Virtual Town Hall in New York

June 25, 2020

Clean Energy Requires a New Grid: Building Renewables in New York

Hosted by ACE NY, ACORE and SEIA, the virtual town hall attracted over 270 participants, including a New York Department of Public Service (DPS) Commissioner, key staff from the DPS, the NY State Senate and Assembly, NYSERDA, the NY Department of Environmental Conservation, the Office of the State Comptroller, the Budget Office, as well as utilities, transmission developers, public power, wind and solar developers, labor, environmental nonprofits, local law firms, and grassroots environmental advocates.


Featured Speakers Included:

Welcoming Remarks, Senate Kevin Parker, Chair of NYS Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee

Keynote: Ali Zaidi, Deputy Secretary for Energy and Environment, Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo


  • Bart Franey, Director of Transmission Planning, Asset Management, Systems, and Data, National Grid (View Presentation)
  • Rodica Donaldson, Senior Director, Commercial Transmission and Analytics, EDF Renewables North America (View Presentation)
  • Ryan Piche, Lewis County Manager, New York
  • EDF Renewables North America
  • National Grid
  • The NY State Senate and Assembly
  • DPS
  • The NY Department of Environmental Conservation
  • The NY Office of the State Comptroller
  • The NY Budget Office