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Thousands of Clean Energy Projects Underway in NY

The NY Green Bank, a division of Consortium member New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), has closed 13 transactions in 2016, which [...]

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New Energy Efficiency Training Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is administering a new Building Operations and Maintenance Workforce Training Program to educate building operations and [...]

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National Energy Employment Analysis Shows Key Findings

Results from the recently released Department of Energy (DOE) 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) show national economic growth in the energy sectors. Data [...]

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Large-Scale Energy Projects Underway in NY

During NYS Governor Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State address, he presented several proposals to enhance clean energy, along with $360 million in awards for [...]

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New Solar Farm at Ithaca College

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Ithaca College announced the completion of a solar array installation at the college. Ithaca [...]

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AVANGRID’s NY Company Named Utility Customer Champion

Yearly, Market Strategies International releases a 2016 Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™ study of residential customers by Cogent Reports™. This annual study puts together [...]

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State of State Proposals Align with Clean Energy Standard

During Governor Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State, he presented several proposals to enhance clean energy in New York. These proposals included a variety of [...]

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REV Campus Challenge Receives $2 Million in Funding

The REV Campus Challenge announced in August 2016 recently has gained funding support to aid more colleges and universities in becoming more energy efficient. Governor [...]

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Upcoming Events

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit @ Washington, DC
Feb 27 – Mar 3 all-day


The Summit Technology Showcase displays over 250 innovative energy technologies, including those from ARPA-E funded project teams – many of which have never before been publicly displayed.


Summit Partners can connect with technologists through the Corporate Acceleration Program and generate significant brand exposure through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities.


The Summit Student Program provides the next-generation of America’s energy innovators with an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge energy issues and interact with companies searching for new talent.

MIT Energy Conference @ Boston Marriott Cambridge, Boston, MA
Mar 3 – Mar 4 all-day

The MIT Energy Conference

As the largest student-led energy conference in the US, the MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry.

More changes have occurred in the global energy sector in the past decade than in the 100 years prior. In its 12th edition, the MIT Energy Conference main theme is centered on the interconnection between activities, technologies, and geographies, addressing the idea that small, distributed impacts can generate big solutions.

We will bring together leaders and visionaries from industry, government, the scientific community, and the private sector that are looking at the whole value chain in a holistic way, and can speak about and debate the development of these complex interactions, which are redefining the future of energy worldwide.

BuildingEnergy Boston @ Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA
Mar 7 – Mar 9 all-day


The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade show is the region’s leading event for professionals and practitioners working to build a more sustainable world. It brings over 2,500 industry leaders and emerging professionals together for three days to learn from and share ideas with each other.

“BuildingEnergy Boston is a must attend event for high performance builders, practitioners, and policy makers. You’ll benefit from rigorous, engaging panels covering an array of topics coupled with some of the best networking and deal making opportunities in the northeast.”  -Galen Nelson, Interim Senior Director, Innovation and Industry Support, MassCEC

Who Attends

BuildingEnergy Boston sets itself apart from other green building conferences through its interdisciplinary content and audience. Attendees represent dozens of professions and industries including architecture, engineering, building, design, consulting, policy, finance, auditing, installation, construction, and education, among others.

This diversity encourages broader conversations and taking a whole-systems approach to address the challenges facing our built environment.

What to Expect

1. Quality content and speakers – The content and speaker lineup for this event is curated by a volunteer committee comprised of NESEA members. They ensure sessions are data-driven, diverse, and genuinely useful to attendees.

2. New business opportunities – See cutting-edge technology and grow your client base on the trade show floor, which showcases the products and services of over 100 industry leaders.

3. New friends and a sense of community – The NESEA community is incredibly close-knit. Members and non-members alike laugh, learn, and work (and sometimes even dance) together.

If this all sounds good to you, then register today!

California’s Distributed Energy Future 2017 @ Mission Bay Conference Center
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day



As distributed energy gains steam in California, state regulators, policymakers, utilities and DER providers are shaping the rules, regulations, and markets that will ensure the transition is speedy and smooth. It’s a complex, exciting landscape, and today’s actions in California will undoubtedly influence tomorrow’s DER market across the country.

To learn more about this event and to register, please click here.

Capture the Energy 2017 @ Albany Marriott, Albany, NY
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day
Join us in New York’s Capitol for the NY-BEST Annual Meeting & Conference: Capture the Energy 2017!


When: March 8 & 9, 2017

Where: Albany Marriott -189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

Who: Join industry experts as they present and discuss the essential role for storage in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, transforming our electric grid and advancing clean transportation solutions.

NY-BEST invites all energy storage industry leaders, technology developers, grid and transportation experts, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, engineers, academics and interested investors to attend and meet our many speakers and exhibitors as we discuss the future of energy storage in New York.

Click Here to view the Conference Agenda.

