Georges Sassine

New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Vice President, Large Scale Renewables

As the Vice President for Large-Scale Renewables, Georges leads NYSERDA’s work in advancing both land-based renewable energy and offshore wind resources. Prior to joining NYSERDA in September 2021, he spent nearly ten years at General Electric (GE) where he took on a wide scope of responsibilities including strategy, scenario planning, product management, innovation, marketing and business development. He started his career in engineering and policy analysis roles with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the Middle East and think tanks in Washington, DC. Georges has also worked with several multinational corporations driving policy analysis, investment and business strategy including Deutsche Bank’s Energy & Climate Change Advisors team in New York and Man Group’s energy private equity fund in London. He is also the founder of a non-profit that advocates for transparency and good governance in the energy industry. Georges sits on the board of the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a non-profit platform for states and public agencies to collaborate to advance clean energy in the United States. He holds a Bachelor in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut, and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Sessions With Georges Sassine

Thursday, 10 March

  • 11:20am - 12:10pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 05:20 pm - 10/mar/2022 06:10 pm

    Is Offshore Wind the New Juggernaut?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power
    Offshore wind has matured in northern Europe and its development is accelerating in other geographies. As costs are falling and its competitiveness is increasing, many markets in Europe, the United States, and Asia are betting big on both bottom-fixed and floating technologies. However, increasing complexity, supply chain bottlenecks, insufficient infrastructure, and high commodity prices can slow down its development. What are the key challenges the industry will face? How can mature and emerging markets address them to meet the relatively lofty offshore wind ambitions?
  • 04:00pm - 04:30pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 10:00 pm - 10/mar/2022 10:30 pm

    H2 Collaboration & Partnerships

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Partnerships and technology sharing will be key to navigating the new map of hydrogen. Companies are entering strategic partnerships and joint ventures that allow sharing of physical and intellectual property. What can be done to accelerate this development?