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NY-BEST Markets Conference: Energy Storage as a Solution

This conference will focus on how battery and energy storage technologies are transforming the electric grid, increasing grid efficiency and resiliency while also helping us meet our goals of growing an innovative economy and promoting a clean environment.

The Long Island electricity market is significant and is undergoing a transformation. Energy storage has an opportunity to play a major role in Long Island’s future grid, from enabling widescale deployment of renewable energy, to behind-the-meter applications in buildings and applications with microgrids. This conference will provide attendees with information on energy storage technology capabilities and facilitate connections among the industry, interested businesses, policy makers and stakeholders interested in developing energy storage projects in New York and on Long Island. This event is expected to draw an audience of senior managers from industry, academia, government and the financial community.

June 25, 2015 - Melville Marriott, Long Island, NY




2015 Energy Conference

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

NYIT de Seversky Mansion
Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568


Conference highlights:

  • Climate expert Dr. James Hansen speaks about climate change and where we go from here.
  • Water scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) discuss Long Island’s drinking water supply.
  • A geothermal wells craze is sweeping Long Island. Find out what you need to know.
  • Leaders in the field reveal new developments on future energy systems.

Special presentations by:

  • James E. Hansen, Ph.D., climate science pioneer
  • Justin Gillis, New York Times science reporter
  • Michaela Labriole, manager of special projects, New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)
  • Daniel Bader, research analyst, Columbia University
  • Christopher Schubert, supervisory hydrologist, USGS, New York Water Science Center
  • John Rhyner, director, Sustainable Energy Group, PW Grosser Consultants
  • Jian Sun, Ph.D., director, Center for Future Energy Systems; professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and System Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Micah Kotch, director, NY Prize; strategic adviser, NYSERDA
  • Julia Bovey, director, New York State Department of Public Services Long Island Office

For more information, visit or call 516.686.1177.

For sponsorship opportunities, email Laura Schranz at

Participants may receive five continuing education hours to apply to re-registration as a professional engineer or registered architect.

PHEV Workshop


06/01/2015 – 07/24/2015




Mohamad Zoghi, PhD (Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department)



The intermediate plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) course provides an introduction to hybrid engine technology. The concept of hybrid technology along with its history will be discussed. The selected topics are listed below:

  • Concept of Hybrid
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • Power Cycles
  • Environmental Impact
  • Power Sources
  • Efficiency
  • Electrical Machines
  • Energy Storage
  • Design of HEV
  • Maintenance and Service
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Safety


$600 Register now

Solar Photovoltaic Workshop


06/01/2015 – 06/06/2015 (9:00am to 5:30pm)


Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Lupton Hall – T101


The workshop introduces the fundamental concepts in Photovoltaic technology. It provides training in the design, installation and maintenance of grid connected residential photovoltaic systems. The course is developed based on Task Analysis of NABCEP. Topics covered include:

  • Overview of PV Systems
  • Sunshine basics
  • How PV works
  • Components of a PV systems
  • Setup, configuration and sizing
  • Wiring and controls
  • Relevant sections of NEC
  • Zoning laws and building codes pertaining to PV systems
  • Interconnection requirements in New York State
  • Specific parameters of concern to utilities in grid connected systems
  • Practical experiments and demonstrations of different aspects of PV
  • Site visit with detailed explanation of maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Actual hands on set-up of a small scale grid connected system

In addition, basic electrical concepts and safety issues related to PV installation and maintenance work will be covered. It is a 6-day, 48-hour training course that includes extensive hands-on experience and real world applications. The first day provides an introduction to basic electricity and PV concepts and it is optional for engineers and licensed electricians. Students are eligible to take the NABCEP Entry Level PV Exam after completing this course.

The Solar Energy Center at Farmingdale State College is accredited as a training institution and continuing education institution on solar energy by the Institute of Sustainable Power. This is the first such center to be accredited in the Northeast and the fourth in the entire USA. The center promotes education, applied research, training and public awareness in sustainable energy and in particular solar energy. Farmingdale State College is the site of the first utility scale photovoltaic demonstration project in the Northeast U.S. Three 20 kW units and one 20 kW unit were installed at various locations on campus in 1992 and 1993 respectively.


FREE Register now