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6/21/23, 8am - 10am
Center for Architecture

This New York Energy Week program hosted at AIA New York brings together insightful panelists to discuss challenges and opportunities in energy transmission in New York. Industry experts, policymakers, and key stakeholders will explore the critical role of energy transmission in meeting New York's energy goals and shaping its sustainable future. Speakers will delve into various aspects of energy transmission, ranging from environmental impact to infrastructure upgrades and public policy considerations. They will share their expertise and engage in a thought-provoking discussion on how New York can optimize its energy transmission systems to support clean and reliable power delivery.

Keynote Speaker:
Justin Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer, New York Power Authority (NYPA)

Luke Falk, Chief Operating Officer, Clean Path NY
Emilie Nelson, Executive Vice President, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)

Rich Heidorn Jr., Editor In-Chief, RTO Insider

About the Speakers:
Justin E. Driscoll is the Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation's largest state-owned electric utility. He is responsible for developing and implementing the statewide utility's strategic vision and mission, and for overseeing its operations, legal and financial matters, and relationships with external stakeholders. He is also responsible for the operation of the New York State Canal System. Driscoll supervises NYPA’s 16 generation facilities and 1,400 circuit-miles of high-voltage transmission, as well as its role as an energy efficiency project developer and as energy supplier for its governmental customers, including New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York City Housing Authority, state agencies and local governments.

Luke Falk is a Vice President of energyRe responsible for the development of Clean Path NY. energyRe is an independent New York company focused on solving complex challenges and providing clean energy solutions. The team at energyRe has expertise in infrastructure, engineering, and real estate. At Related Companies Falk’s energy practice included responsibility for developing distributed and renewable energy generation projects including a number of cogeneration plants, building-mounted and large-scale PV, and the largest energy storage system in New York City. He was responsible for improving the energy performance and resilience of new and existing developments; including the tallest passive house in the world for Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island. Prior to joining Related, Falk was a Senior Project Manager for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Emilie Nelson is Executive Vice President at NYISO. She leads the System and Resource Planning, Information Technology and Market Structures organizations of the NYISO with a focus on addressing the evolving challenges of the electric power grid. Nelson works with a talented team to fulfill NYISO's mission is to ensure power system reliability and competitive markets for New York in a clean energy future. Nelson joined the NYISO in 2004 and previously served as Vice President, Market Operations leading the capacity market, energy market, and demand response areas. She has over 20 years of experience in the power industry and worked for several years in power generation. She earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Pace University. Nelson also completed Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

Rich Heidorn Jr. is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of RTO Insider and a former reporter and editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he began covering the electric industry as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware introduced competition in the late 1990s. His coverage won the National Press Foundation’s 1998 award for energy reporting. He later headed a Houston-based startup that produced hourly power indexes and worked as an energy analyst for Bloomberg Government. In between, he worked for eight years in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement, where he became a whistleblower — proving he was not cut out for government work. He holds a journalism degree from Penn State University and an MBA from Temple University.

Program Agenda:  
8:00 am  Registration 
8:10 am  Breakfast Meet & Greet 
8:30 am  Keynote Presentation  
9:00 am  Panel 
10:00 am Networking Reception 

Sponsored by: 
AIA New York
New York Power Authority 
Clean Path NY 
RTO ERO NetZero Insider 

Registration Fee for 2023 New York Energy Week: 
All Access Pass – $799 
Single Event Pass – $299 
Virtual Pass – $99 

About New York Energy Week:
In today's rapidly evolving energy landscape, staying informed and connected is more important than ever. 2023 New York Energy Week: Fueling Industry Collaboration and Investment program provides the ultimate platform to expand your knowledge, build meaningful connections, and unlock new opportunities within the global energy ecosystem. The full schedule of New York Energy Week programs is available here.

This event is offered in person; COVID-19 vaccinations and face masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.

Organized by
New York Energy Week
6/21/23, 8am - 10am
Center for Architecture
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