{item_title}

Building on last year’s sold out conference, NY REV Future 2017 will bring together key stakeholders, technology providers, utilities and state policy makers to discuss actionable business strategies to operationalize the ongoing initiative for a clean, resilient and affordable system in New York.

#NYREV17

Reforming the Energy Vision

The conference program will largely follow the format of other highly successful GTM conferences, providing world-class content, speakers and moderators; valuable branding, exposure and thought leadership; and unparalleled networking opportunities for attendees, stakeholders and all involved partners. Specific topics and agenda items will follow current market issues surrounding NY REV, pivoting conversations to operationalizing much of the pilot and demonstration project work.

Speakers

Richard L. Kauffman
Chairman of Energy & Finance, New York State

Richard Kauffman joined the administration of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as New York State’s first “energy czar” in February 2013. Mr. Kauffman oversees and manages New York State’s entire energy portfolio, including the New York State Department of Public Service, the New York Power Authority, the Long Island Power Authority, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Prior to joining the administration, Mr. Kauffman worked in energy and finance at some of the nation’s highest levels, most recently serving as senior advisor to Secretary Steven Chu at the U.S. Department of Energy. In his private sector career, he was chief executive officer of Good Energies, Inc., a leading investor in clean energy technologies; a partner of Goldman Sachs where he chaired the Global Financing Group; and vice chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Business and co-head of its Banking Department.

Mr. Kauffman is also chair of NYSERDA’s Board and has served as chairman of the Board of Levi Strauss & Co., and on the boards of several other organizations, including the Brookings Institution and the Wildlife Conservation Society. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2014, Mr. Kauffman was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators.

Matt Ketschke
VP, Distributed Resource Integration, Consolidated Edison

Matt Ketschke is currently Con Edison’s vice president of Distributed Resource Integration where he is responsible for the planning and integration efforts related to grid edge customer sided resources and non-traditional utility solutions. He leads Con Edison’s team that is collaborating with regulators and stakeholders on New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) effort. REV is ambitious state policy initiative which is helping to shape the evolution of the electric delivery business model of the future. Matt has been with Con Edison for more than 20 years and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in operations, construction, and engineering. He is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Management) and Columbia University (MBA).

Scott Weiner
Scott Weiner
Deputy for Markets & Innovation, New York State Department of Public Service
Rory Christian
Director, New York Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

As EDF’s Director, New York Clean Energy, Rory Christian focuses on energy and clean air in New York. Rory works with state and city officials, the Public Service Commission, and large utilities such as Con Ed to develop policies supporting an evolving utility landscape. He also works with the Green Bank and private sector clean energy companies to develop opportunities for financing clean energy projects in New York state and New York City.

Carlos Nouel
Vice President, New Energy Solutions, National Grid

Carlos Nouel is the Vice President of National Grid’s New Energy Solutions (NES) team. NES is an agile team focused on developing and launching innovative solutions and technologies that unlock value for National Grid’s customers and communities and accelerate progress towards a sustainable future.

Before becoming its leader, Carlos was the Director of Partnerships for the NES team. In that role, he was responsible for identifying customer’s energy needs and determining the most comprehensive, cost effective and sustainable strategies to fulfill those needs through the creation of innovative partnerships and alliances with key industry players. In addition, he also leads the development and execution of strategies and tactics for our smart grid programs. Before coming to New Energy Solutions, Carlos developed sourcing strategies to support all the requirements for National Grid’s energy efficiency portfolio valued at $400m per year.

Prior to joining National Grid, Carlos worked for companies such as Pfizer, British American Tobacco, IBM and AES in the supply chain area. Carlos holds an M.B.A. from Hult International Business School, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Andres Bello Catholic University in Venezuela. He is also a Certified Energy Manager.

Nilda Mesa
Director, Urban Sustainability & Equity Planning Program, Urban Design Lab/Earth Institute

Mesa brings decades of experience as a practitioner and professor in sustainability, land use and urban systems to the Urban Design Lab. Before joining, Mesa was the Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, where she led OneNYC, the city’s path-breaking long-term sustainability plan under Mayor Bill de Blasio. She also oversaw citywide environmental reviews of projects, as well as policy development and implementation in such areas as energy and climate, renewable energy and power infrastructure, green building standards, recycling and the circular economy, environmental justice, air quality, water, parks and natural resources, and sustainable transportation. In addition, she represented the City in a range of international efforts including the Under2 Coalition, C40, and the  White House US-China Climate City Leaders Initiative.

Prior to joining the de Blasio administration, Mesa worked at Columbia University in several roles, including as the founding assistant vice president of environmental stewardship, adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, and as the associate dean of administrative affairs at the Graduate School of Journalism. In addition to her role in the Urban Design Lab as Director of Urban Sustainability and Equity Planning, Mesa is teaching urban sustainability and equity.

