NECHPI Annual Meeting 2016

Metrotech Center - Brooklyn

 

Thanks for attending our 2016 Annual Meeting in Brooklyn, NY. We hope you appreciate our green efforts and the digital version of the agenda below. 

 

AGENDA
June 9, 2016
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
National Grid
1 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn NY 11201


 

Welcoming Remarks – Herb Dwyer, NECHPI Chair


       

Keynote Speaker John Rhodes, President and CEO

of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

NYSERDA President and CEO John B. Rhodes

NYSERDA President and CEO John B. Rhodes

John B. Rhodes was appointed president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on September 16, 2013. NYSERDA is a public benefit corporation that advances innovative energy solutions to improve New York State’s economy and environment.

Mr. Rhodes brings more than 30 years of experience in business with a focus on the financial and energy industries having lived and worked internationally, including India, Germany, Brazil, and Argentina. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Rhodes served as the Director for the Center for Market Innovation at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international environmental advocacy organization. The Center works to channel private capital towards environmentally beneficial investments with a focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy, green infrastructure, and sustainable food and agriculture.

Before joining NRDC, Mr. Rhodes spent three years acting as Chief Operating Officer at Good Energies, a leading investment firm focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency; and was formerly a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton where he provided strategic consulting for clients across technology–intensive industries. Mr. Rhodes is a graduate of Princeton University and the Yale School of Management.


 

Session 1 – CHP in the Big Apple - Discussion of the Brooklyn/Queens Demand Management project, the NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation's financing options, and NYSERDA's evolving CHP programs.

Moderator: Tom Bourgeois, Dept. of Energy Northeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership

Tom Bourgeois, Deputy Director of Pace Energy and Climate Center

Tom Bourgeois, Deputy Director of Pace Energy and Climate Center

Tom Bourgeois is the Deputy Director at the Pace Energy and Climate Center, at the Pace Law School in White Plains, NY.  He is Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Northeast CHP (Combined Heat and Power) Technical Assistance Partnership based at Pace University. He co-directs the Partnership with Dr. Beka Kosanovic at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Mechanical Engineering. He and Dr. Kosanovic have led this Center since 2004.

Tom has researched and written extensively on the market conditions, market potential, and regulatory, market and technical barriers to microgrids, CHP, distributed generation, demand response, and renewable energy. In May 2014, NECHPI named Mr. Bourgeois as recipient of the NECHPI CHP Champion Award for achievements in promoting CHP in the Northeast. Tom holds a Masters in Regional Planning from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and has completed all Ph.D. coursework and qualifying examinations in Managerial Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI, Troy NY).

Dana Levy, Program Manager of On-Site Power Production, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority - VIEW PRESENTATION

Dana Levy, Program Manager of On-Site Power, NYSERDA

Dana Levy, Program Manager of On-Site Power, NYSERDA

 

Dr. Dana Levy joined NYSERDA in 1999 and is program manager for On-Site Power Production, directing a $60 million budget of financial incentives to help customers acquire on-site electric power generating Combined Heat and Power (CHP -- also known as cogeneration) systems fueled by natural gas that can run every day to minimize energy expenses and reduce carbon footprint. The systems also run during a utility grid outage to enhance the resiliency of the host building. He is a licensed professional engineer. Levy is a recipient of the USCHPA CHP Champion Award, and the NECHPI CHP Champion Award.

 

 

 

Raghu Sudakhara, Demand Management Strategy, Con Edison - VIEW PRESENTATION

Raghusimha Sudhakara

Raghusimha Sudhakara

Raghu Sudhakara is currently with Con Edison’s Energy Efficiency and Demand Management department where he manages a team directing business strategy and regulatory policy in areas related to the use of distributed energy resources (DERs). He also has additional responsibility with the Company’s Utility of the Future team where he works on the NY State Clean Energy Standard and topics related to the use of DERs at the distribution system level. While focused on the use of DERs in targeted areas to defer major delivery infrastructure investments such as through the BQDM (Brooklyn Queens Demand Management) Program, he is currently also involved in broader policy discussions of DERs’ growth in New York and their integration into the power grid. He originally joined Con Edison’s Energy Policy and Regulatory Affairs group where he advocated on behalf of Con Edison on wholesale electricity market issues at both NYISO and PJM. Previously, Raghu has worked for the consulting firm GP Strategies providing training and other professional services to power generation companies around the world on power plant efficiencies and power purchase agreements. Raghu has also worked in the generation sector for AES where he managed their power plant efficiency program for their facilities in southern California and, provided additional services to their plants. In addition to the energy sector, Raghu has worked for the French government analyzing biotechnology policy.

Raghu has also served as an informal advisor to the Indian Consulate in New York on energy issues. Raghu has a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India, a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri and, a dual masters degree in Public Affairs/Administration from Columbia University, New York and Sciences Po, Paris. 

