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2019 New York Power Summit
REV, the Green New Deal, and Beyond
May 6-7, 2019 | New York, NY

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Overview

New York is undergoing an energy revolution. The state is one of the few places in the U.S. where the entire utility model is being reimagined all at once – and where decision makers are engaging various players, from policy to business to finance.

Under the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) agenda, renewable energy is growing rapidly across the state: solar has increased over 1,500 percent, New York has held the largest renewable energy procurements by a state in U.S. history, and offshore wind is poised to transform the state’s electricity supply to be cleaner and more sustainable.

This year, Governor Cuomo announced new initiatives he is referring to as the Green New Deal. The goals of this proposal include:

  • An increase of New York’s Clean Energy Standard to 70% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% clean energy by 2040
  • Nearly quadrupling New York’s offshore wind target to 9,000 megawatts by 2035, up from 2,400 megawatts by 2030
  • Doubling distributed solar deployment to 6,000 megawatts by 2025, up from 3,000 megawatts by 2023
  • More than doubling new large-scale land-based wind and solar resources through the Clean Energy Standard
  • Maximizing the contributions and potential of New York’s existing renewable resources
  • Deploying 3,000 megawatts of energy storage by 2030

These are important goals with varying practical considerations that need to be addressed in order to fulfill them. The 2019 New York Power Summit will discuss current projects, unanticipated roadblocks, and innovative solutions to meeting these goals. Utilities will be on-hand to discuss the practical challenges that need to be solved in order to successfully meet the goals outlined in Governor Cuomo’s strategy. In addition, the Summit will include regulatory updates, the economics of solutions, utility responses to the Green New Deal, and a panel of experts discussing the path forward. The roster of distinguished speakers will confront the salient elements, trajectories and consequences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain New York’s Green New Deal
  • Discuss REV-related policy and regulatory considerations
  • Describe the hosting capacity of distribution systems and its application in New York
  • Review National Grid’s EV program
  • Explain Pepco’s DER interconnections, hosting capacity and interactive maps, and data analytics
  • Discuss energy storage statewide goals, scheduling rights, NYSERDA’s incentive, and the role of storage in non-wire solutions
  • Describe Long Island Power Authority’s battery storage program
  • Analyze NYPA’s BuildSmart program
  • Review the federal offshore wind lease areas and PSEG’s current procurements in NY and NJ
  • Participate in the New York Power: A Path Forward Q&A panel
  • Discuss the latest on energy storage, rate design, and DER compensation
  • Provide an update on New York Green Bank activities and finance options
  • Discuss microgrid technology advancements, policy directives, and changing market conditions
  • Review similar initiatives from Tucson Electric Power, Baltimore Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this conference and 0.4 CEUs for the workshop.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case Studies, Power Point, and Group Discussion will be used

Agenda

Monday, May 6, 2019

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 -8:30 a.m. :: Keynote Presentation


8:30 – 9:45 a.m. :: Panel: Policy & Regulatory Updates

  • Cuomo’s Green New Deal
  • New & emerging regulatory considerations
  • Clean energy standards
  • Rate design reform
  • Additional REV-related updates

Moderator:

Paul A. DeCotis, Senior Director, West Monroe Partners

Panelists:

Darren Suarez, Director of Government Affairs, The Business Council of New York State

John Dempsey, Manager, Transmission Development, PSEG

Joe Hally, Director- Strategic Planning, Central Hudson

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. :: Morning Break


 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. :: Xcel Case Study: Carbon Free by 2050

