The Low-Income Forum on Energy (LIFE) 2004 Statewide Conference convened at the Prime Hotel in Saratoga Springs on November 8 and 9, 2004 to continue New York’s statewide dialogue on the energy needs of low-income energy customers. The Forum, sponsored by the New York State Public Service Commission and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, brought together 142 participants representing 77 organizations from across New York State. Participants in the dialogue included representatives of community-based organizations, utility companies, Energy Services Companies, state agencies, local government, statewide nonprofit organizations, community action/weatherization agencies, and businesses.
The 2004 Statewide Conference marked the fourth statewide conference sponsored since LIFE’s inception in 1998. Participants were welcomed by Public Service Commission Chairman William M. Flynn. Lieutenant Governor Mary O. Donohue was the featured opening speaker. Martin Insogna, Utility Consumer Program Specialist for the New York State Dept. of Public Service and Chair of the LIFE Steering Committee, served as Master of Ceremonies throughout the conference. The Conference Program featured three topic tracks (Resources, Technology and Markets) as well as several plenary sessions for all participants.
Final 2004 Conference Report [PDF]