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Clean Energy Connections

Clean Energy Connections provides NYC’s emerging cleantech sector with the network it needs to grow and compete in the global economy.

The Utility Business ModelNYC’s clean energy sector turns to Clean Energy Connections – a partnership of Solar One and NYC ACRE at NYU Poly – to share best practices and create new visions. The live discussion series, featuring thought leaders and innovators in the energy field, provoke discussion and spark dialogue on the state of the industry. Both physical and digital hubs connect the cleantech community to inspiring and highly relevant conversation in this evolving field.

The theme of the 2016 season is next-gen energy: The electric power industry is entering a new phase in its evolution. The emergence of distributed energy resources on the grid, once seen as an existential threat to utilities, is opening up new revenue streams for technology vendors, private-sector service providers and utilities alike. The four events in 2016 will highlight the stakeholders and technologies driving this evolution:


2016 Events:

The Next Opportunity at the Grid Edge, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Energy Gang Podcast Live, Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Renewable Thermal Landscape, Tuesday, September 20, 2016

REV Turns Two: Tracking The Nation’s Most Ambitious Grid Edge Reform, Tuesday, November 22, 2016


2015 Events:

Models for the Future Utility: Examining New York State’s Distributed Service Platform Provider Vision, Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Architecting Energy’s Future: Grid Edge Technologies Underpinning An Intelligent, Distributed Utility System, Thursday, May 21, 2015

Advanced Energy Consumers: Customer Models Driving Utility Industry Change from the Edge, Thursday, September 16, 2015

The Ultimate Resiliency Plan: Microgrids and the Continued Segmentation of Electric Grid Assets, Wednesday, November 18, 2015


2014 Events:

To view any of the following events, click here.

  • The Expansion of Distributed PV
  • The Age of Intelligent Storage
  • The Utility Business Model; Evolution or Revolution?
  • Grid Edge Analytics: Advances in Big Data, Intelligent Software and Analytics Behind the Meter


To attend an event, watch current and past events, and connect to the cleantech community visit: www.cleanecnyc.org

“If you’re involved in the cleantech sector in New York─or anywhere─you need to be a part of Clean Energy Connections.”
–Jonathan McClelland, Founder, NY Association of Energy Economics