  • Xcel Energy is the first major utility in the country to announce a vision to serve our customers across eight states with zero-carbon electricity by 2050 and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 80 percent by 2030
  • As a vertically integrated utility with regulatory oversight in multiple states, Xcel Energy can model a cost-effective transition of the energy system to achieve significant carbon reductions that can benefit all customers and balance the allocation of risks and benefits between the utility and its customers
  • We believe that state leadership – like New York’s ambitious clean energy goals – can be a key driver for cost-effective emission reductions and clean energy investment, encouraging utilities to work with states and invest as customers and the economics and technology are ready
  • We are committed to enabling and supporting customers to meet their own goals through our clean energy transition, and have been encouraging our clean energy stakeholders to focus on carbon reduction as the primary objective
  • Innovation and technology advancement are key to the success of our strategy. Distributed energy resources will play an important role on the distribution system as a part of this transition and for customers who want to invest in them, and we also need clean technologies that can be dispatched to balance the peaks when customer use exceeds renewable generation and valleys when renewable generation exceeds customer use.

Julia Eagles, Public Policy and Strategy Manager, Xcel Energy


 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. :: CASE STUDY: National Grid’s EV Program

  • Clean transportation goals and customer adoption metrics
  • National Grid’s NY program and next phase
  • National Grid’s program in MA and RI
  • Innovation and REV Projects in EV space.

Arunkumar Vedhathiri, Director- Solution Delivery- New Energy Solutions, National Grid


 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Case Study: Moving Forward: DER Interconnections and Data Analytics

  • DER interconnections
  • Hosting capacity and interactive maps, and data analytics at PHI
  • Expanding our analysis tools to create Non-Wires Alternative approaches (incorporating CHP, EV, energy efficiency, demand response, etc.)

Dave Wilson, Engineer- Distributed Energy Resources & Planning, Pepco

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:15 – 1:45 p.m. :: Energy Storage in New York

  • Statewide goals (1500 MW by 2025; 3000 MW by 2030)
  • Utility procurement of scheduling rights
  • NYSERDA’s Market Acceleration Bridge Incentive
  • Role of storage in non-wire solutions
  • Other use cases

Stephen Wemple, General Manager, Utility of the Future, Con Edison


 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. :: LIPA/PSEG Long Island Case Study:  Incentivizing Behind-the-Meter Battery Storage

  • Defining the objectives of battery storage incentives
  • Adapting demand response for battery participation
  • Incentive design decisions
  • Benefit-cost analysis

Justin Bell, Director of Rates and Regulations, Long Island Power Authority


2:15 – 2:45 p.m. :: NYPA’s BuildSmart Program

  • Update on NYS Executive Order 88 and BuildSmart NY
  • Trends and results from 100 energy audits at state facilities
  • Integrating energy efficiency into capital plans
  • Retrocommissioning, metering, and behavior-based EE

David Benjamin, Program Manager- BuildSmart NY, NYPA

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:15 – 3:45 p.m. :: Review the Federal Offshore Wind Lease Areas and the Current Procurements in NY and NJ

  • Discussion of the supply chain for offshore wind and how constraints could implement execution
  • Overview of how the industry will impact key constituencies (fishermen, organized labor, beach communities)
  • Review of the opportunities for managing the transmission associated with offshore wind

John Dempsey, Manager, Transmission Development, Public Service Electric & Gas Company


3:45 – 5:15 p.m. :: New York Power: A Path Forward

  • How to properly structure markets on the distribution system so both DER providers and incumbent utilities can thrive
  • How are utilities restructuring in order to meet policy goals?
  • Operational reliability
  • Keeping costs low
  • Maintaining rates
  • Earning revenues from “market-facing platform activities”

Ross Kiddie, Director, West Monroe Partners (moderating)

James Gallagher, Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Joe Hally, Director- Strategic Planning, Central Hudson

Justin Bell, Director of Rates and Regulations, Long Island Power Authority

Michael DeSocio, Sr. Manager- Market Design, New York ISO


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 8:45 a.m. :: NY REV – The Latest on Energy Storage, Rate Design, and DER Compensation

  • Learn how New York is tackling the tough issues and incorporating the latest market innovations into the REV framework
  • Discover how technologies like rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and grid scale energy storage are being pursued in the state
  • Finally, hear about the price signals New York is sending to encourage beneficial outcomes for ratepayers

