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North Country Clean Energy Conference 2013

June 5-7, 2013

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2013 NORTH COUNTRY CLEAN ENERGY CONFERENCE

Dan Mason, Conference Director Adirondack North Country Association Debby Rice, Exhibitor Showcase Coordinator Dr. Amanda Lavigne, Track Session Coordinator St. Lawrence University

Laurie Campbell Melissa Hart Jennifer Jubin Jennifer Perry

Jon Montan, Poster Session Coordinator Ben Dixon St. Lawrence University Ann Heidenreich Energy Consultant Dr. Ken Visser

Conference Track Sessions

Conference Planning Team

Kate Fish, Executive Director

ANCA Leadership Team

Stephen Erman, President of the Board

SOLAR: with moderators Stephanie Ratcliffe & Kara Page, The Wild Center WIND: with moderator Dr. Ken Visser, Clarkson University BIOMASS: with moderator Dr. Amanda Lavigne, St. Lawrence University CONSERVATION/EFFICIENCY Existing Buildings: with moderator Jamie Rogers, ANCA CONSERVATION/EFFICIENCY New Buildings: with moderator Mike Dewein, IBTS HYDROELECTRIC: with moderator Dan Parker, Kruger Energy, Inc. BIODIGESTERS: with moderator Dr. Stefan Grimberg, Clarkson University SPECIAL TOPICS: with moderator Jim Juczak, Woodhenge Sustainability Company

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EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE

Exhibitor Showcase Layout EB1 - ReEnergy EB2 - Casella EB3 - United Wind EB4 - Caluwe, Inc EB5 - Northern Solar EB6 - NYSERDA EB7 - Transportation Energy EB8 - Own Energy, Inc

EB9 - Triangle Electric EB10 - Crest Solar, LLC EB11 - Curran Renewables EB12 - National Grid EB13 - NYS Public Service Commission EB14 - RER Energy Group EB15 - VHB EB16 - Northline Utilities, LLC

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CONFERENCE PLANNING TEAM

Dan Mason Conference Director Adirondack North

Daniel Mason is a third generation Adirondack resident with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, whose focus was on Solar Engineering, in 1974. He then spent thirty four years working with a fortune 100 petroleum company in both R&D and operations domestically and internationally. He was responsible for teams of engineers including global technical responsibility for facility automation and leadership to a new plant operations model. Dan leads the Clean Energy section of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, the leading effort with the state government to implement legislation on Community Based Virtual Net Metering. He is a Board Member of the Adirondack North Country Association and East Branch Friends of the Arts. He is actively engaging government representatives, local groups, businesses and individuals on cleaner, greener energy choices, business models and opportunities.

Exhibitor Showcase Coordinator

Debby Rice studied environmental health engineering at Johns Hopkins and has applied it to a decades long career in government and later, industry. She focused on community and occupational health internationally in developing countries where she led the roll out of the largest corporate based AIDS prevention program in 26 African countries and worked with large multi national non profits to address the malaria epidemic. She now happily resides year round in the Adirondacks where she hikes, volunteers, and enjoys this incredible community.

Dr. Amanda Lavigne

Dr. Amanda Lavigne, an Adirondack Park native, studied ecology as an undergraduate at Brown University. She received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Clarkson University and in 2007, she was hired into the Environmental Studies department at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, NY where she is currently an Assistant Professor. Recently, she has focused on the regional transition to renewable energy infrastructure, with specific projects in the development of historic, small-scale, lowhead dams and a grass energy market. The goal of these and other regional projects she is involved with is to identify the locally and regionally available energy alternatives that can be developed to help foster a more sustainable and energy–independent Adirondack region.

Debby Rice

Track Session Coordinator

Jon Montan Poster Session Coordinator

Jon Montan retired from the St. Lawrence County Planning Office after a 30+ year career as a planner. His most recent area of interest is the sustainable use of renewable, but finite biomass resources as we transition away from our excessive reliance on fossil fuels. Toward this end he has been collaborating with groups, agencies and individuals to develop the untapped potential of grass energy as part of the biomass resource in Northern New York. He is a board member of the New Biomass Energy Alliance (please join!).

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CONFERENCE PLANNING TEAM

Ben Dixon St. Lawrence University

Ann Heidenreich Energy Consultant

Dr. Ken Visser Associate Professor Clarkson University

Jennifer Perry Energy Coordinator Adirondack North Country Association

Ben Dixon is the Coordinator of Regional Development at St. Lawrence University and the Administrative Coordinator of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley. He is also the Coordinator of the North Country Symposium, an annual convening of community stakeholders from across northern New York that seeks to explore and enhance the region's economic, environmental, and educational vitality. In these roles, he is a member of the Board of Directors or planning committees for numerous community organizations and activities. Dixon did his undergraduate studies at Middlebury College and studied Environmental Resource Management/Sustainable Development at Harvard University.

Ann Heidenreich has worked for over 30 years on energy issues, for international NGOs in The Netherlands and Kenya and, in the North Country as Founder/Director of Community Energy Services and North Country Energy $mart Communities Coordinator. She currently serves as Board President for North Country Grown Cooperative and teaches tai chi at the Canton Yoga Loft. Ann lives in Pyrites in an energy efficient passive solar house and with her neighbors grows much of her own food. She has three daughters and four grandchildren. Dr. Ken Visser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and the Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at Clarkson University. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame in 1991. Following a research appointment at NASA Langley he worked at the Boeing Aircraft Company for 5 years and was involved in development and design aspects of two aircrafts: the High Speed Civil Transport and the 767-400ER. He teaches senior aircraft design and performance courses at Clarkson University with research interests in applied aerodynamics and renewable energy concepts including wind turbine design optimization, drag reduction of ground vehicles, and design methodologies for aircraft wing tips.

Jennifer Perry is a North Country native originally from Malone. She received a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Jen began avidly pursuing the development of local food growing and selling vegetables and plants, cofounding the Paul Smiths Farmers’ Market and starting Farm to Family Food Network. During this time, she also completed a master’s degree in sustainability studies. She began teaching as an adjunct in the environmental science, and sustainability programs at Paul Smiths College and North Country Community College. Jen joined ANCA’s energy team in 2012 to work on the Cleaner Greener Communities program.

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POSTER SESSION Edwards-Knox Central School Biomass Project Jon Montan The poster assesses the biomass boiler from various perspectives, how it is connected to the buildings, and is accompanied by an informational handout.

Developing a NCCEC track on Transportation Energy Dr. Amanda Lavigne and the NCCEC Planning Team Transitioning the transportation sector away from traditional fossil fuels will be a critical part of the regional shift toward a "cleaner, greener" energy infrastructure and way of life in the North Country. The NCCEC Planning Team seeks to add a track on Transportation Energy to the agenda of the 2014 conference to facilitate conversation about the specific challenges in this sector and to promote collaboration and partnerships that will result in discernible steps toward achieving sustainable development targets in this area. This poster provides an outline of the key elements of the transportation energy infrastructure in the North County in order to encourage input from the audience. With your help, we hope to identify: the critical questions for transportation energy in the North Country, the challenges, the opportunities, and who needs to be at the table in 2014 to have an effective conversation that results in tangible progress.

Transportation Behaviors and Sustainable Solutions at Paul Smith's College Tatiana Abatemarco, Ph.D., Katie Chodat, Amber Farnham, Jaqueline McCabe, and Jakub Serwatka This is a service learning project conducted by the students in SOC 299: Environmental Sociology at Paul Smith's College. The students surveyed faculty, staff, and students in order to assess transportation habits and suggest possible solutions to the problem of over reliance on single occupancy vehicles. Based on the survey results and the student's research into transportation demand management and case studies of what other colleges and universities are doing to limit car use, the group came up with a number of recommendations to the campus community.

Smart Housing: The Impact of Highly Granular Data on Resource Consumption Mark T. Bayer, Clarkson University The poster outlines the start to a peer-to-peer education program for easy, energy efficiency upgrades in off campus housing.

Feasibility Study for the Anaerobic Digestion of Farm Waste at Small Farms in Northern New York Daniel Hilderbrandt, S.J. Grimberg

Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at Clarkson University Provided by: Dr. Ken Visser, Clarkson University

Concrete Vacuum Air Energy Storage Scott Cary, Clarkson University

Duct Augmented Wind Turbine Research Provided by: Dr. Ken Visser, Clarkson University

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER Wednesday June 5 5pm Lucci Ballroom

Greg Hale NYS Energy & Finance Advisor Office of the Governor State of New York

Greg Hale is Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Office of the Governor for the State of New York, where he is working on the Green Bank and various other clean energy finance and economic development initiatives. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Greg was the Director of Efficiency Finance at Natural Resources Defense Council’s Center for Market Innovation, where he focused on developing the market for energy efficient building retrofits in the commercial, multifamily and institutional property sectors.

