New York Power Summit 2020
September 22-23, 2020 | Online :: Central Time
This conference is an annual convention of leaders, engineers, regulators, and everyday stakeholders in the New York energy system. From renewables and the deployment of DERs to Governor Cuomo’s ambitious Green New Deal, Climate Mobilization Act, and general Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), this conference will be a comprehensive look at the big changes and updates in New York’s grid.
Hear from state agencies, service providers, and utilities both in and out of state about relevant energy projects on efficiency, sustainability, and technological innovation. Our 6th Annual NY Power Summit will be hosted by National Grid and proudly feature some exciting developments such as Duke Energy’s solar programs, Avangrid’s Vineyard Wind offshore wind projects, PSEG LI electrification, and much more. This exciting lineup of speakers will be available for interactive, deep-dive presentations, panels, and networking receptions.
- Review important projects and updates in the New York Energy System
- Discuss Cuomo’s newly approved Climate Mobilization Act as well as other relevant energy policy
- Hear from out of state utilities like Duke Energy, Ameren, and Exelon on outside perspectives on energy efficiency and state initiatives
- Describe the challenges, risks, and advantages to offshore wind projects from Vineyard Wind
- Share project impacts of COVID-19 on renewable goals
- Hear New York City’s Mayor’s Office share on recent sustainability projects like OneNYC
- Assess strategic electrification deployment in New York from PSEG LI
- Identify Energy Efficiency financing options and best practices from NY Green Bank, NYISO, and others
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 0.9 CEUs for this conference and 0.3 CEUs for the workshop.
This program will use PowerPoint presentations and active participant discussion.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. :: Log In
Section Highlight- Energy Policy and Vision
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. :: LEADERSHIP PANEL – New York Policy & Sustainable Strategy
Ambitious sustainability policies in New York are pushing the grid forward in a pioneering new phase of energy development. Many of the projects being done to meet the goals laid out in the Climate Mobilization Act and REV have unveiled practical challenges and exciting new innovations to share. This panel will serve as a comprehensive exploration of these policies, strategy, and technology within the New York energy grid.
Paul DeCotis, Senior Director, West Monroe Partners
Rana Mukerji, Sr. Vice President, Market Structures, NYISO
Stephen Wemple, General Manager, Utility of the Future, ConEd
John Williams ,Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, NYSERDA
Echo Cartwright, Director Climate Mitigation, The Nature Conservatory
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. :: Networking Break
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. :: New York City’s Transition to a Clean and Resilient Energy System
New York City is taking bold steps to address the climate crisis, including committing to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and 100% clean electricity by 2040. Beyond aggressively pursuing decarbonization, the City is working to build an energy system that is resilient to the impacts of climate change and affordable for all New Yorkers.
Susanne DesRoches, Deputy Director, Infrastructure + Energy, NYC Mayor’s Office
3:15 – 4:00 p.m . :: Rooftop and Community Solar Compensation – Duke Energy
This session will focus on what methods other jurisdictions are using to form the basis of compensation to distributed assets. It will also cover recent changes to New York’s rooftop solar policies and how those changes align with trends and perspectives from other states.
Bradley Harris, Manager, Rates and Regulatory Solutions, Duke Energy
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In
Electrification & Project Management
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Long Island Case Study – Beneficial Electrification
PSEG Long Island is working to support the state goal of implementing the “Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act” which calls for 185 TBTU of building energy savings by 2025. The act also calls for obtaining 70% of all electricity from renewable resources by 2030, with the overall goal to achieve an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This presentation will discuss two technologies for achieving these results: 1) electric heat pumps and 2) electric vehicles. In both cases, the displacement of fossil fuels with electricity will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also improve electric system efficiency because most of the electricity for these uses will be off-peak. Heat pumps primarily increase consumption in the winter months, where there is spare capacity, and EVs are expected to be charged mainly at night.
Michael Voltz, Director, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, PSEG LI
9:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: PANEL: Energy Project Financing and Approval Methods
As more effort is invested into green infrastructure and Energy Efficiency projects in New York, procuring adequate funding can be difficult. This panel will consist of different financing agency leaders who will discuss the opportunities, challenges, and suggestions for getting a project off the ground.
Nicole Geneau, VP of Development, AlphaStruxure
Alfred Griffin, President, New York Green Bank
Rana Mukerji, Sr. Vice President, Market Structures, NYISO
David Smith, Director of Energy Services, Burns Group
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. :: Networking Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Creating a Holistic Evaluation of Non-Wire Alternatives Within a Utility Enterprise Environment
The Non-Wire Alternative (NWA) market is a fast paced and legislatively uncertain place. It can be difficult to optimize a system which feels secure while integrating third party vendors and partners. In the state of New York, there is a disproportionate ratio between load and demand in the downstate vs upstate regions. This presentation will discuss different solutions National Grid has evaluated in the NWA market, system optimization between third-party partners and the utility, and pertinent legislative updates. Additionally, the presentation will share useful tactics on capital planning to assess the viability of an NWA vs a traditional solution in a technology agnostic format.
Marie Schnitzer, Lead Project Manager, National Grid
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Break for Lunch
DERs & Renewables
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Energy Storage Resource Integration in the NYISO Markets
This presentation will give an overview of the opportunities for energy storage resource’s participation in the NYISO’s markets. It will also go over the NYISO’s compliance with FERC Order no 841. The benefits and challenges of integrating storage into the NYISO’s systems will be discussed. Finally, the potential impact of storage to provide reliable and cost-effective supply to customers in light of increasingly aggressive New York State decarbonization and clean energy policies will be discussed.
