Agenda

Below is the agenda for the 27th Annual Conference and Expo. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers.

  • Beyond Generation - 21st Century Energy Infrastructure
  • Storage + X
  • Policy and Markets for Energy Storage
  • Technology Advancement and Innovation
  • Global Storage Markets
  • Financing the Storage Revolution

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

10:00AM - 9:30PM

1:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Workshop: Energy Storage 101

    Room 607
    Workshop: Energy Storage 101
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2017 - 1:00PM
    An overview of the drivers and challenges of energy storage and look at a broad range of technologies ranging from residential to power-plant scale.
    Speakers:
    Ben Kaun, Senior Project Engineer - Energy Storage and Distributed Resources, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Workshop: Marketing & PR Strategies for the Energy Storage Industry

    Room 605
    Workshop: Marketing & PR Strategies for the Energy Storage Industry
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2017 - 1:00PM
    Whether you are launching a product, developing your company's first public relations campaign or reworking an established plan, this workshop will help you craft an influential strategy.
  • Workshop: Evolving Power Markets, Technologies and Regulator Structures

    Room 603
    Workshop: Evolving Power Markets, Technologies and Regulator Structures
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2017 - 1:00PM
    A look at how innovations, regulatory structures, and market developments create opportunities and /or hindrances to investors in energy storage.
    Speakers:
    Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners
  • Site Tours Session I: Pena Station, NREL

    Site Tours Session I: Pena Station, NREL
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2017 - 1:00PM
    Pre-conference site tours to visit a microgrid installation at Pena Station, or travel to National Renewable Energy Laboratory facilities in Golden, CO.

3:00PM - 3:30PM

  • Networking Break

    Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2017 - 3:00PM
    Networking break for workshop participants.

3:00PM - 5:30PM

  • Site Tours Session II: Pena Station, NREL

    Site Tours Session II: Pena Station, NREL
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2017 - 3:00PM
    Pre-conference site tours to visit a microgrid installation at Pena Station, or travel to National Renewable Energy Laboratory facilities in Golden, CO.

3:30PM - 5:30PM

  • Energy Storage Safety: Preparation, Operation, and Response

    Room 605
    Energy Storage Safety: Preparation, Operation, and Response
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2017 - 3:30PM
    Led by NFPA - Safety is essential to all power system operations, and as energy storage systems become increasingly widespread it is important to understand how to design and operate systems safely, and properly respond to any emergencies.
  • Workshop: Energy Storage 201

    Room 607
    Workshop: Energy Storage 201
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2017 - 3:30PM
    A detailed perspective on the valuation of advanced energy storage through wholesale markets, including resources that are both in front of and behind the meter.
    Speakers:
    Jacqueline M. DeRosa, Vice President Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

6:30PM - 8:00PM

  • Opening Keynote: Accelerating Storage Markets Adoption

    Four Seasons Ballroom 3
    Opening Keynote: Accelerating Storage Markets Adoption
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2017 - 6:30PM
    During this session, presenters will provide real-world case studies and experience with systems operational in the field. Attendees will learn about customer-sited system design and sizing, deployment, applications, and business models.
    Speakers:
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    Bill Ritter, Former Governor of Colorado, Center for the New Energy Economy
    Ivor Catto, CEO, Renewable Energy Systems
    Gov. John Hickenlooper, Governor, State of Colorado

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

7:00AM - 7:30PM

7:30AM - 8:30AM

8:00AM - 9:00AM

8:00AM - 7:00PM

9:00AM - 9:30AM

9:30AM - 10:30AM

  • Energy Storage: Infrastructure Alternative for a Modern Grid

    Four Seasons Ballroom 3
    Energy Storage: Infrastructure Alternative for a Modern Grid
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 9:30AM
    Take part in a roundtable discussion with industry leaders on how energy storage is enabling a more reliable and affordable grid.
    Speakers:
    Troy Miller, Director - Grid Solutions, S&C Electric Company
    Michael O'Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Development, NextEra Energy Resources
    Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners

