NY REV Summit

The Clean Coalition's Greg Thomson participated in a panel at this event, which took place from July 29-30 in New York, NY.

Greg Thomson, Programs Director for the Clean Coalition, appeared at the NY REV Summit, which took place from July 29-30 in New York, NY. Mr. Thomson served on the panel entitled, “Microgrids’ Role in REV & Other New York State Initiatives.”

The increasing competitiveness of renewable energy resources and changes in technology led Governor Cuomo to announce plans for a fundamental transformation in the way that electricity is distributed and used in New York State. The Governor’s REV (Reforming the Energy Vision) Initiative tasks the New York Public Service Commission to move the state’s energy sector towards a decentralized, market-based structure. By incorporating distributed generation, demand response, higher levels of renewable energy sources, and greater customer interaction through outreach and technology, REV aims to lower energy costs and create a cleaner, more efficient, and more reliable electric grid.

The NY REV Summit discussed the REV initiative and its impact not only on the energy industry in New York, but also as one of the first large-scale initiatives building the utility of the future. The roster of distinguished speakers confronted the prominent elements, trajectories, and consequences of many important regulatory, market, and technology forces.

The NY REV Summit brought together national and state-level regulators, power industry leaders, commercial energy managers, energy storage, and grid modernization technology vendors to discuss the path forward to a next-generation distributed energy system. They evaluated the various state efforts to finance and encourage clean energy markets sufficient to ensure a robust, sustainable power delivery system.

Visit the conference website for more info.