Agenda

Below is the agenda for the 26th Annual Conference and Expo. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers.

Monday, April 25, 2016

1:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Energy Storage Manufacturing & Installation Site Tours

    Off-Site
    Energy Storage Manufacturing & Installation Site Tours
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 1:00PM
    Join us on one of our exciting site tours conveniently located in the Charlotte area.
  • Workshop 1A: Energy Storage 101 - Technology and Applications

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    Workshop 1A: Energy Storage 101 - Technology and Applications
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 1:00PM
    This workshop will provide participants with the basics about energy storage: including its history in the energy industry; the services it provides to users; and the benefits it can bring to generation, transmission, distribution, micro-grid, and off-grid applications.
    Speakers:
    Haresh Kamath, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Ben Kaun, Senior Project Engineer - Power Delivery & Utilization, Energy Storage Program, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Workshop 2A: Batteries Included - North Carolina's Landscape of Opportunities for Energy Storage

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    Workshop 2A: Batteries Included - North Carolina's Landscape of Opportunities for Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 1:00PM
    The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) will host a 2 hour workshop on energy storage in North Carolina. The goal of the workshop is to provide ESA conference attendees with a landscape of how markets for storage exist in North Carolina, educate attendees on business opportunities...
    Speakers:
    Peter Ledford, Regulatory Counsel , NC Sustainable Energy Association
  • Workshop: 3A MESA/EPRI Workshop on Energy Storage System Communications and Controls

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    Workshop: 3A MESA/EPRI Workshop on Energy Storage System Communications and Controls
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 1:00PM
    With increased amounts of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) interconnected to the grid, utilities no longer just supply electricity to customers, but also must plan for, coordinate, and manage the flow of energy to, from, and between customers. To meet these changing needs, utilities and industry...

3:00PM - 3:30PM

3:30PM - 5:30PM

  • Energy Storage Manufacturing & Installation Site Tours

    Off-Site
    Energy Storage Manufacturing & Installation Site Tours
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 3:30PM
    Join us on one of our exciting site tours conveniently located in the Charlotte area.
  • Workshop 1B: Energy Storage 201 - Energy Storage Valuation and Markets

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    Workshop 1B: Energy Storage 201 - Energy Storage Valuation and Markets
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 3:30PM
    Building on Energy Storage 101, this workshop provides a detailed perspective on the valuation of storage through wholesale markets and distribution-connected and behind-the-meter applications.
    Speakers:
    Jacquie DeRosa, Director of Emerging Technologies - U.S., Customized Energy Solutions
    Mike Berlinski, Senior Consultant - Emerging Technology, Customized Energy Solutions
  • Workshop 2B: Energy Storage Applications and Procurement for Utilities

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    Workshop 2B: Energy Storage Applications and Procurement for Utilities
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 3:30PM
    This workshop provides a deep dive into the what, how, and why behind energy storage systems enabling higher grid reliability and efficiency, lowering operating costs, and augmenting utility revenues.
  • Workshop 3B: Expanding Markets for Energy Storage in India

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    Workshop 3B: Expanding Markets for Energy Storage in India
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 3:30PM
    In this presentation, Dr. Rahul Walawalkar will explain various drivers for advanced energy storage in India. He will provide latest updates on various government policies as well as private initiatives that are creating opportunities for ESA conference attendees.
    Speakers:
    Rahul Walawalkar, PhD, CEM, CDSM, CSDP, Executive Director, IESA & VP, Emerging Tech, Customized Energy Solutions Ltd.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

  • Welcome to Charlotte - Southern Hospitality on the Veranda

    Terrace
    Welcome to Charlotte - Southern Hospitality on the Veranda
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 5:30PM
    Join ESA’s Leadership Circle for a Southern Hospitality Break while enjoying refreshing beverages along with some delicious treats prior to the official conference kick-off.