10:30AM - 11:15AM

11:15AM - 12:30PM

  • Utility of the Future – Planning and Advanced Energy Technologies

    Four Seasons 1
    Utility of the Future – Planning and Advanced Energy Technologies
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 11:15AM
    Hear from utility leaders about new strategies for truly integrated resource planning that reward advanced energy technologies.
    Speakers:
    Eric Cutter, Director, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy and Environmental Economics
    Kiran Kumaraswamy, Market Development Director, AES Energy Storage
    Larry Eisenstat, Partner and Energy Group Chairman, Crowell & Moring
  • A Policy Roadmap for the Future of Energy Storage

    Room 205
    A Policy Roadmap for the Future of Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 11:15AM
    Delve into this foundational roadmap produced by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and see how ESA is working to implement these policies across the country.
    Speakers:
    Jason Burwen, Policy & Advocacy Director, Energy Storage Association
    Sara Baldwin Auck, Regulatory Program Director, IREC
  • Next Generation of Storage Technology

    Room 201
    Next Generation of Storage Technology
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 11:15AM
    This session brings executives from leading technology companies together to discuss recent advancements and the advantages of a diverse technology portfolio.
    Speakers:
    Annette Verschuren, Chair & CEO, NRStor Inc.

12:30PM - 2:00PM

  • Women in Energy Storage Networking Lunch

    Room 607
    Women in Energy Storage Networking Lunch
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 12:30PM
    Building on our momentum from Charlotte, we are expanding this exciting energy storage networking event. Anyone is welcome to attend! No registration fee: however, RSVP required.
  • Global Energy Storage Expo Hall Lunch

    Exhibit Hall B
    Global Energy Storage Expo Hall Lunch
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 12:30PM
    Lunch in the Expo Hall. Not available for Expo Only pass holders.
  • Poster Presentations

    Exhibit Hall B
    Poster Presentations
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 12:30PM
    Poster presentations give you the chance to see the expert work of the next generation of energy storage innovators and companies.
    Speakers:
    Oytun Babacan, Graduate Researcher, University of California San Diego
    Juan Manuel Carrasco, Ph.D., Professor of Power Electronics, University of Seville
    Rebecca Feuerlicht, Project Manager, Self-Generation Incentive Program, Center for Sustainable Energy
    Robert Friedland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Proton OnSite
    Matthew P.B. Glazer, Ph.D., Associate, Exponent, Inc.
    Jonathan Hart, Specialist, Technology Integration, Center for Sustainable Energy
    Sergio Hurtado, Chief Technology Officer, GPTech
    Victoria Hutchison, Graduate Student, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Sudipta Lahiri, Senior Consultant, DNV GL Energy
    Kelly Murphy, Business Development Specialist, Steffes
    Balakrishnan Nair, President, HiFunda, LLC
    Hishman Othman, Ph.D., Vice President, Quanta Technology, LLC
    Peter Schubert, Director, Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy
    Tal Z. Sholklapper, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Voltaiq, Inc.
    Chuck Sloup, PE, President, Silicon Prairie Energy
    William Sproull, Vice President, Business Development and Sales, ESS, Inc.
    Curtis VanWalleghem, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hydrostor
    Arthur Vos, President & Chief Executive Officer, Enbala
    Stephan Williams, Director of Application Engineering, Powin Energy
    Michael Worry, Electronic Engineer, Nuvation Engineering

2:00PM - 2:50PM

  • Reinventing Cities: Transportation, Energy, and Infrastructure

    Four Seasons 1
    Reinventing Cities: Transportation, Energy, and Infrastructure
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 2:00PM
    Hear from industry and government leaders on how energy storage is being integrated in urban and municipal planning strategies.
    Speakers:
    H.G. Chissell, CEO, Advanced Energy Group
    Jimmy Khoo, Managing Director Singapore District Cooling/Senior Vice President Singapore Power, Singapore Power
  • State of Play: Opportunities for Growth in 2017

    Room 205
    State of Play: Opportunities for Growth in 2017
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 2:00PM
    This panel brings together government and regulatory leaders from across the country to discuss policy that is unlocking new storage markets.
    Speakers:
    Jeff Cramer, Principal, 38 North Solutions
    Alex McDonough, Vice President of Public Policy, Sunrun
  • The Global Codes and Standards Landscape

