Agenda

Below is the agenda for the 26th Annual Conference and Expo. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers.
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Monday, April 25, 2016

10:00AM - 9:30PM

  • Registration and Information

    Concourse C
    Registration and Information
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 10:00AM
    Registration and Information Desk Hours: Monday, April 25 10:00 AM–9:30 PM Tuesday, April 26 7:00 AM–7:30 PM Wednesday, April 27 7:00 AM–3:30 PM

12:30PM - 3:00PM

1:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Energy Storage 101: Technology and Applications

    207 AB
    Energy Storage 101: Technology and Applications
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 1:00PM
    A solid foundation for understanding the dynamics of energy storage technology and how it is being deployed on the grid. This workshop will provide participants with the basics about energy storage: including its history in the energy industry; the services it provides to users; and the benefits it...
    Speakers:
    Ben Kaun, Senior Project Manager, Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources, Electric Power Research Institute
    Haresh Kamath, Senior Program Manager - Energy Storage and Distributed Generation, Electric Power Research Institute
    Brittany Westlake, PhD, Engineer Scientist, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Energy Storage in North Carolina: Where Are We Now?

    207 CD
    Energy Storage in North Carolina: Where Are We Now?
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 1:00PM
    The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) will host a 2 hour workshop on energy storage in North Carolina. The goal of the workshop is to provide ESA conference attendees with a landscape of the market for energy storage in North Carolina, educate attendees on economic development...
    Speakers:
    Diane Cherry, Strategic Director, NC Sustainable Energy Association
    Johan Enslin, Director, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, UNC Charlotte
    Zachary Kuznar , Director of CHP, Energy Storage and Microgrid Development, Duke Energy
    Kate Ringness, Program Manager and Energy Storage Policy Specialist, University of California Berkeley
    Mike Rowand, Director, Technology Development, Duke Energy
  • Expanding Markets for Energy Storage in India

    208 A
    Expanding Markets for Energy Storage in India
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 1:00PM
    In this presentation, Dr. Rahul Walawalkar will explain various drivers for advanced energy storage in India. He will provide latest updates on various government policies as well as private initiatives that are creating opportunities for ESA conference attendees.
    Speakers:
    Javed Shaikh, Director, Financial Services, Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
    Rahul Walawalkar, PhD, CEM, CDSM, CSDP, Executive Director, IESA & President & MD , Customized Energy Solutions Ltd.
    Pramod Kulkarni, Senior Advisor , Customized Energy Solutions

3:00PM - 3:30PM

3:30PM - 6:00PM

3:30PM - 5:00PM

  • Energy Storage 201: Energy Storage Valuation and Markets

    207 AB
    Energy Storage 201: Energy Storage Valuation and Markets
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 3:30PM
    Building on Energy Storage 101, this workshop provides a detailed perspective on the valuation of storage through wholesale markets and distribution-connected and behind-the-meter applications.
    Speakers:
    Mike Berlinski, Director, Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Jacqueline M. DeRosa, Vice President Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Edward Toppi, Vice President, Integrated Solutions, Customized Energy Solutions
  • Energy Storage for Utilities

    207 CD
    Energy Storage for Utilities
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 3:30PM
    This workshop provides a deep dive into the what, how, and why behind energy storage systems enabling higher grid reliability and efficiency, lowering operating costs, and augmenting utility revenues.
    Speakers:
    Patrick Leslie, Energy Storage , Renewable Energy Systems Americas
  • MESA/EPRI Workshop on Energy Storage System Communications and Controls

    208 A
    MESA/EPRI Workshop on Energy Storage System Communications and Controls
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 3:30PM
    With increased amounts of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) interconnected to the grid, utilities no longer just supply electricity to customers, but also must plan for, coordinate, and manage the flow of energy to, from, and between customers. To meet these changing needs, utilities and industry...
    Speakers:
    Ben Ealey, Project Engineer, Scientist II, EPRI
    Andrew Misenheimer, Electrical Engineer, Alevo
    Rob Via, Sr. Systems Engineer, Parker Hannifin
    Darcy Wheeles, Program Director, MESA Standards Alliance
    Rogers Weed, Vice President of Product Managemement, 1Energy Systems

5:30PM - 6:30PM

6:30PM - 8:00PM

  • Opening Plenary Session: Leading Executive Insights

    Ballroom CD
    Opening Plenary Session: Leading Executive Insights
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 6:30PM
    Welcome to Charlotte! Our opening plenary session will begin with a welcome from Utility Host Duke Energy followed by our keynote presentation featuring unparalleled executive insights into the storage industry.
    Speakers:
    Jeff Gates, VP of Sales, Alevo
    Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners
    Eric Gebhardt, Chief Platforms & Operating Officer, Current Powered by GE
    Chris Shelton, Vice President and CTO, AES Corporation
    Andrew Oliver, Chief Technology Officer, Renewable Energy Systems
    Christopher Christiansen, President , Alevo

8:00PM - 10:00PM

  • Global Energy Storage Expo Opening Reception

    Expo Hall
    Global Energy Storage Expo Opening Reception
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 8:00PM
    Join your peers and colleagues for the Opening Reception in the Global Energy Storage Expo Hall as we kick-off the ESA's 26th Annual Conference & Expo.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

7:00AM - 7:30PM

  • Registration and Information

    Concourse C
    Registration and Information
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 7:00AM
    Registration and Information Hours: Monday, April 25 10:00 AM–9:30 PM Tuesday, April 26 7:00 AM–7:30 PM Wednesday, April 27 7:00 AM–3:30 PM

7:45AM - 8:45AM

  • The Energy Storage Association's Meeting of the Members

    207A
    The Energy Storage Association's Meeting of the Members
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 7:45AM
    The ESA's Meeting of the Members. All Members are invited to join for a special breakfast reception and featured presentation on IRS tax rule changes and what to expect in the year ahead.
    Speakers:
    Gary Hecimovich, Partner, Washington National Tax Office, Deloitte Tax LP
    Joel Meister, Manager, Washington National Tax Office, Deloitte Tax LP

8:00AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM - 10:15AM

  • Morning Keynotes - Utility and Developer Perspectives on Scaling Energy Storage Deployment

    Ballroom CD
    Morning Keynotes - Utility and Developer Perspectives on Scaling Energy Storage Deployment
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 9:00AM
    This morning plenary session will kick off the first full day of the 26th Annual Conference & Expo featuring leading executive insights from VT utility Green Mountain Power and NextEra Energy Resources.
    Speakers:
    Adam Knudsen, President, Dynapower
    Anna Carolina Tortora, Head of Innovation, Terna SpA

10:15AM - 11:00AM

  • Expo Hall Networking Break

    Expo Hall
    Expo Hall Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 10:15AM
    This year ESA has added in even more networking time than ever before and this 45 minute refreshing networking break in the Expo Hall offers more opportunities to connect with colleagues and foster new partnerships.

11:00AM - 11:20AM

  • Fireside Chat: The Value of the California Energy Storage Mandate

    Ballroom A
    Fireside Chat: The Value of the California Energy Storage Mandate
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:00AM
    NREL's Paul Denholm and ESA Market Analytics Chair Udi Helman worked with a number of experts to develop a paper late in 2015 that offers expert insights into the multiple operational benefits of storage.
    Speakers:
    Dr. Udi Helman, Principal, Helman Analytics
    Dr. Paul Denholm, Principal Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Thought Leader: The Economics of Storage Services

    Ballroom B
    Thought Leader: The Economics of Storage Services
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:00AM
    Dr. Randell Johnson will share his company's perspective on the economics of energy storage services to the grid - articulating more than 40 different valuable services that can be provided by storage systems.
    Speakers:
    Dr. Randell Johnson, Chief Analytics Officer, Alevo, Inc.
  • Thought Leader: Financing the Future of Energy Storage

    208 AB
    Thought Leader: Financing the Future of Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:00AM
    A presentation focused on how energy storage can be financed, from on of the leading clean tech venture capital firms in the US.
    Speakers:
    Peter Nulsen, Associate, Generate Capital
  • Member Updates: Energy Storage Company Showcase

    Expo Hall Stage
    Member Updates: Energy Storage Company Showcase
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:00AM
    A rapid fire session featuring numerous leading energy storage companies providing highlights on their advancements and successes over the past year.
    Speakers:
    Michael Stosser, Of Counsel, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
    Larry Goldberg, Regional Sales Manager, EnSync Energy Systems
    Matt Owens, Director of Business Development, Stem
    Jered Diebold, Technical Director, INGETEAM INC.

11:20AM - 12:15PM

  • Beyond the Peak: Storage Creating Grid Wide Efficiency

    Ballroom A
    Beyond the Peak: Storage Creating Grid Wide Efficiency
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:20AM
    Energy storage has a direct impact on the 'peak' which is one of the biggest inefficiencies in our electrical system. Hear from companies that are deploying systems to take on the peak, and create system-wide efficiency and savings.
    Speakers:
    Yayoi Sekine, Energy Storage Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Praveen Kathpal, Vice President , AES Energy Storage
    Andrew Tang, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Greensmith Energy
    Mike Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Ice Energy
  • Opportunities and Impact: Storage Transforming US Energy Markets

    Ballroom B
    Opportunities and Impact: Storage Transforming US Energy Markets
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:20AM
    Understanding of the markets and opportunities that are driving the growth of storage is critical to advancing in the industry. GTM Research - editors of the US Energy Storage Monitor - will lead a panel discussion with market designers and regulators.
    Speakers:
    Ravi Manghani, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, GTM Research
    Danielle Croop, Senior Engineer, Performance Compliance, PJM Interconnection
    Jacqueline M. DeRosa, Vice President Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Alexander Morris, Policy Director, California Energy Storage Alliance
    James Pigeon, Senior Market Design Specialist, Distributed Resources Integration, NYISO
  • Hands-On Learning: The Lifecycle of an Energy Storage Project

    208 AB
    Hands-On Learning: The Lifecycle of an Energy Storage Project
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:20AM
    A look at the multiple facets of developing an energy storage project from conception to installation.
    Speakers:
    Michael Huerta, Energy Storage Program Manager, Generate Capital
    Ryan C. Wartena, PhD, CEO, GELI (Growing Energy Labs, Inc.)
    Scott Tampke, Director of Renewable Energy Business Development, Black and Veatch

12:15PM - 2:00PM

  • Lunch

    Expo Hall
    Lunch
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 12:15PM
    Lunch will be provided for attendees in the Global Energy Storage Expo - longer this year to provide more networking time.
  • Poster Session Quick Talks

    Expo Hall Stage
    Poster Session Quick Talks
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 12:15PM
    The Poster Session is a mainstay of ESA conferences, a chance to see the expert work of the next generation of energy storage innovators and companies.
    Speakers:
    John H. Holmes, Industry Alliance Officer, University of California, San Diego
    David Watson, Wind Integration Researcher, Wind Energy Institute of Canada
    Dr. Marianne Rodgers, Scientific Director, Wind Energy Institute of Canada
    Bill Schroeder, Director of System Development, Johnson Controls

1:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Current and Future Storage Benefits in California: An Extended Discussion of a Recent NREL study

    207 A
    Current and Future Storage Benefits in California: An Extended Discussion of a Recent NREL study
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 1:00PM
    This interactive session will continue the exploration of the methodology and results from the recent NREL study of storage benefits in California.
    Speakers:
    Dr. Udi Helman, Principal, Helman Analytics
    Dr. Paul Denholm, Principal Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

2:00PM - 2:20PM

  • Thought Leader: Micromanagement - How Smaller Energy Transactions Can Change the System

    Ballroom A
    Thought Leader: Micromanagement - How Smaller Energy Transactions Can Change the System
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:00PM
    Thought Leaders - Micromanagement: How smaller energy transactions can change the system
  • Thought Leader: The Missing Middle of Energy Storage

    Ballroom B
    Thought Leader: The Missing Middle of Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:00PM
    Energy Storage system development is producing a “barbell” effect when it comes to system sizes. Large MW scale systems are proliferating and options for small residential storage systems are growing.
    Speakers:
    Mike Rowand, Director, Technology Development, Duke Energy
  • A Global Mission: International Markets for Energy Storage

    208 AB
    A Global Mission: International Markets for Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:00PM
    As part of a session featuring the USTDA's Reverse Trade Mission delegates, Navigant's Anissa Dehamna will share her findings from an analysis of global energy storage markets.
  • Storage Enhanced Renewables Integration

    Expo Hall Stage
    Storage Enhanced Renewables Integration
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:00PM
    Storage Enhanced Renewables Integration focuses on how these two complementary technologies can augment each other's performance, value and payback.
    Speakers:
    Kyle Garton, Product Owner, SunPower
    Dan Nordloh, Executive Vice President, EnSync Energy Systems

