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Unlocking the grid: Getting renewables to NYC

Local Law 97 anticipates that NYC’s electric grid will deliver far more renewable energy than is currently available.

But where will this electricity be generated? When will it be available to New York City buildings? And what policies will support this transformation?

Our 2020 online conference, Unlocking the Grid: Getting Renewables to NYC, tackled these questions over four sessions. Regulators, renewable energy developers and industry experts shared how they are overcoming existing barriers and paving the path for a cleaner grid.

Keynote panel

“The policy landscape”

  • Alicia Barton, NYSERDA
  • Gil Quinones, NYPA
  • John Rhodes, New York State Dept. of Public Service
  • John Mandyck, Urban Green Council

Session 1

“Real projects, real timelines”

  • Julia Bovey, Equinor
  • Hugues Girardin, Boralex
  • Christopher Hart, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind
  • Doreen Harris, NYSERDA

Session 2

“How will green power flow?”

  • Donald Jessome, Transmission Developers, Inc.
  • Richard Dewey, NYISO
  • Julie Tighe, New York League of Conservation Voters

Session 3

“Where buildings meet the grid”

  • John Gilbert, Rudin Management Company
  • Dan Steingart, Columbia University Electrochemical Energy Center
  • Damian Sciano, Con Edison
  • Charlotte Matthews, Sidewalk Labs

Outreach partners

Building Energy Exchange
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
New York League of Conservative Voters
North American Passive House Network
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Passive House Accelerator
Soulful Synergy
USGBC Long Island

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