Reception Sponsors

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Couch White, LLP

Couch White, LLP is a full service law firm dedicated to the cost-effective resolution of legal problems encountered by, and the consummation of transactions contemplated by, an extensive business and professional clientele.  The Firm, with its main office in Albany, New York, has extensive experience in a broad array of practice areas.  The Firm has particular experience in handling all aspects of energy, environmental and telecommunications-related issues, including electricity and natural gas matters.  The services furnished in these areas are comprehensive and include all phases of the permitting of energy generation and transmission facilities and the review and resolution of energy tariff and contract issues.  Recent examples include successfully representing both South Fork Wind in obtaining permits required for the transmission interconnection of New York’s first offshore wind facility and representing NextEra Energy Transmission in obtaining permits for the first transmission line built under the NYISO PPTN process.   The Firm offers a full range of legal services necessary for the evaluation, development and implementation of cost-effective solutions to energy and environmental problems.

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Power Communications

Power Communications is a public relations firm with more than 17 years if experience specializing in service to energy clients across North America, More than 7GW of gas, wind and solar projects successfully permitted and financed. Public outreach project development, strategic planning, media, graphic design, crisis management and event planning. Wide networks of contacts among energy policymakers, North American ISO and TRO management, energy media and energy associations. Former IPPNY, NYISO and NYPA Communications Director on staff.

Hospitality Suite Sponsors

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Customized Energy Solutions

Established in 1998, Customized Energy Solutions is an energy advisory and service company that works closely with clients to navigate the wholesale and retail electricity markets across the United States and globally. CES offers software solutions, back office operational support, and advisory and consulting services focused on asset optimization and energy market participation efficiency.

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Epsilon Associates, Inc.

Epsilon Associates, Inc. is an environmental engineering and consulting company specializing in securing environmental approvals for real estate, energy, and infrastructure development projects for public and private sector clients. 

Breakfast 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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Brookfield Renewable

Brookfield Renewable’s U.S. business, based in New York City, is a leading owner, operator and developer of renewable power, with a portfolio of hydropower and wind facilities in New York totaling approximately 900 megawatts of capacity and providing enough clean electricity to serve 440,000 homes annually. Brookfield Renewable employs 300 green economy professionals and supports another 250 indirect green economy jobs in the state. Brookfield Renewable’s U.S. business is a part of Toronto-based Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P., one of the world’s largest publicly traded, renewable power platforms.



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Carbon Free New York

Carbon Free New York is a coalition of like-minded organizations, including clean energy and renewable providers, environmental organizations and organized labor groups, who recognize New York’s opportunity to be the nation’s clean energy leader by decarbonizing our electricity sector with a market-based model that fights climate change, improves public health, and preserves states’ abilities to choose and achieve their own clean energy policy goals.By implementing carbon pricing, we will align New York’s wholesale electricity markets with its public policy objectives established by the Climate Leadership Community Protection Act (CLCPA).


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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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Shell Energy

Shell Energy is the public-facing brand for those Shell businesses that offer a comprehensive suite of tailored products and solutions, including: rapidly growing capacity, trading and technical expertise and smart energy solutions, serving customers across the commercial and industrial sectors. With the scale and expertise of Shell behind us, we’re a global leader in innovation across the entire energy value chain -- from generation, trading, supply, to behind-the-meter solutions. Shell Energy is your guide, making it easier to manage day-to-day energy needs while increasing efficiency, reducing cost, and advancing your decarbonization goals. Shell Energy has the resources and vision to meet the evolving energy needs of customers today and tomorrow, working toward a better energy future. 

Lunch Sponsors

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Eastern Generation

Eastern Generation, LLC (“Eastern Gen”) owns and operates seventy-two generating units at seven facilities totaling approximately 5,000 megawatts through its Astoria Generating, New Covert, Lincoln, Crete and Rolling Hills subsidiaries. Eastern Gen sells capacity, energy and ancillary services into the NYISO and PJM merchant markets. Eastern Gen’s Astoria Generating assets account for over 18% of New York City’s power generation capacity.

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South Fork Wind and Sunrise Wind offshore wind projects are being developed as a 50/50 partnership between Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind and a global leader in climate action, and Eversource, a national energy leader with homegrown expertise in regional energy transmission, including more than 100 years of experience delivering power to the region. Ørsted was recently ranked the most sustainable company in the world and will be the world’s first major energy company to become carbon-neutral by 2025. The company envisions a world run entirely on green energy. Eversource is one of the nation’s most responsible companies as ranked by Newsweek, Forbes, and JUST Capital, and has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 — faster than any other utility in the U.S.

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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.


Rise Light & Power

Rise Light & Power is a Queens, NY-based energy asset manager and developer. Its core asset, Ravenswood Generation Station, is New York City’s largest power-generating facility, which provides more than 20 percent of New York City’s generation capacity. In addition, Rise is pursuing an exciting growth-oriented strategy, including modernization and resiliency upgrades at Ravenswood Generation Station, as well as new large-scale clean energy infrastructure to facilitate the renewable energy transition taking place in New York State and New Jersey. Rise Light & Power is a wholly owned affiliate of LS Power. For more information, please visit


As New York's energy policies, law and regulations continue to rapidly evolve, Robinson+Cole’s Energy Group has emerged as one of the leaders in the state’s fast-changing energy marketplace. Attorneys, lobbyists and analysts in their energy practice assist clients in all aspects of the competitive energy industries. Their group combines extensive transactional, regulatory and legislative experience across the legal disciplines vital to successful energy projects, including construction, technology, project development, project finance and securitization, tax, general finance, environmental, real estate, and land use.  The members of the Energy Group appear before the New York Public Service Commission and represent clients in a variety of energy-relations matters.

Intermission Sponsors

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