Breakfast Sponsors

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Carbon Free NY
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, they 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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GenOn is a competitive power producer with assets across the United States including the Bowline Station located in West Haverstraw, NY. GenOn also owns assets across the PJM footprint and in CAISO.

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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

Lunch 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, including renewables—hydroelectric, wind (offshore and onshore), solar, storage, and biomass—as well as natural gas, 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.

Covanta is a leader in sustainable materials management providing environmental solutions to businesses and communities across North America. Through its network of facilities and state-of-the-art services, Covanta is a single-source partner in solving today's most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit


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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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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.

Intermission Sponsors


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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.


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 ( and/or check out our FAQ.