Calendar of Events

AEE-LI Zoom Webinar MONDAY May 6 at 7 pm – Mr. Peter Metzdorff of National Grid, presenting on “Integrated Energy Planning on a Utility Scale”

You are hereby invited to join the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers at our upcoming ZOOM Webinar on Monday May 6, 2024 at 7 pm EDT.  We are pleased to welcome Mr. Peter Metzdorff of National Grid, who will be presenting on “Integrated Energy Planning on a Utility Scale”.

Peter is Director of Gas System Strategic Planning for National Grid’s natural gas distribution systems in New York State and have worked for National Grid and its predecessor companies for 33 years in various roles.  His presentation will discuss how gas and electric utilities must work together in unprecedented fashion to face the challenges of reducing emissions and keeping energy costs as low as possible through combined long term planning efforts.

This event will take place on Monday May 6, 2024 at 7 pm EDT, via Zoom teleconferencing. There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP by Sunday, May 5, 2024 to receive the Zoom Meeting Link by contacting Dr. Robert N. Amundsen, Director of the M.S. in Energy Management Program by email at ramundse@nyit.edu

AEE-LI Meeting and Presentation – Ms. Rosemary Mascali of Drive Electric Long Island, Electric Vehicles “EV 101”

You are hereby invited to join the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers at our upcoming ZOOM Webinar on Monday March 11, 2024 at 7 pm EDT.  We are pleased to welcome Ms. Rosemary Mascali of Drive Electric Long Island, who will present on Electric Vehicles (EVs) in NY State. “EV 101” covers a short history of EVs, the state of overall EV registrations in NY, environmental considerations, models of EVs available, charging basics, and incentives available

Rosemary Mascali is a founder of Drive Electric Long Island, a coalition of electric vehicle stakeholders led by the Long Island Chapter of the US Green Building Council, dedicated to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure on Long Island.   Rosemary chairs the coalition’s Education & Outreach Committee and leads a brand neutral electric vehicle campaign on Long Island to educate Long Islanders on the basics and benefits of electric vehicles through “EV 101” events at local libraries and “Ride and Drives” at workplaces and major Long Island public events.

There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP by Sunday, March 10, 2024 to receive the Zoom Meeting Link by contacting Dr. Robert N. Amundsen, Director of the M.S. in Energy Management Program by email at ramundse@nyit.edu

AEE-LI Spring 2024 Meeting Schedule

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers is pleased to announce the Spring 2024 schedule of meetings.  These will be Zoom meetings, requiring RSVP.  All meetings are on Mondays.

March 11, 2024 – Drive Electric “EV101″: History, status and incentives for Electric Vehicles in New York State, presentation by Rosemary Mascali

April 8, 2024 – Free Cooling Towers, presented by AEE-LI Board member Peter Krumdieck

May 6, 2024 - “Integrated Energy Planning on a Utility Scale”, presented by Peter Metzdorf of National Grid

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 – NYIT Energy Conference, Topic TBD

 

Monday, October 2 – AEE-LI Zoom Webinar (RSVP by Oct 1) – Mr. Luke McAuliffe of AuctionURenergy LLC, on “Energy Procurement in the 21st Century”

At our Monday October 2, 2023 meeting, the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers were pleased to welcome Mr. Luke McAuliffe, President and Founder of AuctionURenergy LLC, who works with some of the largest and most sophisticated energy buyers in the country.  Luke presented on “Energy Procurement in the 21st Century”, focusing on the future of the New York State Energy Market and how to plan for upcoming changes.

Luke has served in an advisory role in energy management for over 20 years, and was the recipient of the prestigious F.E.M.P. award from FERC for his creation of a competitive contracting vehicle (via reverse auction process) for federal facilities to enroll in Demand Response programs.   He also recently developed and held the first online auctions for a Community Choice Aggregation’s (CCA’s) for Sustainable Westchester and the City of Yonkers.

Luke believes in developing and maintaining long term relationships, demonstrated by AUE’s 94% customer retention rate.  He strongly believes that a rigorous process combined with technology via “Auctions” yields the best results for energy procurement customers, which occurs in transparent and risk-free environment.

Prior to forming AUE, Luke held executive positions at several companies, including Transparent Energy (President), World Energy (VP) and CPower.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Energy Management from NYIT, a C.E.P. from AEE and a B.A. in Political Science from Hofstra University.

