Sallan Sponsored Event

There’ll Be Some Changes Made

9 September

Today, we are witnessing the realignment of NY's and the nation's energy system and its regulatory framework for a carbon constrained world in the face of disruptive technologies, new financial practices and novel user demands at the grid edge.

Our conference, There'll Be Some Changes Made: Power System Realignment or Death Spiral?, brings together top experts and thought leaders who will use the 2013 Con Edison rate case settlement and New York's 2014 Reforming the Energy Vision policy report for understanding the dynamics that are profoundly altering the power supply landscape and as a launch point for what people need to be thinking about now.

Place, Date and Time:

Urban Future Lab, NYC ACRE
15 Metrotech, 19th Floor, Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 8:15 AM–Noon

Eventbrite - There'll Be Some Changes Made: Power System Realignment or Death Spiral? There'll Be Some Changes Made: Power System Realignment or Death Spiral?

Registration/Breakfast: 8:15 AM–8:45 AM

Nancy Anderson, Executive Director, the Sallan Foundation

Keynote Presentations:
John Rhodes, President and CEO, NYSERDA
Michael Gergen, Esq., Latham & Watkins

Panel One: The Power Promise: Evolving Demand for New York Energy
Elizabeth Brooke Stein, Esq., Environmental Defense Fund


  • Michael Delaney, Director–Energy Regulatory Affairs, New York City Department of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability
  • Stuart Nachmias, Vice President of Energy Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Con Edison
  • Martin Insogna, New York State Public Service Commission

Panel Two: Technology Disruptors
David Biello, Energy & Environment Editor, Scientific American


  • Dr. Robert Currie, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Smarter Grid Solutions
  • Archan Padmanabhan, Stationary Energy Storage, Tesla Motors
  • Fred Zalcman, Managing Director–Government Affairs, Northeast States, Sun Edison

Panel Three: Working Toward A Future That Works
David Giambusso, Energy & Environment reporter, Capital New York


  • Philip Austen, Director of New York Program Strategy, National Grid
  • James Gallagher, Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
  • Michael Sachse, Senior Vice President of Regulatory, Business Development and General Counsel, Opower

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Post-Sandy, forward-thinking building owners and managers are taking action to ensure the delivery of critical services. They understand all too well the importance of keeping the lights on, the elevators running, and water flowing. And, should the next wide-scale grid outage happen during the deep freeze of winter, on-site electricity is essential to operating boilers and keeping pipes from bursting.

Now, building owners and property managers can learn how a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system generates electricity, and can help save money while keeping the lights on when the grid goes down. Hear how your building could benefit from installing a CHP system, and how to take advantage of $100 million worth of incentives available from NYSERDA.

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Speakers: Dana Levy, Program Manager - NYSERDA; Brian Smyser, Associate Project Manager - NYSERDA; Davetta Thatcher, Project Manager - NYSERDA

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Sponsor: Urban Green Council

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RSVP: Urban Green Council

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An Invitation To Change Everything

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Join the Peoples' climate March NYC

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution..

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

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