Agenda

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.

  • Tours: Separate Reg. Required.
  • Workshop
  • General Session
  • Advancements in Energy Storage System Technologies
  • Storage Empowering Customers
  • Deployment and Field Experience (Utility Integration)
  • Deployment and Field Experience (Customer-Sited)
  • Modeling and Analysis of Energy Storage and Grid Impacts
  • Strategies for Utility Energy Storage

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:00AM - 7:00PM

  • Registration

    Registration
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 9:00AM
    Registration and info desk hours.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

  • 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
  • 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, Associate, Lazard
    Peter Hirschboeck, Manager, Enovation Partners
    Samual Scroggins, Associate, Lazard
  • What’s on the Horizon: Successes and Opportunities for Storage in New England

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    What’s on the Horizon: Successes and Opportunities for Storage in New England
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 10:00AM
    In December 2017, Massachusetts announced awards totaling $20 million to support 26 energy storage demonstration projects through the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) program. Learn how these projects were selected and are helping to fulfill the state’s goals to support clean energy...
    Speakers:
    Christopher Parent, Director, Market Development, ISO New England
    Dan Finn-Foley, Senior Energy Storage Analyst, GTM Research
    Galen Nelson, Senior Director, Innovation and Industry Support, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

10:00AM - 2:00PM

  • Russelectric Innovation Center (RIC) Tour

    Pickup: Boylston Street Entrance
    Russelectric Innovation Center (RIC) Tour
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 10:00AM
    As part of the 28th Annual Energy Storage Association Conference & Expo, Dynapower and Russelectric are pleased to host a site tour at the Russelectric Innovation Center (RIC) in Hingham, MA. The tour will take place on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, departing the Hynes Convention Center at 10:00...

10:30AM - 1:30PM

12:00PM - 1:00PM

1:00PM - 3:00PM

  • 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.
    Vinayak Walimbe, Director - Financial Services, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Patrick Shoop, Manager, Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Margaret Miller, Director Regulatory Affairs, West, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
  • 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
  • Engaging RTOs/ISOs on Order 841: Developing Recommendations and Strategies for Shaping Compliance

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    Engaging RTOs/ISOs on Order 841: Developing Recommendations and Strategies for Shaping Compliance
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 1:00PM
    Last month, FERC unanimously approved Order 841, a landmark rule directing regional market operators to allow energy storage resources to compete in wholesale markets. The Brattle Group estimates that implementation of Order 841 could unlock 7,000 MW of economic energy storage as costs continue to...
    Speakers:
    Jason Burwen, Vice President of Policy, Energy Storage Association
    Mike Berlinski, Director, Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Andrew Kaplan, Partner, Pierce Atwood, LLP
    Judy Chang, Principal, The Brattle Group

3:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Networking Break

    Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 3:00PM
    Networking break.

4:00PM - 5:30PM

  • Opening Keynote: The Path to 35 GW

    Ballroom AB
    Opening Keynote: The Path to 35 GW
    Date & Time:
    April 18, 2018 - 4:00PM
    Keynote address
    Speakers:
    Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association
    Gov. Charlie Baker, Governor, State of Massachusetts

5:30PM - 7:30PM

  • Expo Hall Opening Reception

    Expo Hall
    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 sponsored by NEC Energy Solutions within the exhibit hall. Connect with colleagues and find the right companies on...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7:30AM - 8:30AM

  • 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members

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    2018 Annual Meeting of the Members
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 7:30AM
    Annual Meeting of the Members.
    Speakers:
    Norman C. Bay, Partner and Head of the Energy Regulatory and Enforcement Group, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association
    Craig Horne, Ph.D., Vice President, Business Development, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy Systems (RES)

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

  • Morning Keynote: Grid Modernization

    Ballroom AB
    Morning Keynote: Grid Modernization
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 9:00AM
    Morning plenary session.
    Speakers:
    Stephen Coughlin, CEO, Fluence
    Judith Judson, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
    John Flynn , President & COO, U.S. Strategic Growth , National Grid Ventures