2:20PM - 3:15PM

  • Storage Technology Validation and System Design

    Ballroom A
    Storage Technology Validation and System Design
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:20PM
    It takes immense foresight and leadership to take a technology from concept to pilot to first commercial deployment and beyond. Learn how innovative technologies companies are developing new solutions to grid challenges
    Speakers:
    Jake Edie, Energy Storage Solutions Architect, S&C Electric
    Tim Poor, Vice President, Business Development and Sales, Aquion Energy
    Johannes Rittershausen, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Energy Power
  • Storage Everywhere: Distributed & Customer-Sited Solutions

    Ballroom B
    Storage Everywhere: Distributed & Customer-Sited Solutions
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:20PM
    Energy storage is quickly being deployed in numerous distributed and customer-sited applications and providing immense value for both the system owner and the grid as a whole. Including Stem, Sonnenbatterie, General Motors and Sunverge.
    Speakers:
    William H. Holmes, J.D., Partner, K&L Gates LLP
    Boris von Bormann, CEO, sonnen, Inc.
    Archan Padmanabhan, Stationary Energy Storage Director, Tesla Motors, Inc.
    Karen Butterfield, Chief Commercial Officer, Stem, Inc.
    Dave Hebert, Director of Utility Business Development, Sunverge Energy
  • A Global Mission: USTDA Reverse Trade Mission Delegation Showcase

    208 AB
    A Global Mission: USTDA Reverse Trade Mission Delegation Showcase
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:20PM
    The first ever multinational Energy Storage Reverse Trade Mission is coming to #ESACon16! This session will give you the chance to hear from leaders and decision makers from numerous countries who are looking to develop and deploy energy storage solutions.
    Speakers:
    Dave Ross, Country Manager, Latin America, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
    Gloria Victoria Yap-Taruc, Commissioner, Energy Regulatory Commission (Phillipines)
    Hanna Zaghloul, CEO, Kaward Energy (Jordon)
    Rafael Lazzaretti, Director, Vice Presidency of Planning and Management, CPFL Energia (Brazil)
    Le Viet Hung, Deputy Director, Technical and Operation Department, Electricity of Vietnam Group (Vietnam)

3:15PM - 4:00PM

  • Expo Hall Networking Break

    Expo Hall
    Expo Hall Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 3:15PM
    This year ESA has added in even more networking time than ever before and this 45 minute refreshing networking break in the Expo Hall offers more opportunities to connect with colleagues and foster new partnerships.

4:00PM - 5:00PM

  • Utility Executive Panel: Storage Resources Reshaping the Modern Utility

    Ballroom CD
    Utility Executive Panel: Storage Resources Reshaping the Modern Utility
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 4:00PM
    Energy storage can create value for all stakeholders in energy, and utilities are quickly adapting to these new opportunities. This Utility Executive Panel - organized in collaboration with the Edison Electric Institute - will examine the changing dynamics in the utility industry in an age of DERs.
    Speakers:
    Lola Infante, Director, Generation Fuels and Market Analysis, Edison Electric Institute
    Zachary Kuznar , Director of CHP, Energy Storage and Microgrid Development, Duke Energy
    Curt Kirkeby, Fellow Electrical Engineer- Technology Strategy, Avista Utilities
    Richard Benedict, Director of Project Development, Indianapolis Power & Light
    Howard Smith, Manager of Distributed Resource Policy, Southern Co.

5:00PM - 5:15PM

  • ESA Annual Awards Ceremony

    Ballroom CD
    ESA Annual Awards Ceremony
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 5:00PM
    Each year the Energy Storage Association honors those individuals and companies that are moving the industry forward through their innovative work and dedication.
    Speakers:
    Praveen Kathpal, Vice President , AES Energy Storage
    Jeff Gates, VP of Sales, Alevo

5:15PM - 7:00PM

  • Beers with Peers Reception

    Expo Hall
    Beers with Peers Reception
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 5:15PM
    Our Annual tradition Beers with Peers is back! A great opportunity to explore the Global Energy Storage Expo Hall and meet new customers and potential partners. Charlotte is infamous for its growing craft beer scene - and we will have a number of local favorites on tap for attendees to sample.