Previously, Mesa served in the Clinton Administration in key environmental policy roles at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, at the U.S. Air Force, and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as counsel to the NAFTA Taskforce. Her areas included airspace and land use, toxics, and the National Environmental Policy Act.  On NAFTA, she led U.S. legal negotiations with Canada and Mexico and implementing legislation related to trade and the environment.

Mesa began her environmental career at the California Attorney General’s Office enforcing toxic waste and natural resources laws, and was a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Alan Cranston. She has served on boards including the NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation, the Urban Green Council and Second Nature. She is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and Northwestern University. She was born in Cuba, and has lived in Harlem since 2001.

Amena Ali
Chief Revenue Officer, Whisker Labs

Amena Ali is chief revenue officer at Whisker Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Earth Networks, dedicated to bringing next generation home energy intelligence technologies to market.  In this role, Amena oversees business development, product offerings and implementation, go-to-market initiatives and strategic partnerships for the business.
Amena joined the company in 2011 and previously served as CMO.  Previously Amena was CMO at Arxan Technologies, and held senior executive level positions at Softek Storage Solutions, EMC Corporation, Legato Systems, OTG Software, and MCI.  Amena also spent several years with Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm.
She holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Yale.

Marina Hod
Demand Response, Product Management, North America Distributed Energy (NADE)

Marina is the Product Manager for the Demand Response product across North America. Product Management is a recently established team within DE&P focused on supporting growth and development of North America Distributed Energy (NADE) products. For Demand Response, this includes expanding into new regions and programs, leading pilots for new technologies and bundling Demand Response with other NADE and NAB products to create a differentiated proposition for Centrica’s business customers.  

Marina has worked in the Demand Response and Smart Grid space for over 10 years, spanning the US and UK. Prior to joining Direct Energy in 2015, she held various roles at industry leaders like CPower and KiWi Power.

Outside of work Marina has two young children which take up most of her spare time, but she also enjoys traveling, theatre and socialising with friends and family.

2016 Speakers

Richard L. Kauffman
Chairman of Energy & Finance, New York State

Richard Kauffman joined the administration of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as New York State’s first “energy czar” in February 2013. Mr. Kauffman oversees and manages New York State’s entire energy portfolio, including the New York State Department of Public Service, the New York Power Authority, the Long Island Power Authority, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Prior to joining the administration, Mr. Kauffman worked in energy and finance at some of the nation’s highest levels, most recently serving as senior advisor to Secretary Steven Chu at the U.S. Department of Energy. In his private sector career, he was chief executive officer of Good Energies, Inc., a leading investor in clean energy technologies; a partner of Goldman Sachs where he chaired the Global Financing Group; and vice chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Business and co-head of its Banking Department.

Mr. Kauffman is also chair of NYSERDA’s Board and has served as chairman of the Board of Levi Strauss & Co., and on the boards of several other organizations, including the Brookings Institution and the Wildlife Conservation Society. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2014, Mr. Kauffman was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators.

Eleanor Stein
Expert, America's Power Plan & Former NY PSC Administrative Law Judge

Eleanor Stein served as an Administrative Law Judge at the New York State Public Service Commission from 1994-2014; until November 2015 she was Project Manager for the Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative for a more customer-centered, renewable, and distributed energy future.  In 2015 she received a Master of Laws degree with distinction in climate change law and policy from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.  She teaches Law of Climate Change: Domestic & Transnational at Albany Law School and the Power Dialog at the State University of New York.  While at the NY PSC, she presided over or mediated the Renewable Portfolio Standard (2004), the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (2007) and the Con Edison Resiliency Collaborative (2013-14).  Her areas of interest include public policy dispute resolution, mobilizing public participation in energy matters, and climate justice.  She is on the Board of EcoViva, a US-based project in solidarity with climate adaptation and sustainability in rural El Salvador.  She is an expert with America’s Power Plan.

Daniel A. Zarrilli, PE
Chief Resilience Officer, Senior Director, Climate Policy & Programs, New York City Office of the Mayor

Daniel Zarrilli was appointed Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs for the City of New York in January 2016 and is serving as New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, overseeing the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and the City’s OneNYC program.  Prior to this, he was named the first Director of a new NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency in March 2014, and had served as the Acting Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability from February to December 2014.  After Hurricane Sandy, he served on the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, a task force that developed an award-winning climate adaptation program for New York City. 
Daniel was recently appointed by the NOAA Administrator to a 3-year term to the Sustained National Climate Assessment advisory board, is serving a 3-year term on FEMA’s National Advisory Council, and is advising the State of Louisiana on its 2017 Coastal Master Plan update.  Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Asset Management at the New York City Economic Development Corporation and also spent five years with Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation. Daniel is a New York State Professional Engineer and holds an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT and a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University.  He resides in Staten Island with his wife and three children.

