Agenda

Below is the agenda for the 29th Annual Energy Storage Association Conference and Expo. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers.

  • Grid Modernization
  • Pre-Conference Workshop
  • Innovation
  • Registration / Check-in
  • Finance
  • General Session
  • State, Regional, and Federal Policy Developments

Sunday, April 14, 2019

1:00PM - 6:00PM

Monday, April 15, 2019

8:00AM - 8:00PM

12:00PM - 7:00PM

12:00PM - 6:00PM

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

8:00AM - 7:00PM

9:00AM - 11:00AM

  • Energy Storage 101

    North 122 (Room sponsored by Eaton)
    Energy Storage 101
    Date & Time:
    April 16, 2019 - 9:00AM
    This session will provide a primer of the trends, applications, technologies, and integration considerations for use of energy storage by utilities, merchant generators, and end-customers.
    Speakers:
    Haresh Kamath, Senior Program Manager, Distributed Energy Resources, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Ben Kaun, Program Manager, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Erin Minear, PE, Technical Leader, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation Program, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Brittany Westlake, PhD, Technical Leader, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation Program, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Advancing Contracting in Energy Storage (ACES) Workshop

    North 124
    Advancing Contracting in Energy Storage (ACES) Workshop
    Date & Time:
    April 16, 2019 - 9:00AM
    The ACES Working Group is developing nine educational resources for Best Practice Guides.
    Speakers:
    Steven Austerer, Director of Business Development, Mustang Prairie Energy
    Richard Baxter, President, Mustang Prairie Energy
    Robert Fleishman, Corporate Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Elizabeth Sluder, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Lessons from Canada: Energy Storage in the True North

    North 129
    Lessons from Canada: Energy Storage in the True North
    Date & Time:
    April 16, 2019 - 9:00AM
    This workshop will provide a brief but comprehensive survey of major policy changes, market trends, and financial innovations concerning the energy storage industry across Canada.
    Speakers:
    Patricia Phillips, Executive Director, Energy Storage Canada
    Bryan Smits, Associate, Miller Thomson LLP
    Mike Voll, Global Sector Leader, Smart Technologies, Stantec
    John Wright, Executive Director, Business Development, Northland Power
  • ESA 2019 Policy Working Group Meetings – Restricted Participation

    North 128
    ESA 2019 Policy Working Group Meetings – Restricted Participation
    Date & Time:
    April 16, 2019 - 9:00AM
    Inaugural meetings of the 2019 ESA Working Groups. Participation is limited to Leadership Circle member companies and Policy Partners.
    Speakers:
    Jason Burwen, Vice President, Policy, Energy Storage Association
    Nitzan Goldberger, State Policy Director, Energy Storage Association

10:00AM - 3:45PM

10:30AM - 3:00PM

1:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Levelized Cost of Storage

    North 122 (Room sponsored by Eaton)
    Levelized Cost of Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 16, 2019 - 1:00PM
    An interactive discussion on a cross section of different energy storage technologies, including a conversation on the Lazard Levelized Cost of Storage 4.0.
    Speakers:
    Dan Gabaldon, Founding Partner, Enovation Partners
    Ben Lowe, Senior Consultant, Enovation Partners
    Samuel J. Scroggins, Vice President – Global Power, Energy, & Infrastructure Group, Lazard
    Polly Shaw, VP, Regulatory Affairs & Communications , Stem, Inc
  • State of Energy Storage in U.S. Markets

    North 124
    State of Energy Storage in U.S. Markets
    Date & Time:
    April 16, 2019 - 1:00PM
    Get insights into key market opportunities for energy storage resources in U.S. markets.
    Speakers:
    Kristy Ashley, Director of Market Intelligence, Customized Energy Solutions
    Mike Berlinski, Director – Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
    John Fernandes, Senior Consultant, Customized Energy Solutions
    Patrick Shoop, Senior Consultant – Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
    Vinayak Walimbe, Director – Financial Services, Customized Energy Solutions
  • Valuing Storage for Transmission & Distribution Applications

    North 129
    Valuing Storage for Transmission & Distribution Applications
    Date & Time:
    April 16, 2019 - 1:00PM
    The past year saw some of the world's first energy storage projects procured or come online to support T&D networks.
    Speakers:
    Scott D. Baker, Senior Business Solutions Analyst, Applied Innovation, PJM Interconnection
    Kerinia Cusick, Co-Founder & Board President, Center for Renewables Integration
    Larry Eisenstat, Partner & Energy Practice Chair, Crowell & Moring LLP
    Ray Hohenstein, Market Applications Director, Fluence
  • How to Optimize, Operate, and Manage Storage Systems Through Degradation and Aging

    North 128
    How to Optimize, Operate, and Manage Storage Systems Through Degradation and Aging
    Date & Time:
    April 16, 2019 - 1:00PM
    As the storage industry matures, operations and asset management will play an increasing role in the successful widespread deployment of energy storage systems. This workshop will take a deep dive into unpacking the symptoms of a declining asset as well as module replacement options and...
    Speakers:
    Patrick Balducci, Chief Economist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
    Kate Howling, Storage Engineer, Invenergy
    Jan Jacobson, Vice President, Business Development, Powin Energy
    David Stripling, Director – Product Management, Energy Storage Solutions, NEXTracker, Inc

3:00PM - 4:00PM

4:00PM - 5:30PM

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

8:00AM - 9:15AM

8:00AM - 6:00PM

9:30AM - 11:15AM

  • Keynote Session: Building out the storagePLUS Network – Trades and Utilities

    North Ballroom B - D (Room sponsored by Swinerton)
    Keynote Session: Building out the storagePLUS Network – Trades and Utilities
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 9:30AM
    Join giants of the electricity industry in two informative panels.
    Speakers:
    Javier Cavada Camino, PhD, President & CEO, Highview Power
    Jeffrey B. Guldner, President, Arizona Public Service Company (APS)
    Abigail Ross Hopper, President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
    Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
    Tom Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
    Sarah Orban Salati, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, New York Power Authority
    Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association
    Eileen Wenger Tutt, Executive Director, California Electric Transportation Coalition (CalETC)

11:30AM - 12:30PM

  • Ins and Outs of Energy Storage Agreements

    North 122 (Room sponsored by Eaton)
    Ins and Outs of Energy Storage Agreements
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 11:30AM
    This Master Level will discuss the features and pitfalls of long-term energy storage agreements.
    Speakers:
    Bill Holmes , JD, Partner, K&L Gates, LLP
    Peter Muhoro, PhD, Vice President, Strategic Industry Research and Analysis, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC)
    Kris Zadlo, PE, Senior Vice President, Invenergy
  • From Hawaii to New England in 60 minutes

    North 124
    From Hawaii to New England in 60 minutes
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 11:30AM
    Policy Quick Talks – States are taking the lead in energy storage.
    Speakers:
    Jim Baak, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs West, Stem, Inc
    Randell Johnson, PE PhD, President & CEO, Acelerex
    Jeremy Niederjohn, Director of Business Development, Battery Storage, Con Edison Solutions
    Nina Peluso, Research Associate, Electric System & Economic Modeling, Synapse Energy Economics
  • storagePLUS Network

    North 129
    storagePLUS Network
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 11:30AM
    Grid Modernization & Innovation Panel
    Speakers:
    Michael Carpol, Sr. Manager – Sales, Energy Storage Solutions, NEXTracker, Inc
    Christine Grey, Head of Hybrid Systems for the Americas, Siemens Gamesa
    Audra Naden, Manager, Global Quality, NantEnergy
    Kurt Waldner, Director – Strategic Marketing and Product Management, General Electric (GE)
  • Long-duration Energy Storage: A Critical Technology Pathway for Renewables Integration

    North 128
    Long-duration Energy Storage: A Critical Technology Pathway for Renewables Integration
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 11:30AM
    Long-duration bulk storage will play a key role in the storage industry. Join us for a deep-dive on long-duration storage.
    Speakers:
    Javier Cavada Camino, PhD, President & CEO, Highview Power
    Jordan Cole, Chief Commercial Officer, Hydrostor
    Alex Eller, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant
    Alex Morris, Vice President, Policy & Operations , California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)