Our speakers will discuss:

  • Growing markets for energy storage
  • What the New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative means for storage
  • Advancing clean transportation
  • Integrating renewable energy with storage
  • Monetizing the value of storage
  • Business models and project financing
  • Innovative storage technologies and applicationsadvancements in energy


Responsible Business Summit NY @ Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

Delivering purpose… for people, the planet and profit

Register Today!

The 2017 conference brings the best, the most innovative and most inspiring brands in responsible business to New York at #RBSNY – 200+ attendees learn how to deliver purpose for commercial success, the environment and stakeholders.

  • Profit: Use sophisticated data to build a more effective CSR business case
  • People: Influence stakeholders and drive culture change to make the right ‘sell’
  • Planet: Accelerate progress through technology, environmental and supply chain risk mitigation
Annual New York State Green Building Conference @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day

15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

March 30-31, 2017
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY

The upcoming 15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, NY, the site of extraordinary historic restoration and revitalization. We are very excited to be holding the 2017 conference in this historic downtown venue!

As the premier green building conference in the Northeast, our progressive advisory council has fostered our growth by consistently bringing together top green building researchers, educators, and practitioners. Last year’s conference attracted participants representing 8 states and 31 counties across New York State. Conference participants represented many industries including architecture, engineering, construction, consulting, deconstruction, landscape architecture, government, higher education, K-12 education, state agencies, real estate, and management firms.

Call for Abstracts

The New York State Green Building Conference Abstract Selection Committee is currently seeking presentation proposals. Presentations must fit within a 60 minute timeframe, including time for questions. New and innovative topics that meet the intent and purpose of this conference are encouraged to apply. Please use the form available here and submit the completed form to nysgreenbuilding@gmail.com by November 21, 2016.

The New York State Green Building Conference is hosted by SUNY-ESF in partnership with:


The mission of the New York State Green Building Conference is to promote, educate and support green building design, construction and processes.


Experience the NYS Green Building Conference in a whole new way by staying at the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, and enjoy this newly renovated hotel with convenient features and a contemporary feel.

To make your room reservations, call the Marriott Syracuse Downtown at (315) 474-2424 or (888) 236-2427 and ask for “ESF Green Building Conference”. Reservations must be made prior to Tuesday, February 28, 2017 to receive the rate of $139 per night.

Each individual will be responsible for making their own reservations. A credit card guarantee will be required at time of reservation. Individuals may call the hotel or submit their reservation requests via mail. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is not responsible for individuals who may believe they have reservations but do not have a valid confirmation number from the hotel. Individuals who make reservations outside the block or through third-party agents and e-commerce sites are subject to the terms of that booking and may not change reservations directly with the hotel.

Check in time is 3:00 PM; check-out time is 12 noon.

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Tel: 315-474-2424 (Hotel)

Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century @ East Syracuse
Apr 21 all-day

Thirteenth Annual
Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

*New York State 50% by 2030
*United States 30% by 2025

Hear from National & NYS experts.
April 21, 2017
E. Syracuse, New York

Future of Energy Summit @ Grand Hyatt New York, NYC
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day

Agenda Topics

Changing fundamentals and the value of electricity

Transportation: do consumers want a transport transformation?

The rise of distributed energy and smarter energy management

kWh’s are growing harder to value as daily supply profiles are disrupted by close-to-zero marginal cost renewable energy. How will this fundamental change affect energy market players and regulators and what has been learnt in the most advanced markets?

How will changing consumer preferences, regulatory pressures and technology changes shape the automotive market in the next ten years? Will EVs take off or remain niche products? What will this mean for oil markets and electricity demand? Is the transport industry facing large scale disruption?

What is the state and what are the implications of retail rate reforms and the blurring of the boundary between transmission and distribution grids for distributed energy, energy storage applications, consumers and market players?

Grid Edge World Forum 2017 @ San Jose Convention Center
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day


Building on last year’s success, Greentech Media’s Grid Edge World Forum 2017 returns as the only conference and exhibition focused exclusively on tomorrow’s distributed energy system. We’ll discuss and debate the latest issues and opportunities impacting tomorrow’s distributed energy system, and examine the trends and innovation happening at the grid edge.

To learn more and to register for this event, please click here.


Smart Grid Modernization Activities Underway In NY State

There are a variety of key activities now underway in New York State that are relevant to grid modernization.

Learn more about these activities by clicking here to read more about NY State Smart Grid Modernization.

  • Con Edison Modernized Distribution System Demonstration
  • Con Edison Secure Interoperable Open Smart Grid Demonstration Project
  • Con Edison CoolNYC Program
  • Orange and Rockland Smart Grid Deployment Project
  • LIPA 110 Corridor Demonstration Project
  • NYISO Phasor Measurement Unit Network for New York
  • NYPA Evaluation of Instrumentation and Dynamic Thermal Ratings for Overhead Lines
  • New NYISO Control Center
  • NYSEG Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage Plant
  • National Grid – Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Partnership
  • AES Energy Storage 8MW Battery-based Storage System

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