Agenda - List View

Below is the agenda for the 28th Annual Conference and Expo. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers.

  • General Session
  • Proven in the Field
  • Storage Empowering Customers
  • Opening U.S. Markets: 35 GW by 2025
  • Microgrids & Resilient Infrastructure
  • Global Pathways to Energy Storage
  • Strategies for Utility Energy Storage
  • Tours: Separate Reg. Required.
  • Workshop

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

8:00AM - 7:00PM

  • Registration

     
    Registration
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 8:00AM
    Registration and info desk hours.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

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    Energy Storage 101

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    Energy Storage 101
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 10:00AM
    An overview of the driver and challenges of energy storage and look at a broad range of technologies ranging from residential to power-plant scale.
    Speakers:
    Haresh Kamath, Senior Program Manager - Energy Storage and Distributed Generation, Electric Power Research Institute
    Ben Kaun, Senior Project Manager, Energy Storage and Distributed Generation, Electric Power Research Institute
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    Lazard Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS) Survey Workshop

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    Lazard Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS) Survey Workshop
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 10:00AM
    Participants will gain an understanding the cost structure of energy storage systems, revenue streams in different markets, and the intricacies of stacking use cases for systems configured to serve multiple applications.
    Speakers:
    Daniel Gabaldon, Director, Enovation Partners
    Richard Baxter, President, Mustang Prairie Energy
    Garrett Haddad, Investment Banking Associate, Lazard

10:00AM - 4:00PM

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    Site tours

     
    Site tours
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 10:00AM
    Site tours

12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Lunch

     
    Lunch
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 12:00PM
    Lunch on your own.

1:00PM - 3:00PM

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    Energy Storage 201

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    Energy Storage 201
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 1:00PM
    Insights into key market opportunities for energy storage in the U.S.
    Speakers:
    Jacqueline M. DeRosa, Vice President Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Mike Berlinski, Director, Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Patrick Shoop, Manager, Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
    Margaret Miller, Director Regulatory Affairs, West, Customized Energy Solutions
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    The Rapid Evolution of U.S. Power Markets: What are the Implications for Energy Storage?

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    The Rapid Evolution of U.S. Power Markets: What are the Implications for Energy Storage?
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 1:00PM
    A workshop outlining the major changes in power markets, cost curves, regulatory decisions and business models driving the need for energy storage.
    Speakers:
    Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners

3:00PM - 4:00PM

4:00PM - 5:30PM

5:30PM - 7:30PM

  • Expo Hall Opening Reception

    Expo Hall C
    Expo Hall Opening Reception
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 5:30PM
    Following a day of productive workshops and an intriguing opening keynote address on The Path to 35 GW, the first day of #ESACon18 will conclude with a dedicated networking reception within the exhibit hall. Connect with colleagues and find the right companies on the show floor to optimize your...

9:00PM - 11:00PM

  • ESACon After Hours: One Night at Fenway

    State Street Ballroom
    ESACon After Hours: One Night at Fenway
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 9:00PM
    The Energy Storage Association and sponsor Black & Veatch invite you to join your colleagues for an exclusive networking party filled with engaging conversation, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages at the historic Fenway Park - home of the Boston Red Sox and the iconic Green Monster. Beginning in...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7:30AM - 8:30AM

8:00AM - 6:00PM

  • Registration

     
    Registration
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 8:00AM
    Registration and info desk open.

8:00AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM - 10:00AM

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    Morning Keynote: Grid Modernization

     
    Morning Keynote: Grid Modernization
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 9:00AM
    Morning plenary session.
    Speakers:
    Judith Judson, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

10:00AM - 11:00AM

  • Networking Break

     
    Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 10:00AM
    Networking break in the Expo Hall.

10:00AM - 6:30PM

11:00AM - 12:00PM

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    Developer and Utility: When the Rubber Hits the Road

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    Developer and Utility: When the Rubber Hits the Road
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 11:00AM
    Now that energy storage is deploying both behind the meter and at transmission-tied, how is it going from both the utility and the vendor perspective?
    Speakers:
    Rick Winter, President & CEO, UniEnergy Technologies
    Steve Baxley, Manager, R&D - Renewables, Storage, and Distributed Generation, Southern Company
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    A Developer’s Primer on Launching Solar+Storage Projects for Residential Properties

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    A Developer’s Primer on Launching Solar+Storage Projects for Residential Properties
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 11:00AM
    This session is a nuts and bolts review of what a developer needs to know to execute standalone and solar+storage offerings for residential customers.
    Speakers:
    Audrey Lee, Ph.D., Vice President Grid Services, Sunrun
    Florian Mayr, Partner, Apricum - The Cleantech Advisory
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    Getting to 35 GW by 2025