DAY 1 - JUNE 5

REGISTRATION/EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE/POSTER SESSION

3:00 - 5:00 PM

WELCOME - STEVE ERMAN, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD, ANCA 5:00 - 6:00 PM

KATE FISH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ANCA KEYNOTE ADDRESS - GREG HALE, NYS ENERGY & FINANCE ADVISOR OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, STATE OF NEW YORK (LUSSI BALLROOM)

BUS PICK UP IN FRONT OF LPCC TO TRANSPORT TO LAKE PLACID CENTER FOR THE ARTS FOR ‘CHASING ICE’ SCREENING 6:15 PM 6:30 - 8:30 PM

LPCA - RECEPTION FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES AND ‘CHASING ICE’ MOVIE SCREENING AT THE LPCA

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REGISTRATION WELCOME & GENERAL SESSION 8:30 - 10:15 AM

WELCOME DAN MASON, CONFERENCE DIRECTOR, ADIRONDACK NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION NORTH COUNTRY SCHOOL - JOHN CULPEPPER CLIMATE SMART COMMUNITIES - RAM SHRIVASTAVA

DAY 2 - JUNE 6

BREAK

GENERAL SESSION 10:45 - 12:15 PM

8:00 AM

10:15 - 10:45 AM

DAN MASON, CONFERENCE DIRECTOR, ADIRONDACK NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION REENERGY - ANTHONY MARCINIAK, FACILITY MANAGER OF REENERGY BLACK RIVER AND AINSWORTH JAMES, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION AT REENERGY CASELLA - WILLIAM MEYERS, DIVISION MANAGER AT CASELLA

LUNCH/EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE Solar Whiteface

Wind Legacy

Incentives for Solar in NYS

The Basics of Wind Energy and NYSERDA’s Incentive Program

Municipal Projects: Chestertown Solar PV Financing Model

SESSION 1 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Solar-Time to Buy

Small Wind Site Assessment and the Butterfly Effect How to Benefit from Making Your Own Electricity with Wind in the North Country

12:15 - 2:00 PM Biomass Salon C Biomass in the North Country Technical and Economic Considerations in Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Wood-fired Boiler Systems: “Small Can Be Beautiful” Biomass Boilers for Commercial and Institutional Buildings—What Makes a Successful Project?

Small Wind Microgrids Local Impact of Woody Biomass Energy Projects: Quick Assessment Tool for Planners and Community Leaders

EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE/POSTER SESSION

4:00 - 6:00 PM

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Dan Mason And Debby Rice

REGISTRATION

8:00 AM

WELCOME DAN MASON, CONFERENCE DIRECTOR, ADIRONDACK NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION NORTH COUNTRY SCHOOL - JOHN CULPEPPER CLIMATE SMART COMMUNITIES - RAM SHRIVASTAVA

BREAK

10:15 - 10:45 AM

DAN MASON, CONFERENCE DIRECTOR, ADIRONDACK NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION REENERGY - ANTHONY MARCINIAK, FACILITY MANAGER OF REENERGY BLACK RIVER AND AINSWORTH JAMES, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION AT REENERGY CASELLA - WILLIAM MEYERS, DIVISION MANAGER AT CASELLA

LUNCH/EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE Existing Buildings Salon B

New Buildings Van Hoevenberg

Updating the Community Energy Efficiency Management Program

Low Energy Use Homes We’ve Known and Loved

What is a Clarkson University Program Doing to Make Off Campus Housing More Efficient?

Greening the Conference Center at Lake Placid

12:15 - 2:00 PM

Hydroelectric Gore Croghan Dam Restoration Initiative Gravity Renewables

You Should See What Fort Drum is Doing to Improve the Efficiency of the Base Housing Stock

Affordable Energy Efficient Homes

A Breakthrough Technology Releases New York State (and Global) Untapped Micro and Small Hydro Resources in a CostJustifiable Manner Virtual Net Metering

EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE/POSTER SESSION

Biodigesters Intervale CH4 Biogas: Green Renewable Energy and Waste Management Solutions Farm Waste to Energy Are Small-Scale Digesters Worth the Look? Anaerobic Digestion of Campus Food Waste at Clarkson University

Special Topics Salon A Landfill Gas Collection and Renewable Energy: A 24/7 Process Design Aspects for Residential Off-Grid Homes Geothermal Heat Pump Systems: A Sustainable HVAC Technology for the North Country Conservation for All: Commonsense Strategies for Individuals and Families

4:00 - 6:00 PM

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EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE/POSTER SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ALL DAY 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Solar Whiteface

DAY 3 - JUNE 7

SESSION 2 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Break the Boundaries of Solar Thermal: Unique Applications of Advanced Heat Pumps, Energy Recovery, and Storage

Wind Legacy

Biomass Salon C

Existing Buildings Salon B

Community and Mid -Sized Wind

Emissions from Burning Grass Pellets in Residential Pellet Stoves

Existing Buildings: Programs That Can Best Assist You in Your Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Big Wind at a Small University Energy ≠ Power: What Small Wind Users Need to Know

PV + EV = Zero Oil Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable Discussions

Field Source Biomass Expanding Options & Opportunities For the North Country

Roundtable Discussions

Willow Feedstock Project Launches in Northern New York Heating the North Country— A Model Neighborhood Project For the Adirondacks

BREAK

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Salon A Room

Salon B Room

School Roundtable

Municipalities Roundtable

ROUNDTABLES 11:00 - 12:15 PM

LUNCH ROUNDTABLES

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Salon A Room

Salon B Room

School Roundtable

Municipalities Roundtable

CONTINUE AS NEEDED

1:30 - 3:00 PM

EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE/POSTER SESSION CLOSES AND CONFERENCE CONCLUDES 3:00 PM

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Dan Mason And Debby Rice

EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE/POSTER SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ALL DAY 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM New Buildings Van Hoevenberg Building in Nature’s Image New York Advanced Building Programs and Successes: Energy Star, Building America, etc. Adirondack Alternate Energy Homes

Hydroelectric Gore NYSERDA’s Role in New York Hydropower Development

Biodigesters Intervale

Special Topics Salon A

Anaerobic Digestion for Multiple Waste Streams, Markets, and Energy Gain

Thinking Through Energy Savings in North Country Public Schools: The South Jefferson Approach Energy Patents and Their Effect on the Energy Industry

Hydroelectric Development Processes and Options

The AGreen Energy Project: A Review of an Anaerobic Digester Partnership in Massachusetts

Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable Discussions

Big Energy From Small Power Hydroelectricity Systems

The Influence of Preference Power Allotments on Energy Conservation & Sustainable Community Development in Rural New York True Sustainability isn’t Green, it is Brown!

BREAK

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Salon C Room

Legacy Room

Cleaner Greener Communities Roundtable

Community Based Virtual Net Metering Roundtable

LUNCH

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Salon C Room

Legacy Room

Cleaner Greener Communities Roundtable

Community Based Virtual Net Metering Roundtable

EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE/POSTER SESSION CLOSES AND CONFERENCE CONCLUDES 3:00 PM

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GENERAL SESSION Director of Facilities & Sustainability North Country School/ Camp Treetops

North Country School

John Culpepper

Since 2005, John Culpepper has directed campus operations and maintenance efforts, renovation, new capital construction, and sustainability initiatives for North Country School, Inc., a middle, independent, boarding school and summer camp. Recently, NCS, Inc. has committed significant resources toward becoming a leader in the realm of environmental stewardship. Some of the accomplishments during Culpepper’s tenure include incorporating the institution’s forest resources under Forest Stewardship Council Sustainable Forestry Certification, installing 18,000 watts of photovoltaic electric production capacity, overseeing the construction of an 8,000 square foot, energy net zero student/staff residence, installing several wood gasification boilers and thereby reducing the school’s use of oil by over 20,000 gallons per year, and purchasing an all-electric maintenance truck. Under Culpepper’s leadership, the institution has dramatically decreased its carbon footprint, and developed a path toward campuswide, energy net zero status.