Posie Constable, Business Development at NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation - VIEW PRESENTATION

Posie Constable, NYCEEC

Posie Constable, NYCEEC

Posie heads NYCEEC’sefforts with building owners and project developers to finance efficient lighting retrofits, cogeneration, conversion of heating systems to cleaner fuels, renewables and demand response and other measures in commercial, healthcare and multifamily residential properties in NYC and its surrounding counties.

With over 28 years of experience at various firms on Wall Street, Posie has served as trading manager of various asset classes, managed the business development and origination of new products and acted as industry spokesperson in operations, accounting and regulatory matters. 

Posie holds an MBA in Finance from Fordham University and is a graduate of University of Colorado, Boulder (Asian Studies).  She received her certificate in Landscape Design from the New York Botanical Gardens. You may find her harnessing wind energy on a kiteboard or harnessing solar while cultivating salad greens on her NYC terrace. 


 

  • NECHPI Awards, presented by John Rathbun, recognizing:

    • St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center -  VIEW PRESENTATION

    • Hartford Steam Company

    • ...And others!


 

Session 2 - State of the CHP Industry (Regional/National perspectives)

Moderator: Lou Schoen, Vice President of Business Development, Source One

Louis Schoen, SourceOne

Louis Schoen, SourceOne

Lou Schoen serves as the vice president of business development for SourceOne, responsible for leading SourceOne’s national business development team and driving strategic development initiatives across the organization. Lou has over 25 years of experience working with municipal and commercial customers to develop comprehensive and cost-effective energy solutions to optimize efficiency and reliability. During his tenure at SourceOne he has been actively engaged in the development of some of the organizations largest accounts. Lou works closely with the SourceOne team and client teams at project kick-off to develop a clear understanding of the client goals, needs, and deliverables. Following project kick-off, Lou remains a client and project team resource throughout the project to foster communication and ensure client satisfaction. 

Prior to SourceOne, Lou served at Nalco in various sales management and leadership positions where he was responsible for consistent business growth as well the development of the corporate Sustainable Development Platform. He serves as the chairman of the membership committee for the New York Energy Consumer’s Council (NYECC) and is widely recognized as a leader among New York’s commercial real estate community.

Bruce Hedman, Institute for Industrial Productivity - VIEW PRESENTATION

Bruce Hedman, Institute for Industrial Productivity

Bruce Hedman, Institute for Industrial Productivity

Bruce A. Hedman has over 30 years of experience in industrial energy technology research, development and commercialization, and is a recognized authority on combined heat and power (CHP) and distributed generation technologies, markets and policies. Bruce came to IIP from ICF International where he led ICF's consulting services practice in distributed generation and CHP. As a vice president at ICF, he provided guidance and support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Distributed Energy program. Before joining ICF, Bruce was a vice president at Onsite Energy, an independent energy services company that specializes in energy efficiency projects in the industrial sector and in distributed generation applications.  

Bruce is a past chairman of the United States Combined Heat and Power Association, is an inductee in the American Gas Association's Industrial and Commercial Hall of Flame, and represented the United States on the Industrial Utilization Subcommittee of the International Gas Union from 1990 to 1996. Bruce has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where his thesis work became the basis of a widely used industry reference manual– “Energy Analysis of 108 Industrial Processes”.

Dale Louda, President of CHP Association - VIEW PRESENTATION

Dale Louda, CHP Association

Dale Louda, CHP Association

Dale was appointed Executive Director of the CHP Association in January 2013. An External Relations professional for more than 25 years, Dale brings broad experience with a wide range of energy and environmental issues to the Association. Since assuming his new duties, Dale has moved the Association main offices into Washington, DC, from a suburban location to make it easier to interact with policy makers and traditional and non-traditional allies, and saving the Association money in the bargain. He oversaw the largest Policy Conference in Association history. He led a rebranding initiative to make the general public aware of CHP. And he has undertaken a wide variety of new initiatives to increase membership and deliver greater value for the current membership. At the CHP Association, he is responsible for the leadership, financial management, communications, policy development and overall direction of the Association.

John Ballam, Manager of Engineering and CHP Program, Massachusetts' Dept. of Energy Resources - VIEW PRESENTATION

John Ballam, Massachusetts DOER

John Ballam, Massachusetts DOER

 

John Ballam is the Mass. DOER’s technical resource for the administration of the state Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (APS) incentive program for qualifying CHP. In addition, working in conjunction with the DOER’s Renewable and Alternate Energy Division he coordinates the development of standards, outreach and strategic policy related to the DOER’s overall program goal of enabling the further deployment of quality CHP projects. His background in energy includes over 30 years experience and direct involvement with the realization of projects and programs related to renewable energy, efficiency, CHP and utility scale power generation.


 

Tour of the Toren CHP Plant, 150 Myrtle Avenue (steps away from Metrotech)