The Building Decarbonization Coalition, NYS Pipe Trades Association and City & State NY are proud to present The NY Thermal Energy Networks Summit: Scale up! Decarbonizing NY’s Neighborhoods at the Albany Capital Center the morning of March 6th.
The NY Thermal Energy Networks Summit will bring together industry experts, labor leaders, policymakers, and elected officials to discuss how Thermal Energy Networks (TENs) work, where and how they can be deployed in NY, and why this type of neighborhood-scale building decarbonization solution will play a key role in helping the state meet its emission reduction mandates under the CLCPA. TENs provide efficient, affordable, and reliable clean heating & cooling to entire neighborhoods through a shared network of water pipes that transfer heat in and out of buildings. These neighborhood-scale systems allow buildings to exchange heat with several energy sources, such as lakes and rivers, energy intensive buildings, wastewater systems, or the stable temperature of the earth. These systems will allow New York to decarbonize its buildings and grow its clean heat economy, while protecting existing and creating new union jobs.
New York has positioned itself to be a national leader in using TENs with utility projects for several of these neighborhood-scale decarbonization infrastructure projects proposed for development across the state. Join your colleagues on March 6th to network and discuss how New York can use Thermal Energy Networks to decarbonize its buildings at scale, support well-paid union careers, and ensure all communities have equitable access to affordable clean energy.
Deputy Secretary for Energy & Environment, Office of the Governor of New York
Panelists & Speakers
Senior New York Legislative & Regulatory Manager, Building Decarbonization Coalition
Vice President, Climate Solutions – North America, Danfoss LLC
Executive Director, Alliance for a Green Economy
Principal, Reshape Infrastructure Strategies Ltd.
NY Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition
Gregory C. Koumoullos
Clean Energy Project Manager, Con Edison
Director of Energy, University at Albany, State University of New York
Principal Engineer, National Grid
International Representative, United Association, New York State Pipe Trades
Principal, Emergent Urban Concepts
Energy Justice Senior Policy Manager, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Breakfast, Networking & Registration
Welcome Remarks by Emcee Lisa Dix, NY Director at Building Decarbonization
Keynote Remarks by John O'Leary, Deputy Secretary for Energy & Environment, Office of the Governor of New York
Level-setting: What are Thermal Energy Networks; What is the Opportunity?
This discussion is a TENs 101 showcasing the diversity across climates & built environments, and the economic development opportunity of TENs for NY. It will highlight some of the different kinds of technologies (waste heat transfer, highlight different modalities in the utility pilots), all of the variations in TENs, different types of TENs found at SUNY Albany, Paris, Framingham, Vancouver, and other situations where it’s under development. Highlight emerging markets & econ development opportunity.
Remarks by John J. Murphy, International Representative, United Association, New York State Pipe Trades
Mythbusting TENs: Myths and misconceptions
Prepared Q&A with a moderator asking questions based on common myths/misconceptions with the panelists queuing up for answers to get through the big points we want to get through myths and misconceptions we want to address.
Closing Remarks & Networking
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