Register Now For The
4th Annual Empire State Energy Conference
WHEN: Monday September 27 - Tuesday September 28
WHERE: THE SAGAMORE RESORT, LAKE GEORGE, BOLTON LANDING, NY
Group Hotel Rates Will Be Available for Sunday September 26th & Wednesday September 29th.
The 4th Annual Empire State Energy Conference will bring energy industry leaders and supporters from across New York to the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, New York. All associations and affiliates located in New York and the Northeast are welcome to participate in this two-day conference, featuring:
- Association Meetings
- Various business sessions to choose from
- Numerous sponsorship opportunities
- Welcome Cocktail Reception with Live Entertainment
- Table Top Displays
- Outdoor Truck Exhibits (Limited Space Available)
- NORA Education Classes
- Networking Reception with Live Entertainment
You can reserve your room by calling 866-385-6221. Be sure to reference Empire State Energy Association.
|Rates are as follow: (September 26th - 29th)|
||Sagamore Resort, Lake George
|Premium Lodge Room
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|Premium Lodge Suite
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|Hotel Room Traditional View
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|Hotel Room Lake View
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Room Block Cut-Off Date: Monday, September 6
Sunday September 26, 2021
||UNYEA Organizational Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
||UNYEA Annual Meeting (Members Only)
Monday September 27, 2021 - Sagamore Resort
||ESEA Annual Meeting (ESEA Members)
||ESEA Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
||Golf w/boxed lunch
||Lunch for non golfers
||Welcome Cocktail Reception with Live Entertainment (Sponsored by Sprague)
Tuesday September 28, 2021
||Breakfast and Vendor Set Up
||Keynote with Rob Underwood, President Energy Marketers of America - Federal Legislative and Regulatory Issues
NYS Legislative & Regulatory Update – Emilio Petroccione and John Jennings - ESEA
NORA Update – John Huber, President NORA
||Protecting Your Business: You Hold the Keys | Ryan Hoerner - Federated Insurance
||LCFS 101 and Its Application to Space Heating | Floyd Vergara - National Biodiesel Board
||The Fallacies of Electrification & The Truth of Bioheat® Fuel | Joe Uglietto - Diversified Energy Specialists (DES)
||Town Hall Bioheat® Fuel Forum
||Networking Reception featuring singer / songwriter Vinnie Leddick
Rob Underwood joined EMA in July 2007 as EMA's Director of Government Relations to represent petroleum marketers on Capitol Hill. Some of Rob's accomplishments include securing one of the most bipartisan Congressional letters sent to the EPA in recent years to address EMA's concerns with a costly Underground Storage Tank (UST) proposed rule. Rob also played a key role in reauthorizing the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) which was successfully signed into law in February 2014 and again in December 2018. Rob took over as President of EMA in May 2015. The most important role as EMA President is serving its 47 state and regional trade associations as well as thousands of independent fuel marketing companies before Congress and the federal agencies.
Rob is a native of Georgia where he earned a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining EMA, Rob worked for U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).
Presentation: The 2021 Federal Update
President of NORA
John Huber is the first President of NORA. John Huber is a skilled association executive who has worked in a number of facets of association management. These include being the chief lobbyist and counsel for the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA).
John Huber brings a number of skills that will serve the industry’s needs. Mr. Huber has a strong understanding of energy policy and economics and how they affect the petroleum industry. Through his years of lobbying, he also understands the delicate and vital relationship between the private sector and government.
As Chief Executive, Huber is responsible for developing NORA’s activities. These include the development and management of a research and development program that will improve technology and fuel. Improvements to education and training will also be vital, as a new curriculum is developed for service technicians and new training technologies are developed. Finally, developing a consumer education program that raises the public’s awareness of oilheat’s benefits is a top priority.
John Huber is a graduate of the University of Washington and received his law degree from Hastings College of the Law. He is a Board Member of the National Low Income Energy Consortium, and has served as President of the Alliance for Fair Competition.
Presentation: NORA Update
Counsel at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
John is Counsel at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, where he has worked as a government affairs attorney for the last fifteen years. He advocates on behalf of a range of businesses, professional associations, and not for profit entities. He has particular experience representing clients in biotechnology, energy, higher education, and other highly regulated industries. He also assists clients strategize regarding the availability of and access to a variety of government funding mechanisms and other programs. Before he joined the Government Affairs department, he practiced for several years in the trial department, gaining invaluable experience honing his writing and advocacy skills representing clients in complex commercial litigation matters.