12:30PM - 2:00PM

  • Lunch

    North Hall A - C (Expo Hall)
    Lunch
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 12:30PM
    Lunch in Expo Hall
  • Women in Energy Storage Luncheon, Sponsored by APS

    North 221
    Women in Energy Storage Luncheon, Sponsored by APS
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 12:30PM
    Separate registration required for the Women in Energy Storage Luncheon and space is limited.
    Speakers:
    Jill Freret, Director, Resource Acquisition, Arizona Public Service Company (APS)
    Mitalee Gupta, Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
    E'Lon Hall, Operations Manager, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)

1:00PM - 1:30PM

2:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Financing for storagePLUS Solar: Innovations and Considerations

    North 122 (Room sponsored by Eaton)
    Financing for storagePLUS Solar: Innovations and Considerations
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 2:00PM
    Learn about innovative financing mechanisms applied to the storage and storagePLUS solar projects.
    Speakers:
    Tom Buttgenbach, PhD, President & CEO, 8minutenergy Renewables
    Jeff Olson, Vice President, Partner Operations, Stem, Inc
    Chris Sefel, Success Manager, Pason Power
    Brett Simon, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
  • Codes & Standards: The Ever-Changing Regulatory Environment Affecting Energy Storage Systems

    North 124
    Codes & Standards: The Ever-Changing Regulatory Environment Affecting Energy Storage Systems
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 2:00PM
    Policy Master Level session.
    Speakers:
    Laurie Florence, Principal Engineer, UL LLC
    Ryan Franks, Business Manager, Global Energy Storage, CSA Group
    Brian Lydic, Chief Regulatory Engineer, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)
    John Pinho, Energy Innovation Advisor and Subject Matter Expert, Arizona Public Service Company (APS)
  • A Focus on Microgrids

    North 129
    A Focus on Microgrids
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 2:00PM
    Grid Modernization & Innovation Quick Talk
    Speakers:
    Jacqueline DeRosa, Vice President, Battery Storage, Ameresco
    James McDaniel, PE, Senior Electrical Engineer, Black & Veatch
    Kimberly McGrath, PhD, Sr. Director, Technical Marketing & Business Development, Maxwell Technologies, Inc
    Catherine Von Burg, President & CEO, SimpliPhi Power
  • Innovative Business Models to Maximize Profitability

    North 128
    Innovative Business Models to Maximize Profitability
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 2:00PM
    The energy storage industry is no stranger to innovation, and presents a unique opportunity for flexible and responsive business models.
    Speakers:
    Jon Bonanno, CXO, New Energy Nexus & California Clean Energy Fund
    Mark Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    Dean Tuel, Vice President, Sales - Americas & AusPac, Aggreko Microgrid & Storage Solutions
    Allison Weis, PhD, Manager, Optimization Analytics, Ascend Analytics

3:00PM - 3:30PM

3:30PM - 4:30PM

  • Due Diligence & Hedging Your Bets

    North 122 (Room sponsored by Eaton)
    Due Diligence & Hedging Your Bets
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 3:30PM
    This quick talk session will highlight four areas of financial planning and technology diligence for project developers and owners.
    Speakers:
    Victoria Carey, Consultant & Project Manager, DNV GL
    Gary Dorris, PhD, President & CEO, Ascend Analytics
    Dan Tobin, Senior Director, Loan Originations, U.S. Department of Energy
    Kyle Wamstad, Associate Attorney, Eversheds Sutherland, LLP
  • Policies and Programs in New York State

    North 124
    Policies and Programs in New York State
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 3:30PM
    New York State has taken a lead in deploying advanced energy technologies.
    Speakers:
    William Acker, PhD, Executive Director, New York Battery & Energy Storage Technology
    Jeff Bishop, Co-Founder & CEO, Key Capture Energy
    Jeff Dennis, Managing Director and General Counsel, Advanced Energy Economy
    Matt Stedl, Development Director – Energy Storage, Savion Energy
  • Beyond Batteries: Hydrogen, Thermal, & Pumped Hydro Storage Applications

