February 18, 2009
New Energy New York, in collaboration with the Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC), hosted Deputy Secretary for Energy Paul DeCotis at 4-6 pm on February 18, 2009. Mr. DeCotis discussed the New York State Energy Plan, to be released in July 2009. Some elements of the plan that Mr. DeCotis discussed were:
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Paul DeCotis Paul DeCotis is Deputy Secretary for Energy in the Office of the Governor (NY) serving as the State's senior policy advisor on energy. Paul's portfolio includes the State's four energy agencies: the New York Power Authority (NYPA), Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and Public Service Commission (PSC).
Before joining the Governor's staff, Paul served as Director of Energy Analysis at NYSERDA where he oversaw state energy forecasting and planning, policy and legislative analysis, and strategy development. Until his appointment, Paul was also President of Innovative Management Solutions, a management consulting business, specializing in executive and Board development, strategy and planning, and mediation.
Paul also served in the New York State Energy Office as chief of policy analysis and previously as a financial analyst, and economist. Since 1985, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities including Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Sage Graduate School. Paul is a member of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC; a member of the Energy Working Group of the Coalition of Northeastern Governor's; member of the Energy Resources Board of the American University at Kosovo; and an Editorial Board member of the Energy Efficiency Journal.
Paul received his Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management from the State University College at Brockport, his Master of Arts in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany, and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Sage Graduate School at Russell Sage College. Paul has published dozens of articles and professional papers in the energy field and has an extensive background in community service, serving on local and elected Boards, Committees, and volunteer initiatives.