Opportunities for Not-for-Profits and Small Business: Upstate NY

Apr 15th 2016
Malta, NY
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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY! Save Money & CO2: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Options for Not-for-Profits and Small Business

Energize NY's Executive Director, Mark Thielking will speak on project financing following sessions on energy efficiency and renewables program opportunities. 

"On April 15th join energy experts in learning how your organization and its constituents can increase the efficiency of your buildings and deploy renewable energy. We will discuss NYSERDA and National Grid opportunities to lower your energy usage, costs, carbon emissions and the many ways you can incorporate renewable energy at your site and within your community.

The available programs from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and National Grid will help you assess your organizations energy usage and determine potential savings, recognize what rebates are available to implement energy efficient equipment and present opportunities for your organization to generate electricity through solar electric and wind turbines."

April 15, 2016
Malta, NY 12020
8:00 - 1:00 pm


8:00 - 8:30 Coffee and refreshments

I. Introductions – Peter Lion and Jean Howard

II. Energy Efficiency Programs

A. Free Small Commercial Energy Assessments - Mark DeChiro, L&S Energy Services 
B. Home Performance Programs for Constituents - Kathleen Langton, Affordable Housing Partnership

III. Renewables Programs

A. NY Sun Overview– Peter Lion and Jean Howard
B. Solarize – Jean Howard
C. Small Wind Turbine Overview – Peter Lion
D. Community Distributed Generation Basics – Jean Howard
E. Own, Lease or Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) - Peter Lion

10:30 - 10:40 Break

IV. Financing Your Projects

A. NYSERDA Small Business & Not-for-Profit Financing - Walt Brady, Community Loan Fund
B. Energize NY PACE Financing – Mark Thielking
C. NY Green Bank - WindLease Product -Joellen Gagnon, United Wind 

11:00 Q & A

11:20 Break and Tour of the TEC-SMART Facility (Ex of: Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Wind, Solar)

12:00 - 1:00 NY Solar Energy Society “Green Bag” Lunch

Topic: Panel Discussion of Shared Renewables/Community Distributed Generation
Panelist: Land use lawyer, Project Developer, Management Software, CO-OP Model Speaker