Lon Huber, Director- Energy, Navigant


8:45 – 9:30 a.m. :: Update on New York Green Bank Activities & Finance Options

  • Overview of NY Green Bank (NYGB)
  • Market barriers addressed
  • Description of NYGB activity to date
  • Types of roles NYGB has played in transactions
  • Types of financing opportunities
  • Specific roles with utilities
  • On bill repayment

Alfred Griffin, President, New York Green Bank

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. :: Morning Break


9:45 – 10:30 a.m. :: Advanced Microgrids: Changing Parameters, Players and Rules

Technology advancements, policy directives, and changing market conditions and customer expectations are re-shaping the capabilities and functions of Microgrids.  Equipped with “smart” information, communications and control technologies and data management and analytical capacity, Advanced Microgrids can combine, manage and orchestrate multiple supply, demand and storage assets to provide integrated energy solutions to the grid, market and communities.

This presentation will discuss:

  • The capabilities and functions of Advanced Microgrid Systems (AMS);
  • The significance of these changes to NY REV and CA DRP reforms to change the “Utility Paradigm;”
  • The role of AMS in shaping a new Grid Operating System and Market Design for value delivery; and
  • The potential of AMS to expand customer solutions and alter energy-sharing parameters within Communities.

Larisa Dobriansky, Chief Business & Regulatory Innovations Officer- General MicroGrids, George Washington University


10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: Non-wires at Con Edison: Past, Present, and Future

  • Identifying and marketing non-wire opportunities
  • Development and selection of DERs
  • Successes and challenges we’ve learned from along the way
  • What’s next for the non-wire landscape?

Damei Jack, Manager, Distributed Resource Integration, Con Edison


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Approaches from Other States

Many states have reform initiatives underway like New York’s. While there are many similarities, there are also many differences. Success is mixed with some states’ initiatives being very successful, and some less so, and in both cases, there are many lessons learned, including:

  • Utility-scale renewable update
  • DG Transition away from Retail-Rate NEM – it will have been almost a year under new regime
  • Distributed Generation Interconnection Requirements – this document will probably have just become “law” statewide, having been revised to accommodate advanced inverter settings, distributed storage and operating characteristics
  • Electric Vehicle promotion and utility programs
  • Distributed storage adoption, rates and programs
  • DER(MS) R&D – Project RAIN (Resource Aggregation & Integration Network) update
  • Maryland is undergoing significant changes and updates to its interconnection regulations including changes in storage and electric vehicles policies
  • New legislation introduced this year will impact Maryland’s RPS goals and its SREC market, potentially boosting DER volumes

Justin Orkney, Renewable Energy Resources-Program Manager II, Tucson Electric Power

James Mirabile, Principal Engineer, Baltimore Gas & Electric

Jenifer Hedrick, Southern California Edison

12:30 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Workshop

Streamlining Microgrid Development, Design and Implementation

Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions Roadmap

May 7, 2019

Overview

Microgrids are an important step forward for grid reliability, security, and resiliency. Motivated in part by NYSERDA’s $40 million dollar microgrid prize, hundreds of New York communities are exploring microgrid options. New York is poised to be a national leader regarding development in this field. But while microgrids offer exciting opportunities, it is crucial to facilitate a smooth implementation process from both a technological and financial standpoint.

This workshop will begin with an overview of the current microgrid market. It will provide a background and updates about cutting-edge projects. The speaker, who has hands-on experience with several current projects, will review the technical, financial, and commercial challenges and solutions to microgrid deployment. He will also discuss critical microgrid design considerations.