North Country School Energy Initiative: Through a broad multi-year/ multi-discipline clean energy initiative, Lake Placid's North Country School installed four high efficiency biomass heating systems which reduced their carbon footprint and saved approximately 23,000 gallons of fuel oil / $60,000 in fuel costs annually.

Ram is currently serving as Ex. Chairperson of The Board of Directors of Center for Environmental Information (CEI) and is member of the Redwings Board of Directors. Ram is Environmental Committee Chair and a member of Brighton Rotary club. He is currently active in projects with sustainable green design, renewable power from solar PV, anaerobic digester bio-gas power, water and energy conservation. Case Histories-Strategic Planning by Climate Smart Communities for Achieving Energy Independence NY State Municipalities face new challenges to deal with their budgets and increasing costs of government services. At the same time, New York State has adopted policies to fund conservation, new green energy projects, and offer consolidated funding programs. This presentation includes examples of several Finger Lakes communities (Villages of Medina and Town of Williamson) to undertake planning and set their goals for energy independence through a step by step process.

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Climate Smart Communities

Ram Shrivastava is president and CEO of Larsen Engineers, a Consulting S. Ram Shrivastava Engineering firm based in Rochester NY. Ram is a LEED-AP Certified Professional President Engineer with 44 Years of environmental engineering experience in Environmental protection and sustainable green design. Larsen Engineers


GENERAL SESSION Anthony Marciniak Facility Manager

ReEnergy

ReEnergy Black River

Ainsworth James Director of Engineering and Construction ReEnergy

Anthony has more than 20 years’ experience in facility operations and management. Mr. Marciniak has received training from the U.S. Navy in the field of nuclear power plant operation and maintenance, and has extensive experience in the operation and management of commercial facilities in the waste-to-energy and biomass-to-energy sectors. He also manages the ReEnergy Lyonsdale biomass -to-energy facility. Before joining ReEnergy, he worked for Boralex and managed the Chateaugay biomass-to-energy facility in Franklin County.

Mr. James is responsible for leading ReEnergy’s engineering team to increase power generation capabilities across the ReEnergy Holdings portfolio through improvements to plant reliability, capacity and efficiency. A.J. began his career with the U.S. Naval Service, and then worked for 10 years at American Ref-Fuel in increasingly senior positions. He also worked for AarhusKarlshamn USA and InnovativEnergy.

ReEnergy Holdings, LLC: This Albany, NYbased renewable energy company is investing $30M to retrofit a 60 mW power generation from coal to biomass on the Fort Drum Army installation, creating new jobs and a new renewable energy source for the North Country.

William Meyers Division Manager Casella

Casella

Mr. Meyers has 19 years in the recycling and solid waste industry. The last 10 years have been spent with Casella Waste Management of NY's Plattsburgh Division. He was the Operations Manager for 6 years, and has been the Division Manager for the last 4. William is a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies. He is originally from Industry, PA and moved to the North Country (Peru) in 2003. He is a member of both the Rotary Club of Plattsburgh and Town of Peru Youth Commission.

Casella: This waste management business will share their clean energy efforts regarding the installation of solar panels on its facility, the use of CNG for some of its fleet vehicles, and research into the installation of an anaerobic biodigester.

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Stephanie Ratcliffe became Executive Director of The Wild Center in June Stephanie Ratcliffe 2007 after being recruited from her position as Senior Director for all Executive Director exhibitions at the Maryland Science Center, where she worked for 13 years. The Wild Center She earned a BA in art marketing/museum management and a MA in museum education from George Washington University. Prior to joining The Wild Center team, Ratcliffe also worked for the Brooklyn Children's Museum, played a leading role in the creation of the Center's current exhibits and programs, and aided in the development of the Wild Walk and Adirondack Climate and Energy Action Plan (ADKCAP). Ratcliffe was one of 17 international science museum directors to participate in a year-long leadership program funded by the Noyce Foundation. She also serves on the Board of the Association of Science Technology Centers based in Washington DC, serving science centers internationally. Kara Page is project manager of the ADKCAP and CEEM projects at The Wild Center and also works on grants and government relations since April, 2007. Page has an MA from the School of International Studies at the American University in Washington, DC, and has 24 years of experience working on 5 continents with non-profits, government and international institutions, and the private sector in environment and community development. She and her young son (and sometimes her husband helps too) keep chickens and grow veggies and fruit on their family’s property in Wilmington, NY.

Kara Page Project Manager The Wild Center

Incentives for Solar in New York State Luke Forster, NYSERDA This presentation will cover the current incentives available for solar of all kinds, through NYSERDA, NYSEG, and others, including at the federal level.

Municipal Projects: Chestertown Solar PV Financing Model Winslow Moore, CEO, Edge Design Fred Monroe, Supervisor, Town of Chester This talk will provide an example of municipal-scale solar projects, highlighting the Chestertown Solar PV financing model.

Solar - Time to Buy Scott Shipley, President, Northern Lights Energy Solar is an ongoing success story. March 2013 saw the first month in our nation's history when solar accounted for all new generating capacity. It is a mature and efficient technology with excellent financial returns. In 20 years we can replace all coal fired capacity with solar, with no new policies or technologies - the only thing holding us back is our choice not to do it. Using present economic and historical examples, participants will learn that massive conversion to solar requires no new technology, regulation, or government programs.

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MODERATORS

SESSION 1 - THURSDAY 2:00-4:00 - WHITEFACE ROOM

SOLAR


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Breaking the Boundaries of Solar Thermal: Unique Applications of Advanced Heat Pumps, Energy Recovery, and Storage John Ciovacco, President, Aztech Geothermal, LLC Peter Skinner, President, E2G Engineering The world has become dependent on the manipulation of thermal energy to heat and cool living and work space. Existing and emerging technologies expand the design options that engineers can use to harvest, store, intensify, recover and transform renewable energy resources. The presenters will discuss how combinations of solar thermal resources with advanced heat pumps and chillers and thermal storage strategies can save money and combat global climate change.

PV + EV = Zero Oil Richard Burns, PE, Manager, Community & Customer Management, National Grid-Potsdam Reliance on petrofuels for transportation is becoming increasingly expensive, both financially and politically. Recent developments in photovoltaics and electric vehicles together with financial incentives make the combination of PV and EV a viable solution to reduce pollution, reduce oil dependence, and increase energy security. This presentation briefly examines the history of both photovoltaics and electric vehicles, the current offerings of each, and investigates the benefits of adding value to solar energy by using it as a zero-emission transportation fuel.

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SESSION 2 - FRIDAY 8:30-10:30 - WHITEFACE ROOM

PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO AGREE WITH 'SUSTAINABLE LIFE' VISION FOR THE ADIRONDACKS


Dr. Ken Visser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Kenneth D. Visser Aeronautical Engineering and the Director of the Center for Sustainable Associate Professor Energy Systems at Clarkson University. He completed his Ph.D. at the Clarkson University University of Notre Dame in 1991. Following a research appointment at NASA Langley he worked at the Boeing Aircraft Company for 5 years and was involved in development and design aspects of two aircrafts: the High Speed Civil Transport and the 767400ER. He teaches senior aircraft design and performance courses at Clarkson University with research interests in applied aerodynamics and renewable energy concepts including wind turbine design optimization, drag reduction of ground vehicles, and design methodologies for aircraft wing tips.

The Basics of Wind Energy and NYSERDA’s Incentive Program Mark Mayhew, NYSERDA The main theme of this oral presentation will be a description of NYSERDA’s On-Site Wind Turbine Program. Additionally, it is important that potential wind turbine owners understand the basics of wind energy, to allow them to make informed decisions.

Small Wind Site Assessment and the Butterfly Effect Phil Hofmeyer, Assistant Professor, Morrisville State College Uncertainty in small wind site assessment can lead to dissatisfied clients because the economics of a wind system are inherently tied to wind dynamics that are difficult to accurately predict. Small errors in assessing the wind resource often have enormous repercussions because of the nonlinear nature of wind properties such as shear, wind power, and wind speed probability. The use of existing wind assessment tools in New York will be compared to meteorological tower data to provide scenarios that demonstrate the impacts of minor estimate differences among site assessors.

How to Benefit from Making Your Own Electricity with Wind in the North Country Cullen Kasunic, WindAnalytics Gayle Wiegand, Earth, Wind, and Solar This presentation will address the steps, benefits, and challenges required to harness wind energy on one’s own property. There will be a focus on issues relevant to on-site wind in the North Country, such as wildlife, regulations, and hot spots. As a wind analyst focused on customer sited turbines Cullen Kasunic will discuss turbine placement and investment considerations. Based on his extensive turbine installation experience throughout Upstate New York, Gayle Wiegand will discuss topics of turbine logistics, the installation process, permitting, and turbine ownership. Together, the presentation will be a crash course in how to make wind work for you in the North Country.

