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.

  • Pre-Conference Workshop
  • Innovation
  • Registration / Check-in
  • Grid Modernization
  • 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:
    Brittany Westlake, PhD, Technical Leader, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation Program, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Erin Minear, PE, Technical Leader, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation Program, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Ben Kaun, Program Manager, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Haresh Kamath, Senior Program Manager, Distributed Energy Resources, 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:
    Richard Baxter, President, Mustang Prairie Energy
    Robert Fleishman, Corporate Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Elizabeth Sluder, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
    Steven Austerer, Director of Business Development, Mustang Prairie Energy
  • 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:
    Samuel J. Scroggins, Vice President – Global Power, Energy, & Infrastructure Group, Lazard
    Ben Lowe, Senior Consultant, Enovation Partners
    Dan Gabaldon, Founding Partner, Enovation Partners
    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:
    Ann Yu, Senior Consultant – Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
    Mike Berlinski, Director – Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
    Vinayak Walimbe, Director – Financial Services, Customized Energy Solutions
    Patrick Shoop, Senior Consultant – Emerging Technologies, 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:
    Larry Eisenstat, Partner & Energy Practice Chair, Crowell & Moring LLP
    Kerinia Cusick, Co-Founder & Board President, Center for Renewables Integration
    Ray Hohenstein, Market Applications Director, Fluence
  • Storage Operations and Asset Management

    North 128
    Storage Operations and Asset Management
    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:
    Kate Howling, Storage Engineer, Invenergy
    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

    North Ballroom B - D (Room sponsored by Swinerton)
    Keynote Session: Building Out the storagePLUS Network
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 9:30AM
    Join giants of the electricity industry in two informative panels.
    Speakers:
    Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association
    Sarah Orban Salati, Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer, New York Power Authority
    Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
    Jeffrey B. Guldner, President, Arizona Public Service Company (APS)
    Abigail Ross Hopper, President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

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:
    Kris Zadlo, PE, Senior Vice President, Invenergy
    Bill Holmes , JD, Partner, K&L Gates, LLP
  • 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:
    Jeremy Niederjohn, Director of Business Development, Battery Storage, Con Edison Solutions
    Nina Peluso, Research Associate, Electric System & Economic Modeling, Synapse Energy Economics
    Randell Johnson, PE, President, Acelerex
    Jim Baak, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs West, Stem, Inc
  • 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
  • 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:
    Alex Eller, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant
    Javier Cavada Camino, PhD, President & CEO, Highview Power
    Jon Norman, PE, President & COO, Hydrostor
    Alex Morris, Vice President, Policy & Operations , California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)

12:30PM - 2:00PM

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
    Enrico Ladendorf, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Pason Power
    Jeff Olson, Vice President, Partner Operations, Stem, Inc
  • The Ever-Changing Regulatory Environment Affecting Energy Storage Systems: Codes & Standards

    North 124
    The Ever-Changing Regulatory Environment Affecting Energy Storage Systems: Codes & Standards
    Date & Time:
    April 17, 2019 - 2:00PM
    Policy Master Level session.
    Speakers:
    Ryan Franks, Business Manager, Global Energy Storage, CSA Group
    Laurie Florence, Principal Engineer, UL LLC
    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:
    Kimberly McGrath, PhD, Sr. Director, Technical Marketing & Business Development, Maxwell Technologies, Inc
    Catherine Von Burg, President & CEO, SimpliPhi Power
    Jacqueline DeRosa, Vice President, Battery Storage, Ameresco
    Dustin Rogge, Microgrid Solutions Manager, Black & Veatch
  • 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:
    Dean Tuel, Vice President, Sales - Americas & AusPac, Aggreko Microgrid & Storage Solutions
    Mark Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    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:
    Kyle Wamstad, Associate Attorney, Eversheds Sutherland, LLP
    Victoria Carey, Consultant & Project Manager, DNV GL
    Dan Tobin, Senior Director, Loan Originations, US Dept of Energy
    Gary Dorris, PhD, President & CEO, Ascend Analytics
  • 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:
    Matt Stedhl, Development Director – Energy Storage, Tradewind Energy
    Jeff Dennis, Managing Director and General Counsel, Advanced Energy Economy
    Jeff Bishop, Co-Founder & CEO, Key Capture Energy
    William Acker, PhD, Executive Director, New York Battery & Energy Storage Technology
  • 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:
    Neha Rustagi, Technology Manager, H2@Scale Program, US Dept of Energy
    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
  • 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:
    Iulia Gheorghiu, Associate Editor, Industry Dive
    Mark Chediak, Energy Reporter, Bloomberg LP
    Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

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

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:
    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 Governor's 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:
    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
    Daniel Dedrick, Senior Manager, Technology & Product, Clearway Energy Group (formerly NRG Renewables)
  • 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:
    Rick Winter, President & CEO, UniEnergy Technologies
    Julian Jansen, Research & Analysis Manager, IHS Markit Technology
    Taylor Kelly, PhD, Director, Energy Storage, Intertek
    Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, CARIN ERA
  • 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:
    Yayoi Sekine, Energy Storage Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    William Burke, PhD, Founder & CEO, Virtual Peaker
    Audrey Lee, PhD, Vice President, Energy Services, Sunrun
    Ani Backa, US Director, Regulatory Strategy & Utility Initiatives, Sonnen

11:30AM - 4:30PM