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

Room: Ballroom CD
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 10:15AM EDT

Energy storage is changing how the world plans for the future of generation, transmission and consumption of energy and innovative leaders are thriving in this new paradigm. Our morning plenary session will feature executive insights that will help to frame the days discussions - looking at developing large-scale energy storage projects and deploying distributed storage to augment the electric grid.

NextEra Energy Resources is a global leader in renewable energy, clean fuels, and energy storage and is the largest developer of wind and solar in North America and one of the top ten power marketers.  NextEra SVP of Development Michael O'Sullivan will  share his company's vision for the future of energy and how storage will enable innovative solutions to the challenges our grid faces. Overseeing billions in project development annually, Michael brings a wealth of experience to share with attendees in developing projects of all sizes – a rare opportunity to hear NextEra’s perspective on energy storage deployment. 

Anna Carolina Tortora heads the Department of Innovation, Research and Development for the Terna Group, the Italian TSO. An MIT alumna with an aerospace engineering background, Ms Tortora first ventured into the energy field within Terna’s New Business Development department, where she actively participated in making the case for the deployment of Energy Storage within the Italian national HV grid. Her activities focus on the study of new grid technologies and protocols, in the present as well as the future applications of storage technologies, as well as in the structuring of Active Demand within the Italian HV grid.