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

7:00AM - 3:30PM

  • Registration and Information

    Concourse C
    Registration and Information
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 7:00AM
    Registration and Information Desk Hours: Monday, April 25 10:00 AM–9:30 PM Tuesday, April 26 7:00 AM–7:30 PM Wednesday, April 27 7:00 AM–3:30 PM

7:45AM - 8:45AM

  • Women in Energy Storage Breakfast

    207 A
    Women in Energy Storage Breakfast
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 7:45AM
    The first-ever Women in Energy Storage Breakfast - an excellent networking opportunity and chance to hear from women leaders in the energy industry.
    Speakers:
    Colette Lamontagne, Director, Navigant Consulting

8:00AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM - 10:15AM

  • Global Climate Change: White House Perspective on the Challenges Ahead

    Ballroom CD
    Global Climate Change: White House Perspective on the Challenges Ahead
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 9:00AM
    The Obama Administration has built an impressive record of taking on an issue that was central to the President's campaign 8 years ago - global climate change. Rick Duke will share his perspective as to how the many milestones achieved with impact the entire energy industry and global supply...

10:15AM - 11:00AM

  • Expo Hall Networking Break

    Expo Hall
    Expo Hall Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 10:15AM
    This year ESA has added in even more networking time than ever before and this 45 minute refreshing networking break in the Expo Hall offers more opportunities to connect with colleagues and foster new partnerships.

11:00AM - 11:20AM

  • Fireside Chat: Creative U.S. And International Debt And Equity Financing Mechanisms

    Ballroom A
    Fireside Chat: Creative U.S. And International Debt And Equity Financing Mechanisms
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00AM
    Led by Mark Riedy and Rob Edwards of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP - this fireside chat will share new and innovative financing mechanisms for energy storage systems and projects.
    Speakers:
    Rob Edwards, Partner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Thought Leader: Environmental Regulations in Storage Markets

    Ballroom B
    Thought Leader: Environmental Regulations in Storage Markets
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00AM
    Hear from Malcolm Woolf, Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for Advanced Energy Economy, as he describes upcoming regulations in the states that will change the playing field and create new opportunities for energy storage.
    Speakers:
    Malcolm Woolf, Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, Advanced Energy Economy
  • Hands-On Learning: Energy Storage Anywhere - Decision Making with a Transparent Value Estimation Platform

    208 AB
    Hands-On Learning: Energy Storage Anywhere - Decision Making with a Transparent Value Estimation Platform
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00AM
    Experts from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have been developing an energy storage valuation tool that will be able to serve as a definitive source for ES system value estimation, regardless of where it is deployed on the grid.
    Speakers:
    Giovanni Damato, Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Investing in Energy Storage

    Expo Hall Stage
    Investing in Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00AM
    Investing in energy storage may currently seem daunting to some - with a need to understand technology, applications, and new dynamic market structures. Hear from leading finance experts on how to make these investments, and be a part of shaping the storage industry.
    Speakers:
    Daniel Gabaldon, Director, Enovation Partners
    Alan Dash, Senior Vice President, Starwood Energy Group
    Paul Ho, Managing Director, American Infrastructure Funds
    John Stokes, Energy Practice Leader, Hartford Steam Boiler, Munich RE

11:20AM - 12:15PM

  • Guaranteed Performance: Storage Project Financing & Warranties

    Ballroom A
    Guaranteed Performance: Storage Project Financing & Warranties
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:20AM
    This panel discussion will look at how energy storage projects are being funded today, and look at the expectations that investors need to see in a project - from sound fundamentals and company strength, to performance guarantees and warranties.
    Speakers:
    Elliot Hinds, Partner, Crowell & Moring
    Victor Babbit , Global Head of Supply Chain, RES
    Vic Shao, Chief Executive Officer, Green Charge Networks
    Jon Cozens, Chief Commercial Officer, New Energy Risk
    Niel Maguire, CEO, Adara Power (formerly JuiceBox Energy)
  • Emerging Policy Impacting Energy Markets

    Ballroom B
    Emerging Policy Impacting Energy Markets
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:20AM
    The federal government makes decisions every day that change the way that states operate, markets are structured, and energy is generated, transmitted and consumed.
    Speakers:
    Jason Burwen, Policy & Advocacy Director, Energy Storage Association
    Jette Gebhart, Senior Legal Advisor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Jessica Rackley, Senior Policy Analyst, National Governors Association
    Jeff Cramer, Principal, 38 North Solutions
    Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance
  • Hands-On Learning: Successful Business Models for Energy Storage

