In the wake of storms such as Sandy, Irene, and Lee, New Yorkers have recognized the urgency of building a more resilient energy system. Solutions at the community and household level, from microgrids to combined solar and storage, can mitigate the disruptive effects of extreme weather events. However, barriers including current tariff structures that limit access to diverse value streams resiliency solutions can provide to the system and a lack of customer awareness and capacity have constrained the ability of these new solutions to scale. This conversation will explore how innovative partnerships and business models can unlock the potential of new solutions to enhance resiliency for customers.
Moderator: Janet Joseph, VP, Innovation & Strategy, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
David Hebert, Director, Business Development, Sunverge Energy
Vic Shao, Founder & CEO, Green Charge Networks
Gary Wetzel, VP, U.S. Sales, S&C Electric Company