Small Wind Microgrids Ed Marin, AWR Energy, Inc. Conventional wind farms with large wind turbines have been a very positive source of green energy for our nation. They have also highlighted some of the limitations in our electrical grid and transmission systems, and are often sited far away from locations with the highest power needs. High efficiency turbines offer an innovative solution by facilitating the creation of microgrid wind farms directly at locations of energy need. Furthermore, ease of installation and transmission simplicity allow for implementation similar to conventional home developments. Small wind microgrids are a solution that benefits everyone.

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MODERATOR

SESSION 1 - THURSDAY 2:00-4:00 - LEGACY ROOM

WIND


WIND Community and Mid-Sized Wind

Big Wind at a Small University Mike Newtown, PE, Interm Dean & Associate Professor, Canino School of Engineering Technology, SUNY Canton This talk will discuss an effort to demonstrate the use of wind power by SUNY Canton and New York Power Authority by establishing a 1.5 MW turbine on campus. This turbine will have an impact on energy demand and provide an educational benefit to the campus. A review of the effort and description of the timeline will explain the project for the general public.

Energy ≠ Power: What Small Wind Users Need to Know Dr. Ken Visser, Associate Professor, Clarkson University A brief introduction to the issues consumers should be aware of when considering utilizing small wind power. The presentation will focus on wind energy fundamentals, including power and energy in the wind, factors affecting turbine performance behavior, and what to look out for and be aware of regarding costs and expectations. Examples will be given along with the current research direction at Clarkson University.

CAPACITY OF EXISTING NORTH COUNTRY WIND TOWERS (IN MEGAWATTS)

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SESSION 2 - FRIDAY 8:30-10:30 - LEGACY ROOM

Cristine Karlovic, James Damon, Own Energy Community wind projects are smaller initiatives where local ownership plays a role; it’s also one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. This session will define community wind, talk about the benefits of community wind, and discuss options for folks who thought wind wasn’t a possibility in their communities due the complexity and size of a traditional wind farm. We will also cover some of the advantages and disadvantages of developing wind projects in the state of New York.


Dr. Amanda Lavigne, an Adirondack Park native, studied ecology as an Dr. Amanda Lavigne undergraduate at Brown University. She received her Master’s and Doctoral Assistant Professor degrees from Clarkson University and in 2007, she was hired into the St. Lawrence University Environmental Studies department at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, NY where she is currently an Assistant Professor. Recently, she has focused on the regional transition to renewable energy infrastructure, with specific projects in the development of historic, small-scale, low-head dams and a grass energy market. The goal of these and other regional projects she is involved with is to identify the locally and regionally available energy alternatives that can be developed to help foster a more sustainable and energy–independent Adirondack region.

MODERATOR

SESSION 1 - THURSDAY 2:00-4:00 - SALON C ROOM

BIOMASS

Biomass in the North Country Samantha Dunn, Yellow Wood Associates and Jeff Forward, Richmond Energy Associates In 2010-2011, with funding from the US Forest Service, Richmond Energy Associates teamed up with the Drum Country Biomass Working Group and the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency to identify good candidate sites for woody biomass heating. They received 26 applications from facilities throughout the North County and the Forest Service funded 17 biomass prefeasibility studies for a wide range of facility types from: schools, industry, and health care facilities. This presentation will highlight findings from the application process and 17 completed studies on good candidates for biomass in the North Country. Potential costs and savings for a range of facility types and sizes in the region will be discussed.

Considerations in Selection of Boiler Size and Thermal Storage Capacity for Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Wood-fired Boiler Systems: “Small Can Be Beautiful” Raymond J. Albrecht, P.E., Engineering Consultant to Lopper North America This presentation will describe the use of ASHRAE outside temperature bin-hour data for sizing of wood-fired boilers and thermal storage systems in commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. The bin-hour heating load method can predict annual fuel consumption within specific temperature bins based on prescribed peak heating loads and design. The economic and environmental advantages studied will lead to greater market interest and community acceptance for the use of biomass resources. The presentation will also address the topic of thermal storage for facilities that have strong diurnal load variations due to thermostat setback functions and occupancy only during business hours.

Biomass Boilers for Commercial and Institutional Buildings: What makes a successful project? David Dungate, President, ACT Bioenergy; Chair, Technical & Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council Biomass boilers have a long history in residential homes and industrial wood plants but very few commercial and institutional buildings heat with wood. Recent advances in biomass boiler technologies from Europe and from the U.S. are now offering cleanburning, user-friendly biomass boiler systems that can signficantly reduce energy costs. This presentation will introduce the key features of advanced biomass boilers. Case studies of recently installed wood chip and wood pellet boiler systems will be presented to illustrate some of the key requirements for project success.

Local Impact of Woody Biomass Energy Projects: Quick Assessment Tool for Planners and Community Leaders Alice Brumbach, Executive Administrator, New York Biomass Energy Alliance The opportunity for biomass thermal and combined heat and power (CHP) is a relatively untapped resource in the Northeast, where biomass thermal installations are limited. The NYBEA has developed an assessment tool that will aid local officials and citizens to better understand the impacts of biomass thermal and CHP. This will be an interactive session that will describe how the tool works, run through two to three hypothetical projects in local communities, and provide an opportunity for input on the value of the decision tool in addressing the key factors that officials and citizens need to know with respect to using biomass fuels and technology.

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BIOMASS Emissions from Burning Grass Pellets in Residential Pellet Stoves

Field Source Biomass Expanding Options & Opportunities for the North Country Chris Flinn, Renewable Energy Resources, Inc. The traditional view in the United States of biomass has been in the form of woody biomass sources both for thermal application and electric generation, whereas in Europe, wood is only one form of biomass. Renewable Energy Resources, Inc. is a biomass supply company that designs, builds and installs renewable energy projects, and holds a focus on agriculturally based biomass in the form of energy crops. Our model is to have renewable energy grown within a 30 mile radius of its planned use in the North Country, thus resulting in economic growth and energy independence for our communities.

Willow Feedstock Project Launches in Northern New York Dan Conable, Cato Analytics Hundreds of acres of shrub willow are being planted in Jefferson County to implement last year’s award of funds from the USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program to the project proposed by ReEnergy, LLC. The project will bring the best willow varieties, specialized planting and harvesting machinery, and expertise to the first commercial-scale willow planting in the United States. The presentation will cover project implementation and opportunities for expansion and involvement in the cropped biomass industry.

Heating the North Country – A Model Neighborhood Project for the Adirondacks Maura Adams, Energy Program Director, Northern Forest The Northern Forest Center is helping Northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine move from a dependence on oil toward a local energy source that supports the forest economy. Residential and small commercial wood heating systems are proven technologies that deliver cost-effective, environmentally sound central heating, stabilize and increase employment in renewable energy and forest-related businesses, create demand for low grade wood to help keep forests as forests, and retain wealth in the region. The need for this transition in the North Country is discussed including cultural, financial, and political barriers and strategies to overcome them.

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SESSION 2 - FRIDAY 8:30-10:30 - SALON C ROOM

Dr. Philip K. Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, and Director, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Clarkson University The use of grass pellets as a source of heating fuel is attractive because it permits the use of a rapidly renewable energy source typically grown on marginal cropland. The question is then if such pellets can be burned in conventional wood pellet appliances. The burning of switchgrass and wood pellets is compared, taking note of the differences in emissions among the various appliances and pellet type.


EXISTING BUILDINGS As ANCA’s Energy Program Coordinator, Jamie Rogers brings a Jamie Rogers diverse range of skills with him to the position, which oversees Energy Program Coordinator involvement in NYSERDA’s Green Jobs Green NY program for 10 ANCA northern counties. As mayor of Lake Placid, Rogers oversaw all village operations with a combined budget of more than $15 million. Notable milestones include: creating the first year-round public transportation system for the village, serving on the Spitzer/Patterson Commission for NYS Local Government Efficiencies, serving on the NYS Conference of Mayors Executive Committee and being co-chair of the Adirondack Climate Change Conference. He holds a degree in forestry from Paul Smith’s College with a background in surveying, and has worked in the timber industry for over 28 years. He also worked in NYSERDA’s Energy Smart Communities program.