    Room 201
    The Global Codes and Standards Landscape
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 2:00PM
    During this session, hear a discussion about current developments in the industry and about how new protocols are being developed and how they shape the industry.
    Speakers:
    Ryan Franks, Manager, Global Energy Storage, CSA Group
    Laurie Florence, Principal Engineer for Batteries, Fuel Cells & Capacitors, UL LLC
    Vilayanur Viswanathan, Senior Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Steve Griffith, PMP, Industry Director, NEMA

2:55PM - 3:45PM

  • Virtual Reality: Transforming the Grid with Data

    Four Seasons 1
    Virtual Reality: Transforming the Grid with Data
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 2:55PM
    Hear about new technologies that are enabling this transformation, and the tangible impacts and performance improvements that are already being delivered today.
    Speakers:
    Vic Shao, Chief Executive Officer, Green Charge Networks
    Larsh Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, Stem
    Clinton Davis, Senior Vice President of Product, Sunverge
    Keith Dennis, Senior Principal, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Wholesale and Competitive Market Design for Energy Storage

    Room 205
    Wholesale and Competitive Market Design for Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 2:55PM
    This panel features FERC and wholesale market experts discussing upcoming changes and stakeholder processes with ISO/RTO executives leading market design processes and implementation.
    Speakers:
    Jacqueline M. DeRosa, Vice President Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Andrew Kaplan, Partner, Pierce Atwood, LLP
  • Grid Safety and Energy Storage

    Room 201
    Grid Safety and Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 2:55PM
    Attendees will hear firsthand about an actual fire emergency, successful safety protocols, and best practices.
    Speakers:
    Troy Miller, Director - Grid Solutions, S&C Electric Company
    Roger Lin, Director of Product Marketing, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Chad Duffy, Senior Fire Protection Specialist, National Fire Protection Association

3:45PM - 4:30PM

4:30PM - 5:30PM

  • Utility Experiences Integrating Energy Storage

    Four Seasons 1
    Utility Experiences Integrating Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 4:30PM
    This session will provide case studies of storage systems that are already deployed, in service improving grid operations, ensuring greater reliability, and saving utilities and ratepayers money.
    Speakers:
    Dr. Craig Horne, Vice President of Business Development, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas
    Josh Gerber, Manager, Advanced Technology Integration, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Resilient Design: Micro? Nano? How Integrated Systems Excel

    Room 205
    Resilient Design: Micro? Nano? How Integrated Systems Excel
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 4:30PM
    Presenters in this session will provide insights into real world experience developing and deploying microgrid systems, along with the system design, cost, and benefits.
    Speakers:
    John Merritt, Director of Applications Engineering, Ideal Power Inc.
    Dan Nordloh, Executive Vice President, EnSync Energy Systems
    Greg Hasler, Product Manager, Caterpillar Microgrid Solutions, Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Customer-Sited Storage Solutions

    Room 201
    Customer-Sited Storage Solutions
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 4:30PM
    During this session, hear real-world case studies and experience with systems operational in the field and learn about customer-sited system design and sizing, deployment, applications, and business models.
    Speakers:
    Mike Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Ice Energy
    Brad Fiebig, Brad Fiebig, Product Manager, Lockheed Martin Energy Storage
    Beth Reid, CEO, Olivine Inc.
    Scott Hinson, Director of Engineering, Pecan Street, Inc.

5:00PM - 7:00PM

7:00PM - 9:00PM

  • Sponsored Dine-Arounds

    Sponsored Dine-Arounds
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2017 - 7:00PM
    A new, unique, targeted networking opportunity in a roundtable dinner setting.

9:00PM - 11:00PM

Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:00AM - 9:00AM

8:00AM - 2:00PM

7:00AM - 12:00PM

9:00AM - 9:30AM

9:30AM - 10:15AM

  • Keynote: Transforming our Nation’s Power System

    Four Seasons Ballroom 3
    Keynote: Transforming our Nation’s Power System
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2017 - 9:30AM
    Begin the day exploring topics related to global energy storage markets, technology adoption and system design for successful business models, and the emerging distributed energy resources revolution.
    Speakers:
    Praveen Kathpal, Vice President , AES Energy Storage
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    Martin Keller, Ph.D., Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

10:15AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM - 12:00PM

12:15PM - 2:00PM

2:00PM - 3:00PM

3:00PM - 4:00PM