Melody Agustin
Manager, Demand Response Operations, PG&E

Melody Agustin is the Manager of Demand Response (DR) Operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).  Her team is responsible for day-to-day DR program operations, and for delivering the operational systems to support the evolving customer landscape and enable DR for California's future.  Since joining PG&E, Melody was focused on demand side management strategy and implementation, including roles in DR portfolio management, Distributed Generation strategy, and Energy Efficiency emerging technologies.  Prior to joining PG&E, she was a member of the Chief Technology Office of Applied Materials focused on semiconductor strategy and development.  Melody has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Materials from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University.

John Shipman
Department Manager, Demand Management & Customer Engagement, Con Edison

John Shipman heads up Con Edison’s Demand Management, Customer Engagement & Electric Vehicle Programs within the Distributed Resources Integration organization.  His background includes time as Con Edison’s Chief Automotive Engineer, Department Manager of Secondary Systems Analysis and Manager of Gas Business Development.   Mr. Shipman combines a Mechanical Engineering Degree with graduate work in Energy Management.  In his current role, he is responsible for the Indian Point Demand Management Program, Commercial and Industrial energy efficiency programs, Small Business Direct Install programs, major account executives and electric vehicles.

Carlos Nouel
Vice President, New Energy Solutions, National Grid

Carlos Nouel is the Vice President of National Grid’s New Energy Solutions (NES) team. NES is an agile team focused on developing and launching innovative solutions and technologies that unlock value for National Grid’s customers and communities and accelerate progress towards a sustainable future.

Before becoming its leader, Carlos was the Director of Partnerships for the NES team. In that role, he was responsible for identifying customer’s energy needs and determining the most comprehensive, cost effective and sustainable strategies to fulfill those needs through the creation of innovative partnerships and alliances with key industry players. In addition, he also leads the development and execution of strategies and tactics for our smart grid programs. Before coming to New Energy Solutions, Carlos developed sourcing strategies to support all the requirements for National Grid’s energy efficiency portfolio valued at $400m per year.

Prior to joining National Grid, Carlos worked for companies such as Pfizer, British American Tobacco, IBM and AES in the supply chain area. Carlos holds an M.B.A. from Hult International Business School, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Andres Bello Catholic University in Venezuela. He is also a Certified Energy Manager.

Marisa Uchin
Director, Regulatory Affairs & Market Development, Oracle | Opower

Marisa Uchin is Director, Regulatory Affairs and Market Development for Oracle | Opower where she is responsible for expanding markets for demand side resources, and shaping regulatory and legislative policy that advances utility investment in technology innovation.  Marisa joined Oracle | Opower from Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where she held a variety of roles including Sr. Manager of Customer Energy Solutions and Manager of Federal Affairs where she led policy strategy on a broad set of issues including climate change, natural gas distribution and transmission, energy efficiency, renewables, and transportation electrification.  Prior to joining the energy industry, Marisa held a variety of leadership and advisory roles in strategy, marketing and communications at companies including XM Satellite Radio, General Motors, and Fleishman Hillard. Marisa is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Mike Gordon
Founder & CEO, Joule Assets, Co-Chair, Sustainable Westchester

Named a Top 10 Energy Financier by New York Energy Week and Breaking Energy, Mike Gordon, CEO of Joule Assets, has pioneered the inauguration of Energy Reduction Asset markets and founded global companies at the intersection of energy and finance. Gordon has been an architect of new financing solutions for the energy efficiency marketplace, serving as counsel to U.S. and European governmental bodies and regulators including FERC, The European Commission and The United Nations’ Conference of Parties on Climate Change.

In 2000 Mike founded and sold (to Constellation Energy) the first firm in the US to create and monetize demand response assets, ConsumerPowerline. In just 3 years, Gordon was managing more than 1GW, achieving 30 percent returns and paying participating customers $100M annually. The model that Mike created there was emulated a few years later by EnerNOC and Comverge and let to Mike being a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

After selling CPower, Mike co-founded Joule Assets in 2012 with the goal of delivering new financing solutions for the underserved small-to-midsized energy efficiency markets and forging a channel that turns those markets into an investment opportunity for qualified investors. Gordon is a regular speaker at leading energy and sustainability conferences throughout the United States and the world. In 2015, Mike was elected as a Co-Chair for Sustainable Westchester’s Board of Directors. Under his leadership, Mike helped usher in New York State’s first community choice aggregation program, which is helping the state meet the goals set out in Governor Cuomo’s Reforming Energy Vision.

Gordon holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School, a and Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

agenda 2017 Conference Themes
  • New Business Models Emerging at the Grid Edge
  • Energy Marketplace Development & Progress
  • Technology & Platforms Enabling Distributed Energy Resource Integration
  • Early Results From REV Demonstration Projects
  • Deep Dive Into the Latest Policy & Regulatory Updates
  • Operationalizing REV & Long Term Planning
view full agenda

highlights from last year

  • 515 Attendees
  • 35% C-Level/VP-Level
  • 96% of attendees recommend this event

Venue

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
RESERVATIONS (718) 246-7000