MODERATOR

SESSION 1 - THURSDAY 2:00-4:00 - SALON B ROOM

Conservation and Efficiency

Updating the Community Energy Efficiency Management Program Jennifer Monroe, Owner, Adirondack Efficiency; Green Jobs Green New York Program; Community Power Network of NYS Jennifer has held BPI Building Analyst and Envelope certifications since 2010 and opened the doors of Adirondack Efficiency in October 2012 to assist residents of the southern Adirondacks in accessing energy efficiency services. She works with TAG Home Performance and Innovation Now LLC to conduct energy audits and deliver services through the Home Performance and EmPower programs. She will update us on the pilot Community Energy Efficiency Management (CEEM) Projects and other energy programs that she is involved with in the Adirondacks.

What Clarkson University is doing to Make Off-Campus Housing More Efficient Emma Dixon, student of Biology/Pre-physical Therapy, Clarkson University Joseph Robbins, student of Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University Emma and Joe, members of the Focus the Nation Group at Clarkson, will educate us on the energy auditing, SCORE program and how it can improve the health, safety, and efficiency of off campus housing.

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EXISTING BUILDINGS Conservation and Efficiency

Kristoffer Carr, Development Manager, Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes Kris is responsible for the overall management and administration of the current development plan, as well as defining and managing future development opportunities on Fort Drum. He will talk about the large amount of energy upgrades on the post and the process of doing retrofits for another 2,200 homes.

Existing Buildings: Programs That Can Best Assist You in Your Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades Jim Britell, Energy Specialist, Cornerstone Services; oversees their NYSERDA programs Jim will explain the energy programs and eligibility criteria available to renovate existing buildings in the North County. His discussion will include low, medium, and high income options as well as residential, commercial, and multifamily buildings. DJ Colbert, Owner/manager, Cornerstone Services He has worked in the HVAC industry for 25 years and will discuss the unique challenges North County contractors face in administering energy saving programs compared to those in urban areas. He will also discuss how additional HVAC services and products, not usually thought to be energy related, can have a large impact on energy efficiency.

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SESSION 2 - FRIDAY 8:30-10:30 - SALON B ROOM

You Should See What Fort Drum is doing to Improve the Efficiency of its Housing Stock (Thursday session)


NEW BUILDINGS Mike DeWein Mike DeWein has an extensive background in energy efficiency in the NY Regional Manager, built environment, having provided management and technical support and management to dozens of programs and projects over the past 30Energy & Develpment plus years. Recently, Mike joined IBTS in 2012 providing management, Institute for Building business development, and technical direction. Before that, and as Technology and Safety Technical Director for the Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, DC and its Building Codes Assistance Project, he developed and ran programs and projects in energy efficiency, energy code technical support and training, and advocacy efforts in more than 35 states nationwide and abroad. Prior to that at the New York State Energy Office (NYSEO), Mike developed codes and standards and provided outreach, project management, and agency-wide presentation development and training, along with managing the State Facilities Commissioning and Renewables initiatives. He also helped develop the NYSTAR program, the first Home Energy Rating System program for builders in New York, as well as developed and was a charter member of the Building Performance Contractors Association, supporting the nation’s first BPI-certified Home Performance with Energy Star program. He has worked as a home builder and an alternative energy retailer and installer in both Massachusetts and New York, managed the Cornell Energy Systems manufacturing and distribution businesses, and is an accomplished proposal writer.

Low Energy Use Homes We’ve Known and Loved Mike DeWein, NE Regional Office, Codes and Business Development Often we hear that building with passive and active solar energy systems is not practical in the Adirondacks, and that building super energy efficiently is not cost effective. Long time energy efficiency and building performance advocate Mike DeWein brings a presentation on homes and buildings in the North Country that were built with many or all those attributes, many of them 30 years old or more. Case studies and stories are shared about the successes and failures of these buildings, and we expect lively discussion about the techniques used.

Greening the Conference Center at Lake Placid Janet Kibben, Kibben Consulting, LLC ORDA wanted something unique when developing the Conference Center at Lake Placid. It was clearly something borrowed (reutilized) and new, and it needed to be energy efficient, affordable, and green. Janet Kibben, Kibben Consulting, LLC Construction Manager, takes us through the planning, design, construction, and unexpected victories of the Convention Center.

Affordable Energy Efficient Homes Erik Schulze, Schulze Construction Schulze Construction designs and builds smaller, reasonably priced, efficient homes and additions for our northern region. All homes incorporate good insulation, air sealing, and passive solar design. This presentation will give an overview of Schulze’s experiences utilizing various techniques and the basic parameters for simple, energy efficient design in our climate.

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MODERATOR

SESSION 1 - THURSDAY 2:00-4:00 - VAN HOEVENBERG ROOM

Conservation and Efficiency


NEW BUILDINGS Conservation and Efficiency Kevin Stack, Northeast Natural Home As the unprecedented pace of change in human and living systems continues to intensify, the need for science-based, adaptive solutions has never been more urgent. This presentation describes a framework for designing and constructing our buildings and cities based on the sciences of biomimicry (the study of consciously emulating Life’s genius), resilience, and building science. The discussion is about how to construct cost-effective, functionally adaptive solutions for our buildings, communities, and cities to enhance resilience, to create adaptive fitness for our children and grandchildren, while building health today.

Building Programs and Successes: Energy Star, Building America and More Dave Brignati, Newport Ventures Building a home that meets the minimum requirements of the energy code is the LEAST efficient home that you can build by law. There are currently a number of above code programs with respect to energy efficiency and sustainable design that are available to follow. This session will explain what it means to be above code while focusing on case studies throughout New York that have met these requirements.

Adirondack Alternate Energy Homes Bruce Brownell, Adirondack Alternate Energy This presentation will include a brief description of a tight, 6 sided R 32 enveloped passive house. During the presentation, many pictures will depict the wide range of size, shape, and styles that have been built in 15 eastern states.

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SESSION 2 - FRIDAY 8:30-10:30 - VAN HOEVENBERG ROOM

Building in Nature’s Image


HYDROELECTRIC

SESSION 1 - THURSDAY 2:00-4:00 - GORE ROOM

Croghan Dam Restoration Initiative Glen Gagnier, Lewis County Development Corporation This presentation will include historical background and significance of the dam, and its current condition and status, in an effort to rehabilitate the structure and provide for its long -term sustainability through green energy development.

Gravity Renewables Ted Rose, Chief Operating Officer, Gravity Renewables Gravity Renewables works with municipalities, educational institutions, and private developers to help finance small hydroelectric projects around the country. Gravity’s principals have assisted municipalities, educational institutions and private developers in pursuing their renewable energy goals for almost a decade. Gravity brings private equity finance, a power marketing track record, and operational experience to help progress projects that perform well mechanically and financially.

A Breakthrough Technology Releases New York State (and Global) Untapped Micro & Small Hydro Resources in a Cost-Justifiable Manner Richard J. DeLuca, President & CEO, Hydro Coil Power Robert Donaldson, CFO & Board Member, Hydro Coil Power Nations and individuals are seeking alternatives to soaring energy prices. Other alternative technologies have been problematic in terms of scale required or payback. Micro-Hydro technology, while providing scalable solutions, has not been cost-competitive thus far. There is now an alternative technology for these untapped hydro resources which is both scalable and cost-justifiable

Virtual Net Metering Dan Mason, ANCA Community Based Virtual Net Metering is legislation is on the floor for comment in Albany. Although this legislation is directed toward classic alternatives: solar, wind, biodigesters, and renewables, it also has application to small scale hydroelectric power. This presentation will outline this approach and what small scale hydro producers need to do to make this happen in Albany.

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MODERATOR

Dan Parker

Dan Parker is a project manager for Kruger Energy, Inc. (KEI), a renewable Project Manager energy company with headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. Presently, KEI has 530 megawatts of wind, hydropower, and biomass in operation. Project Kruger Energy, Inc. capacities range from 287 kilowatts to 100 megawatts. With over 28 years of experience in the hydropower industry, Dan has managed environmental and regulatory compliance, project licensing, relicensing, operations and maintenance, and is currently working on new developments and acquisitions. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Clarkson University and is currently also a St. Lawrence County legislator.


HYDROELECTRIC NYSERDA’s Role in New York Hydropower Development Doreen Harris, Project Manager, NYSERDA NYSERDA supports hydropower development in New York State through several key initiatives including the administration of the Renewable Portfolio Standard Program and the development and commercialization of clean-tech power generation through the Power Systems Program. This presentation will review key elements and findings of these programs, discuss progress achieved toward New York’s renewable energy targets and provide insight on project eligibility requirements for consideration and discussion.

