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

Room: North Ballroom B - D (Room sponsored by Swinerton)
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 9:30AM - 11:15AM MST

Storage enables all generation technologies to create new and broader opportunities for a cleaner supply mix, and increases the effectiveness of other energy resources. Join us for two panels featuring giants of the electricity industry. 

storagePLUS Utilities: Moonshots & Solar After Sunset

This panel will bring together utility industry leaders on the vanguard of utility-scale storage. Utilities across the country are making major commitments in energy storage, from NYPA's "Flexibility Moonshot" to APS' commitment to "Solar After Sunset." We will dig into the opportunities and challenges of utility-scale installations, and what's coming next for the industry as a whole.

  • Jeffrey B. Guldner, President, Arizona Public Service (APS)
  • Sarah Orban Salati, Chief Commercial Officer, New York Power Authority (NYPA)

storagePLUS Trades: Storage as the Hub of a Clean Energy Ecosystem

Ever wondered what would happen if the CEOs of America's top electricity trade associations sat down for a conversation? ESA's CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman will moderate a discussion between the CEOs and Presidents of SEIA, AWEA, CalETC, and EEI on how storage can partner with the technologies and initiatives advanced by their associations to result in a better world through a more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable electricity grid.

  • Abigail Ross Hopper, President & Chief Executive Officer, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
  • Eileen Wenger Tutt, Executive Director, California Electric Transportation Coalition (CalETC)
  • Tom Kiernan, Chief Executive Officer, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
  • Tom Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute