PLATINUM SPONSORS

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Alpha Generation

AlphaGen is a strategic partnership formed and owned by an affiliate of ArcLight to own and operate critical power infrastructure to help provide reliable, secure, safe, and sustainable sources of power and meet the growing infrastructure needs created by electrification. AlphaGen is led by a deeply experienced senior management team with a proven track record of strategic, operational, and commercial expertise to help create value and manage risk.  AlphaGen manages over 13,000 megawatts of power infrastructure across four RTO markets (PJM, NYISO, ISONE, and CAISO), and oversees Eastern Generation, Generation Bridge, and Parkway Generation, amongst other ArcLight investments. For more information, please visit www.alphagen.com.

 

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Boilermakers Local 5

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers is a diverse union representing over 100,000 workers throughout the United States and Canada in construction, repair, maintenance, manufacturing, professional emergency medical services, and related industries. With its headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers unites 420 Local Lodges throughout North America, providing numerous services for Local Lodges and individual members and uniting all our members in our common endeavor: to improve the lives and lifestyles of our members.

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Epsilon Associates Inc.

Epsilon Associates makes permits happen. Founded in 1997, our consulting scientists, planners and engineers bring that level of expertise and clarity clients need for successful project approvals. We support major Environment, Energy, Industry and Community projects across the northeastern United States, numbering over three thousand to-date.

We conceive effective permitting strategies based on depth of knowledge and focused analyses. Our principals, associates and senior consultants offer effective advocacy for our clients. Our scientists, engineers and planners are representative of the brightest minds in our fields. Together, we produce timely, concise regulatory filings backed by a credibility earned through constructive working relationships developed over many years and countless critical interactions.

Ninety percent of our work is with existing clients or comes through client referrals. This includes coastal, offshore, and marine clients; energy, industrial and transportation infrastructure clients; and major real estate development, commercial, industrial, and institutional clients. Depending on client/project need, our consulting services could include local, state, and federal environmental compliance and permitting – acoustics, air quality, real estate development, ecology, wind, our specialty niche in historic structures preservation planning – and more.

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National Grid Ventures

National Grid Ventures (NGV) is at the forefront of the energy transition. We operate across the UK, Europe and US, developing, operating, and investing in large-scale clean energy infrastructure. We’re helping to accelerate society’s drive towards net zero while maintaining security of supply today.

NGV runs separately from National Grid plc’s core regulated operations. We’ve built a broad portfolio of businesses that work together to keep the lights on, decarbonise the economy and power a clean, fair and affordable energy future for consumers. 

Our diverse businesses include subsea electricity interconnectors, wind and solar power generation, competitive electricity transmission, battery storage, conventional generation and LNG regasification and storage. We’re also developing emerging technologies such as multi-purpose interconnectors and hydrogen, which could play a key role in decarbonisation.

Above all, we are a team of passionate, purpose-driven people committed to making a difference today and in the future by making the energy system better for everyone.

 

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NextEra Energy

As one of America's largest capital investors in infrastructure, with between $50 and $55 billion in new infrastructure investments planned through 2022, we're helping ensure that the next energy to power our dreams will be American energy.

 

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NYS LECET

NEW YORK STATE LECET (LABORERS-EMPLOYERS COOPERATION AND EDUCATION TRUST) is a labor-management partnership between our affiliated LIUNA Laborers’ locals and its signatory contractors. We work together to strengthen our collective position in the construction market, identify new and emerging markets, and capitalize on those opportunities. We provide one-stop shopping for innovative marketing and advertising strategies, government agency relationships, market-related legislation and regulatory initiatives, community and business alliances, and a variety of unique job tracking services.

 

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TigerGenCo

TigerGenCo is a growing independent power producer company focused on expanding its presence in US markets.  The team was formed in 2018 and is comprised of experienced development, construction and asset management professionals with diverse experiences across the US energy industry.

GOLD SPONSOR

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Founded in 1979, EDR is a woman-owned business dedicated to sustainable, multidisciplinary solutions arrived at through collaboration with our clients and allies. EDR’s mission is to create and sustain a better environment for our clients, employees, and communities. Our diverse Practice Areas include Environmental, Cultural Resources, Visualization, GIS,  Landscape Architecture, Engineering, and Community Planning. EDR has offices in Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and White Plains, NY; Hershey, PA; Columbus, OH; Portsmouth, NH; and Hyannis, MA.

SILVER SPONSORS

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Barclay Damon

Barclay Damon’s nationally recognized energy practice provides customized, targeted solutions to our energy clients across the United States on power generation and distribution, including renewables—hydroelectric, wind (offshore and onshore), solar, storage, and biomass—as well as natural gas and other fossil fuels, nuclear, and transmission and distribution infrastructure. Our Property Tax Team offers a full range of services to our energy clients nationally on due diligence analysis, traditional real property tax management, and property tax compliance.

