The 2nd annual South Fork 100% Renewable Energy Forum will take place on June 28, 2017
The 2nd annual South Fork 100% Renewable Energy Forum was held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 12:30PM to 6:15PM at LTV in Wainscott. With both Southampton and East Hampton townships now aiming to meet community-wide electricity needs 100% with renewable energy sources, elected officials, energy experts and community stakeholders will be gathering to learn, discuss and plan for the energy transformation of Long Island's South Fork.
The event, organized by Renewable Energy Long Island and co-sponsored by the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton, was open to the public and free of charge.
The event was held on June 28, 2017 at 12:30pm - 6:15pm at LTV Studios, 75 Industrial Rd, Wainscott, NY 11975 and filmed by LTV.
The event was broadcast by LTV and is available as video-on-demand as follows:
11:30 AM Pre-program activity (outside):
Tesla Airstream display of Tesla PowerWall (Home Battery Storage), Tesla Solar Roof, and Tesla cars
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Registration, Light Lunch and Initiation of the Mapping Exercise
1:00 – 1:05 PM
Welcome: Linda James, Town of East Hampton Energy Sustainability Committee
1:05 PM –1:25 PM
The South Fork as Leading Edge of New York’s Energy Transformation
Gordian Raacke, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI)
1:25 PM – 2:15 PM
Technical Solutions Panel
Facilitator: Gordian Raacke, Renewable Energy Long Island
Offshore Wind for the South Fork, Jennifer Garvey, Deepwater Wind
Reducing Peak Demand, Bruce Humenik, Applied Energy Group
South Fork Energy Efficiency, Lynn Arthur, Tri-Energy
2:15 PM – 2:35 PM
Short video of East Hampton Energy Awareness Day 2016
2:35 PM – 3:35 PM
Policy Solutions Panel
Facilitator: James Gallagher, New York Smart Grid Consortium
LIPA Integrated Resource Plan, Tom Falcone, LIPA CEO
New York Offshore Wind Master Plan, Greg Matzat, NYSERDA
Changing Markets & Emerging Distributed Energy, Julia Bovey
3:35 PM – 3:45 PM
Short video "New York is Building the Energy System of Tomorrow Today"
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
South Fork Initiatives Panel: Goals, Opportunities and Challenges
Facilitator: Peter Van Scoyoc, Deputy Supervisor, Town of East Hampton
Town of East Hampton, Supervisor Larry Cantwell
Town of Southampton, Supervisor Jay Schneiderman
East Hampton Resilience Initiatives, Jeremy Samuelson
Southampton Sustainability Initiatives, Dieter von Lehsten
4:35 PM – 5:25 PM
The Way Forward Panel
Facilitator: Krae Van Sickle, East Hampton Energy Sustainability Committee
Transportation, Nick Palumbo, Suffolk Community College
Renewable Heating, Donovan Gordon, NYSERDA
Managing High Levels of Distributed Energy Resources, Brian Fitzsimons, GridUnity
5:25 PM – 5:40 PM
5:40 PM – 6:00 PM
6:00 PM – 6:10 PM
Concluding Remarks Linda James, Town of East Hampton Energy Sustainability Comm.
Gordian Raacke, Renewable Energy Long Island
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.
Download a printable flyer to distribute in your neighborhood
The organizations below (and others) have been hard at work advocating for construction of the first Long Island offshore wind park, as well as other large-scale renewable energy projects. Letters are listed in PDF form below the logos.
"Our national, state, and local organizations are united in support of responsible development of offshore wind power, and we urge New York to take pride in leading the nation toward this shining clean energy frontier."
"U.S. can benefit from years of lessons learned across the Atlantic and start America’s next energy chapter with the advanced technology and expertise available today to build projects far offshore, where the stronger wind resource provides even greater environmental and economic benefits."
Offshore Wind Advocacy Sign-On Letter to Governor Cuomo | March 26, 2014
Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Alliance for a Green Economy, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Environmental Advocates of New York, NY Smart Power, Environmental Defense Fund, Environment New York, Long Island Progressive Coalition, National Wildlife Federation, Clean Energy Council, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York League of Conservation Voters, New York Public Interest Research Group, North Fork Environmental Council, Oceana, Pace Energy & Climate Center, Renewable Energy Long Island, Save the Sound, Sierra Club, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, Vision Long Island
"Now is the time to deepen the commitment to wind energy resources, both onshore and off. New wind energy development will not only enable New York to get back on track in meeting our renewable energy targets, but will also provide emission-free power, help us guard against volatile fossil fuel prices, and contribute substantially to local economic development."
Offshore Wind Advocacy Sign-On Letter to Governor Cuomo | December 4, 2013
Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Environmental Advocates of New York, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York League of Conservation Voters, New York Public Interest Research Group, Pace Energy and Climate Center, Renewable Energy Long Island, Sierra Club
"Investing in a large, utility-scale offshore wind project as part of the 280 MW RFP would address many of the stated key objectives of the [Utility 2.0] Plan by increasing fuel diversity, modernizing Long Island’s clean energy infrastructure, enhancing system resiliency and reliability, and creating jobs on Long Island."
Joint Comments on PSEG-Long Island Utility 2.0 (Updated) | October 21, 2014
Sierra Club, Renewable Energy Long Island, Environmental Advocates of New York, Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Wildlife Federation, Pace Law School
(*See the joint comments to an earlier PSEG-Long Island Utility 2.0 Plan here)