AEC2016

Chair

Micah Kotch

Director of NY Prize and Strategic Advisor for Innovation

New York State Energy and Research and Development Authority




Micah Kotch serves as Director of NY Prize and Strategic Advisor for Innovation at the New York State Energy and Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) where he is responsible for the design and execution of the nation’s first community microgrid competition, helping to catalyze the innovation and entrepreneurship necessary to transform the State’s electric power infrastructure. He serves as part of the New York State team on REV Demonstration Projects; unprecedented partnerships between technology companies and utilities advancing private investment in clean energy and utility business model evolution. Micah previously served as Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where he partnered with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to open New York City's first sponsored tech incubator. A Chinese major at Colgate University, Micah graduated with distinction and started his first company while working in Ningbo, China. An internationally sought-out speaker on clean energy innovation and economic development, he has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Scientific American, and NPR Marketplace.