Phil Hofmeyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Morrisville State College Many parts of New York State have varied topography coupled with abundant year-round precipitation which could provide a largely untapped sustainable energy resource. This talk will cover fundamentals of micro hydroelectricity that can be used for residential and farm-scale operations in grid-interactive systems. We will cover resource assessment, power and energy estimation, basic system components, the permitting process, and examples of economics. Operational micro hydro turbines will be on-hand to familiarize participants with some available options.

Hydroelectric Development Processes and Options Dan Parker, Project Manager, Kruger Energy, Inc. The processes and options for developing hydroelectric generation resources can be complicated and timeconsuming. Depending on the size, characteristics, and location of the proposed development, there are several choices that are available to achieve a licensed or approved project. These processes and decision factors will be presented to give potential municipal, private, and public interests a better understanding of how to get from an idea to an operating project.

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SESSION 2 - FRIDAY 8:30-10:30 - GORE ROOM

Big Energy from Small Power Micro Hydroelectricity Systems


Dr. Stefan Grimberg Dr. Grimberg is part of the faculty and chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Clarkson University. His Faculty & Chair, Civil & research focuses on biological processes in natural and engineered Environmental Engineering systems. Most recently, He has been teaching engineering design, Clarkson University environmental systems analysis, and biological treatment, as well as been advisor for Clarkson’s Chapter of the New York Water Environment Association. He has published more than 50 journal articles, conference proceedings or reports, and has delivered more than 90 professional talks at academic conferences or universities around the world. Dr. Grimberg has been the investigator on research grants from the National Science Foundation, USDA, Department of Energy, NYSERDA, and other funding agencies. His research most recently has focused on anaerobic digestion of agricultural or other high-strength wastes for the generation of energy.

CH4 Biogas: Green Renewable Energy and Waste Management Solutions Paul Toretta, CH4 Biogas The presentation will include an overview on the market, project development, the technology and process of CH4 biogas – particularly as it pertains to the work that we have done in New York State.

Farm Waste to Energy – Are Small-Scale Digesters Worth the Look? Dr. Stefan Grimberg, Clarkson University Dr. Stefan Grimberg will present his and Daniel Hilderbrandt’s research on Farm Waste Energy

Anaerobic Digestion of Campus Food Waste at Clarkson University Daniel Hilderbrandt, Marta Kinnunen, Stefan Grimberg, Clarkson University Food waste on college campuses can add up quickly resulting in high disposal fees and organic waste in landfills, producing significant amounts of greenhouse gases. Since the summer of 2012, Clarkson’s anaerobic food digester has been receiving food waste from one of the campus’s kitchens. In the next few months, digester efficiency indicators like COD, TS/VS, biogas production, methane, concentration, pH, and nutrient values will continue to be acquired. This will allow further monitoring of the efficiency of the digester and the ability to complete an in-depth feasibility report, proving the benefits of the system.

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MODERATOR

SESSION 1 - THURSDAY 2:00-4:00 - INTERVALE ROOM

BIODIGESTERS


BIODIGESTERS

Christine McKiernan, VP Engineering, BIOFerm Until recently, anaerobic digestion (AD) has been utilized by municipalities for treatment of wastewater streams. However, as anaerobic digestion technologies continue to develop and grow, being used to process food waste from municipalities and universities, organic waste streams from food processors as well as manure on dairy farms. This presentation will cover the different feedstocks and AD systems currently used in the organic waste management sector and how they contribute to a larger energy economy, using BIOFerm’s experience and highlighting relevant projects.

The AGreen Energy Project: A Review of an Anaerobic Digester Partnership in Massachusetts Jeff Brinck, NY Division Manager, Casella Organics The AGreen Energy project is built upon a partnership between Casella, Quasar Energy Group, 5 farmers, and AGreen’s managing partner, and currently involves the operation of 1 anaerobic digester at the Jordan Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts. The goals of the project are to beneficially use 65,000 tons/year of organic materials capturing valuable nutrients to support farming in Massachusetts, to generate renewable power and heat, to improve manure management on the farms, and to develop local recycling loops. This presentation will provide an overview of the partnership, technologies and design used, challenges, and future plans for additional digesters.

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SESSION 2 - FRIDAY 8:30-10:30 - INTERVALE ROOM

Anaerobic Digestion for Multiple Waste Streams, Markets, and Energy Gain


Jim Juczak Jim Juczak is a former public school teacher who presently runs Woodhenge, an intentional community in Adams Center, NY. The Owner purpose of the community is to create public awareness of issues Woodhenge Sustainability such as renewable energy, mortgage free housing, alternative Company construction, sustainable technologies, and local food production, through example, tours, lectures and seminars. Jim takes his message all over the region, state, country and world. His most recent trip was with the US Army’s 3BCT for a 3 month deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan where he taught US soldiers and local people sustainable technologies.

MODERATOR

SESSION 1 - THURSDAY 2:00-4:00 - INTERVALE ROOM

SPECIAL TOPICS

Landfill Gas Collection and Renewable Energy: A 24/7 Process Richard R. LeClerc, Solid Waste Management Division Manager, Development Authority of the North Country At the Development Authority of the North Country’s Solid Waste Management Facility, located in Rodman, NY some remarkable things are happening! Due to the solid waste decomposition activities that occur in this regional facility, landfill gas (methane) is being generated around the clock. Through an agreement between the Authority and Landfill Energy Systems, LLC, all the methane collected on this facility is provided to the Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) plant located onsite. Although independently owned and operated, the LFGTE provides multiple benefits, not only to the primary partners, but to the entire North Country, the least of which is a consistent supply of renewable power.

Design Aspects for Residential Off-Grid Homes Bill Blunden, Director of Safety, Security, Sustainability and Environment, Kraft Foods Bill is responsible for identifying and implementing recycling, reuse and other sustainability initiatives on both a local and corporate level. He has been living off the grid for 2 years and before that had spent a year working to decrease power and heating use in an old Victorian home. He was able to decrease electrical use-age by more than 60% by making simple changes. His talk will be on the things he considered in designing his present home and the changes he has made there since he moved into it.

Geothermal Heat Pump Systems: A Sustainable HVAC Technology for the North Country John Ciovacco, President, Aztec Geothermal, LLC The environmental and energy saving benefits of geothermal heat pump systems are incredibly predictable. The key factors leading to predictable success are proper design and professional installation. The presentation will address the basics of how geothermal heat systems work as well as a variety of approaches to make a sustainable thermal connection to the ground. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the important distinction between energy efficiency and cost effectiveness. These distinctions often determine whether or not a geothermal system is the right choice for a home or a business. Examples of geothermal installations in New York, including solar thermal hybrid systems, will be shown.

Conservation for All: Commonsense Strategies for Individuals and Families Doug Welch, Energy Task Force and Jim Juczak, Woodhenge Sustainability Company Bill Blunden, Director of Safety, Security, Sustainability and Environment, Kraft Foods In an era of declining energy supplies and increased prices, energy conservation can buy families and their communities valuable time and save money in adjusting to new circumstances. The "big lie" is that energy conservation means being cold and in the dark. Nothing is further from the truth. Current North American energy usage is such that many reductions in energy use can be made with a minimum of inconvenience. Doug Welch will share some of the strategies his household took to reduce their energy use by over 60-70%.

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SPECIAL TOPICS

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kWh SAVINGS FROM THESE

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PROJECTS PER CAPITA IN THE NORTH COUNTRY

Thinking Through Energy Savings in North Country Public Schools: The South Jefferson Approach Dave Hatchell, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, South Jefferson Center School Brian Barney, Sr. Solutions Sales Representative, Building Technologies Division, Siemens Industry, Inc Dave Hatchell is the supervisor of buildings and grounds for the South Jefferson Central School District. At South Jefferson, the goal is to become as energy efficient as possible. Through the last capital project many upgrades have been done to help conserve energy. Renewable energy is a strategy they would like to take here at the South Jefferson Central School District and they are using Siemens to assist in this process.

Energy Patents and their Effect on the Energy Industry Thomas Kohler, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC There have been a lot of changes in patent law over the last year that have been important for technology based companies, especially startups. In relation to clean energy technologies, although the US Patent Office ended its Green Technology Pilot Program – which provided for expedited processing of Green Tech inventions – there remain other alternatives for tech based companies to expedite patent applications on their important technologies.

