Continental Breakfast & Registration
Policy Debate: How Has REV Stimulated Markets & Changed the Role of the Utility?

One of the key tenants of REV is creating viable energy markets at the distribution level. This panel will discuss the key groundwork that has been laid, what is yet to come, and how this ambitious regulatory proceeding has already stimulated, and at times frustrated, markets.

Todd Glass - old, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Matt Ketschke, Vice President, Distributed Resource Integration, Consolidated Edison
Jim Steffes, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Direct Energy
Scott Weiner, Deputy for Markets & Innovation, New York State Department of Public Service

Moderator: Katherine Tweed, Chief Content Strategist, GTM Creative Strategies

Networking Break

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Crowdsourced Market Insights: Distributed Energy Growth & Predictions for New York in 2025

In this session, we will pose some of the key questions facing the future for REV and our audience will vote on the possible answers. Our expert panel will react to both the questions and the answers, and determine if in fact there is wisdom in our crowd.

Patricia DiOrio, Vice President, U.S. Strategy & Technology, National Grid
Ryan E. Katofsky, Vice President of Industry Analysis, Advanced Energy Economy
James Schulte, Director, Exelorate Growth, Exelon
Sandy Simon, Vice President, Grid Modernization Practice, BRIDGE Energy Group

Moderator: Scott Clavenna, Chairman, Greentech Media

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Vanessa Ulmer, Senior Project Manager, NYSERDA

Afternoon Theme: Open Market Mechanism & Regulatory Questions
Market Design: What Work Remains to Align Incentives With DSP & Customer Behavior?

This panel will discuss the elements of market design which need to be standardized across distribution system platforms and the rules that are needed to adequately govern this market in order to attract third parties. A broader goal for this panel is to try and draw some conclusions that can be applied outside of New York.

Cameron Bard, Director, Cypress Creek Renewables
Paul Kazmierczak, Principal Program Manager of Market Engagement, National Grid
Beth Reid, CEO, Olivine

Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Grid Edge Content Lead, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Financing a Distributed Energy Marketplace: Considerations for New and Changing DER Asset Owners

This panel's discussion will primarily focus on some of the key questions and risks behind financing portfolios of solar and other DER assets. For example, we'll aim to touch upon the cost of capital outlook for solar-plus-storage vs. other DERs and how the investor landscape compares for solar vs. relatively more nascent DERs.

Nick Sangermano, Managing Director, CohnReznick Capital
Nicholas Whitcombe, Managing Director, Investment & Portfolio Management, New York Green Bank
Alta Yen, Managing Director, Strategic Planning, GE

Moderator: Cory Honeyman, Director of Business Development & Strategy, AES Distributed Energy

Networking Break

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Technology solutions supporting the transforming energy business model

Carlos A. Romero, Vice President, Energy Portfolio Management , ABB Inc.

Moderator: Steve Propper, Director, Consulting & Content Strategy, GTM Research

Wholesale Markets: Expanding Renewable & DER Market Development

Increasing penetration levels of bulk power renewables and distributed energy resources are diversifying today's power generation portfolio. Integrating these resources into the power system requires a wholesale market that can absorb an evolving resource mix with an economic business case. This panel will discuss how New York is preparing for this transformation and best practices for consideration from outside the state.

Michael DeSocio, Senior Manager - Market Design, NYISO
Melissa Kemp, Director of Policy, Northeast, Cypress Creek Renewables
John Moran, Project Manager, sPower

Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Grid Edge Content Lead, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Exporting REV: If You Can Make It Here,You Can Make It Anywhere

This panel will explore which innovations happening in New York are being watched by other state regulators and utilities. The discussion will explore which REV goals are ripe for replication beyond the Empire State, and also what might not work beyond New York's unique market.

Andrew H. Darrell, Chief of Strategy, Global Energy & Finance, Environmental Defense Fund
Joshua Kmiec, Manager, ScottMadden, Inc.
Adam Penque, BS, MS, Director Utility Partnerships & Programs, North America Distributed Energy, Direct Energy
Dwight Scruggs, Senior Vice President, Client Services & Business Development, Allconnect

Moderator: Katherine Tweed, Chief Content Strategist, GTM Creative Strategies

Speed Networking and Reception