Matt Ketschke is Senior Vice President, Customer Energy Solutions, at Consolidated Edison.
Doug McMahon is Vice President, Strategy at New York Power Authority.
Anders Sjoelin is Head of North America Power Grids Division at ABB.
Bob Stojanovic is Director, EV Charging Infrastructure at ABB.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Doug, you're from the New York Power Authority. What do you do there and why are you here at the Javits Center?
Doug McMahon: I'm the Vice President of Corporate Strategy, but I also head up several new decarbonization business lines for NYPA. One of those is our EVolve NY electric vehicle infrastructure program. About a year ago, our Trustees asked NYPA to take a greater leadership role in the decarbonization of New York States energy economy, and we identified two areas where we felt NYPA could play a truly impactful role.
One area is focused on building carbon-free flexibility into the electrical grid with a focus on storage and demand response. The other is focused on decarbonizing the transportation sector in New York - hence why I am at the Javits center for the 2019 New York Auto Show.
More than forty percent of carbon emissions in New York State come from transportation, and since 1990 the number of emissions from vehicles continues to grow. We are aware that in order for the state to hit the ambitious GHG reduction targets laid out by Governor Andrew Cuomo, transportation is the biggest area of emissions that needs to be addressed.