17th Annual New York Institute of Technology Energy Conference, Wednesday, June 7, 2023 on Energy Careers and Professional Societies

The 17th Annual New York Institute of Technology Energy Conference, was held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 The theme was: 

 

Monday May 8, 2023 AEE-LI Chapter Meeting – Christopher Lima of National Grid will present on “National Grid Energy Efficiency incentive programs”.

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers ZOOM Webinar on Monday May 8, 2023 welcomed Mr. Christopher Lima of National Grid, who present ed on “National Grid Energy Efficiency  incentive programs”.

Christopher Lima is a seasoned energy efficiency professional in the multi-family market with over 18 years of experience. His expertise lies in conducting comprehensive energy audits and developing customized energy-efficient solutions that save his clients money on utility bills while significantly reducing their environmental footprint. Christopher’s passion for sustainability and environmental responsibility has earned him a reputation as a trusted advocate for energy efficiency in the multi-family industry.

 

Monday, April 17, 2023 – AEE-LI Chapter Meeting presentation “Achieving Energy Savings in Data Centers.” by Northwell’s Isaac Fieg

At our ZOOM Webinar on Monday April 17, 2023 we welcomed Mr. Isaac Fieg, Senior Manager of Data Center Operations at Northwell Health, who presented on “Achieving Energy Savings in Data Centers.”

Mr. Fieg has over 30 years of experience in the design and management of data centers. He is a collaborative problem solver who uses best practices, process improvement, project management and training strengths to turn around troubled operations. He has expertise in IT infrastructure migration, power assessment and data center modeling.

 

Monday March 27, 2023 at 7 pm EDT: “Real-time occupant-based Demand Control Ventilation – The GHG reduction solution for our time.”

On behalf of the AEE Long Island Chapter, for our continuing ZOOM Meeting series on Monday March 27, 2023, we welcomed Daniel Trojanowski of Feedback Solutions, who presented “Real-time occupant-based Demand Control Ventilation – The GHG reduction solution for our time.”

The presentation addressed key verticals, competitive differentiators, the ease of implementation, and an in-depth view of the Feedback Solutions’ patented platform through a case study analysis and cover the ways in which the solution effectively tackles current legislation/mandates around energy efficiency and GHG reduction with a compelling ROI/payback period.

Feedback Solutions leverages best in class 3rd party people counting sensors with its patented technology platform to continuously calculate highly accurate, real-time occupant counts within each HVAC zone in a building. This data is then communicated via BACnet/IP, (sent as an analog input value to the BMS or DDC) so that ventilation requirements are optimized seamlessly based on actual occupant demand.

 

AEE-LI Spring 2023 Meetings

The AEE- Long Island Chapter Spring meeting schedule for 2023 is the following:

Monday, March 27, 2023 at 7 pm via Zoom – Reducing Energy/GHG Emissions Utilizing Occupancy Sensors

Monday April 17, 2023 at 7 pm via Zoom – Topic: Mission Critical Facilities Management

Monday, May 8, 2023 at 7 pm – topic to be announced

All meetings this semester will be via Zoom and planned for 60-90 minutes, including Q&A.  We may also have in-person attendance at the NYIT campus, subject to current health regulations and interest.

Nov 10, 2022 1-2 pm Peter Curtis on “A Global Perspective on Critical Power System Infrastructure for Next Generation Computing”

AEE-LI welcomed an NYIT Webinar on Thursday November 10, 2022 from 1-2 pm EST with Peter Curtis, who presented “A Global Perspective on Critical Power System Infrastructure for Next Generation Computing”.

This event was part of the Industry Leaders Lecture Series, sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

Students and professionals learned from Peter Curtis, the author of the acclaimed IEEE Press book Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment, about the skills, technologies, and processes to operate, manage, and maintain power quality and emergency systems as we transition into the next generation of computing and intelligence.

At the heart of technology behind today’s businesses is the power system and emergency backup necessary for continuous reliable operation. Peter Curtis, the founder of PMC Group I, LLC and a world-renowned author, will discuss the design and analysis of mission critical systems: how to reduce risk, comply with current policies and regulations, and maintain an appropriate level of reliability based on a facility’s risk tolerance. He will discuss the myriad challenges and issues facing industry engineers today such as safety, fire protection, and energy security, including the impact on business resiliency, data center efficiency, cyber security, and green power technology.