South Fork Energy Forum: This Wed. June 15, 2016

South Fork Clean Energy Forum Flyer

On Wednesday, June 15 from 3 PM to 7 PM, join us for the South Fork Clean Energy Forum, to talk with community leaders working to build a smarter, more affordable, more resilient energy system. At the forum, experts will unveil exciting, cost saving new plans to make the South Fork a leader in clean energy.

Learn about free local programs and rebates for making your home and workplace energy efficient and solar powered while saving you money on utility bills.

The forum is free and light refreshments will be served. It will be held at LTV Studio 3, 75 Industrial Rd., Wainscott, NY 11975.

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Forum Schedule

Session I

3:00 PM - Welcome & Program Overview

3:15 PM - Resiliency for the South Fork

Presenter: Michael McDonald, East End Resilience Network

Title of Talk: Distributed Collectively Intelligent Grids, South Fork Resilience Scenario Planning

3:30 PM - A Smarter, More Resilient Energy Grid for the South Fork

Presenter: Santiago Grijalva, GeorgiaTech Advanced Computational Electricity Systems Laboratory; ProsumerGrid Inc.

Title of Talk: Building a Prosumer Grid for the South Fork

3:45 PM - Bringing Wind Mills Back to the East End

Presenter: Clint Plummer, VP, Deepwater Wind

Title of Talk: An Offshore Wind Farm for the South Fork

4:00 PM - Paying Customers for NOT Riding the Roller Coaster

Presenter: Pravin Bhagat, Comverge

Title of Talk: Demand Response Challenges and Opportunities

4:15 PM - How to Avoid the Roller Coaster Ride

Presenter: Tim Ash, Market Director, AES Energy Storage

Title of Talk: Utility-scale Energy Storage: Part of a Clean Energy Solution for the South Fork

4:30 PM - A New Electric Grid for the South Fork?

Presenter: Dirk van Ouwerkerk, Lead Partner, Anbaric Microgrid

Title of Talk: A Microgrid Platform for the South Fork

4:45 PM - Here & Now: Let's Build a Renewable & Resilient Energy System

Presenter: Gordian Raacke, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Long Island

Title of Talk: Choosing Our Energy Future

Session II

5:00 PM - Keynote by John B. Rhodes, President & CEO, NYSERDA 




5:15 PM - We've got a Problem - We got Solutions

Presenter: David Daly, President & CEO, PSEG Long Island

Title of Talk: South Fork Electric Needs

5:30 PM - The View from East Hampton

Presenter: Larry Cantwell, Supervisor, Town of East Hampton

5:45 PM - The View from Southampton

Presenter: Frank Zappone, Deputy Supervisor, Southampton Town

6:00 PM - You Got A Smartphone. Now How About Your Thermostat?

Presenter: Lynn Arthur, PeakPower LI

Title of Talk: Community-based Smart Thermostat Program for the South Fork

6:15 PM - Power in Numbers

Presenter: Mike Gordon, CEO, Joule Assets

Title of Talk: Empowering Consumers


Session III

6:30 PM - Break-out Groups & Tables

Table 1: Get your Free Home Energy Assessment (led by Chuck Schwartz, LI Green Homes)

Table 2: Get your Free Solar Rooftop Assessment (led by Andrew Smith, GreenLogic)

Table 3: Montauk (led by Jeremy Samuelson, CCoM)

Table 4: Offshore Wind (led by Deepwater Wind)

Table 5: Microgrid (Anbaric Microgrid, Michael McDonald, Santiago Grijalva)

Table 6: Energy Storage (led by AES Energy Storage)

Table 7: Energy Efficiency, Demand Response (led by Lynn Arthur, Peak Power LI)

Table 8: Buildings and Built Environment (led by Bill Chaleff, Chaleff & Rogers Architects; Frank Dalene, Telemark Construction)


7:00 PM - Wrap Up Summary (Brief Summaries by Speakers)

7:15 PM - Networking

Event Co-Sponsors 

  • Town of East Hampton

  • Town of Southampton

  • Town of Southampton Sustainability Committee

  • Concerned Citizens of Montauk

  • East End Resilience Network

  • East Hampton Environmental Coalition

  • OLA of Eastern Long Island

Event MCs: Minerva Perez, Executive Director, OLA of Eastern Long Island; 

Linda James, Board Member Renewable Energy Long Island, Town of East Hampton Energy Sustainability Committee.

Stage Manager: Kate Mueth 

The event will be filmed and broadcast.

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