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CESA State Leadership in Clean Energy Webinar: Accelerating Resilient Power in Connecticut and New York

December 16, 2014

1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Microgrid Program, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s CHP Acceleration Program.

Both New York and Connecticut were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and both states are working hard to develop their energy resilience. These two programs demonstrate two very different ways of working towards that goal. NYSERDA’s CHP Acceleration Program is making it easier for customers to adopt combined heat and power, and CTDEEP’s Microgrid Program is doing the same for microgrids. Both programs provide additional incentives for facilities that are deemed critical infrastructure and/or that are used as an emergency shelter.

Guest speakers:

  • Dana Levy, Program Manager for Technology Development and On-site Power Applications, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  •  Veronica Szczerkowski, Microgrid Program Coordinator, Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) 
  • Tracy Babbidge, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP)

Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.