Summary of the June 15 South Fork Clean Energy Forum
On June 15, 2016 Renewable Energy Long Island, along with a number of cosponsors, organized the South Fork Clean Energy Forum, to discuss with community leaders how to build a smarter, more affordable, more resilient energy system for the South Fork of Long Island. At the forum, experts presented exciting new plans to make the South Fork a leader in clean energy.
The South Fork Clean Energy Forum was the first time the public was able to get an in-depth look at the various building blocks and proposals for a new energy system for the South Fork. It was also the first energy forum ever co-sponsored by both towns, and the first one to be broadcast in both towns.
The forum was held at LTV Studio 3, in Wainscott, NY and about 100 people had registered to attend the event.
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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.
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
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
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
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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