Michael Rohan

Track D: Critical Clean Energy Solutions
Thu/AM 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Principal, Energy, Engineering & Infrastructure
Northwell Health
United States
Paths to Deep Decarbonization

The New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) calls for an 85% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2050 and 70% renewable energy by 2030, however if the electric and natural gas grids are not hardened through this transition, they will become more fragile.

One of the most significant challenges the grid transformation faces is the variability of load, a problem compounded with large scale adoption of renewables. Further, the diurnal and seasonal load cycles increase complexity. A balanced, hybrid approach to electrification will be essential.

This presentation will focus on Northwell Health’s Four Pillars to Deep Decarbonization:
• Energy Efficiency, Conservation & End-use Electrification
• Renewable Energy Production
• Load Shifting & Peak Shaving
• Hydrogen Production and Carbon Capture

Michael J. Rohan, Principal, Energy, Engineering & Infrastructure at Northwell Health, holds three plus decades of experience in all aspects of facilities management, including engineering, energy management, budgeting and forecasting, career development and secession planning. As a seasoned project executive Mike provides innovative strategies to facilitate energy and infrastructure projects at reduced expense with improved outcomes. Prior to joining Northwell Health in 2003, Mike's career path included power plant management and operations, shipbuilding, and shipboard engineering. Mike holds a Bachelor of Engineering from SUNY Maritime College, an MBA from Long Island University, and a Master Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from Cornell University.

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