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    Getting to 35 GW by 2025
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 11:00AM
    This session will present key emerging applications, associated technical performance requirements, and technology implications that will drive the 35 GW by 2025 vision.
    Speakers:
    Dan Finn-Foley, Senior Energy Storage Analyst, GTM Research
    Caleb J. Waugh, Head of Business Analytics - Energy Storage, Lockheed Martin Energy
    Kerinia Cusick, Co-Founder & President, Center for Renewables Integration
    Owen Smith, Director, Utility & Grid Solutions, Trane
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    How and Who Should Determine the Value of Storage? You Decide

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    How and Who Should Determine the Value of Storage? You Decide
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 11:00AM
    A granular discussion of modeling approaches to valuation, including Return on Investment, ratepayer impact, location planning, and other factors.
    Speakers:
    Sam Crawford, Managing Consultant, Navigant
    Andres Cortes, Ph.D., Engineer/Scientist III, Electric Power Research Institute

12:00PM - 2:00PM

12:30PM - 1:30PM

2:00PM - 3:00PM

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    Financing Sustainability Via New Corporate and Project Pathways

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    Financing Sustainability Via New Corporate and Project Pathways
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 2:00PM
    This session will give a holistic overview of corporate and project finance perspectives.
    Speakers:
    Davion Hill, Ph.D., Energy Storage Leader, Americas, DNV GL
    Mark J. Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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    Getting Down to Business in the C&I Sector

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    Getting Down to Business in the C&I Sector
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 2:00PM
    This presentation will detail the ins and outs of a C&I deal from the perspectives of developers, a utility, and a customer.
    Speakers:
    Tom Leyden, Senor Director Distributed Electricity and Storage, EDF Renewable Energy
    Aaron De Yonker, Head of Product Management, Stem, Inc.
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    Market Drivers and Major Growth Areas for 35 GW by 2025

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    Market Drivers and Major Growth Areas for 35 GW by 2025
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 2:00PM
    This session will present dynamic new market opportunities for both front of meter and behind in New York, Massachusetts, California, and elsewhere in the US.
    Speakers:
    William Acker, Ph.D., Executive Director, New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)
    Ted Ko, Policy Director, Stem, Inc.
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    Utilities Reveal Key Lessons on Storage

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    Utilities Reveal Key Lessons on Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 2:00PM
    This session will also ask utilities to address customer-focused applications, as well as address what utility planning look like when customers have EVs and storage in their homes and businesses.
    Speakers:
    Daisy Chung, Manager, Research, Smart Electric Power Alliance
    Thomas Honles, PE SE, Major Projects III Beacon Solar/BESS/BR Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
    Justin Woodard, Principal Engineer, National Grid

3:30PM - 4:30PM

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    From Codes to Permits to End of Life

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    From Codes to Permits to End of Life
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 3:30PM
    Whether you’re a developer or a buyer, you need to join this session to hear the latest on product and system standards, permitting, forthcoming fire/safety codes, and end-of-life treatment.
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    What You Need to Know to Tackle & Execute Solar+Storage Projects

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    What You Need to Know to Tackle & Execute Solar+Storage Projects
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 3:30PM
    This session is a must-hear discussion of the range of factors and decisions that create success in tackling this combo opportunity.
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    Beyond Batteries: Technologies, Applications

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    Beyond Batteries: Technologies, Applications
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 3:30PM
    This session will look at existing and planned projects using flywheels, the world’s first underwater advanced compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) project in Canada, a thermal energy storage system in operation at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, and the potential for hydrogen...
    Speakers:
    Mark MacCracken, CEO, CALMAC
    Jon Norman, President and COO, Hydrostor
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    Storage as a T&D Asset

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    Storage as a T&D Asset
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 3:30PM
    Track: Strategies for Utility Energy Storage

4:30PM - 6:30PM

  • Freedom Trail Tasting & Poster Reception

    Expo Hall
    Freedom Trail Tasting & Poster Reception
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 4:30PM
    Bring your map, grab a buddy, and head out on the Freedom Trail in Exhibit Hall C&D and discover a mixed selection of local craft beer. Enjoy a taste of Boston-area brews at each stop along the trail during this two-hour reception.
    Speakers:
    Benjamin Britton, Alkaline Membrane Electrolysis for Efficient, Earth-Abundant Energy Storage, Ionomr
    Eric Every, Product Manager, Yaskawa Solectria Solar
    Kevin Fok, Senior Project Manager, LG Chem
    Curtiss Fox, Director, Energy Innovation Center, Clemson University
    Hiroshi Hanafusa, Executive, NEC
    Andrew Kruse, Vice President Business Development, HOMER Energy
    Sudipta Lahiri, Senior Consultant, DNV GL Energy
    Chris Lawson, Director Marketing Communications, NEC Energy Solutions
    Doug Moorehead, President & Chief Technology Officer, FlexGen, Inc.
    Daniel Real, Advanced Mechanical Engineer, Southern Research
    Blake Rector, Director of Analytics, Powin Energy
    Matthew Sachs, COO, Peak Power
    Russell Seeman, Senior Applications Engineer, Mercedes-Benz Energy, Americas
    Michael Worry, CEO, Nuvation Energy

Friday, April 20, 2018

7:00AM - 12:00PM

  • Registration

     
    Registration
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 7:00AM
    Registration and info desk open for business!

