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Smart Cities Executive Evening: Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiatives

Thursday, June 14th 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST



Smart Cities Executive Evening Program:

Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiatives


Tickets to this event can be purchase at $150 on-site today at the registration table. Online registration is closed.


AGRION will host an evening of networking, cocktails and discussion on sustainable approaches to rapid urbanization with select public and private sector professionals who are active in the development of smarter cities. Presentations led by distinguished experts will explore the integration of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies in urban spaces and the strategies that dispatch these projects toward lower carbon footprints. Our topics will bring to the forefront the financial, building, and transportation challenges presented by smart city development initiatives. Our attendees will walk away with practical understanding of where the business and partnership opportunities lie when it comes to strategizing conception, construction and management of such initiatives. The meeting will also feature a selective technology exposition to showcase some of the most promising products and services designed to support the creation of smarter cities.




Desmond Tutu Center

180 10th Avenue 

New York, NY 10011


Technology Exposition will run concurrently with program 



Opening Remarks



Paul Polizzotto
CBS EcoMedia, Paul Polizzotto, President

More TBA 

Wine Reception










Renewable Energy in Urban Markets: How to Finance Distributed Generation?

PV prices are falling and renewable energy costs are declining, but it is still a challenge to scale clean energy generation in cities with limited space. What are some creative ways to finance these projects? Which companies are making money doing it? What incentives are buyers and sellers using to enter the urban DG market?


 Michael Di Capua


Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michel Di Capua, Head of US Analysis

NRG Energy, Eric Curry, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances 





The Costs of Integrating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

By reducing energy demands and optimizing energy use, managers and owners are better prepared to rely on renewable sources to power their buildings. This whole systems method of viewing energy flow will be the focus of this discussion. We will uncover how commercial buildings can integrate energy efficiency measures into renewable energy projects, and discuss the costs and economic benefits of using buildings as the deployment platforms for photovoltaic and wind electricity.




Joe Phillips


IBM, Joseph M. Phillips, Director of Smarter Cities/ Smart Buildings




McKinsey, Dr. Nikhil Krishnan, Associate Principal








Smarter Urban Infrastructure: Modernizing Transportation and the Grid

Transportation modernization and grid integration stands at the forefront of Smart City infrastructure development. For subway trains, above ground trolleys, and other track locked modes of transportation this means increased efficiency and reliability. For bus routes and cars driving on the roads, this means smarter and more intelligent roadways with smarter traffic patterns. A smarter urban transportation infrastructure will bring improved mobility and increased comfort and productivity. This roundtable will address smart city transportation integration and future market outlook from both technical and business perspective.
Schneider Electric, Mike Calise, Director of Electric Vehicle Business
Jon Zeitler
GE Energy, Michael Mahan, Product Manager, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure


Event Sponsors:

          Schneider Electric
   Xtreme Power
Media Partners:
icanny           GAInstitute



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