June 18, 2018

Tracey L. Mancini
Marketing Communications Manager
(716) 847-8340


Rochester, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP is proud to sponsor the Rochester Business Journal State of the Region Breakfast titled, “How Energy Infrastructure Can Further Rochester Economic Development.” The event will take place on Tuesday, June 19th at 7:30 a.m. at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Robert Duffy, President & CEO, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Matt Hurlbutt, President & CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise, will deliver welcoming remarks. Bradley Jones, President & CEO, NYISO will provide opening remarks. Phillips Lytle Partner and Energy Practice Team Leader David P. Flynn will moderate the panel discussion.

Phillips Lytle LLP, Greater Rochester Enterprise and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will host an in-depth interactive discussion on the transformation of the New York energy sector. Has the lack of “energy ready” sites limited Rochester area economic growth? What does transforming the energy industry under the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative mean to businesses?

Topics to be discussed by industry experts:

  • New York’s Evolving Electric Grid
  • A Market View: Speculative Energy Infrastructure to Advance Business Expansion and Shovel-Ready Sites
  • A Utility View: Energy Infrastructure Planning to Advance Economic Development and to Respond to Distributed Energy Resources
  • Use of Microgrids as a Distributed Energy Resource
  • Impact on Business and Business Opportunities: Legislative and Regulatory Landscape Shaping Energy Pricing and Policy

Panelists include:

  • John Bay, President & CEO, Acadia Energy
  • Dennis W. Elsenbeck, Head of Energy and Sustainability, Phillips Lytle Energy Consulting Services
  • Steven Hyde, President & CEO, Genesee County Economic Development Center
  • Joseph Rizzo, Manager, Economic Development, NYSEG and RG&E

Mr. Flynn’s practice is concentrated in the areas of energy and environmental law. Mr. Flynn advises clients on business development issues and the regulation of energy before state and federal authorities. With respect to environmental law, Mr. Flynn concentrates on regulatory compliance consultations and brownfield redevelopment. He was involved in the first successful conversion of a former industrial brownfield into a modern manufacturing facility in New York State.

Mr. Elsenbeck provides consulting services on a broad range of energy-related opportunities encompassing a forward view of supply, distribution, and demand options. From his leadership role with a major U.S. utility for nearly 30 years, he brings to Phillips Lytle insight, analytics, and business perspectives on long-term policies and the economic landscape. 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.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit