Excitement for New York Energy Week 2016 Builds With New Energy Industry CEOs and Other Private and Public Sector Leaders Added As Speakers
The packed agenda of 12 official NYEW Series events will cover a range of energy sectors, topics and technologies including Solar Financing, Demand-Side Management, Utility 2.0, Oil Markets, Smart Cities & Startups, Energy Policy Data, and much more.
NEW YORK, NY - June 6, 2016 -- EnerKnol, the organizers of the fourth annual New York Energy Week, taking place June 13-17, 2016, announced today that several new energy industry-leading speakers have been added to the schedule of events. The packed agenda of 12 official NYEW Series events will cover a range of energy sectors, topics and technologies including Solar Financing, Demand-Side Management, Utility 2.0, Oil Markets, Smart Cities & Startups, Energy Policy Data, and much more.
In addition, Toshiba will play a New York Energy Week video every five minutes on its Toshiba Vision Screens in Times Square starting June 4, 2016, further building awareness and excitement for New Yorks leading energy industry summit as the countdown begins towards its opening on June 13th.
New industry leaders confirmed to speak at the event include:
• Jigar Shah, Co-Founder, Generate Capital
• Caroline Angoorly, COO & Managing Director, NY Green Bank
• Kenneth Daly, President, National Grid
• Nora Mead Brownell, former FERC Commissioner
• Brad Jones, CEO, New York ISO
• Gordon van Welie, President and CEO, ISO New England
• Audrey Zibelman, Chair, New York Public Service Commission
"Featuring an exciting and engaging schedule of events, NYEW brings together representatives from the industrys many diverse sectors and encourages collaboration and discussion of new technology, changing policy, and future developments. With its mission to spur business development, job creation, and innovative solutions, this event strengthens both our citys economy and position as a leader in sustainability, and I applaud its organizers and participants for their dedication to our future," said Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City.
"With yet another stellar lineup at New York Energy Week this year, we are all eager to unite and collaborate on how the industry can solve some of its most vexing challenges and realize its most promising opportunities," said Angelique Mercurio, founder and CEO of EnerKnol. "With these thought leaders addressing some of the most important issues faced by the industry today, we expect 2016 to be the most productive New York Energy Week yet."
Located in Brooklyn, Enerknol is a member of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering cleantech incubator called ACRE. ACRE is currently home to 17 startup companies, and another 16 have graduated to larger facilities or been acquired. Together, these 33 companies have employed more than 300 people, and raised more than $313 million in private capital and project financing.
New York Energy Week breaks down barriers across the historically siloed sectors of the energy industry to catalyze the advancement of the energy industry. Unlike traditional business conferences, New York Energy Weeks distributed hosting model enables industrys leaders to facilitate conversations on the key challenges and opportunities faced by the energy sector with other market participants, government agencies, research firms and other members of the energy community.
Harnessing New York Citys role as the hub of global commerce and finance, as well as New York states prominent position as a driver of energy policy innovation with its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, NYEWs previous years have featured thought leadership from industry stakeholders including the US Department of Energy, Tesla, UK Trade & Investment, Morgan Stanley, Google and OPower, to name a few. Just as New York is innovating across the energy landscape, New York Energy Week is helping steer the dialogue regarding policy, business, technology and culture in our changing energy landscape.
New York Energy Week 2016 sponsors and hosts include Con Edison, NYSERDA, PA Consulting Group, Energy Focus, DLA Piper, The Spry Group, National Grid, Toshiba, GE Energy Financial Services, CME Group, Deloitte, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Danish Cleantech Hub, NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs, ACRE, Goldman Sachs, and EnerKnol partner RTO Insider.
View the official schedule of NYEW 2016 Events.
ABOUT ENERKNOL, INC.
EnerKnol, Inc. is a New York-based energy policy data and analytics company conceived to solve the vast market need for real-time access to the critical regulatory information required to make decisions in all vertices of the energy industry, from oil & gas, utilities, environmental markets, renewables, and beyond. EnerKnol created New York Energy Week in 2013 as part of its broader vision to drive markets forward through cross-sector collaboration among the diverse energy industry. Follow on Twitter at @EnerKnol and @NYEnergyWeek.
ABOUT TOSHIBA VISION
Prominently positioned below the world-famous New Year countdown ball in New York Citys Times Square business and entertainment district, Toshibas massive dual LED signboards, known collectively as "TOSHIBA VISION," serve a variety of promotional and public-service functions. In addition to illuminating the annual New Year countdown for upwards of 1 billion celebrants worldwide, the Interlocking System connects both boards in brilliant seasonal displays and animated sporting events. From atop One Times Square Building, one of the most valuable advertising locations in the world, TOSHIBA VISION ensures superb domestic and international media exposure, providing the Toshiba brand with unrivalled quantitative and qualitative promotional benefits. For more information on the TOSHIBA VISION LED signboards please visit http://www.facebook.com/ToshibaInnovation.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY TANDON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering dates to 1854, when the NYU School of Civil Engineering and Architecture as well as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly) were founded. Their successor institutions merged in January 2014 to create a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to programs at its main campus in downtown Brooklyn, it is closely connected to engineering programs in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, and it operates business incubators in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.
ABOUT URBAN FUTURE LAB / ACRE
The Urban Future Lab (UFL) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is New York Citys premier innovation hub for smart cities, the smart grid, and clean energy. The UFL is home to programs focused on policy, education, and market solutions for the green economy. ACRE, the UFLs flagship program, is a business incubator that supports the growth of high-impact early-stage venture companies addressing climate change. ACRE incubator companies receive business advisory services, introductions to investors, access to mentors and channel partners, as well as desk space at an office in downtown Brooklyn. The UFL and all its programs are supported by NYSERDA, NYC EDC, National Grid, Cushman & Wakefield, and Lowenstein Sandler. More at http://ufl.nyc