Agenda

Below is the agenda for the 2019 Storage Exchange. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers.

  • Modeling and Analysis: Value and Grid Impacts
  • Deployment and Field Experience
  • Performance, Reliability, and Technology Advancements

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

8:00AM - 5:30PM

8:00AM - 12:00PM

1:00PM - 2:30PM

  • Opening Keynote Session

    Regency A-G
    Opening Keynote Session
    Date & Time:
    October 15, 2019 - 1:00PM
    To open the Exchange, energy leaders will set the stage for attendees by discussing the state of energy storage developments today, and expectations for the future. We will hear from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, as well as an overview of current...
    Speakers:
    Daniel Finn-Foley, Head of Energy Storage, Energy Transition, Wood Mackenzie
    Ben Kaun, Program Manager, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
    Kelly Speakes-Backman, Chief Executive Officer , U.S. Energy Storage Association

2:30PM - 3:15PM

3:15PM - 4:05PM

  • General Session: Modeling and Analysis: Value and Grid Impacts

    Regency A-G
    General Session: Modeling and Analysis: Value and Grid Impacts
    Date & Time:
    October 15, 2019 - 3:15PM
    This session will explore the role, value, impact, and requirements of energy storage deployments through modeling and analysis in the current and future grid.
    Speakers:
    Kevin Carden, Director, Astrapé Consulting
    Daniel Finn-Foley, Head of Energy Storage, Energy Transition, Wood Mackenzie
    Kavita Ravi , Senior Director of Utility and Technical Services, Blue Wave Solar
    Di Wu, Senior Power System Engineer , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4:05PM - 4:35PM

  • Rapid-Fire Introductions by Poster Presenters

    Regency A-G
    Rapid-Fire Introductions by Poster Presenters
    Date & Time:
    October 15, 2019 - 4:05PM
    Poster presenters will give a lighting-fast, ignite-style introduction to their poster presentation.
    Speakers:
    Azhir Barodawala, Technical Analyst, First Solar
    Alan L. Cooke, Senior Research Economist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Donny Holaschutz, Co-Founder/Partner, inodú
    Matt Hone, Energy Storage Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
    Jamie Hussman, Energy Systems Engineer, Highview Power
    Peggy Ip, Engineer Scientist, ES&DG , Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Nadim Kanan, Director, Energy System Analytics, NEC
    Sepehr Mogharei, Director - Business Development, VOLTiFiC Technology Inc
    Chris Sefel, Success Manager, Pason Power
    Srinikaeth Thirugnana Sambandam, Controls Engineer, Enel X
    Will Van Cleve, Engineering Project Manager , Doosan GridTech

4:35PM - 5:30PM

  • Poster Session

    Regency A-G
    Poster Session
    Date & Time:
    October 15, 2019 - 4:35PM
    Audience members and poster presenters talk one-on-one, diving deep into the subjects.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:00AM - 8:00AM

  • Women in Energy Storage Breakfast (Pre-Registration Required)

    Cedar Ballroom
    Women in Energy Storage Breakfast (Pre-Registration Required)
    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2019 - 7:00AM
    Recognizing the remarkable contributions women are making in the energy storage industry, we invite you to join us for conversation and networking over a special breakfast.
    Speakers:
    Sara Baldwin, Vice President, Regulatory, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
    Kelly Speakes-Backman, Chief Executive Officer , U.S. Energy Storage Association
  • Continental Breakfast

    Regency Foyer
    Continental Breakfast
    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2019 - 7:00AM
    Join us for a networking breakfast.

7:00AM - 2:00PM

8:00AM - 8:50AM

  • General Session: Deployment and Field Experience

    Regency A-G
    General Session: Deployment and Field Experience
    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2019 - 8:00AM
    Speakers will discuss the implications of real-life deployments and experiences across a diversity of locations, applications, and customer bases.
    Speakers:
    Scott Gibson, Principal Engineer, Snohomish County PUD
    Jerry Marizza, New Energy Program Coordinator, United Power
    Kate McKeever, Director of Regulatory and Institutional Affairs, Enel Green Power North America
    Anthony Viardo, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, U.S. Energy Storage Association

