. Audrey Friedrichsen – Scenic Hudson
  4. Lindsay Smith – Geronimo Energy
  5. Marisa Scavo – Cypress Creek Renewables

Noise/Visual Impact – Moderated by Sarah Osgood, New York State Department of Public Service

  1. Arcadis
  2. Rob O’Neal – Epsilon Associates
  3. John Hecklau – Environmental Design & Research
  4. Christian Newman – EPRI
  5. Local Government Representative

2:30 PM 15-Minute Break

Natural Resource Issues in Wind and Solar Development – Moderated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

  1. Mylea Bayless – Bat Conservation International Invited
  2. Gene Kelly – Harris Beach
  3. Neil Habig – Apex Clean Energy
  4. Anneliese Schmidt – Antares Group
  5. Catherine Bowes – National Wildlife Federation Invited

Community Benefits/Impact/Support – Moderated by Houtan Moaveni, NYSERDA

  1. Gabe Wapner – Hecate Energy
  2. Eric Miller – Invenergy
  3. George Pond – Barclay Damon, LLC
  4. Local Government Representative

4:00 PM Conclusion/Closing Remarks

  1. Gavin Donohue – President and CEO, Independent Power Producers of New York