The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium Announces 2013 "Capture the Energy" Conference

Featuring Global Industry Leaders and Senior New York State Policymakers

(Albany, NY)- The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) is holding its annual conference, "Capture the Energy 2013," on March 6-7, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, New York.


"Capture the Energy" is NY-BEST's premier annual event, attracting an audience of senior managers from leading global companies, academia, financial and government sectors. This year's conference will focus on how battery and energy storage technologies are being used to strengthen vital infrastructure here in New York, as well as around the globe, including applications for the electric grid, telecommunications and transportation systems.

The Conference features several notable speakers, including, Richard Kauffman, Governor Cuomo's newly appointed State "energy czar", Leecia Eve, NYS Deputy Secretary for Economic Development to Governor Cuomo, Tom Congdon, Assistance Secretary for Energy and Environment to Governor Cuomo, Frank Murray, President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Gil Quiniones, President and CEO of the New York Power Authority, and Garry Brown, Chairman of the NYS Public Service Commission.

The conference will also include presentations by senior managers from some of the biggest names in the clean energy field, including General Electric, Samsung, Toshiba, LG Chem, A123, Tesla Motors, DNV KEMA, National Grid, Consolidated Edison, AES Energy Storage, Corning, Lux Research, Hydrogenics, the US Department of Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council, the India Energy Storage Association and the NY Independent System Operator (NYISO).

"In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, there has been an increased focus on advanced batteries and energy storage products and the solutions they offer to build a more resilient infrastructure here in New York and across the globe. The conference will explore the important role for energy storage as we seek to build a better and stronger infrastructure, as well as discuss the rapidly expanding market opportunities for this industry," said Dr. William Acker, Executive Director of NY-BEST.

Recent studies indicate the energy storage industry could grow more than 11,000 new jobs in New York by 2020 and 43,000 new jobs by 2030.

About NY-BEST

NY-BEST is a non-profit corporation established with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in 2010 to position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology. An industry-led consortium with more than 120 members, NY-BEST's mission is to catalyze and grow the energy storage industry and establish New York State as a global leader in the energy storage industry. Visit us on the web at www.ny-best.org.

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