FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2020
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE ENERGY CONSULTING SERVICES HEAD OF ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY DENNIS W. ELSENBECK TO SERVE AS PANELIST AT VIRTUAL NYSEDC ANNUAL MEETING
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle Energy Consulting Services Head of Energy and Sustainability Dennis W. Elsenbeck will participate as a panelist at the 2020 New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) Annual Meeting. The virtual meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 2. Mr. Elsenbeck will participate on the panel titled, “How Clean Energy Will Power New York’s Recovery Efforts.”
Mr. Elsenbeck’s panel will discuss the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), an unprecedented investment by New York State into the clean energy economy. The CLCPA sets ambitious, but achievable, goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent by 2050 and achieving a carbon-free electricity system by 2040. With ambitious goals comes new challenges and opportunities to build an industry cluster around clean energy technology, innovation, manufacturing, distribution and assembly. The panel features some of the industry’s leading experts on how communities need to prepare and position themselves for economic growth opportunities in the clean energy economy.
Mr. Elsenbeck provides consulting services on a broad range of energy-related opportunities encompassing a forward view of supply, distribution and demand options. He assists clients with due diligence and regulatory compliance on energy transactions; regulatory counseling involving Public Service Commission proceedings; energy procurement and utility negotiations involving government entities and municipalities; procurement consulting regarding the reduction of energy costs and review of economic incentives; market-driven integrated resource planning; and identifying commercial and technical issues associated with energy-related opportunities. Mr. Elsenbeck helps clients move critical energy projects forward by providing creative solutions and overcoming project challenges. He works to develop the voice of the consumer in energy policy and bill impacts as sustainability becomes a focus of energy policy. Mr. Elsenbeck collaborates with clients in shaping the “utility of the future.”