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Couch White, LLP

Couch White, LLP, is a trusted law firm headquartered in Albany, NY for more than 35 years, with offices in New York City and Saratoga Springs, NY, and Hartford, CT.  Our firm consists of approximately 35 attorneys specializing in Energy, Renewable Energy, Environmental, Corporate & Commercial Transactions, Real Estate, Construction, Commercial & Complex Litigation, and Trust & Estate Planning. Together, we put our clients’ needs as our foremost priority and never stop working to meet those needs in the most ethical, professional manner.”

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Customized Energy Solutions

Established in 1998, Customized Energy Solutions assists clients in managing and staying ahead of the changes in the wholesale and retail electricity and natural gas markets. Serving hundreds of clients, Customized Energy Solutions offers best-in-class hosted energy market operations platforms and services.

Customized Energy Solutions is committed to promoting economic development through the advancement of transparent, efficient, and nondiscriminatory wholesale and retail electricity and natural gas energy markets. We focus on empowering our clients by sharing our understanding of the workings of the energy markets and related new technologies and supporting our clients’ operations in those markets. Through all things, we desire to honor God and our clients through the quality of our services and solutions.

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EDF Trading North America, LLC

EDF Trading North America, LLC is a global, asset-backed and operate from source to supply in wholesale power, natural gas, oil, LPG, environmental products and LNG and coal through JERA Global Markets.

EDF Trading is a strong and reliable counterparty with a solid financial base and a Baa3 credit rating from Moody’s. We manage an extensive portfolio of upstream and midstream assets and have many years of expertise hedging all types of exposures for our customers.

EDF trading has around 800 employees globally who connect the EDF Group and our third party customers to the world’s energy markets.

 

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Harris Beach PLLC


Keeping up with New York state’s complex and ever-changing energy landscape can be daunting. Harris Beach can help you navigate this industry. Their experienced team — led by a former head of both the New York State Public Service Commission and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority — regularly works with clients in all aspects of energy law, from generation and transmission owners to utilities and energy service companies. They lead these private and public entities to success in achieving their energy initiatives, in areas including:

  • Solar and wind energy
  • Energy generation
  • Transmission line development
  • Energy storage
  • Site decommissioning
  • Submetering 

 

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New York Construction Materials Association

The New York Construction Materials Association (NYMaterials) is a trade association representing the business and regulatory interests of member companies. Those firms are producers of Hot Mix Asphalt (Blacktop), Ready Mixed Concrete and Construction Aggregate (sand, gravel and crushed stone). Suppliers of goods and services to the producers, such as equipment dealers and consultants, may join the organization as Associate Members.

NYMaterials was formed in 1999 through the consolidation of the Empire State Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association (ESCAPA) and the New York State Asphalt Pavement Association (NYSAPA). Both ESCAPA and NYSAPA had been in existence since the 1950′s. During the 1980′s and 1990′s there was significant mergers and acquisitions among the producers along with vertical and horizontal integration, meaning that most companies branched out from being purely concrete or asphalt producers. Now, most companies mine aggregate from the ground and use that aggregate to produce concrete and/or hot mix asphalt. Due to the industry consolidation it became less important to have two sole-source associations, so the New York Construction Materials Association was born.

Since its inception, NYMaterials has become a potent advocate for the construction materials industry. Our committees, comprised of- and lead by- industry professionals routinely meet with regulators and specifiers to add an important industry perspective to new initiatives. In addition, the organization is very active with the New York State Legislature and Executive Branch. We also have dedicated staff to work on asphalt and concrete issues so engineers, architects, contractors and even homeowners can learn the proper way to order and utilize our products.

 

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Read and Laniado, LLP

The Firm is actively involved in matters before the New York Independent System Operator (“NYISO”), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), the New York State Office of Renewal Energy Siting, the New York State Public Service Commission, the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (the Siting Board), the Department of Environmental Conservation, municipal planning boards and state and federal courts.  The Firm represents a variety of market participants, including generating station, solar, wind and energy storage permitting, and transmission line developers, and provides services concerning environmental, financing, asset purchases and sales transactions, eminent domain and real property matters.  Read and Laniado has worked with and advised both lender’s and borrower’s counsel, as well as industrial development authority counsel, in financial transactions.  The Firm also has extensive experience with land use, zoning, and municipal laws relating to the provision of water, electricity, steam and natural gas.

BRONZE SPONSOR

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Fortistar

Fortistar is a private company investing/managing a portfolio of companies in the power, transportation and industrial sectors focused on helping customers reduce their carbon footprint at no additional cost.

MEDIA SPONSOR

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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.