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


Monday, March 18, 2024
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Registration / Fees

Early Conference Registration
(On or before March 1, 2024)
IPPNY Members $550; Non-Members $700*

At the Door
(after March 1, 2024)
IPPNY Members $600; Non-Members $750*

Registration will not be processed without payment. No registration refunds will be given after March 1 2024.  All cancellations prior to March 1, 2024 are subject to a $100 per person processing fee.  *Registration fee includes the conference materials, breakfast & lunch.

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Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207

Driving Directions

144 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

All  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 $204 per standard room/$224 per deluxe room. The room block will be available until February 25, 2024 or until rooms are sold out. Book early to guarantee your room!

IPPNY's Annual Clean Energy Spring Showcase & Conference

Join us on Monday, March 18 & Tuesday, March 19 at the Albany Capital Center for our two-day Clean Energy Spring Conference!

The event will begin with a cocktail reception on Monday, March 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This will be a networking event and is well attended by energy experts and policymakers. 

The Conference will be the following day, Tuesday, March 19, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

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Breakfast – 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks – 9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

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

Panel on the 25th Anniversary of Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets – Cleaner, Cheaper, and Safer – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Moderator: Gavin J. Donohue, President & CEO, IPPNY

Panelist: Willie L. Phillips, Chairman, FERC

Panelist: Pat Wood III, CEO, Hunt Energy Network

Panelist: William M. Flynn, Industry Team Leader, Harris Beach

Panelist: Suedeen G. Kelly, Partner, Jenner & Block

Keynote: PSC Update/Benefits of Market Competition – 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Rory Christian, Chair & CEO, Public Service Commission

Coffee Break – 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions: Located on First Floor – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Energy Consumer Impacts – Building Electrification

Moderator: Susanne DesRoches, VP, Clean and Resilient Buildings, NYSERDA

Panelist: Danielle Manley, Policy Manager, Urban Green Council

Panelist: Zachary Steinberg, Senior VP, REBNY

Panelist: Kathleen C. Schmid, Deputy Executive Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice

Lobbying the Legislature and Executive Branch – Important Topics this Session

Moderator: Radmila P. Miletich, Legislative & Environmental Policy Director, IPPNY

Panelist: Elizabeth C. Garvey, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Panelist: Alexandra C. Moore, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, The Roffe Group of Robinson + Cole

Panelist: John Harris, Partner, Brown and Weinraub, PLLC

Panelist: Alicia Artessa, Vice President, Ostroff Associates

Panelist: Joseph DeRosa, Partner, Bolton-St. Johns

Lunch – 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Speaker - 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

C. Lindsay Anderson, Professor, Department Chair - Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Upcoming Energy Projects in New York State – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Moderator: Liz Benjamin, Managing Director, Marathon Strategies

Panelist: Clint Plummer, CEO, Rise Light & Power

Panelist: Will Hazelip, President, National Grid Ventures US Northeast

Panelist: Julie Tighe, President, New York League of Conservation Voters

Panelist: Joe Canovas, Special Counsel, New York State AFL-CIO

Closing Remarks – 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Gavin Donohue, President & CEO, IPPNY

*This agenda is subject to change*

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