Zack Dufresne joins NYSEIA with a background in renewable energy policy & market analysis and trade association management in his role as Executive Director.
Prior to joining NYSEIA, Zack performed in-depth clean energy policy analysis and contributed to energy market forecasting for distributed energy resources in various states across the Northeast U.S. as Principal Analyst at Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC (SEA). He also brings expertise from his role as Director of Membership Services at the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY), where he worked extensively with renewable energy developers and environmental advocates to track and shape policy to support the rapid growth of renewable energy in New York State.
Zack has a B.A. in Political Science from University at Albany with a minor in Sustainability and is pursuing a M.P.A. in Environmental Policy at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
New York is becoming increasingly attractive for both onshore and offshore investment in solar, wind, green hydrogen and energy storage. A multi-gigawatt onshore renewables tender is on the cards for New York State with the announcement last week that NYSERDA is planning a minimum of 2GW of large-scale energy storage, solar and wind. Eligible projects will see 20-year subsidy contracts from the state. This pushes the state closer to its goal of 70% of power from carbon-free sources by 2030 and will see almost $3bn in fresh investment.