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

  • Exhibit Hall Hours

    Exhibit Hall Hours
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 10:00AM
    Exhibit hall hours.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

  • 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:
    Dr. Randell Johnson, P.E., President, Acelerex, Inc.
    Steve Baxley, Manager, R&D - Renewables, Storage, and Distributed Generation, Southern Company
    Curt Kirkeby, Fellow Engineer, Avista Utilities
    Bert Taube, Senior Project Leader, Energy Storage and Solar PV, Southern Research
    Russ Weed, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing , UniEnergy Technologies, LLC
  • 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, Energy Services, Sunrun
    Florian Mayr, Partner, Apricum - The Cleantech Advisory
    Smriti Mishra, Lead Program Manager, National Grid
    David Peterson, Consultant, Customer Technology, Arizona Public Service Company
    Olaf Lohr, Senior Manager Utility Relations, sonnen, Inc.
  • 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:
    Jacqueline M. DeRosa, Vice President Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Dan Finn-Foley, Senior Energy Storage Analyst, GTM Research
    Kerinia Cusick, Co-Founder & President, Center for Renewables Integration
    Owen Smith, Director, Utility & Grid Solutions, Trane
  • 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., Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute
    Elaine Hart, Principal Resources Planning Analyst, Portland General Electric
    Gary Dorris, CEO, Ascend Analytics
    Gianpaolo Giuliani, Global Sales Director, Energy Storage, GE Power

12:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Networking Lunch

    Expo Hall
    Networking Lunch
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 12:00PM
    Networking lunch.
  • Women in Energy Storage Luncheon

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    Women in Energy Storage Luncheon
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 12:00PM
    Women in Energy Storage networking luncheon, sponsored by TRANE.
    Speakers:
    Nanette Lockwood, JD, PE, Global Director, Policy and Advocacy for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Ingersoll Rand
    Kristen Graf, Executive Director, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

2:00PM - 3:00PM

  • 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
    H.G. Chissell, Founder & CEO, Advanced Energy Group
    Mark J. Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    John Roach, Assistant Vice President, Hartford Steam Boiler
    Joseph Armah, Vice President Commercial Strategy, GE Energy Financial Services
  • 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
    Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners
    Aaron De Yonker, Head of Product Management, Stem, Inc.
    Michael Goldman, Manager, Efficiency Planning and Evaluation, Eversource Energy
    Juliana Mandell , Director of Market Development and Policy , ENGIE Storage
  • 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)
    Troy Miller, Vice President, Business Development, Power Edison
    Ted Ko, Policy Director, Stem, Inc.
    Praveen Kathpal, Vice President, Fluence - A Siemens and AES Company
    Judy Chang, Principal, The Brattle Group
  • 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
    Dan Sowder, P.E., Vice President, Power Systems Integration, Doosan GridTech

3:30PM - 4:30PM

  • 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.
    Speakers:
    Ryan Franks, Manager, Global Energy Storage, CSA Group
    Kenneth Boyce, Principal Engineer Director, UL LLC
    Reid Strain, P.E., Director, Energy Storage, Kiewit Power
    David Mauer, Vice President, Sales & Service, Renewance
    Roger Lin, Senior Director of Product Marketing, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
  • 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.
    Speakers:
    Chris Larsen , Business Development Manager, Dynapower Company LLC
    Brett Simon, Energy Storage Analyst, GTM Research
    Brian Knowles, Director of Energy Storage, Cypress Creek Renewables
    John DuPont, Director of Technology Operations, Borrego Solar
    Craig Horne, Ph.D., Vice President, Business Development, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy Systems (RES)
    Mike Toomey, Director, Development, Recurrent Energy
  • 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
    Mark Stout, Vice President, Project Development, Amber Kinetics
    Audun Botterud, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Storage as a T&D Asset

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    Storage as a T&D Asset
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 2018 - 3:30PM
    Hear how different markets see the potential for storage as a T&D asset.
    Speakers:
    Lola Infante, Director, Generation Fuels and Market Analysis, Edison Electric Institute
    Kiran Kumaraswamy, Market Applications Director, Fluence
    Kip Fox, President, Electric Transmission Texas
    Michael Kormos, Senior Vice President of Wholesale Markets and Energy Policy, Exelon
    Steven Herling, Vice President, Planning, PJM Interconnection

