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2004 Regional Meetings

Agenda

Consumer Protection Update

This session discussed the changing consumer protection requirements: what they mean for low-income customers and common misconceptions about New York’s consumer protection rules. Speakers: Ben Wiles, Public Utility Law Project and Glenn Alveranga, New York State Dept. of Public Service.

The Changing Resource Picture

This session explored the current public and private resource programs available for low-income energy customers and the changes occurring with those resource programs. Speakers: Peggie Neville, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; Bruce Bowdy, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and Thomas Carey, New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

Regional Profiles

This session reviewed regional energy, housing, and poverty statistics available for this region. Speaker: Sue Montgomery Corey, Community Power Network of New York State, Inc.

Housing and Energy

This session provided a regional perspective on the link between energy and housing. It explored community-based solutions that helped low-income households address their housing and energy needs. Speakers: Bob Radliff, Capital District Community Development Loan Fund; Eric Dahl, Capital District Homeownership Collaborative; and Laura Moody, Albany Housing Authority.

Troy

The LIFE 2004 Regional Meeting for the Capital Region was held on May 11, 2004 at the Commission on Economic Opportunity’s Joseph L. Bruno Family Resource Center in Troy. Fifty-one individuals representing thirty organizations attended the event. Martin Insogna, Chair of the LIFE Steering Committee and Utility Consumer Program Specialist for the New York State Department of Public Service served as Master of Ceremonies. Support for the regional meeting was provided by our local host Commission on Economic Opportunity.

Troy Meeting report [PDF]

Ithaca

The LIFE 2004 Regional Meeting for the Finger Lakes Region was held on April 20, 2004 at the Holiday Inn Executive Tower in Ithaca. Fifty-five individuals representing thirty-four organizations attended the event. Martin Insogna, Chair of the LIFE Steering Committee and Utility Consumer Program Specialist for the New York State Department of Public Service served as Master of Ceremonies. Support for the regional meeting was provided by our local host, Tompkins County Community Action.

Ithaca Meeting report [PDF]

Poughkeepsie

The LIFE 2004 Regional Meeting for the Hudson Valley Region was held on April 27, 2004 at the Best Western in Poughkeepsie. Forty individuals representing twenty-five organizations attended the event Martin Insogna, Chair of the LIFE Steering Committee and Utility Consumer Program Specialist for the New York State Department of Public Service served as Master of Ceremonies. Support for the regional meeting was provided by our local host, Dutchess County Community Action Agency, Inc.

Poughkeepsie Meeting report [PDF]

Lake Placid

The LIFE 2004 Regional Meeting for the North Country Region was held on May 6, 2004 at the Lake Placid Resort Hotel in Lake Placid. Thirty-one individuals representing twenty organizations attended the event. Martin Insogna, Chair of the LIFE Steering Committee and Utility Consumer Program Specialist for the New York State Department of Public Service served as Master of Ceremonies. Support for the regional meeting was provided by our local host, Community Energy Services of Canton.

Lake Placid Meeting report [PDF]

New York City

The LIFE 2004 Regional Meeting for the New York City Region was held on May 20, 2004 at the Association for Energy Affordability’s Training Center in the Bronx. Forty-seven individuals representing twenty-seven organizations attended the event. Martin Insogna, Chair of the LIFE Steering Committee and Utility Consumer Program Specialist for the New York State Department of Public Service served as Master of Ceremonies. Support for the regional meeting was provided by our local host, Association for Energy Affordability.

New York City Meeting report [PDF]

Depew

The LIFE 2004 Regional Meeting for the Western Region was held on April 21, 2004 at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. Forty individuals representing twenty-five organizations attended the event. Martin Insogna, Chair of the LIFE Steering Committee and Utility Consumer Program Specialist for the New York State Department of Public Service served as Master of Ceremonies. Support for the regional meeting was provided by our local host, National Fuel Gas Company.

Depew Meeting report [PDF]

Last Updated: 08/20/2012