8:00AM - 8:30AM

8:30AM - 9:15AM

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    Morning Keynote: Grid Resilience

     
    Morning Keynote: Grid Resilience
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 8:30AM
    Morning keynote, Board announcements, and scholarship announcements.
    Speakers:
    Gil C. Quiniones, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Power Authority
    Stephen Coughlin, CEO, Fluence

9:15AM - 2:00PM

9:15AM - 10:15AM

10:15AM - 11:15AM

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    Your Need-to-Know Guide to Grid Risk Theories and Cyber Security Standards

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    Your Need-to-Know Guide to Grid Risk Theories and Cyber Security Standards
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 10:15AM
    This session will present the introductory theory, standards, capabilities, and buyers’ expectations behind these topics. Explore the “value add” of microgrids to other grid needs and the paths to mainstream them, as well as what storage owners should look for in new cyber security capabilities...
    Speakers:
    Chet Sandberg, President, C L Sandberg & Associates
    Larry Eisenstat, Partner and Energy Group Chairman, Crowell & Moring LLP
    David Geary, Co-Founder | Principal Engineer, DCFusion
    Brian Marchionini, Senior Program Manager, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
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    Semi- to Fully-Islanded Microgrids and Resilience

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    Semi- to Fully-Islanded Microgrids and Resilience
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 10:15AM
    This session will review four operating international microgrids located in Tibet, the Cayman Islands, Chile, and the Maldives.
    Speakers:
    Dan Nordloh, Executive Vice President, EnSync Energy Systems
    Mizhi Zhang, Managing Director - NA Region, Sungrow-Samsung SDI
    Kaila Haines, Marketing Director, Nidec
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    Global Analyst Perspectives

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    Global Analyst Perspectives
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 10:15AM
    Come hear some of the top industry analysts debate the key trends shaping the global industry supply chains and the world’s most important markets today and in future.
    Speakers:
    Brett Simon, Energy Storage Analyst, GTM Research
    Mitalee Gupta, Energy Storage Analyst, GTM Research
    Julian Jansen, Senior Analyst, IHS Markit

11:15AM - 1:15PM

12:30PM - 1:30PM

  • Stakeholder Meeting for U.S. DOE Sponsored Study

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    Stakeholder Meeting for U.S. DOE Sponsored Study
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 12:30PM
    Please come and share your insights for improving the contractual environment for energy storage projects, and what advancements are needed to move the industry forward. This stakeholder meeting is part of a U.S. DOE sponsored study evaluating ways to reduce the contract risks for energy storage...
    Speakers:
    Richard Baxter, President, Mustang Prairie Energy

1:15PM - 2:15PM

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    The Ubiquitous U.S. Microgrid Experience

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    The Ubiquitous U.S. Microgrid Experience
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 1:15PM
    This session will review lessons learned from a host of Department of Defense and private facilities in Hawaii, Utah, Michigan, Illinois, New Zealand, Chile, and California. The discussions will analyze virtual microgrid modeling using power system software technologies and microgrid controls,...
    Speakers:
    David Lentsch, Senior Manager, Energy Storage, Maxwell Technologies
    Catherine Von Burg, President & CEO, Simpliphi Power
    Lisa Laughner, CEO, Go Electric Inc.
    Paul Pabst, Assistant Manager, S&C Electric Power System Solutions, S&C Electric Company
    John Vernacchia, Segment Manager for Renewable Energy Solutions, Eaton
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    Regional Clean Energy Advocates

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    Regional Clean Energy Advocates
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 1:15PM
    This session will bring together a number of voices from across the country to explain their goals and approaches, share insights on what’s worked, and point the way to the next opportunities.
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    Opportunities Across the Pond and Beyond

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    Opportunities Across the Pond and Beyond
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 1:15PM
    Track: Global Pathways to Energy Storage
    Speakers:
    Aaron Atcheson, Partner, Co-Chair of Projects Group, Miller Thomson LLP
    Jill Cainey, Global Applications Director - Energy Storage, S&C Electric Company
    Elisabeth DeMarco, Senior Partner, DeMarco Allan LLP
    Jim Stover, Vice President Business Development, Pu Neng

2:30PM - 3:00PM

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    Closing Session

     
    Closing Session
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 2:30PM
    Details to come!
    Speakers:
    Noel Zamot, Revitalization Coordinator, The Federal Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico