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Virtual Con Edison Energy Storage Day 2020
Jun 16, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NY-BEST and Con Edison of New York are teaming up once again to present a half-day virtual event on July 16, 2020 focusing on opportunities for energy storage in Con Edison territory. Energy storage installers, vendors, and project developers interested in developing energy storage in Con Edison territory are invited to attend this timely and informative event. Attendees will learn first- hand from Con Edison senior managers about the utility’s network, needs, programs and opportunities for energy storage.




NYC's Permitting and Interconnection Guide for Outdoor Lithium Ion ESS

Jun 5, 2018 3:05 pm - 5:00 pm

The Energy Storage Permitting and Interconnection Process Guide for New York City: Lithium-Ion Outdoor Systems is designed to provide building owners and project developers with an understanding of the permitting, interconnection and approval processes for outdoor Li-ion ESS in New York City and contains specific requirements tailored to NYC's dense built environment. This webinar walks you through the Guide and provide further details about the siting requirements and specifications.




Standard Interconnect Requirements in NYS: Updates and Insights on Proposed SIR Changes

Jan 19, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Standard interconnect rules in New York are changing for connecting Distributed Energy Resources, including energy storage, to the electricity grid. New proposed Standard Interconnect Requirements (SIR) have been released for public comments and additional changes are likely to be made in the months ahead. 

This webinar features experts from New York State Department of Public Service, NYSERDA and Con Edison who will share information on the proposed changes to the SIR and an overview of the process going forward, updates on the technical changes and technical considerations that companies need to be aware of and insights on interconnections with Con Edison.

Speakers include:
  • Liz Grisaru, Policy Advisor, NYS DPS
  • Jason Pause, Utility Supervisor, Electric Distribution Systems, NYS DPS
  • David Crudele, Program Manager, NYSERDA
  • Andre Wellington, Manager, Distributed Generation and Distributed Resource Integration, Con Edison

This webinar is presented as part of the NYSERDA Energy Storage Soft Cost Initiative. There is no cost to attend this webinar.  




Energy Storage Opportunities with New York Utilities

Dec 7, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This one-hour webinar will discuss New York Utility opportunities and programs related to energy storage. These opportunities include: Non-Wires Solutions (NWS/NWA), REV Demonstration projects, Demand Management Program, and Demand Response programs. Webinar presenters will explain steps being taken to implement REV related initiatives in these areas. The webinar will also include a detailed look at Con Edison’s activities and programs, along with a summary of the activities of each of the major electric utilities in the state of New York.
Speakers and topic areas include:
  • William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
  • John Cerveny, Director of Resource Developmentt, NY-BEST
  • Raghu Sudhakara, Section Manager – Regulatory and Stakeholder Engagement, ConEdison
  • Adrienne Lalle, Project Manager – REV Demonstration Projects, ConEdison
  • Griffin Reilly, Section Manager – Targeted Demand Management and Demand Response, ConEdison
  • Sim Zirkiyev, Manager – Demand Management Program, ConEdison




Energy Storage 101 for The Solar Industry

Sep 26, 2017 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The CUNY Smart DG Hub and NY-BEST will be conducting an interactive virtual workshop as part of NYSERDA's efforts to reduce the soft costs of energy storage deployment. This first in a series of virtual workshops will provide a basic primer on energy storage for the solar industry, including different storage technologies and considerations for projects.




The Outlook for Energy Storage in New York State: 2017

Feb 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Valuing Distributed Energy Resources (LMP+D): Principles and Interim Strategies

May 19, 2016 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm



Transit Supply Chain Kick-Off Event

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Electric and Hybrid Buses: Technology, Performance and Markets

Dec 16, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Electric and hybrid buses are taking off globally. With their improved fuel economy and reduced emissions, transit agencies worldwide are beginning to incorporate electric and hybrid buses at an increasing rate.


  • Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors
  • Macy Neshati, Vice President of Bus Sales, BYD Coach and Bus
  • John Hroncich, Business Development Manager, HybriDrive Solutions, BAE Systems
  • Seamus McGrath, Manager - Charging Systems, Proterra





Energy Storage on the Electric Grid: The Opportunities, Applications, Markets and Policies Shaping the Industry

Jul 22, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Batteries and energy storage are increasingly being used on the electric grid to support the growing use of renewable energy, increase the efficiency of the grid and ensure the reliability and resiliency of the electrical grid system. This one-hour webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the scope of the opportunity for batteries on the electric grid. Experts from leading companies will describe the market opportunity, the different applications for batteries and energy storage on the grid and the policies being developed to promote the use of energy storage. Speakers will discuss both “behind-the-meter” customer-sited applications, as well as stationary “grid-tied” applications. 


  • Steve Kelly, Senior Vice President of Sales, Green Charge Networks
  • Michael Kleinberg, Senior Consultant, DNV GL
  • Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
  • Robert Rogan, Director of Business Development, SunPower Corporation




Alternative Business Models for Distributed Energy Resources

Apr 30, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

DNV GL and NY-BEST co-hosted a webinar to explore alternative business models associated with distributed energy resources (DER) including transaction-based business models that could engage customers and shape markets around DER products and services. In conjunction with our guest speakers, the webinar offers insights into innovative approaches for providing DER products and services, examines relevant financing approaches, and discusses how evolving markets trends will likely shape coming opportunities.


  • Geoffrey Parker, Professor of Management Science, Tulane University
  • Sierra Peterson, Director of Business Development, Clean Power Finance
  • Jessica Harrison, Head of Section, Energy Strategy Markets & Policy Development, DNV GL
  • Nick Payton, Marketing and Strategy Manager, Opower



Energy Storage Outlook in New York State

Feb 5, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar provides an overview of the opportunities for growth of the energy storage industry in New York State in 2015.  Experts from the New York Battery & Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) share important market and policy updates, as well as outlines NY-BEST’s goals and planned activities for 2015. The webinar includes information on major policy initiatives, including New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding and Clean Energy Fund initiative and will discuss NY-BEST’s plans to update the Energy Storage Roadmap for New York.


  •  Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
  • Denise Sheehan, Senior Advisor to NY-BEST
  • John Cerveny, Director of Resource Development, NY-BEST





Intellectual Property and Patent Law: What You Should Know about Recent Changes

Apr 24, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar features three leading experts in intellectual property and patent law who provide attendees with the most up-to-date information about protecting your intellectual property rights. If you are a technology based start-up, entrepreneur, or simply interested in protecting your intellectual property rights, we encourage you to watch this webinar. Our expert panel will discuss the implications of recent changes to US patent laws, with a specific emphasis on:

  • new first inventor to file rules
  • new post patent grant review procedures
  • litigation issues associated with America Invents Act (AIA) changes





Energy Storage Outlook--Progress, Challenges and the Road Ahead

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 am

In this one-hour webinar, the NY-BEST team provides an overview of highlights from 2012 and sets the stage for 2013's opportunities, challenges and activities for New York's energy storage industry. 2013 held a flurry of activity related to the energy storage industry in New York State and globally. From the production of the New York Energy Storage Roadmap and Economic Impact Study, to the New York Energy Highway and the work of the three commissions set up by Governor Cuomo after Superstorm Sandy, NY-BEST staff and our members worked together to highlight the benefits and importance of energy storage technologies. Coupled with an array of webinars, conferences and electronic communications throughout the year, these efforts set the stage for what we expect will be a very important year for energy storage in New York State.


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