Head of New York Public Service Commission to Keynote HOMER International Microgrid Conference


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Audrey Zibelman, chair of the New York Dept of Public Service Commission (PSC), will give the keynote address at the 4th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference coming up in New York City on November 7-8, 2016. Zibelman has a background in the microgrid industry and has been responsible for designing and leading the regulatory and retail market changes of the electric industry under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). REV is New York’s comprehensive plan to modernize and transform the State’s electric industry.

“We are excited to announce Ms. Zibelman as keynote speaker for HOMER International Microgrid Conference 2016,” says Dr. Peter Lilienthal, HOMER creator and HOMER Energy CEO. “She is a recognized national and international expert in energy policy, markets, and Smart Grid innovation. As PSC Chair, she has been a driving force behind REV, which is giving the state a leadership role in promoting microgrids. I can think of no one more qualified to address our international conference than Ms. Zibelman.”

As PSC Chair, Zibelman oversees the regulation and safety of New York’s electric, gas telephone, cable, water, and steam utilities. Prior to assuming this role, Zibelman served as executive vice president and COO of the PJM Power Pool. She was also founder, past president, and CEO of Viridity Energy, Inc., Zibelman is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee and a member of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Future Electric Utility Regulation Advisory Group. She also serves on the board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC).

With a theme of Microgrid Lessons from Global Markets, the HOMER International Microgrid Conference 2016 will be be held November 7 and 8 at Columbia University in New York City. The microgrid conference will feature two days of high-quality presentations on the state of the art in microgrid deployments and planning, with a strong focus on the practical challenges and solutions in microgrids today. Join HOMER Energy and other industry leaders at HOMER’s largest conference to date and the first HOMER conference in the United States.

Register by Oct. 10 and save $300. Visit the conference website for more information about the event and updates on our microgrid conference speakers.  HOMER Energy is currently accepting speaker proposals for the event.


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