Albany Law and N.Y. Department of Public Service to Hold “An Energy Agenda for the Future”

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Albany Law School and the New York State Department of Public Service will hold the conference “An Energy Agenda for the Future” at the law school on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Government officials, scientists, attorneys and advocates will convene to discuss contemporary systems of energy distribution and monitoring, as well as the path to improving incumbent systems in the near future.



Audrey Zibelman, Chair, NYS Public Service Commission

Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for NYS / Chairman of NYSERDA

The Global and National Picture

Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

Jon Wellinghoff, Partner at Stoel Rives LLC and former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman

Mike Hogan of the Regulatory Assistance Project

Moderator Judge Eleanor Stein, New York State Public Service Commission Administrative Law Judge presiding over the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) proceeding

System Challenges and Customer Opportunities

Patty Durand, Executive Director of Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

Peter Cappers, Assistant Group Leader of the Electricity Markets & Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mark McGranaghan, Vice President of Power Delivery & Utilization for the Electric Power Research Institute

Robert Pratt, Senior Staff Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Moderator Lena Hansen of the Rocky Mountain Institute

Visions and Models for the 21st Century

Lisa Frantzis, Senior Vice President for Advanced Energy Economy

James Newcomb, Managing Director of the Rocky Mountain Institute

James Van Nostrand, Director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at West Virginia University College of Law

Moderator Rich Sedano of the Regulatory Assistance Project