The workshop will showcase opportunities to streamline microgrid processes in order to increase infrastructure resilience. Attendees will discuss technical solutions to successful microgrid deployment. The speaker will also describe business and financial opportunities to facilitate effective microgrid adoption, including various financial structures for microgrid projects and legal/contractual strategies. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about technical and financial considerations of microgrid deployment through real-life, forward-thinking case studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide a brief overview of the microgrids market
  • Discuss current project updates and trends
  • Describe the technical, financial, and commercial challenges to microgrid implementation- and the solutions
  • Discuss critical factors for microgrid design
  • Explain how streamlining microgrid technology can increase infrastructure resilience
  • Describe business and financial opportunities to facilitate effective microgrid adoption
  • Explain how to leverage energy markets and programs
  • Address legal/contractual strategies to facilitate
  • Utilize real-life, forward-thinking case studies to provide practical application of technological and financial solutions

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, group discussion, and a site visit will be used in this event.

Program Agenda

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Workshop Registration

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing


Microgrid Overview – Opportunities and Challenges

  • State of the market
    • Recent updates
  • Microgrid implementation
    • Where?
    • How?
    • Which microgrids?
    • Why
  • Challenges to deploying microgrids
    • Technical
    • Financial
    • Commercial
  • Opportunities for microgrid deployment

How Streamlining Can Accelerate Microgrid Penetration and Increase Infrastructure Resilience

  • Technical solutions
    • Leveraging technologies and systems to enable streamlining
    • Identify viable options
    • Working with utilities
    • Critical design considerations
    • Case studies
  • Business and financial solutions
    • Utilizing 3rd party structures, special purpose entities and public-private partnerships
    • Leveraging energy markets and programs
    • Legal/contractual strategies to aid streamlining
    • Case studies

Workshop Instructor

David Smith/Director of Energy Services/Burns Engineering

Dave has over 30 years of energy industry experience with a background in combined heat and power, microgrids, renewable energy, project finance, energy efficiency, innovative technologies, sustainability, planning and public policy. Dave is a proven systems thinker who, over the course of his career, has led many campus energy and sustainability master planning projects with an emphasis on identifying integrated, holistic strategies to maximize cost savings, energy resilience and environmental benefits. Dave has presented at many industry conferences and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and Green Mountain College, speaking on topics ranging from sustainable energy to smart grids, cogeneration and advanced microgrids. Dave earned is A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard University and a Master of Science in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Speakers

Justin Bell, Director of Rates and Regulations, Long Island Power Authority

David Benjamin, Program Manager- BuildSmart NY, NYPA

Paul A. DeCotis, Senior Director, West Monroe Partners

John Dempsey, Manager, Transmission Development, PSEG

Michael DeSocio, Sr. Manager- Market Design, New York ISO

Larisa Dobriansky, Chief Business & Regulatory Innovations Officer- General MicroGrids, George Washington University

James Gallagher, Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Alfred Griffin, President, New York Green Bank

Joe Hally, Director- Strategic Planning, Central Hudson

Jenifer Hedrick, Southern California Edison

Lon Huber, Director- Energy, Navigant

Damei Jack, Manager, Distributed Resource Integration, Con Edison

Ross Kiddie, Director, West Monroe Partners

James Mirabile, Principal Engineer, Baltimore Gas & Electric

Justin Orkney, Renewable Energy Resources-Program Manager II, Tucson Electric Power

David Smith, Director of Energy Services, Burns Engineering

Darren Suarez, Director of Government Affairs, The Business Council of New York State

Arunkumar Vedhathiri, Director- Solution Delivery- New Energy Solutions, National Grid

Stephen Wemple, General Manager, Utility of the Future, Con Edison

Dave Wilson, Engineer- Distributed Energy Resources & Planning, Pepco

Location

Millennium Broadway New York Times Square

145 W. 44th St. New York, NY 10036

Reserve your room:

please call 1-800-622-5569

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Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of May 5-6, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$259 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to April 19, 2019.

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2019 New York Power SummitUS $ 1495.00

This event has the following workshops:

Streamlining Microgrid Development, Design and ImplementationUS $ 595.00

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