Reaching New York’s ambitious renewable energy mandates – and creating new green jobs through wind and solar power – will require significant upgrades to the transmission grid, so investing in the transmission grid is a climate action issue. Join us for an online discussion to hear from New York State officials, National Grid, renewable energy leaders, and local officials on the what, where, and why of the connections between green energy and new transmission investments, as well as the implications for land use in NYS.
This event is co-hosted by ACE NY, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Welcome: Senator 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
- Rodica Donaldson, Senior Director, Commercial Transmission and Analytics, EDF Renewables North America
- Ryan Piche, Lewis County Manager, New York