6:30PM - 8:00PM

  • Opening Keynote Session - Leading Executive Insights from GE Current, Alevo, and RES Americas

    Ballroom CD
    Opening Keynote Session - Leading Executive Insights from GE Current, Alevo, and RES Americas
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 6:30PM
    Welcome to Charlotte! Our opening plenary session will begin with a welcome from Utility Host Duke Energy followed by our keynote presentation featuring unparalleled executive insights into the storage industry.
    Speakers:
    Colette Lamontagne, Director, Navigant Consulting
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    Douglas F. Esamann, Executive Vice President and President – Midwest and Florida Regions, Duke Energy
    Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners
    Eric Gebhardt, Chief Platforms & Operating Officer, Current, Powered by GE
    Jostein Eikeland, Chairman and CEO, ALEVO
    Rob Morgan, Chief Business Development Officer, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas

8:00PM - 10:00PM

  • Global Energy Storage Expo Opening Reception

    Expo Hall
    Global Energy Storage Expo Opening Reception
    Date & Time:
    April 25, 2016 - 8:00PM
    Join your peers and colleagues for the Opening Reception in the Global Energy Storage Expo Hall as we kick-off the ESA's 26th Annual Conference & Expo.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

8:00AM - 9:00AM

  • Continental Breakfast

    Ballroom Foyer
    Continental Breakfast
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 8:00AM
    Continental Breakfast
  • Meeting of the Members

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    Meeting of the Members
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 8:00AM
    The Annual Meeting of the ESA Members. All Members are invited to join for a special breakfast reception and featured VIP Speaker!
    Speakers:
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    Jeff Gates, Vice President - Global Sales, Alevo

9:00AM - 10:15AM

  • Morning Keynotes - Utility & Developer Perspectives on Scaling Energy Storage Deployment

    Ballroom CD
    Morning Keynotes - Utility & Developer Perspectives on Scaling Energy Storage Deployment
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 9:00AM
    This morning plenary session will kick off the first full day of the 26th Annual Conference & Expo featuring leading executive insights from VT utility Green Mountain Power and NextEra Energy Resources.
    Speakers:
    Mary Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Green Mountain Power Corporation
    Michael O'Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Development, NextEra Energy Resources

10:15AM - 11:00AM

  • Expo Hall Networking Break

    Expo Hall
    Expo Hall Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 10:15AM
    This year ESA has added in even more networking time than ever before and this 45 minute refreshing networking break in the Expo Hall offers more opportunities to connect with colleagues and foster new partnerships.

11:00AM - 11:20AM

  • Fireside Chat: The Value of the CA Energy Storage Mandate

    Ballroom A
    Fireside Chat: The Value of the CA Energy Storage Mandate
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:00AM
    NREL's Paul Denholm and ESA Market Analytics Chair Udi Helman worked with a number of experts to develop a paper late in 2015 that offers expert insights into the multiple operational benefits of storage.
    Speakers:
    Dr. Udi Helman, Principal, Helman Analytics
    Dr. Paul Denholm, Principal Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Thought Leaders: The Economics of Energy Storage Services

    Ballroom B
    Thought Leaders: The Economics of Energy Storage Services
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:00AM
    Dr. Randell Johnson will share his company's perspective on the economics of energy storage services to the grid - articulating more than 40 different valuable services that can be provided by storage systems.

11:20AM - 12:15PM

  • Hands-On Learning: The Life Cycle of an Energy Storage Project

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    Hands-On Learning: The Life Cycle of an Energy Storage Project
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:20AM
    A look at the multiple facets of developing an energy storage project from conception to installation.
  • Opportunities and Impact: Storage Transforming US Energy Markets

    Ballroom B
    Opportunities and Impact: Storage Transforming US Energy Markets
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:20AM
    Understanding of the markets and opportunities that are driving the growth of storage is critical to advancing in the industry. GTM Research - editors of the US Energy Storage Monitor - will lead a panel discussion with market designers and regulators.
    Speakers:
    Janice Lin, Co Founder and Executive Director, California Energy Storage Alliance, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategen Consulting
    Jacquie DeRosa, Director of Emerging Technologies - U.S., Customized Energy Solutions
    Ravi Manghani, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, GTM Research
    Scott Baker, Sr. Business Solutions Analyst, PJM Interconnection
    James Pigeon, Senior Market Design Specialist, Energy Market Design, New York Independent System Operator
  • Beyond the Peak: Storage Creating Grid Wide Efficiency

    Ballroom A
    Beyond the Peak: Storage Creating Grid Wide Efficiency
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 11:20AM
    Energy storage has a direct impact on the 'peak' which is one of the biggest inefficiencies in our electrical system. Hear from companies that are deploying systems to take on the peak, and create system-wide efficiency and savings.