The Influence of Preference Power Allotments on Energy Conservation & Sustainable Community Development in Rural New York Dr. Curt Gervich, Center for Earth and Environmental Science, SUNY Plattsburgh Dr. Damian Pitt, Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Commonwealth University Residents and businesses in 47 communities in rural New York pay among the lowest electric rates in the United States due to the construction of the Niagara Power Project (NPP) in 1957. An internet survey and follow-up semi-structured interviews with mayors and electric utility supervisors from participating localities reveals that the PPA is deeply integrated into the planning processes, governance structures, and culture of their communities. Our study contributes to the literature on community resilience and sustainability in an environment that requires collective action at the community scale, absent clear financial motivations at the individual level.

True Sustainability isn’t Green, it is Brown! Jim Juczak, Woodhenge Sustainability Company The term “green” has become synonymous with consumerism…buy a Prius, buy free trade coffee, etc. To truly have an impact both qualitatively and quantitatively you have to consume less, and get more of what you need from your local area. Being “brown” is a lifestyle choice and involves making logical decisions. Jim will take you through his decision making process in his journey towards living more deliberately.

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SESSION 2 - FRIDAY 8:30-10:30 - INTERVALE ROOM

NUMBER OF NYSERDA PROJECTS IN THE NORTH COUNTRY FOR 2010-11


ROUNDTABLES Cleaner Greener Communities - SALON C ROOM

Ms. Parganos worked on the Cleaner Greener Sustainability Plan for the North Country. She has 12 years’ Senior Engineer experience in remedial, water, and wastewater engineering, Ecology & Environment and environmental planning. She has prepared environmental impact studies and helped to implement public outreach initiatives for several high- profile projects in New York State. As a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, Ms. Parganos integrates her engineering background with green building practices and sustainability principles. She draws on these resources to help identify and integrate sustainability and best management practices into her projects.

Nicole Parganos

Mr. Morse is a specialist in energy and environmental policy. He is a member of E & E’s sustainability team, helping to promote programs for energy conservation and environmental sustainability activities aimed at significantly reducing projected demands for energy and reducing associated impacts of climate change.

Richard Morse Senior Policy Advisor Ecology & Environment

Unveiling for the first time: "Our Economy” the North Country Sustainability Plan. It took 1 year, 7 counties and 500 people to complete. The Plan lays the groundwork for investments in New York Smart Growth and Sustainability. Moderated by Kate Fish, Executive Director of ANCA, Nicole Parganos and Rick Morse from Ecology & Environment will present a summary of the Plan, followed by Chris Reohr, NYSERDA, to discuss Phase 2 funding of the Governor's Cleaner Greener Program. Kim DesChamp will add to the discussion with a presentation on NYSERDA's new EDGE (Economic Development Growth Extension) program and funding opportunities for energy related

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REPORT ON THE NORTH COUNTRY SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

FRIDAY 11:00-12:15 AND 1:30-3:00 (IF NEEDED)

Chris Reohr

Chris Reohr is Senior Project Manager for the New York Senior Project Manager State Energy Research and Development Authority NYSERDA (NYSERDA). Over the past 14 years Mr. Reohr has been a member of the management team for NYSERDA’s new construction program. Over the past year, he has transitioned to new responsibilities, providing oversight to Phase II of the Cleaner Greener Communities program. Mr. Reohr has an Associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, a Bachelors Degree in Management and Economics, and an MBA in Finance. He also is a LEED® Accredited professional through the United States Green Buildings Council.


ROUNDTABLES SCHOOLS

with John Culpepper

SALON A ROOM

North Country School

SALON B ROOM

with Ram Shrivastava

COMMUNITY BASED VIRTUAL NET METERING

Some North Country towns have developed integrated clean energy approaches that include solar PV, biomass, biodigesters, wind, and other systems. Ram Shrivastava of Larsen Engineers will share some of these initiatives with regards to funding, possible technologies, lessons learned, and real cost savings. He will facilitate a discussion on how municipal level energy reductions are realized.

with Dan Mason

MUNICIPALITIES

Larsen Engineers

LEGACY ROOM

Conference Director Community Based Virtual Net Metering is defined as an electric power producing system, be it solar, wind, biodigester, hydro or another distributed power generation source, that through a voluntary program, provides power and financial benefit to community members. Dan Mason, North Country Clean Energy Conference Director, will describe this approach, share where it has been applied, discuss the legislation that is being developed to make it available to New York and the benefits to homes, businesses and employment.

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FRIDAY 11:00-12:15 AND 1:30-3:00 (IF NEEDED)

North Country Schools are facing increasing fiscal challenges. Some schools have reduced their total energy costs and are seeing significant savings. John Culpepper of North Country School will share his school's achievements and funding mechanisms.


CONFERENCE ATTENDEES Tatiana Abatemarco Professor Paul Smith's College

Bill Blunden Environmental Manager Kraft Foods-Lowville

Marc Caluwe CEO Caluwe Inc

Matthew Cooper Principal / Engineer Bernier, Carr & Associates

Maura Adams Program Director Northern Forest Center

Sarah Boggess Director of Communications and Governmental Affairs ReEnergy Holdings LLC

Laurie Campbell Office Manager ANCA

Mark Cornett

Rocci Aguirre Conservation Director Adirondack Council

Monica Bradbury Greg Brienza Owner Triangle Electrical Systems

Raymond Albrecht Technical Consultant Lopper North America

David Brignati Architect Newport Ventures

Robert Andrews William Backus C2AE

Jeff Brinck Casella Organics

Becky Badalato Commercial Energy Consultant National Grid

Jenny Briot Iberdrola Renewables

Brian Barney Sr. Solutions Sales Representative Siemens Industry

James Britell Energy Specialist Cornerstone

John Bartow Executive Director Tug Hill Commission

Stefanie Brochocki Bruce Brownell Owner Adirondack Alternate Energy

Mark Bayer Student Clarkson University

Alice Brumbach NYBEA

Thomas Beck Chief Commercial Officer ReEnergy Holdings LLC

Nathan Bull P.E., Associate AES Northeast, PLLC

Gabrielle Bender Intern New York Biomass Energy Alliance Robert Biesemeyer owner Biesemeyer's Adirondack Building Stephen Bird Assistant Professor, Political Science Clarkson University

Richard Burns Manager Community & Customer Management National Grid Jon Buyl Student Paul Smith's College Carol Calabrese Co-Executive Director Essex County IDA

Aja Canyon Student Clarkson University Kris Carr Development Manager Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes

Susan Crossett Corporate Advisor Harris Beach John Culpepper Dir of Facilities and Sustainability North Country School Kelli Curran Curran Renewable Energy, LLC

Chad Casey Project Manager Northline Utilities, LLC

Patrick Curran President Curran Renewable Energy, LLC

Pierre Castonguay Manager - Energy Initiatives International Paper

Garrett Dague Deputy Planner Essex Co Community Resources

Tom Cataldo Bernier, Carr & Associates

James Damon Project Developer Own Energy, Inc

Kelly Chezum Vice Pres for External Relations Clarkson University

Wayne Davidson Solar Installer Northern Solar

Katie Chodat Student Paul Smith's College

Vera Delorme Edge Design and Consulting Inc.

John P. Ciovacco President Aztech Geothermal, LLC

Richard DeLuca President Hydro Coil Power

DJ Colbert Owner/Manager Cornerstone

Kimberly DesChamp NYSERDA NC Regional Outreach Coordinator CITEC

John Collins Board Member The Northern Forest Center Lewis Colon Finance Project Coordinator RER Energy Group Dan Conable Partner Cato Analytics, LLC

Michael DeWein NY Regional Manager IBTS Ben Dixon Coordinator of Regional Dev St. Lawrence University Emma Dixon Student Clarkson University

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CONFERENCE ATTENDEES Robert Donaldson CFO & Board Member Hydro Coil Power

Bill Ferebee Supervisor Town of Keene Supervisor

Stella Gonzales Student Clarkson University

James Herman Co-Director ADK Futures

Rhea Dorris Student Clarkson University

Kate Fish Executive Director ANCA

Janine Goodwin Student Clarkson University

Bob Hest Coordinator, Planning Committee Town of Bellmont

John Dowd Managing Partner Northern BioFuels Energy, LLC

Sam Fisk president High Peaks Education Foundation

Stefan Grimberg Professor Clarkson University

Kevin Hickey Project Manager C2AE

Milton Dudley Minister Keene Valley Congregational Church UCC

Chris Flinn Development Renewable Energy Resources, Inc.

