Clayton, NY — As people around the world commemorate Earth Week, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) invites North Country community members, stakeholders, educators and advocates to convene around current clean energy issues at the regional nonprofit’s annual Clean Energy Conference. The two-day event will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities designed to advance clean energy initiatives that benefit New York communities, businesses and residents.
The conference will gather industry experts, service providers, contractors and community members at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY on May 20 and 21, 2024. Registration is open at
“The goal of this year’s conference is to create an equitable space for participants to share their experiences, to build relationships, and to ask questions about what the clean energy transition means for their communities,” said ANCA Clean Energy Program Director Jill Henck. “We welcome anybody eager to learn more about ANCA’s work and how to effect positive change in their own backyard.”
Through tours, presentations and breakout sessions, participants will learn from experts about topics including workforce development in the energy sector, hydropower, the electric school bus transition, climate justice, New York’s Regional Clean Energy Hubs and equitable access to project funding. Conference presenters and exhibitors will also share information about local, state and federal initiatives that support residential, business and municipal energy projects.
“ANCA’s Clean Energy Conference is something we look forward to every year,” said Emmett Smith, founder of Northern Power & Light, a Saranac Lake, N.Y. company that provides locally produced community hydroelectricity for National Grid customers. “It is a great opportunity to connect with all sorts of folks interested in being part of the solution, bringing together a variety of companies as well as technical experts and energy users looking for sustainable solutions. We’re excited to participate again this year.”
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