    208 AB
    Hands-On Learning: Successful Business Models for Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:20AM
    This breakout session will engage attendees in a converation with energy industry experts looking at the successful business models that are driving the rapid deployment of energy storage.
    Speakers:
    Paul Valenta, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, CALMAC
    Jonathan Milley, Director of Business Development, Vionx Energy Inc

12:15PM - 2:00PM

  • Lunch

    Expo Hall
    Lunch
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 12:15PM
    Lunch will be served in the Global Energy Storage Expo - a chance to network with peers over great regional food.
  • Critical Application: Storing Energy in Bulk

    Expo Hall Stage
    Critical Application: Storing Energy in Bulk
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 12:15PM
    Energy storage encompasses a diverse array of technologies from the compact delivering energy for minutes, to large-scale bulk storage projects that can contain days of energy in reserve.This panel discussion will look at bulk energy storage applications and the technologies that are delivering on...
    Speakers:
    Andrew Kaplan, Partner, Pierce Atwood, LLP
    Gareth Brett, Chief Executive Officer, Highview Power Storage
    Stephen Szymanski, Director - Business Development, Proton OnSite
    Robert H. Schulte, Principal, Schulte Associates LLC
    Jack Farley, Chief Executive Officer & President, Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage, LLC

1:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Deeper Dive into Lazard Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS)

    Room 207A
    Deeper Dive into Lazard Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS)
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 1:00PM
    A deeper dive into Lazard Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS) study - how the numbers were developed, and how they can be improved by the storage community.
    Speakers:
    Matthew Tappin, Investment Banking Associate, Lazard
    Richard Baxter, President, Mustang Prairie Energy
    Daniel Gabaldon, Director, Enovation Partners

2:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Resilient Grid: Utility Procurement and Operation of Energy Storage

    Ballroom A
    Resilient Grid: Utility Procurement and Operation of Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 2:00PM
    Utilities are one of the biggest customers for energy storage technology - but they also can be owners and operators of these systems as well. Hear from utility leaders and partners on how, why, where, and for what purpose energy storage systems are being deployed.
    Speakers:
    Christopher Orzel, Manager, Energy Storage, Invenergy LLC
    Richard Stuebi, Vice President, US Strategy & Group Technology, National Grid
    Charles Post, Principal, Energy Storage, Pacific Gas & Electric
    Bill Muston, Manager of Research & Development, Oncor Electric Delivery
    Peter Muhoro, Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC)
  • Microgriding and Islanding Enabled by Energy Storage

    Ballroom B
    Microgriding and Islanding Enabled by Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 2:00PM
    Energy storage is often cited as an enabling technology, allowing for innovative energy solutions that were not feasible before. Microgrids can be entirely reliant on the underpinning flexibility storage provides, and there are a number of considerations one must make when developing a system that...
    Speakers:
    H.G. Chissell, CEO, Advanced Energy Group
    Kleber Facchini, Manager-Solutions Architects, S&C Electric Company
    Eric Schrock, Global Vice President, Engineering, Younicos
    Tom Stepien, MME, CEO, Primus Power
    Tom Fenimore, PE, Technology Development Manager, Duke Energy Emerging Technology Office
  • Energy Storage System Safety- Learning from an SCE Installation

    208 AB
    Energy Storage System Safety- Learning from an SCE Installation
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 2:00PM
    Reinforcing why safety is a critical element in the timely and cost-effective development and deployment of stationary energy storage technology, this hands-on session will engage the audience with real-world experience in system deployment.
    Speakers:
    Dr. Stan Atcitty, Distinguish Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Jorge Araiza, Senior Engineer, Southern California Edison
    Richard Bielen, PE, Division Manager, Fire Protection Systems Engineering, NFPA
    Roger Lin, Senior Director of Product Marketing, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Benjamin Ditch, Lead Research Engineer, FM Global

3:00PM - 3:30PM

3:30PM - 4:30PM

  • Where Do We Go From Here? International Opportunities for Storage

    Ballroom CD
    Where Do We Go From Here? International Opportunities for Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 3:30PM
    While the United States is playing a leading role in the energy storage industry, opportunities are surging in countries and markets around the world.
    Speakers:
    Bertie Strydom, Senior Project Manager, New Industries Industrial Development Corporation (South Africa)
    Oytun Alici, Head of Electricity Group, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (Turkey)
    Praveer Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited