FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2020
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE ENERGY CONSULTING SERVICES HEAD OF ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY DENNIS W. ELSENBECK TO SERVE AS KEYNOTE PANELIST AT WNY SUSTAINABLE ROUNDTABLE EVENT “2020 SUMMIT REIMAGINED – THE VALUE OF BUILDING BUSINESS RESILIENCE”
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle Energy Consulting Services Head of Energy and Sustainability Dennis W. Elsenbeck will participate as a keynote panelist at the WNY Sustainable Roundtable Event, “2020 Summit Reimagined – the Value of Building Business Resilience.” The virtual event will be held on Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23. Mr. Elsenbeck’s panel is titled, “Climate Leadership, Action & Resilience in a Post-COVID World.”
Mr. Elsenbeck’s panel will discuss New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) enacted earlier this year, which sets the State on a path to achieve carbon neutrality over the next two decades. The aggressive and necessary legislation was a challenge prior to COVID-19, and now implementation needs to be thought about within the context of our new economic reality. But, climate and the COVID-19 crisis also present business opportunities and new emerging markets that can be leveraged. This panel discussion will explore why now is the perfect time to make the needed shift in our carbon use, and how community solutions can be at the forefront of needed action.
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.