    North 129
    Beyond Batteries: Hydrogen, Thermal, & Pumped Hydro Storage Applications
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 3:30PM
    Grid Modernization Quick Talks Session
    Speakers:
    Collin Coker, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Viking Cold Solutions
    Mark MacCracken, PE, Vice President, CALMAC Portfolio, TRANE
    Alejandro Moreno, Director, Hydropower & Marine Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
    Neha Rustagi, Technology Manager, H2@Scale Program, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Energy Storage in the News: Tell your Company's Story so Reporters Will Listen

    North 128
    Energy Storage in the News: Tell your Company's Story so Reporters Will Listen
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 3:30PM
    What’s the best way to tell your company’s story? We'll discuss with a panel of media experts.
    Speakers:
    Mark Chediak, Energy Reporter, Bloomberg LP
    Iulia Gheorghiu, Associate Editor, Industry Dive
    Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media
    Laura Taylor, President & Founder, Silverline Communications

4:30PM - 6:00PM

9:00PM - 12:00AM

Thursday, April 18, 2019

8:00AM - 8:45AM

8:00AM - 11:30AM

8:00AM - 12:00PM

9:00AM - 11:00AM

  • Keynote Session: Game Changers: New End Uses & Users

    North Ballroom B - D (Room sponsored by Swinerton)
    Keynote Session: Game Changers: New End Uses & Users
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2019 - 9:00AM
    During this keynote session, we will first focus on how ESA is changing the game as an industry leader at the forefront of change and innovation. New board members will be announced and the newly inaugurated board chair will discussion his vision for the 2019 - 2020 term.
    Speakers:
    Erik Bakken, Vice President, System Operations and Environmental, Tucson Electric Power
    Susan Kennedy, Founder & CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions
    Troy Miller, Sales, Energy Storage, North America, General Electric (GE)
    Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman, NantEnergy
    Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association
    Ivo Steklac, Chief Technology Officer, EVgo

11:00AM - 11:30AM

11:30AM - 12:30PM

  • How Trade, Institutional Investors, and Governments are Shaping Global Energy Storage Tenders

    North 122 (Room sponsored by Eaton)
    How Trade, Institutional Investors, and Governments are Shaping Global Energy Storage Tenders
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2019 - 11:30AM
    Governments are increasingly formulating policies and providing financing to advance their domestic energy storage industries.
    Speakers:
    Lida Fitts, Director of the Office of Energy and Infrastructure, US Department of Treasury
    Jillian Foerster, Country Manager, sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
    Victoria Gunderson, Senior International Trade Specialist, Electric Utility Industry, International Trade Administration, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries
    Jessica Rackley, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Planning and Operating Energy Storage for Decarbonization

    North 124
    Planning and Operating Energy Storage for Decarbonization
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2019 - 11:30AM
    The lowering cost trajectory of renewables, along with commitments to decarbonization, is solidifying the transition to a 100% renewable grid.
    Speakers:
    Daniel Dedrick, Senior Manager, Technology & Product, Clearway Energy Group (formerly NRG Renewables)
    Lon Huber, Director, Navigant
    Michael Kendzierski, Director of Sales, Western US, Greensmith Energy, a Wartsila Company
    Caleb Waugh, Head of Business Analytics, Energy Storage, Lockheed Martin Energy
  • The Future of Battery Storage

    North 129
    The Future of Battery Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2019 - 11:30AM
    Batteries are a proven technology that we have been able to manipulate and engineer to power anything from basic household items to cars to entire communities. But what will the future hold?
    Speakers:
    Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, CARIN ERA
    Julian Jansen, Research & Analysis Manager, IHS Markit Technology
    Taylor Kelly, PhD, Director, Energy Storage, Intertek
    Rick Winter, President & CEO, UniEnergy Technologies
  • How Customer-sited Storage is Changing the Grid

    North 128
    How Customer-sited Storage is Changing the Grid
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2019 - 11:30AM
    This panel will focus on the current economics of customer-sited storage (with a special focus on residential storage), while discussing how or if the uptake of these will change the future of the grid.
    Speakers:
    Ani Backa, US Director, Regulatory Strategy & Utility Initiatives, Sonnen
    William Burke, PhD, Founder & CEO, Virtual Peaker
    Colin Law, Director, Energy Services, Sunrun
    Yayoi Sekine, Energy Storage Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

11:30AM - 4:30PM

11:30AM - 1:00PM

1:00PM - 4:00PM