2018 Conference Sponsors

Reception Sponsors

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Ecology & Environment, Inc.
Ecology & Environment, Inc. is a global environmental consulting firm whose underlying philosophy is to provide professional services so that global sustainable economic and human development may proceed with minimum negative environmental impact. The company offers a broad range of consulting services including: strategic permitting, engineering, and environmental support for wind, solar, geothermal, pipeline, electric transmission, power generation, gasification, offshore energy, LNG, and other energy development.

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Epsilon Assoicates Inc.
Epsilon Associates, Inc. is a well-established environmental engineering and consulting firm located in Maynard, Massachusetts.  We specialize in securing environmental approvals for infrastructure, real estate, and energy projects for public and private sector clients.  Epsilon’s planning, environmental and historic experts provide the expertise and clarity to successfully guide development projects through regulatory processes.

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Nixon Peabody
Nixon Peabody is a Global 100 law firm, one of the largest in the world, with offices in 16 cities across the U.S. and in European and Asian commercial centers, including five offices in New York State in Jericho, New York City, Rochester, Albany and Buffalo. Nixon Peabody has one of the most comprehensive energy practices in the U.S., serving the needs of energy clients for more than 75 years. We understand that our clients are facing complex business decisions in a global energy marketplace that is continually changing as a result of new legislation, advancing technology, and unique business opportunities. Our clients include traditional and renewable energy project developers, equity and tax equity investors, debt issuers, investor-owned electric and gas utilities, public power entities, and electric cooperatives. The types of energy facilities with which we have been involved is as diverse as our clients, ranging from traditional and renewable electric generating facilities, underwater and land-based electric transmission facilities, natural gas pipelines, and coal gasification projects.

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Read and Laniado, LLP
Read and Laniado, LLP, an Albany, New York law firm, was founded in 1983. R&L represents clients before federal, State, and local agencies and boards on energy, competitive markets, ratemaking, environmental, siting, and related regulatory matters. The Firm is involved with the development of electric generating and storage facilities and the siting of gas and electric lines. R&L is fully versed on the comprehensive generation siting law in New York State, Article 10, having been fully involved in the negotiations to reenact the law in 2011 and having counseled applicants on five applications under Article 10’s predecessor, Article X.

Hospitality Suite Sponsor

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NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, "NextEra Energy Resources"), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with approximately 19,900 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP primarily in 29 states and Canada as of December 2016. NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which is one of the largest in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc

Lunch Sponsors

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Barclay Damon LLP
Barclay Damon LLP, listed as a "Top 250 Firm" by The National Law Journal, is a full­service law firm with offices throughout New York State, including NYC and in Toronto, Boston, Washington, DC, and Newark. Barclay Damon has 275 lawyers in 33 practice areas with national and regional capabilities serving a diverse client base including the energy industry. For more information, visit www.barclaydamon.com


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Dominion Energy operates interstate natural gas transmission and storage facilities in New York and serves gas distribution utility and power generation facility customers throughout the State of New York.


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Eastern Generation
Eastern Generation, LLC (“EasternGen”) owns and operates seventy-two generating units at seven facilities with a total average capacity of 4,961 Megawatts through its Astoria Generating, New Covert, Lincoln, and Rolling Hills Subsidiaries. EasternGen sells energy and ancillary services into the NYISO and PJM markets, and account for over 18% of New York city capacity.


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Harris Beach
Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York State, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Led by the only former head of both the New York State PSC and NYSERDA, our multi-disciplinary Energy Industry Team combines the knowledge and experience of a broad range of relevant practice areas to provide comprehensive and effective energy industry representation to power generators and other industry participants. Our representation spans all aspects of federal and state regulatory proceedings, including generation siting, utility rates, permitting, and zoning and land use.

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Invenergy, LLC
Invenergy develops, owns, builds, and operates power generation facilities in North America, Latin America, Japan and Europe. We have a proven track record in establishing and maintaining longstanding profitable relationships with utilities, suppliers, and the communities in which our projects are located.

Invenergy has developed over 13,700 MW of utility-scale renewable and natural gas-fueled power generation facilities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. This includes 67 wind, 10 solar, 11 natural gas and 6 advanced energy storage facilities. We are North America’s largest independent renewable energy provider.

Intermission Sponsors

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Firley, Moran, Freer and Eassa, CPA, P.C.
Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C. (“FMFE”), a certified public accounting firm located in Syracuse, New York, has a national practice in the energy generation industry.  FMFE provides assurance, tax and consulting services to over 90 independent power facilities throughout the country.  With energy being the firm’s largest niche, we pride ourselves as being a cost-effective alternative to the top-tier accounting firms.  We provide services to companies having revenues that range up to $235 million, capacity of up to 870MW and assets of up to $1.0 billion, and include natural gas, coal, hydro, wind, solar and biomass facilities.  Our membership in the RSM US Alliance provides us and our clients with seamless access to national accounting firm recourses.

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Redfin is a full-service, residential real estate company with local agents who get to know their clients over coffee and on home tours, using online tools to make you smarter and faster. More than 10,000 customers buy or sell a home with Redfin each year.

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RTO Insider
RTO Insider is your eyes and ears on the organized electric markets, putting you “inside the room” at ERCOT, ISO-NE, MISO, NYISO, PJM and SPP. We provide independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry’s markets and policymaking, saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss the issues most important to your interests. Want to know more about us? Come to our website (www.rtoinsider.com) and/or check out our FAQ.