Clean Energy & Sustainability:
Opportunities & Resources for Manufacturers
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY
RESOURCE GUIDE AND EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY
National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Design Lab at Rensselaer
The Design Lab provides a platform for senior engineering students to develop skills in applied engineering, communication, collaboration and leadership, preparing them for careers where they will address the global challenges of our time. Get acquainted with Rensselaer’s best and brightest to gather innovative ideas and practical solutions to your technical challenges.
Multidisciplinary student teams collaborate with industry sponsors and world-class faculty and staff to develop technical solutions to complex, open-ended engineering problems. Projects encompass a broad array of contemporary issues: Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency/Sustainability, Product Design/Development, Manufacturing & Process Improvement, Automation and Robotics.
Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University
CEBIP, the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University, seeks to address many key needs of an early-stage, energy-based technology business. This is particularly critical in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. Supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), CEBIP provides access to an unsurpassed team of partners and resources to maximize the prospects for new business ventures. CEBIP will continuously work towards the development of a successful clean energy economy on Long Island, with the ultimate goal of creating new jobs and making a strong economic impact here in New York.
Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
WDI provides grant opportunities to NYS manufacturers. WDI is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit that improves the lives of working men and women across the state by providing targeted programs in workforce, economic, and community development. A focus on helping businesses become and remain successful is a key component of this programming. The WDI works to ensure that investments in all three areas – workforce, economic and community development – are integrated and reflect the perspectives of working men and women.
Community Offshore Wind
RWE and National Grid have partnered to jointly develop offshore wind projects in the Northeast U.S. With this partnership, National Grid and RWE have jointly acquired an offshore seabed lease with the goal of developing, constructing, and operating U.S. offshore wind projects. This partnership supports both companies’ efforts to advance a clean energy future and achieve net zero in the coming decades. Offshore wind will be critical for the U.S., particularly in the Northeast, to reduce emissions, meet climate goals and create local jobs. Community Offshore Wind understands the importance of meeting these goals and is committed to providing clean and reliable energy, as well as delivering an equity energy future for all its customers.
L&S Energy Services
L&S Energy Services provides energy and sustainability services to the commercial, industrial, agricultural, and institutional facility sectors. We work closely with our clients in all stages of their energy efficiency, process improvement, and carbon-reduction projects. We guide and educate customers in an objective manner, about the economic and carbon benefits of energy efficient systems, retrofits, and improvements. As a National Grid Technical Assistance provider and NYSERDA FlexTech Contractor, L&S is can complete cost-shared energy and process improvement studies. We also work with our clients to identify and secure energy efficiency incentives.
Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI)
The NYS Center of Excellence partners NYS businesses with the University at Buffalo to access faculty, students and resources to develop early-stage commercial products. Projects have ranged from green hydrogen electrolysis membranes to low environmental impact RFID antennas to supercapacitor materials for energy storage. Talk to us to see how we can support your business!
Center of Excellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing
Alfred University Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology
Alfred University is an internationally known leader in the development of materials and manufacturing solutions in the areas of technical ceramics and glass. Through its Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT), industrial partners gain access to the resources and expertise needed to advance your company's research and boost your bottom line. CACT provides support for programming with New York State companies – large and small – with matching funds provided through our contract with New York State’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). Whether it’s short-term analytical testing project, or a long-term research & development program, CACT seeks to lower development costs and help ensure faster time to market.
Doors Open/Continental Breakfast
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Formal Program Begins
Master of Ceremonies – Everton H. Henriques
Co-Host Addresses – Michael Lobsinger (CEG), Brian Apkarian (CFES)
8:45AM – 9:00AM
Alanna Russo, Head of Strategic Engagement – Community Offshore Wind
Cullen Brown, Key Account Manager – NY Power Authority
Jeff Arsenault, Product Sales Manager – NEFF Automation
9:00AM – 9:30AM
Dr. Jian Sun, Director (CFES)
Christopher D. Johnson, Product Manager, Plug Power
Georges Sassine, VP of Large Scale Renewables (NYSERDA)
9:30AM – 10:30AM
Moderator: Peter Lion
Georges Sassine, Jian Sun, Chulsung Bae, David Whipple, Christopher Johnson, Jude Auman
10:30AM – 12:30PM
Exhibitor/Attendee Interactions & Networking