Powering the Future: Electrification Meets Innovation

Register today!


  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

  • 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome / Opening Remarks
    • Chris LaRoe, IPPNY Chair, Senior Director of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs
      Brookfield Renewable

  • 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Fireside Chat on Legislation and Energy Policy
    • Moderator: Gavin Donohue, President and CEO
    • Honorable Kevin Parker
      Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee Chair
    • Honorable Didi Barrett
      Assembly Energy Committee Chair
    • Doreen Harris, President and CEO
      New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

  • 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Exhibitors

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Located on First Floor

    • Fueling the Energy Future – Dis[atchable Emissions Free Resources (DEFRs)

      As New York works to meet the CLCPA goals, the need for capacity will not decrease, and, in most cases, it will drastically increase. The State will need to look to dispatchable emission free resources (DEFRs), in addition to wind, solar, and battery storage. To ensure system reliability, we will collectively have to rely on resources that will compliment intermittent sources; some of these DEFRs are still emerging, developing, or even not yet known. This panel will look to see how various clean energy fuels and technologies can/will complement each other to not only ensure the utilization of clean energy, but also to avoid compromising energy reliability, resilience, and affordability.

      • Moderator to be announced soon!
      • Panelist: Rick Beuttel, Vice President, Hydrogen Business
        Bloom Energy
      • Panelist: Katrina Westerhof, Principal Program Manager, Hydrogen
        National Grid Ventures
      • John Murphy, International Representative
        United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada
      • Additional panelist to be announced soon!

    • The Future of the Electric Grid

      New York’s nearly 9,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines deliver power from generation to customers. With increasing amount of generation, especially to meet needs under electrification pursuant to the CLCPA, these systems will need to be able to accept and distribute new supply. This network of transmission lines will carry a growing load as we are increasing capacity and moving towards electrification for building heat and transportation. This panel will discuss how the grid needs to be flexible and poised for delivery of rapid renewable buildout and electrification policy, how (if) supply can meet the load and demand needs, and what alternatives or “out-of-the-box” thinking will be needed to ensure reliability throughout the transition.

      • Moderator: Diane Burman, Commissioner
        Public Service Commission
      • Panelist: Bart Franey, Vice President, Clean Energy Development
        National Grid
      • Panelist: Bill Acker, Executive Director
      • Additional panelist to be announced soon!

  • 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch

  • 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker
    • Alexis Glick, CEO
      Nature Energy

  • 1:15 - 1:30 p.m. ISO/IPPNY Panel Introduction
    • Rich Dewey, President and CEO
      New York Independeny System Operator

  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. ISO/IPPNY Panel

    • Climate Change, Resiliency, and Reliability: System Performance During Key Weather Events

      The perfect storm is approaching. The increase in intermittent resources onto the grid, the retirement of dispatchable traditional generation, and the increase of extreme weather events have all made the electric system less resilient. This concern has resulted in a need for organizations that operate the energy system to rethink market mechanisms to ensure system reliability. This panel is meant to be an exposition of how these organizations create reliability mechanisms to keep the lights on when there are extreme weather events occurring both inter- and intra-state. At the heart of this transition are evolving fuel supply considerations and load forecasting needs. 

      • Moderator: Doreen Saia, Shareholder
        Greenberg Traurig, LLP
      • Panelist: Stephen George, Director, Operational Performance, Training, and Integration
        Independent System Operator New England
      • Panelist: Aaron Markham, Vice President, Operations
        New York Independent System Operator
      • Panelist: Paul McGlynn, Executive Director, System Operations
        PJM Interconnection
      • Additional panelist to be announced soon!

  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Industry Executives Fireside Chat

    • Power Sector Innovation: Is Hydrogen the Next Frontier? Big Picture Plans and Priorities for New York Energy Development
      • Moderator to be announced soon!
      • Panelist: Mark Sudbey, CEO
        Eastern Generation, LLC
      • Panelist: Rudy Wynter, President
        National Grid
      • One additional panelist to be announced soon!

  • 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
    • Gavin Donohue, President and CEO

Register today!

*This agenda is subject to change prior to the event.