Neil Habig Iberdrola Renewables

Daniel Hilderbrandt Clarkson University

Greg Hale NYS Energy & Finance Advisor Office of the Governor State of New York

Richard Hodges Founder & CEO GreenIT

Matt Foley Azure Mountain Power

David Dungate ACTBioenergy

Luke Forster Assistant Project Manager NYSERDA

Samantha Dunn Associate Yellow Wood Associates

Jeff Forward Principal Richmond Energy Associates, LLC

Barbara S. Dwyer Business owner Individual Mark Dzwonczyk CEO Nicholville Telephone Company

Norberto Fueyo Professor Universidad de Zaragoza

Dan Edelstein Architect

Jon Furgal APM Northline Utilities, LLC

Tonya Egan Credit Representative Farm Credit East

Glen Gagnier Treasurer Lewis County Dev Corporation

Omay Elphick Director of Power Marketing Gravity Renewables

Art Garno BPI Site Coordinator SUNY Canton

Melinda Ely Co-Coordinator Local Living Venture

Curt Gervich Center for Earth and Environmental Science SUNY Plattsburgh

Steve Erman Board President ANCA

Jordan Giaconia Intern Adirondack Council

Richard Faucher Curran Renewable Energy, LLC

Katharine Glenn AmeriCorps Sustainability Coor Paul Smith's College

Tom Hall Regulatory Specialist VHB Karl Hallen Consultant Farm, Forest, and Fiddlehead Consulting

Phil Hofmeyer Professor Morrisville Philip Hopke Director, Institute for a Sustainable Environment Clarkson University

Dan Hanczyk APM Northline Utilities, LLC

Ainsworth James Director of Engineering & Construction ReEnergy Holdings LLC

Rick Handley Principal Rick Handley & Associates

Katelyn John Intern ReEnergy

Doreen Harris Project Manager NYSERDA

Jennifer Jubin Intern ANCA

Greg Hart North Country Regional Director Workforce Development Institute

James Juczak Owner Woodhenge Sustainability Company

Melissa Hart Communications Specialist ANCA David Hatchell South Jefferson School District Ann Heidenreich Energy Consultant NC Clean Energy Conference Planning Team

Leslie Karasin Wildlife Conservation Society Christine Karlovic Sr. Marketing Manager Own Energy, Inc Cullen Kasunic VP Product Manager Wind Analytics

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CONFERENCE ATTENDEES Jerry Loch Community Energy Educator/ GJGNY Outreach Coordinator Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County

Dan Kelleher Special Assistant for Economic Affairs NYS Adirondack Park Agency Janet Kibben Construction Manager Kibben Consulting, LLC

Peter Lynch President Salem Financial

Charles Kingsley Owner BS Recreational Farm

Brian Mann Adirondack Bureau Chief NCPR

George Knight Robert Manning Coordinator, Hydro Power Feasibility Study Town of Bellmont

Thomas Kohler Downs Rachlin Martin Jim Kurtz President RER Energy Group

Carmella Mantello Regional Business Development Representative Barton & Loguidice, P.C.

Melissa LaClair Casella

Anthony Marciniak Facility Manager ReEnergy Black River LLC

Wayne LaMothe Director Warren County Planning & Community Development

Ed Marin Gradients LLC

Gloria Larock Casella Hendrik Laverge Managing Director Frick, Wellington & Laverge LLC Amanda Lavigne Assistant Professor St. Lawrence University Richard LeClerc DANC Stephen LeFevre Managing Hydrogeologist Barton & Loguidice, P.C. Chelle Lindahl Co-Coordinator Local Living Venture Melinda Little Co-Project Manager Adirondack Business Creations

Dan Mason NC Clean Energy Conference Director ANCA

Jessica McKee Associate Project Manager NYSERDA

Lillian Murillo CSEM NYSERDA

Christine McKiernan VP of Engineering BIOFerm Energy Systems

Megan Murphy VP, Public Affairs Dixon Schwabl

Matthew McQuinn EES NYSERDA

Carol Nevulis Adirondack Alternate Energy

Janet Mellor Architect Janet Mellor Architect, USGBC, BPI, Energy Audit Institute, NAHI Rich Menke APM Northline Utilities, LLC Bill Meyers Division Manager Casella Waste Management of NY Frederick Monroe Supervisor Town of Chester Jen Monroe BPI Contractor Adirondack Efficiency, GJGNY Program & Community Power Network of NYS

Michael Newtown Associate Professor & Interim Dean SUNY Canton Brianna Noblin Student Clarkson University Thomas Owney Electrical Engineer C2AE Kara Page Grants Officer, Government Relations, Project Manager The Wild Center Nicole Parganos Senior Engineer Ecology & Environment, Inc. Daniel Parker Project Manager Kruger

David Mason Co-Director ADK Futures

Jon Montan Poster Session Coordinator NC Clean Energy Conference Planning Team

George Mauk CITEC

Kathleen Montan Individual

Mark Mayhew Project Manager NYSERDA

Sue Montgomery Corey Damian Pitt President Community Power Network of NYS Urban & Regional Planning Viginia Commonwealth University Winslow Moore Howard Pope Edge Design and Consulting Inc. Vice President Farm Credit East Richard Morse Senior Policy Advisor Katherine Powers Ecology & Environment, Inc. Student St. Lawrence University

Jackie McCabe Student Paul Smith's College Robin McClellan Member St. Lawrence County Energy Task Force

Jennifer Perry Energy Coordinator ANCA Melissa Perry Manfred Director of Sustainable Operations

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CONFERENCE ATTENDEES Susan Powers Assoc. Dir. Institute for a Sustainable Environment Clarkson University Crystal Price Const. Proj. Dev/Field Oversight Professional SUNY Plattsburgh Stephanie Ratcliffe Executive Director The Wild Center

Erik Schulze Owner Schulze Construction

William Reinhardt Owner Alternate Systems

Jakub Serwatka Student Paul Smith's College

Chris Reohr Senior Project Manager NYSERDA Debora Rice Exhibitor Showcase Coordinator NC Clean Energy Conference Planning Team

Mike Roach Solar Project Coordinator RER Energy Group Joe Robbins Student Clarkson University Jamie Rogers Energy Coordinator ANCA

Jim Sonneborn Bousquet Holstein PLLC Mike Spearance Instructional Support Associate SUNY Canton

Donna Wadsworth Manager - Communications International Paper Jeff Wagner Outreach Specialist NYS Public Service Commission

Eurihea Speciale Christina Ruane Intern New York Biomass Energy Alliance

Leigh Schrader Administrative Assistant VHB

Kathryn Reinhardt co-owner Alternate Systems

Lorrianny Rivera Student Clarkson University

Alexandra Rowe Student Clarkson University

Charles Samul MS Sustainability Management Columbia University

John Reagan ReEnergy Holdings LLC

Mike Richter Founder Healthy Planet Partners

Ted Rose Chief Operating Officer Gravity Renewables

Paul Shatsoff Director of Public Policy, Government Relations & Green Sector Programs Workforce Development Institute Scott Shipley Northern Lights Pamela Shipley Samul Educational Consultant Ram Shrivastava President & CEO Larsen Engineers Pete Skinner E2G Egineering Todd Smith Curtis Snyder Owner Crest Solar LLC William Sommerfield Activist

Kevin Stack President Northeast Green Building Consulting Ben Strader Co-Director Blue Mountain Center Natalie Sullivan Office Manager Crest Solar LLC Russell Tencer CEO United Wind, Inc. Eric Thacher Professor Emeritus Clarkson

Tomeka Weatherspoon Producer Mountain Lake PBS Abbie Webb Casella Doug Welch North Country Symposium Energy Task Force Monique Weston Bradway Widing Vice President Energy Practice Hickok & Boardman, Inc. Gail Wiegand Earth, Wind, and Solar Susan Willnus

Paul Toretta CEO CH4Biogas Tony Tufano Director of Facilities Paul Smith's College John Valentine Councilman Town of Indian Lake David Verner Owner Adkrenewables Eric Virkler Economic Development Director Lewis County Dept. of Economic Development & Planning

Mary Wrege Agriculture Bioenergy, Biologics & Renewable Energy Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension

*If you wish to have a copy of the attendee list with email contacts, please email anca@adirondack.org to request a copy. **If you do not want your email contact shared with other participants from this conference, please email anca@adirondack.org to request that your email not be shared.

Ken Visser Associate Professor Clarkson University

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Conference program 2013  

North Country Clean Energy Conference Program 2013

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