Annual Energy and the Environment Showcase & Spring Conference

Energy in the 21st Century:
Commemorating 15 Years of Competitive Market Transition

May 5 & 6, 2015
Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211

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Day 1

Day 2


About the Conference

Our spring conference regularly attracts well over 100 energy industry executives, policy makers and members of the financial and legal communities.

New York is celebrating its 15th year of restructured energy markets. In recognition of this milestone, this year's conference will feature a panel of former FERC Chairs and Commissioners to discuss the evolution of energy markets over the past two decades and the challenges FERC faced during those times.

IPPNY is fortunate to have confirmed speakers in former FERC Chair Pat Wood, III former FERC Commissioners Nora Mead Brownell, Suedeen Kelly, and William Massey, as well as former New York State Public Service Commission Chairman William Flynn as moderator.

The spring conference will also feature updates from the Assembly and Senate Energy Chairs as well as a panel discussion on power plant and cyber security!

More details to come! Check website for updates!

Please note that the agenda set forth below is subject to change as speakers and details are confirmed. 

Tuesday, May 5

12:00 to 5:00 PM
IPPNY Board Meeting (Members Only)

5:30 to 7:30 PM
Reception and Exhibitor Showcase

8:00 to 10:00 PM
Hospitality Suite (Members Only)

Wednesday, May 6

7:00 to 8:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 to 8:45
Welcome & Opening Remarks
John Reese, Senior Vice President
US Power Generating Company
Chairman, IPPNY Board of Directors

8:45 to 9:30
NYS Legislative Update
Hon. Amy Paulin, Member of Assembly and Chair
NYS Assembly Committee on Energy

Hon. Joseph Griffo, Senator and Chair
NYS Senate Committee on Energy and

9:30 to 10:00
NYS and Federal Regulatory Update
David Johnson, Partner
Read & Laniado, LLP

10:00 to 10:45
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:45 to 12:15 PM
Course to Competition:
A Power Walk Through History with Energy Champions

William M. Flynn, Partner
Harris Beach, PLLC
NYS PSC Chair: 2003 - 2006

William Massey, Senior Counsel
Covington & Burling, LLP
FERC Commissioner: 1993 – 2003

Pat Wood, III
, Principal
Wood3 Resources
FERC Chair: 2001-2005

Nora Mead Brownell, Founding Partner
ESPY Energy Solutions, LLP
FERC Commissioner: 2001 - 2006

Suedeen G. Kelly, Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
FERC Commissioner: 2003 - 2009





12:15 to 1:45
Lunch with Exhibitors

1:45 to 3:00
To Secure & Protect:
Guarding Today’s Energy Assets

William F. Flynn, Former, Principal Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Infrastructure Protection
US Department of Homeland Security

Matthew Dimmick, PSP
Director, Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources
MSA Security

Brian E. Finch, Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Dr. Edward Goldberg, Manager of Business
Continuity, Disaster Recovery & Threat Assessment
Eversource Energy

3:00 to 4:00
The NYISO: Then and Now

Maureen O. Helmer, Partner
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
NYS PSC Chair: 1996 - 2003

William Museler, Board Member
Ontario Electric System Operator & International
Transmission Company
NYISO President & CEO: 1999 - 2005

Mark Lynch, President & CEO
NYISO President & CEO: 2005 - 2008

Stephen Whitley, President & CEO
New York Independent System Operator
NYISO President & CEO: 2008 - Present

4:00 – 4:15 
Closing Remarks