Speakers

  • Daniel Simmons

    Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    U.S. Department of Energy

    Daniel Simmons leads EERE to promote affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security.

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  • Olu Ajala, PE, MBA

    Research Engineer
    Southern Company

    Olu Ajala is a research engineer for the R&D organization of Southern Company, a leading U.S. energy company.

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  • S M Shafiul Alam, Ph.D

    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Idaho National Laboratory

    Dr. Shafiul is Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Power and Energy Systems group of Idaho National Laboratory.

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  • Gabriel Andaya

    Engineer
    Southern California Edison

    Gabriel Andaya is an electrical engineer at Southern California Edison.

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  • Allison Auld-Hill, P.E., Ph.D.

    Engineering Manager
    Southern California Edison (SCE)

    Allison Auld-Hill is the Engineering Manager for Reactive Devices & FACTS within the Asset Management and Strategy Engineering organization at Southern California Edison (SCE).

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  • Akhilesh Bakshi

    Senior Computational Scientist
    Enel X North America

    A Senior Computational Scientist in the Computational Science team, Dr. Akhilesh Bakshi is leading the development of Enel X's next generation optimization engine.

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  • Sara Baldwin

    Vice President, Regulatory
    Interstate Renewable Energy Council

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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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  • Kevin Carden

    Director
    Astrapé Consulting

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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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  • Ben Ealey

    Senior Project Manager
    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

    Morgan Smith is a technical leader working in the pilots and demonstrations team at the Electric Power Research Institute.

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  • Tom Fenimore, P.E.

    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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  • Daniel Finn-Foley

    Head of the Energy Storage, Energy Transition
    Wood Mackenzie

    Dan is the Head of the Energy Storage team within Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition practice, where he covers global energy storage trends.

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  • Nick Frank

    Business Development Manager
    Li-ion Tamer

    Nick is a Business Development Manager at Nexceris and works on the Li-ion Tamer® product line.

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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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  • Vipul Gore

    President & CEO
    Gridscape Solutions

    Vipul Gore is the President & CEO of Gridscape Solutions, an innovative smart energy solutions company.

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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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  • Philippe Halliday

    Manager, Engineering Optimization
    8minute Solar Energy

    Philippe is a manager of PV and Storage Optimization Engineering at 8minute Solar Energy.

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  • Elaine Hart

    Principal Resources Planning Analyst
    Portland General Electric

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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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  • Matt Hone

    Energy Storage Manager
    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

    Matt Hone manages the energy storage group within LADWP.

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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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  • Peggy Ip

    Engineer Scientist, ES&DG
    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

    Peggy Ip is an Engineer Scientist with the Electric Power Research Institute.

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  • Nicholas Jewell, PhD, PMP

    Sr. Research Engineer
    LG&E and KU

    Dr. Nicholas Jewell is a Senior Research Engineer in the Technology Research and Analysis department at Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU).

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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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  • Ben Kaun

    Program Manager, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation
    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

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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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  • Craig Lewis

    Executive Director
    Clean Coalition

    Craig Lewis has over 30 years of experience in the renewables, wireless, semiconductor, and banking industries.

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  • Roger Lin

    Vice President, Markets
    NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

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  • Jerry Marizza

    New Energy Program Coordinator
    United Power

    Jerry Marizza is the New Energy Program Coordinator with United Power.

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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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  • Kate McKeever

    Director of Regulatory and Institutional Affairs
    Enel Green Power North America

    Kate McKeever serves as Director of Regulatory Affairs for Enel Green Power North America, Inc (EGP-NA).

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  • Erin Minear, PE

    Technical Leader, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation Program
    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

    Engineering solutions at EPRI to better integrate energy storage assets into utility grids.

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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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  • Matthew Paiss

    Technical Advisor, Batter Materials & Systems
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Matthew Paiss serves as a Technical Advisor in the Battery Materials & Systems group for Pacific Northwest National Labs.

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  • Kavita Ravi

    Senior Director of Utility and Technical Services
    Blue Wave Solar

    Dr. Kavita Ravi is the Senior Director of Utility and Technical Services at Blue Wave Solar, where she is responsible for interconnection and energy storage in Blue Wave’s solar plus storage projects.

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  • Chris Sefel

    Success Manager
    Pason Power

    Chris Sefel is a Success Manager at Pason Power.

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  • Tom Simchak

    Research and Programs Director
    U.S. Energy Storage Association

    Tom Simchak leads the Energy Storage Association's efforts to deliver impactful and actionable research and resources to inform the energy storage industry and other key stakeholders.

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  • Jeff Spangenberger

    Director, the ReCell Center
    Argonne National Laboratory

    Jeff Spangenberger is the Materials Recycling R&D Program Lead at Argonne National Laboratory.

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  • Kelly Speakes-Backman

    Chief Executive Officer
    U.S. Energy Storage Association

    Kelly Speakes-Backman is the first CEO of the Energy Storage Association. Kelly has spent over 20 years working in energy and environmental issues in the public, NGO and private sectors.

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  • Srinikaeth Thirugnana Sambandam

    Controls Engineer
    Enel X

    Srinikaeth is a Control Engineer at Enel X with a background in Energy Engineering and Computational Sciences.

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  • Joseph Thompson

    Engineer / Scientist
    ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (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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  • Corey Tyree, PhD

    Senor Director, Southern Research
    Southern Research

    Corey Tyree leads the Energy & Environment division and is responsible for energy storage and renewables R&D at Southern Research.

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  • Will Van Cleve

    Engineering Project Manager
    Doosan GridTech

    Will Van Cleve is an Engineering Project Manager at Doosan GridTech specializing in data-driven technical and economic analysis of energy storage opportunities.

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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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  • Anthony Viardo

    Vice President, Strategic Marketing
    U.S. Energy Storage Association

    Anthony Viardo is the Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA).

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  • Nick A. Warner

    Founder, Principal Engineer
    Warner ESS

    Nick Warner is an internationally recognized expert in energy storage safety.

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  • Michael Worry

    CEO
    Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm.

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  • Di Wu

    Senior Power System Engineer
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Di Wu is a Staff Engineer in Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

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