Speakers

  • Kelly Speakes-Backman

    Chief Executive Officer
    Energy Storage Association

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  • Azhir Barodawala

    Technical Analyst
    First Solar

    Azhir is currently working as a Technical Analyst in the PV + Storage group at First Solar and is a recent Master's graduate from Cornell University with a specialization in Energy Economics and Engineering.

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  • Alan L. Cooke

    Senior Research Economist
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Alan Cooke is a Senior Economist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researching electric grid-related topics.

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  • Steve Cummings

    Director, Sensors Business Unit
    Li-ion Tamer

    Steve Cummings is the Director of the Sensors Business Unit at Nexceris where he has worked for the past 15 years.

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  • Tom Fenimore, PE

    Business Development Manager
    Duke Energy

    Currently working in the Distributed Energy Technologies group supporting technical Business Development for Energy Storage and Microgrids across the Duke Energy Regulated territories.

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  • Scott Gibson

    Principal Engineer
    Snohomish County PUD

    Scott Gibson is a Principal Engineer with Snohomish County PUD in the Generation Department.

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  • Jim Green

    Manager, Global Energy Storage
    CSA Group

    Jim Green has served as the Global Business Manager for Energy Storage at CSA Group for over 5 years.

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  • Donny Holaschutz

    Co-Founder/Partner
    inodú

    Donny has more than 13 years experience in the energy and aerospace industry.

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  • Jamie Hussman

    Energy Systems Engineer
    Highview Power

    Jamie Hussman is the Energy Systems Engineer for Highview Power Storage, sitting in the US office in Brooklyn.

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  • Tripp Hyde, P.E.

    President
    Hyde Engineering Services, Inc.

    Tripp is the President of Hyde Engineering Services, Inc. Tripp focuses on engineering design for specialty energy projects.

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  • Nadim Kanan

    Director, Energy System Analytics
    NEC

    With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Kanan has been involved with projects regarding Grid-scale energy storage applications.

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  • Taylor Kelly, PhD

    Director, Energy Storage
    Intertek Engineering Consulting

    Dr. Taylor Kelly earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Houston, where she developed an expertise in lithium ion batteries and energy storage.

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  • Kevin C. Marr, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI

    Research Engineer
    The University of Texas at Austin

    Dr. Kevin Marr is an expert in heat transfer, combustion, and fire science.

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  • Sepehr Mogharei

    Director - Business Development
    VOLTiFiC Technology Inc

    Sep has been in the energy storage industry for more than a decade in varying capacities including: Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, and Sales.

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  • Robert Rudd

    Developer
    Plus Power

    Bob has over 12 years experience in renewable energy project development, and has been focused exclusively on energy storage since 2013.

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  • Bert Taube, PhD

    Sr. Principal Investigator, Energy Storage and Solar PV
    Southern Research

    ert Taube is the program manager of energy storage and renewables at Southern Research.

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  • Joseph Thompson

    Engineer / Scientist
    EPRI

    Joe Thompson is an engineer/scientist with the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Energy Storage (ES) and Distributed Generation (DG) program.

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  • Charlie Vartanian, P.E.

    Sr. Technical Advisor
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Charlie Vartanian is a Sr. Technical Advisor within Pacific Northwest National Lab’s Energy & Environment Directorate, where his focus is the integration of energy storage systems.

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