We are pleased to have keynote speaker Audrey Zibelman, Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission and Howard Kosel, Development Partner at Poseidon Transmission, LLC of Invenergy to present at January's Green Scene on Clean Energy Link.
Audrey Zibelman was confirmed as a Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission on June 19, 2013, and was named Chair on September 3, 2013. Her term turns through February 1, 2018. Ms. Zibelman has extensive experience in the public, private and notfor-profit energy and electricity sectors. She is a recognized national and international expert in energy policy, markets and Smart Grid innovation.
As PSC Chair, Ms. Zibelman oversees the regulation and safety of New York's electric, gas telephone, cable, water and steam utilities. During her tenure, Ms. Zibelman has been responsible for designing and leading the regulatory and retail market changes of the electric industry under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Reforming the Energy Vision, New York's comprehensive plan to modernize and transform the State's electric industry.
Howard Kosel is an Anbaric Development Partner for the Poseidon Transmission project. Mr. Kosel has over 37 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining the Anbaric team Mr. Kosel was a Managing Director at Abatis Capital LLC, an energy focused private equity firm. At Abatis Capital, Mr. Kosel lead the Asset Team responsible for asset valuation, market analysis and due diligence of prospective investments.
Prior to joining Abatis Capital Mr. Kosel was Vice President of KeySpan Corporation’s unregulated subsidiary KeySpan Energy Development Corporation, where he had responsibility for developing and executing KeySpan’s electric and gas asset strategy, including asset acquisitions, development, enhancements, optimizations and divestitures. During his career at KeySpan Mr. Kosel also served as Vice President of Generation Operations responsible for managing a fleet of 4,100 megawatts and growing it to over 6,800 megawatts of installed capacity. The growth led by Mr. Kosel is highlighted by KeySpan’s acquisition of the Ravenswood Generating facility, a 2,168 megawatt generating facility located in New York City, the development and construction of the Ravenswood 40 a 250 megawatt natural gas fired combined cycle facility and development and construction of 160 megawatts of peaking power plant projects on Long Island.