He serves as ESEA's retained lobbyist, and is also an adjunct professor in the Political Science department at Roberts Wesleyan College.
EMILIO A. F. PETROCCIONE, Esq.
Principal of the Petroccione Law Firm, LLC
As principal of the Petroccione Law Firm, LLC located in Albany, New York, Emilio has been counsel to ESEA and has represented energy marketers since beginning his law career in 1983. He is an attorney with more than 35 years of experience practicing regulatory and government affairs law before the New York State Legislature, the Governor's Office, State Agencies, and the Courts.
Emilio received his law degree from Albany Law School and a bachelor degree in science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is admitted to practice law before all New York State courts and the United States Supreme Court. Emilio has been a registered state lobbyist since 1986 and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Presentation: ESEA's Legislative & Regulatory Update
Consultant and Educator to the Energy Industry
John Levey is a consultant and educator with over 40 years experience in the HVAC industry.
He serves as Director of Education for the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA); serves on the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Liquid Fuel Burning Equipment (NFPA-31); and is a member of the Underwriter's Laboratories Standards Technical Panel for Above Ground Oil Tanks (UL-80).
John wrote and co-produced seventeen training videos for the Oilheat industry and is the author of NORA's publication "Heating Oil Storage Tanks, Guide for Quality Installation and Maintenance."
Presentation: NORA Technical Training
Director of State Governmental Affairs for National Biodiesel Board
Floyd Vergara serves as the Director of State Governmental Affairs for the National Biodiesel Board. In this capacity, he manages a team of professionals responsible for government affairs in all 50 states. Prior to this role, Floyd served as the Director of State Regulatory Affairs, managing NBB's West Coast office in Sacramento, California, and was responsible for state regulatory affairs, particularly in the western states.
Before joining NBB, Floyd served as Chief and Assistant Chief in the Industrial Strategies Division and Research Division at the California Air Resources Board. With over three decades of experience at CARB, his expertise includes the Low Carbon Fuels Standard, climate change and air quality programs, renewable and conventional fuels, environmental justice, and other environmental issues. Floyd is a licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a licensed attorney with a JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Presentation: LCFS 101 and Its Application to Space Heating
Floyd Vergara, Director of State Governmental Affairs at the National Biodiesel Board, will provide an in-depth look at the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program, which is currently designed to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels used in California. A similar program has been implemented in Oregon since 2016, and Washington state recently enacted its Clean Fuel Standard legislation. These actions collectively establish the world's largest transportation fuels carbon market on the West Coast, representing a biomass-based diesel market of well over a billion gallons per year. Further, New York state is considering its own low carbon fuel program, along with other states across the country. While these programs are currently focused on transportation fuels, an LCFS program can be readily designed for use with the space heating sector. This can be especially important for individual states with large heating oil markets, as well as a regional decarbonization strategy covering multiple states. Thus, this deep dive into the LCFS will explore the program's design objectives, how it works, how it is implemented, its status in California, and the design and implementation considerations that would be critical for how this type of program could be applied to the space heating sector.
District Marketing Manager - New York
Ryan Hoerner is a District Marketing Manager for Federated Insurance. Ryan lives in Syracuse, NY and leads ten marketing territories across the state of New York.
Ryan began his career with Federated Insurance in June 2009 as a marketing development trainee. In 2010 Ryan accepted a marketing representative role in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Ryan was a marketing rep for 3.5 years before being promoted to District Marketing Manager in August of 2013.
Ryan grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania and graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelors in Marketing and Finance.
Ryan and his wife Samantha have 2 daughters. Kyleigh is 4 years old and Mollie is 1 year old.
Presentation: Protecting Your Business: You Hold the Keys
Auto crashes continue to wreak havoc on our nation's roads and, subsequently, in our courtrooms. The impact of an auto crash can be life-changing and business-altering. This discussion will focus on key risk management strategies to best protect both your business and employees.
