Morning Theme: Customer & Technology Nexus
Breakfast + GTM Research Presentation

Putting Customers at the Core of Operations: Exploring Connections Between NWAs and Customer Engagement

Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Low Income Household Potential: Over 2.3 Million Reasons to Pay Attention to This Segment

For years, many low-income utility programs have focused on basic efficiency and bill assistance. REV offers various opportunities to rethink how to engage and support low-income households in the energy transition. This panel will look at some of novel programs emerging in New York, and what else needs to happen to engage low-income communities.

Tamara Bryan, Project Manager, ConEd
Greg Hale, Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Peter Mandelstam, Executive Director, GRID Alternatives Tri-State

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

Large Energy Users: Innovative Solutions From 1,000 Feet Up in the Sky to Sprawling Manufacturing Facilities

Large energy users have been the target of utility efficiency programs for decades. But as these consumers tackle the low-hanging fruit, what other innovative and cost-effective strategies exist to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption? This panel will discuss how these large customers are innovating in achieving energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resiliency goals.

Kristin Barbato, , Energy Management Advisory Services
Jon Guerster, CEO, Groom Energy Solutions
Sarah Miller, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Moderator: Colleen Metelitsa, Evaluation Manager, Energy Efficiency and Demand Management, Con Edison

Networking Break

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Customer Energy Management: Where's the Fine Line Between Engagement & Automation?

Customers have access to a wide range of energy management solutions in today's market. This panel explores the impact of automating solutions, compared to solutions solely based on customer choices, that could potentially help customers save money and maximize comfort while helping utilities manage the grid more efficiently.

Pravin Bhagat, Director, Program Marketing, Itron
David Oberholzer, Vice President, Business & Partner Development, Whisker Labs

Moderator: Fei Wang, Grid Edge Research Manager, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Venture Showcase: Urban Future and Climate Innovation

Join the Urban Future Lab team and a panel of venture investors for an afternoon of pitches from leading cleantech startups which range from Seed to Series A+. Many companies presenting will be from the highly selective NYSERDA incubators across NY State. Come meet and network with founders and innovators working in clean energy, energy efficiency, and various sectors of clean tech.


  • 12:45-1:45pm: Lunch
  • 1:45-2:00pm: Opening Remarks
  • 2:00-2:45pm: Seed Stage Companies Pitch
  • 2:45-3:00pm: Networking Break
  • 3:00-3:45pm: Series A+ Companies Pitch
  • 3:45-4:00pm: Closing
  • 4:00-5:30pm: Networking Reception

*There is an extra fee to attend the Venture Showcase. #showall