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 the Expo Hall 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:
    Eric Every, Product Manager, Yaskawa Solectria Solar
    Ramtin Hadidi, Ph.D. , Assistant Professor, Clemson University
    Hiroshi Hanafusa, Executive, NEC
    Doug Alderton, Director of Sales, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Daniel Real, Advanced Mechanical Engineer, Southern Research
    Blake Rector, Director of Analytics, Powin Energy
    Matthew Sachs, COO, Peak Power
    David Jones, Manager, ICF
    Nick Posawatz, ICF

9:00PM - 11:00PM

  • #ESACon18 After Hours: One Night at Fenway

    State Street Pavilion
    #ESACon18 After Hours: One Night at Fenway
    Date & Time:
    April 19, 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...

Friday, April 20, 2018

8:00AM - 12:00PM

  • Registration

    Registration
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 8:00AM
    Registration and info desk open for business!

8:00AM - 8:30AM

8:30AM - 9:30AM

  • Morning Keynote: Grid Resilience

    Ballroom AB
    Morning Keynote: Grid Resilience
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 8:30AM
    Grid Resiliency in Turbulent Times
    Speakers:
    Gil C. Quiniones, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Power Authority
    Bruce J. Walker, Assistant Secretary of Energy, Electricity, Delivery and Energy Reliability , U.S. Department of Energy

9:15AM - 2:00PM

  • Exhibit Hall Hours

    Exhibit Hall Hours
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 9:15AM
    Exhibit Hall hours.

9:30AM - 10:15AM

10:15AM - 11:15AM

  • 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
    Brian Marchionini, Senior Program Manager, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
    Maria Robinson, Director, Wholesale Markets, Advanced Energy Economy
  • 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
    Jim McDowall, Business Development Manager, Saft America, Inc.
    Todd Olinsky-Paul , Project Director, Clean Energy Group
  • 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:
    Yayoi Sekine, Energy Storage Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Mitalee Gupta, Energy Storage Analyst, GTM Research
    Julian Jansen, Senior Analyst, IHS Markit
    Janice Lin, Founder & CEO, Strategen
    Ben Lowe, Senior Consultant, Enovation Partners

11:15AM - 1:15PM

  • Networking Lunch

    Networking Lunch
    Date & Time:
    April 20, 2018 - 11:15AM
    Networking lunch.

12:30PM - 1:30PM

  • Energy Storage Financing: Advancing Contracting in Energy Storage - Stakeholder Meeting for U.S. DOE Sponsored Study

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    Energy Storage Financing: Advancing Contracting in Energy Storage - 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:
    Troy Miller, Vice President, Business Development, Power Edison
    Richard Baxter, President, Mustang Prairie Energy
    James R. Wrathall, Counsel, K&L Gates LLP
    Bill Muston, Manager of R&D, Oncor Electric Delivery
    Dan Dobbs, Vice President, Microgrid Products & Finance, Anbaric Development Partners
    Mark Barnett, Partner, Foley Hoag

1:15PM - 2:15PM

  • 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:
    Robert Kirslis, Microgrid Application Engineer, Eaton
    Lisa Laughner, CEO, Go Electric Inc.
    Paul Pabst, Assistant Manager, S&C Electric Power System Solutions, S&C Electric Company
    Troy Daniels, Head of Technical Support, Simpliphi Power
  • 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.
    Speakers:
    Jason Burwen, Vice President of Policy, Energy Storage Association
    Diane Cherry, Strategic Director, NC Sustainable Energy Association
    Denise Sheehan, Senior Advisor, NY-BEST
    Jamie Dickerson , Policy Analyst , NECEC
    Jin Noh , Policy Manager, California Energy Storage Alliance
  • 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:
    Patrick Clerens, Secretary-General, European Association for Storage of Energy
    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, VRB Energy

2:30PM - 3:00PM