Madeline Spath 
Association & Event Manager
Independent Power Producers of New York 
(518) 436-3749


Tuesday, May 9, 2023
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Registration / Fees

Early Conference Registration
(On or before April 5, 2023)
IPPNY Members $550; Non-Members $700*

At the Door
(after April 5, 2023)
IPPNY Members $600; Non-Members $750*

Registration will not be processed without payment. No registration refunds will be given after April 5 2023.  All cancellations prior to April 5, 2023 are subject to a $100 per person processing fee.  *Registration fee includes the conference materials, breakfast & lunch.

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Click the "REGISTER NOW!" button to sign up early and receive discounted rates!

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Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207

Driving Directions

144 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

All exhibitors and attendees will be responsible for making their own hotel and travel reservations. To make hotel reservations, contact the Renaissance Albany Hotel at  (518) 992-2500. Let them know you would like to book with the Independent Power Producers of New York Spring Conference.  The Group rate is $199 per standard room/$219 per deluxe room. The room block will be available until April 14, 2023 or until rooms are sold out. Book early to guarantee your room! 



Discounted parking at the hotel is $14 per day for one (1) vehicle per room for overnight guests. 

Clean Energy Spring Showcase & Conference

Powering the Future: Electrification Meets Innovation!

Join us on Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10 for our two-day Spring Conference and Exhibitor Showcase!

The event will begin with a cocktail reception on Tuesday, May 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This will be a networking event and exhibitor showcase. 

The Conference will be the following day, Wednesday, May 10, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The full two-day agenda with speakers will be finalized soon. 

Please note that the agenda set forth below is subject to change. 

Tuesday, May 9

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
IPPNY Board Meeting (Members Only)

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Reception and Exhibitor Showcase

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Hospitality Suite (Members Only)

Wednesday, May 10

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Welcome/Opening Remarks

  • Chris LaRoe, IPPNY Chair, Senior Director of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs
    Brookfield Renewable

9:15 - 10:00 a.m. - Fireside Chat on Legislation and Energy Policy

  • Moderator: Gavin Donohue, President and CEO
  • Honorable Kevin Parker
    Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee Chair
  • Honorable Didi Barrett
    Assembly Energy Committee Chair
  • Doreen Harris, President and CEO
    New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. -  Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions: Located on First Floor

  • Fueling the Energy Future - Dispatchable Emissions Free Resources (DEFRs)
    • Moderator: Richard Bourgeois, Program Manager, Innovation
      New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
    • Panelist: Rick Beuttel, Vice President, Hydrogen Business
      Bloom Energy
    • Panelist: John Murphy, International Representative
      United Association 
      of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and
      Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada
    • Panelist: Devinder Mahajan, Professor, Chemical & Molecular Engineering
      Stony Brook University
  • The Future of the Electric Grid
    • Moderator: Diane Burman, Commissioner
      Public Service Commission
    • Panelist: Bart Franey, Vice President, Clean Energy Development
      National Grid
    • Panelist: Bill Acker, Executive Director
    • Panelist: Corinne Didomenico, Director, Regulatory Affairs
      NextEra Energy Resources

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch

12:45 - 1:15 p.m. - Keynote Speaker

  • Alexis Glick, CEO
    Nature Energy

1:15 - 1:30 p.m. - ISO/IPPNY Panel Introcution

  • Rich Dewey, President and CEO
    New York Independent System Operator
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - ISO/IPPNY Panel
  • Climate Change, Resiliency, and Reliability: System Performance During Key Weather Events
    • Moderator: Doreen Saia, Shareholder
      Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    • Panelist: Stephen George, Director, Operational Performance, Training, and Integration
      Independent System Operator New England
    • Panelist: Aaron Markham, Vice President, Operations
      New York Independent System Operator
    • Panelist: Paul McGlynn, Executive Director, System Operations
      PJM Interconnection
    • Panelist: Chris Wentlent, Director
      New York State Reliability Council
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Industry Executives Fireside Chat
  • Power Sector Innovation: Is Hydrogen the Next Frontier? Big Picture Plans and Priorities for New York Energy Development
    • Moderator: David Lombardo, Host
      The Capitol Pressroom
    • Panelist: Mark Sudbey, CEO
      Eastern Generation, LLC
    • Panelist: Rudy Wynter, President
      National Grid
    • Panelist: Tim Cortes, Chief Technology Officer
      Plug Power
4:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks
  • Gavin Donohue, President and CEO

*This agenda is subject to change prior to the event

Check our website for updates at!