President of Diversified Energy Specialists (DES)
Joe Uglietto is the President of Diversified Energy Specialists (DES), a renewable energy consulting and environmental markets trading company. DES trades in thermal portfolio standards in the northeast and is an aggregation in the Massachusetts APS, representing clients across thermal technologies. Assisting corporations achieve carbon neutrality, DES is a purchaser of carbon offset credits. Joe has consulted on projects for the National Biodiesel Board and the National Oilheat Research Alliance on a range of topics, with the common goal of decarbonizing the heating oil industry. Joe's recent work has focused on the flaws of electrification policy.
Presentation: The Fallacies of Electrification & The Truth of Bioheat® Fuel
The "electrify everything" movement is gaining momentum in New York. Every year, the introduced legislation becomes more threatening and the rebate and incentive programs receive additional funding to electrify buildings. This presentation will take a deep dive into a 2017-2019 NYSERDA air-source heat pump rebate program, explore the true costs of electrification, and teach you how to position Bioheat® Fuel as the best solution for your customers.
You pick the topics to be discussed at the Town Hall Bioheat® Fuel Forum. Yes, take this opportunity to shape the conversation by providing session topic suggestions today!
We have already heard from some of you and this forum will include:
- Do's and Don'ts of Consumer Outreach
- Do's and Don'ts of Employee Training
- Project Carbon Freedom Advocacy Tool
- B20 Marketer Highlight
Email topics or specific questions you want answered in the Town Hall Forum to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 27
NFPA 31 Update
This session will explain the recent changes to the Standard for the Installation of Oil Burning Equipment (NFPA 31)
, including the 2016 and 2020 versions. Many technicians and their employers are unaware of these changes and install equipment in violation of code. NORA certified technicians earn CEU's for attending this class.
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Tuesday, September 28
This session will review current attitudes/perceptions of technicians in the field; the importance of maintaining water-free fuel tanks; combustion concerns; laboratory testing that's been performed by NORA; and the results of various field testing projects that have been performed. NORA certified technicians earn CEU's for attending this class.
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Tabletop exhibits include a draped table and two chairs and one complimentary attendance ($275 value); additional personnel need to register as regular attendees.
The diagram below shows the location of all 25 exhibit tables, which are located in the room where the attendees will be seated and in the foyer outside session room. As seen in the schedule, there are 15 minutes between all sessions and 30 minutes after lunch to allow for networking, plus you can dine with attendees during the lunch hour and the welcome reception is included. Your exhibit space includes one complimentary ticket, good for all sessions, breakfast, two lunches and the welcome cocktail reception. Tickets for golf and Tuesday night networking reception can be purchased separately. Contact Kris DeLair for information on truck exhibits email@example.com
Truck 1: Bick & Heintz
Truck 2: Amthor
Truck 3: Tri Tank Corp.
Truck 4: DeMartini
Table 1: Bick & Heintz
Table 2: Amthor
Table 3: Tri Tank Corp.
Table 4: DeMartini
Table 5: Fuel Oil News
Table 6: Sprague
Table 7: Cargas Systems
Table 8: Ray Murray Inc.
Table 9: Altria Group Distribution Company
Table 13: Consumer Focus
Table 14: Otodata
Table 15: Westmor Industries
Table 16: Federated Insurance
Table 17: Northland Energy Trading
Table 18: PriMedia
Table 19: Oil & Energy/Women in Energy
Table 20: Qualpay
Table 21: ADD Systems
Table 22: Powderhorn Agency
Table 23: StoneX Financial Inc.
Table 24: Advanced Fuel Solutions
Table 25: Global/Project Carbon Freedom
Attendees can enjoy a round of golf at the Sagamore’s Championship Golf Course Monday September 27 at 11:15am with staggered tee times going off every 8 minutes. Includes box lunch, beverage vouchers, cart and green fees.
Price Per Golfer:
Tee Sign Sponsor: $250
Support ESEA's Political Action Committee (ESPAC)
*If possible, we would encourage you to direct the proceeds of your tee sponsorship to benefit ESEA's Political Action Committee. If so, please make a separate check payable to ESPAC in the amount of $250 and mail to: ESPAC c/o ESEA 250 Jordan Road, Troy, NY 12180. Please note: contributions to the PAC can be personal or corporate. However, New York law limits the total amount of political contributions that a corporation can make to $5,000 per year. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org