Stay tuned for 2018 conference updates.

This event highlights success stories and cutting-edge developments, and also allows for constructive discussions around challenges and improvements that will further the expansion of this important job-creating sector. 


Take a look at highlights and agenda from the 2017 conference:

  • Welcome Address by Stan Dobert, CEO, Apex Solar
  • AM Keynote Address by Jim Siplon, CEO, Just Beverages
  • PM Keynote Address by Raoul Witteveen, Co-Founder, The Circle Economy, Netherlands. 
  • Cutting-edge Plenary Panel discussion highlighting new approaches, initiatives, and studies.
  • Reception: Morgan & Co., 5:30-7:30, Wed10/25. Network with ANCA staff, other regional partners in clean energy, local food, artisans, etc.

Summaries and speaker bios for the presentations listed in the Agenda Tables below can be found here:  2017 CEEC AGENDA

Tentative Agenda

  24-Oct 25-Oct 26-Oct  
8:00 AM  
Training Sessions

Hydronics for High Efficiency Biomass Boilers (NYSERDA Supported)
$$, 8-5 pm

NY Energy Code: Municipal Opportunities (IBTS)
FREE, 10-12 pm

NY Commercial Energy Code: Business Opportunities (IBTS)
FREE, 1-5 pm
Registration Opens
Registration Opens
8:00 AM
8:30 AM   8:30 AM
9:00 AM   Welcome Address 9:00-9:30
Breakout C (5 concurrent sessions) 9:00-10:00
9:00 AM
9:30 AM  
Morning Keynote Remarks 9:30-10:00
9:30 AM
10:00 AM   Plenary 1: NYS Leadership  10:00-10:30 Break/Exhibitor Showcase 10:00-10:30 10:00 AM
10:30 AM   Break/Exhibitor Showcase 10:30-11:00
Breakout D (4 concurrent sessions) 10:30-11:30 
10:30 AM
11:00 AM  
Plenary 2: Power-ful Partnerships 11:00-12:00
11:00 AM
11:30 AM  
Plenary 3: The Economic Impact of Clean Energy Solutions: Biomass & Bioenergy 11:30-12:30
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Exhibitor/Showcase Set-Up
Lunch 12:00-1:30

Networking/Exhibitor Showcase
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Lunch 12:30
(Dine in or take it to go)
12:30 PM
1:00 PM 1:00 PM
1:30 PM Afternoon Keynote Remarks 1:30-2:00 Adjourn  1:30 PM
2:00 PM
Breakout A (5 concurrent sessions) 2:00-3:15

Break 3:15-3:30

Breakout B (5 concurrent sessions) 3:30-4:45
Training Sessions

NY Residential Energy Code: Business Opportunities (IBTS)
FREE, 1-5 pm
2:00 PM
2:30 PM 2:30 PM
3:00 PM 3:00 PM
3:30 PM 3:30 PM
4:00 PM 4:00 PM
4:30 PM 4:30 PM
5:00 PM
Reception On-site 5-7
Networking/Exhibitor Showcase 4:45-5:30 5:00 PM
5:30 PM
(Across the Street)

Morgan & Co.
  5:30 PM
6:00 PM   6:00 PM
6:30 PM   6:30 PM
7:00 PM   7:00 PM
7:30 PM       7:30 PM

Tentative Breakout Sessions


Municipal Leaders

The Power of Planning

    Special Topics




NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities
    Program Overview
    Regional Success Stories

CEC Regional Outreach Coordinators:

An Update on NY State's LMI Portfolio

Greg Hale,
NY State Gov.s Office of Energy & Finance

Chris Coll, NYSERDA 

1. Multi-Stakeholder Microgrids for Resiliency & Sustainbility
Steve Bird, Clarkson University

2. Innovations in Geothermal
Jake Kornack, Dandelion

Planning for EV Infrastructure along NY's I-90 Corridor

Jennifer Ceponis, CDTC
Dazzle Ekblad, DEC

Solving Tomorrow's Problems Today - A Shared Energy Manager Model for School Districts
Alwyn John, TST BOCES





NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities: Workshop for Municipal Leaders Highlighting Action Items & Project Development

CEC regional Outreach Coordinators:

1. New Developments in CCA
Louise Gava, MEGA

2. Community Distributed Generation: A Growing Opportunity for Small
Hydro in VDER Proceeding
Emmett Smith, Azure Mtn Power

Planning and Designing
Sustainable Urbanism

Todd Fabozzi, CDRPC

Climate Smart Communities: Grants & Planning for Local Climate Action

Dazzle Ekblad, DEC

NY Green Bank: An Update

Jason Moore, NY Green Bank




Developers and Decision Makers

Project Financing

Innovative Design




1.Thermal RECs: A Concept Whose Time has come for NYS

Charlie Niebling, Innovative Natural REsource Solutions

2. Carbon Negative Energy in Restorative Agriculture

John Gaus, Agbotics

New Solar Resources for Local Governments

Houtan Moaveni, NY-Sun, NYSERDA

Candice Rossi, NYSERDA


1. National Grid Small Business Services Program
John Davis, SmartWatt

2. Solar, Wind & CHP: What Notional Grid has Done to Accomodate Distributed Gen.

Eugene Hikock, National Grid  Steve Maybloom, National Grid

1. "Accounting” For Changes In Energy Finance: The Solution For The Biggest Problem You Didn't Realize You Had

Derek LeClair, EMPEQ Herb Dwyer, EMPEQ

2. Removing Barriers to Implementing Energy Projects

Nell Zeigler, Honeywell

1. Design Innovation = Affordable Net Zero Homes for North Country Climates

Tim McCarthy, New Leaf Homes

2. The Dannemora Combined Services Building

Bryan Burke, Premises Architecture                  Nancy Bernstein, ANCA




1. Feel Good Heat: A Campaign for Automated Wood Heat 

Maura Adams, Northern Forest Center

2. High Efficiency and Low Emissions Wood Chip Boiler Technology

Marc Caluwe, Caluwe, Inc.

1. Value of Hydropower as a Renewable Resource, Helping Achieve Carbon Reduction Goasl

Chris LaRoe, Brookfield 

2. City of Watervliet Curbside Organics Collection and Digestion Program

Jim Yienger, CAA

1. Driving on Sunlight

Ben Sopczyk, Apex Solar

2. Establishing an EV Ecosystems

Bryan Roy, Energetics

1. NYSERDA's Role in Implementing PACE

Jessica Waldorf, NYSERDA

2. NY's Energize NY PACE: Capital for Clean Energy Projects

Mark Theilking, Energize NY

3. The Opportunity for Residential PACE

Gabe Maser, Renovate America



The Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus contains additional information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.


Clean Energy Economy Conference

When: October 24-25, 2018
Where: Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls, NY

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