Pallavi Jain, Energy Market Design Specialist NYISO
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: NYPA’s North Country Energy Storage Project
NYPA’s North Country Energy Storage Project supports New York State’s 3 GW by 2030 storage goal. This is NYPA’s first utility-scale battery project. The Project will be a 20MW/1Hr lithium-ion system and interconnect at NYPA’s Willis Substation in Chateaugay, NY.
Ana Stachowiak, Project Manager, New York Power Authority (NYPA)
Jason Gorman, Vice President, CHA Consulting
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Networking Break
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. :: PANEL: Achieving a Sustainable Future Through Beneficial Electrification
Beneficial Electrification (BE) increases end-use applications of electricity and when it displaces carbon-based fuels with clean/renewable energy-derived electricity can achieve renewable energy, distributed energy resource and carbon emission targets. Thus, BE can facilitate the transformation of end use applications and state- or utility-specific energy profiles to a more sustainable future. The panel will discuss how this transformation will be achieved, starting with some findings from “Beneficial Electrification: The Voice of the Consumer.”
David South, Sr. Principal, West Monroe
Patty Durand, President, Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative
Karen Weigert, Vice President, Business Strategy and Regional Operations, Slipstream, Inc.
Bill LeBlanc, Chief Instigation Agent, E Source
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: PANEL: Approaches from Out of State
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
James Mirabile, Principal Engineer, Baltimore Gas & Electric
Lon Huber, VP Rate Design and Strategic Solutions, Duke Energy
Joshua Skelly, Project Manager, Ameren
John Ryan, Director, Strategic Projects, Exelon Utilities
4:30 p.m. :: Conference Concludes
Deployment of Electrification, Microgrids, and DERs Across the Grid
Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions Roadmap
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Beneficial, or strategic, electrification refers to a paradigm shift in New York state and throughout the country that is replacing direct fossil fuel use (e.g., propane, heating oil, gasoline) with electricity in a way that reduces overall emissions and energy costs. There are many opportunities across the residential, commercial, and public sectors, and across transportation systems and infrastructure. As the term suggests, if done in an optimized, low carbon and resilient manner, electrification can have multiple benefits that redound to the environment, ratepayers, utilities and critical infrastructure. What is driving this trend, the importance of grid optimization along this path and the essential role of resilience in enabling and securing a successful transition to electrification are explored in this workshop.
Challenges to electrification are also discussed, and specific examples of campuses, airports and vehicle fleets shifting away from fossil fuels are presented. Resilient microgrids as a platform for grid optimized platforms for electrification are reviewed with examples drawn from healthcare, rail transit, colleges, bus fleets, communities, and military bases. In addition to microgrids, how scalable, modular distributed energy resources and non-wires alternatives can be leveraged to enhance the appeal of electrification will be covered. Other topics such as planning for electrification, future-proofing strategies, techno-financial modeling, new business models and examples of public-private-partnerships to accelerate electrification will be presented
- Understand of federal state and local policies, programs, goals and market drivers
- Assess enabling energy technologies and applications for on-site generation, energy storage and smart infrastructure
- Evaluate the costs and considerations to building EV charging stations and load management
- Discuss fleet electrification, impacts on local distribution grid and how to incorporate DER and microgrids to both add resilience and accelerate transitioning to fully electric fleets
- Provide a brief overview of the microgrids market
- Describe the technical, financial, and commercial challenges to beneficial electrification and microgrid and electrification implementation- and the solutions
- Review available modeling
- Evaluate the ROI for battery storage systems and other power alternatives
- Explain how streamlining microgrid technology can increase infrastructure resilience
- Describe business structures and financial strategies to facilitate effective microgrid deployment and accelerate electrification
- Explain how to leverage energy markets and programs to monetize distributed energy resources and electrified buildings, infrastructure, and vehicles
- Address legal/contractual strategies to facilitate resilience
- Utilize real-life, forward-thinking case studies to illustrate the range of technical solutions, technology applications and end-users pursuing improved resilience and/or transitioning to beneficial electrification
8:45 – 9:00 am :: Workshop Log In
9:00 – 11:30 am. :: Workshop Timing
DER Overview – Opportunities and Challenges
- State of the market
- Recent updates
- Microgrid implementation
- Which microgrids?
- Challenges to deploying microgrids
- Opportunities for microgrid deployment
- Electrification Challenges and roadmap
- EV deployment
- Rate costs
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
DERs and Oncoming Market Trends
- Storage case studies
- Load management strategies and design
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.
- Echo Cartwright, Director Climate Mitigation, The Nature Conservatory
- Paul DeCotis, Senior Director, West Monroe Partners
- Patty Durand, President, Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative
- Susanne DesRoches, Deputy Director, Infrastructure + Energy, NYC
- Alfred Griffin, President, New York Green Bank
- Jason Gorman, Vice President, CHA Consulting
- John Williams ,Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, NYSERDA
- Lon Huber, VP of Rate Design and Strategic Solutions, Duke Energy
- Pallavi Jain, Energy Market Design Specialist NYISO
- Bill LeBlanc, Chief Instigation Agent, E Source
- James Mirabile, Principal Engineer, Baltimore Gas & Electric
- Rana Mukerji, Sr. Vice President, Market Structures, NYISO
- Ginger Roether, VP & Leader of Client Relations, HDR Inc.
- John Ryan, Director, Strategic Projects, Exelon Utilities
- Marie Schnitzer, Lead Project Manager, National Grid
- Margaret Smyth, CFO, National Grid
- David South, Sr. Principal, West Monroe
- Ana Stachowiak, Project Manager, New York Power Authority (NYPA)
- Michael Voltz, Director, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, PSEG LI
- Karen Weigert, Vice President, Business Strategy and Regional Operations, Slipstream, Inc.
- Stephen Wemple, General Manager, Utility of the Future, ConEd
- Rich Zinser, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell
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