8:50AM - 9:20AM

  • Rapid-Fire Introductions by Poster Presenters

    Regency A-G
    Rapid-Fire Introductions by Poster Presenters
    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2019 - 8:50AM
    Poster presenters will give a lighting-fast, ignite-style introduction to their poster presentation.
    Speakers:
    Olu Ajala, PE, MBA, Research Engineer, Southern Company
    Ben Ealey, Senior Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Tom Fenimore, P.E., Business Development Manager, Duke Energy
    Scott Gibson, Principal Engineer, Snohomish County PUD
    Jim Green, Manager, Global Energy Storage, CSA Group
    Philippe Halliday, Manager, Engineering Optimization, 8minute Solar Energy
    Tripp Hyde, P.E., President, Hyde Engineering Services, Inc.
    Kevin C. Marr, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, Research Engineer, The University of Texas at Austin
    Erin Minear, PE, Technical Leader, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation Program, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Nick A. Warner, Founder, Principal Engineer, Warner ESS
    Michael Worry, CEO, Nuvation Energy

9:20AM - 10:15AM

  • Poster Session

    Regency A-G
    Poster Session
    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2019 - 9:20AM
    Audience members and poster presenters talk one-on-one, diving deep into the subjects.

10:15AM - 10:45AM

10:45AM - 11:35AM

  • General Session: Performance, Reliability, and Technology Advancements

    Regency A-G
    General Session: Performance, Reliability, and Technology Advancements
    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2019 - 10:45AM
    Once the steel is in the ground, there is more to do in managing the lifecycle of storage projects and maintaining reliability over the lifetime of storage systems. What new advancements are coming to extend the life and reliability of these systems? How are testing protocols developing to enhance...
    Speakers:
    Sara Baldwin, Vice President, Regulatory, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
    Roger Lin, Vice President, Markets, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Matthew Paiss, Technical Advisor, Battery Materials & Systems, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Tom Simchak, Research and Programs Director, U.S. Energy Storage Association

11:35AM - 12:05PM

  • Rapid-Fire Introductions by Poster Presenters

    Regency A-G
    Rapid-Fire Introductions by Poster Presenters
    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2019 - 11:35AM
    Poster presenters will give a lighting-fast, ignite-style introduction to their poster presentation.
    Speakers:
    S M Shafiul Alam, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Idaho National Laboratory
    Gabriel Andaya, Engineer, Southern California Edison
    Akhilesh Bakshi, Senior Computational Scientist, Enel X North America
    Nick Frank, Business Development Manager, Li-ion Tamer
    Nicholas Jewell, PhD, PMP, Sr. Research Engineer, LG&E and KU
    Taylor Kelly, PhD, Director, Energy Storage, Intertek Engineering Consulting
    Jeff Spangenberger, Director, the ReCell Center, Argonne National Laboratory
    Joseph Thompson, Engineer / Scientist, ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (EPRI)
    Corey Tyree, PhD, Senor Director, Southern Research, Southern Research
    Charlie Vartanian, P.E., Sr. Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

12:05PM - 1:00PM

  • Poster Session

    Regency A-G
    Poster Session
    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2019 - 12:05PM
    Audience members and poster presenters talk one-on-one, diving deep into the poster topics.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

2:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Closing Session: Resilience in the Wildfire New Normal - Solutions and Challenges for Customers, Communities, and Utilities

    Regency A-G
    Closing Session: Resilience in the Wildfire New Normal - Solutions and Challenges for Customers, Communities, and Utilities
    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2019 - 2:00PM
    Wildfire risk and utility Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) policies are creating potential for more frequent, long duration power outages, and associated risks to customers and communities.
    Speakers:
    Allison Auld-Hill, P.E., Ph.D., Engineering Manager , Southern California Edison (SCE)
    Vipul Gore, President & CEO , Gridscape Solutions
    Ben Kaun, Program Manager, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Craig Lewis, Executive Director, Clean Coalition

3:30PM - 5:30PM

  • Corporate Responsibility Initiative Program

    Cedar Ballroom
    Corporate Responsibility Initiative Program
    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2019 - 3:30PM
    This in-person meeting of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative is open to representatives of companies that have signed the Energy Storage Corporate Responsibility Pledge.