December 3, 2015 – PACE Financing & 76 West, Del Sindaco & Shimazu

Speakers Del Sindaco (left) and Shimazu
Speakers Del Sindaco (left) and Shimazu

Joseph Del Sindaco, Advisor to the Energy Improvement Corporation of New York State, PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy)
Michael Shimazu, Senior Advisor for Business Growth and Innovation at NYSERDA, 76 West

As the Southern Tier region continues to position itself as a smart energy leader, this event showcased two key elements of a successful Southern Tier energy strategy. Joseph Del Sindaco, advisor to the Energy Improvement Corporation of New York State, spoke on PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy), a program that if the municipal taxing authority agrees, allows property owners to install clean energy technology and pay for it over time as an additional line on their property tax bill. Michael Shimazu, senior advisor for business growth and innovation at NYSERDA, is the project manager for the NYS initiative, “76 West.” This $20 million Southern Tier-only competition will support the growth of clean energy companies in the region through competitive prizes totaling $100,000 to $1 million.

Energize NY Finance Program: Financing for your clean energy project that is easy, convenient, and affordable – Del Sindaco
76 West and Innovation Support at NYSERDA – Shimazu

Binghamton University Downtown Center, Room 220


(Run time: 01:36:59)
Please click here to view the speakers along with their presentations.

Speaker(s) – Joseph Del Sindaco, Michael Shimazu
Attendees – James Baumgartner (Nagare Consulting), Jared Bowling (LightSpin Technologies), Chris Burger (Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition), Steve Campbell (The Eurillo Group at Morgan Stanley), Daniel Carden (New York State Electric & Gas Corporation), Sara Culotta (Taitem Engineering), James Donovan (Willow Run Foods), Stacey Duncan (The Agency Broome County IDA/LDC), Donna Fish (Organizational Effectiveness Strategies), Steven Fleishman (Light Green Machines, LLC), Adam Flint (Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition), Tony Frontera (Southern Tier Startup Alliance), Howard Garrity (U.S. Small Business Administration), Jennifer Gregory (Southern Tier East), Sonam Ghale (TechWorks), Jennifer Gregory (Southern Tier East), David Hill (Gannett Central New York Media), Laura Holmes (Binghamton University), Ken Kamlet (Hinman, Howard and Kattell), Ron Kamen (EarthKind), Thomas Kowalik (SUNY BEST), Beth Lucas (Broome County), Rick Mancini (Customized Energy Solutions), Mark Marinaccio (Town of Dickinson), Joe Moody (Town of Union), Chris Pelto (Huron Real Estate Associates, LLC), Ellen Pratt (Tioga County), William (Bill) Ritter (SCORE), John Saraceno (Keystone Associates Architects, Engineers and Surveyors LLC), Stan Scobie (PSE Healthy Energy), Jason Shaw (BC Legislative), Jeff Smith (Endwell Rotary), Susan Sherwood (Center for Technology & Innovation), Teresa Stockton (NYS TAAC), Mike Straight (STREDC/NYSERDA), Tim Sweeney (Peak Ecommerce), Shailesh Upreti (Charge CCCV (C4V), Tom Wilber (Three Rivers Development Corporation), Terry Woodnorth (Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition)


  • T. Kowalik called the meeting to order and welcomed all attendees. He briefly introduced SUNYBEST’s vision and goals, and reminded attendees of future events. T. Kowalik introduced the first speaker Del Sindaco.
  • Speaker 1: Joseph Del Sindaco
  • Speaker 2: Michael Shimazu
  • Extended Q&A session followed among attendees. T. Kowalik reminded everyone that the McKinley cafeteria was open for those who wished to eat lunch in the facility. Meeting adjourned.

Next Meeting:
The next meeting will take place on January 7, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Binghamton University, Downtown Center, Binghamton, New York.

Members arrive starting at 9:45 a.m. to settle in for the presentations.



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