12:15PM - 2:00PM

  • Lunch

    Expo Hall
    Lunch
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 12:15PM
    Lunch will be provided for attendees in the Global Energy Storage Expo - longer this year to provide more networking time.

2:00PM - 2:20PM

  • Fireside Chat: The Value of Distributed Energy Storage

    Ballroom B
    Fireside Chat: The Value of Distributed Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:00PM
    This fireside chat will feature Rand Nicholson of San Diego Gas & Electric being interviewed by Beth Reid from Olivine regarding how distributed energy storage can be valued on the system.
  • Global Mission: International Markets for Energy Storage

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    Global Mission: International Markets for Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:00PM
    As part of a session featuring the USTDA's Reverse Trade Mission delegates, Navigant's Anissa Dehamna will share her findings from an analysis of global energy storage markets.

2:20PM - 3:15PM

  • Storage Everywhere: Distributed & Customer-Sited Solutions

    Ballroom B
    Storage Everywhere: Distributed & Customer-Sited Solutions
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:20PM
    Energy storage is quickly being deployed in numerous distributed and customer-sited applications and providing immense value for both the system owner and the grid as a whole. Including Stem, Sonnenbatterie, General Motors and Sunverge.
  • Storage Technology Validation and System Design

    Ballroom A
    Storage Technology Validation and System Design
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:20PM
    It takes immense foresight and leadership to take a technology from concept to pilot to first commercial deployment and beyond. Learn how innovative technologies companies are developing new solutions to grid challenges
    Speakers:
    R. Daniel Brdar, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board, Ideal Power
    Ron Van Dell , ViZn Energy Systems
    Jake Edie, Energy Storage Solutions Architect, S&C Electric
  • Global Mission: USTDA Reverse Trade Mission Delegation Showcase

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    Global Mission: USTDA Reverse Trade Mission Delegation Showcase
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 2:20PM
    The first ever multinational Energy Storage Reverse Trade Mission is coming to #ESACon16! This session will give you the chance to hear from leaders and decision makers from numerous countries who are looking to develop and deploy energy storage solutions.

3:15PM - 4:00PM

  • Expo Hall Networking Break

    Expo Hall
    Expo Hall Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 3:15PM
    This year ESA has added in even more networking time than ever before and this 45 minute refreshing networking break in the Expo Hall offers more opportunities to connect with colleagues and foster new partnerships.

4:00PM - 5:00PM

  • Utility Executive Panel: Distributed Resources Reshaping the Modern Utility

    Ballroom CD
    Utility Executive Panel: Distributed Resources Reshaping the Modern Utility
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 4:00PM
    Energy storage can create value for all stakeholders in energy, and utilities are quickly adapting to these new opportunities. This Utility Executive Panel - organized in collaboration with the Edison Electric Institute - will examine the changing dynamics in the utility industry in an age of DERs.
    Speakers:
    Richard McMahon, Vice President, Energy Supply and Finance, Edison Electric Institute

5:00PM - 5:15PM

  • ESA's Annual Awards Ceremony

    Ballroom CD
    ESA's Annual Awards Ceremony
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 5:00PM
    Each year the Energy Storage Association honors those individuals and companies that are moving the industry forward through their innovative work and dedication.
    Speakers:
    Praveen Kathpal, Vice President, AES Energy Storage
    Jeff Gates, Vice President - Global Sales, Alevo

5:15PM - 6:30PM

  • Beers with Peers in the Global Energy Storage Expo

    Expo Hall
    Beers with Peers in the Global Energy Storage Expo
    Date & Time:
    April 26, 2016 - 5:15PM
    Our Annual tradition Beers with Peers is back! A great opportunity to explore the Global Energy Storage Expo Hall and meet new customers and potential partners. Charlotte is infamous for its growing craft beer scene - and we will have a number of local favorites on tap for attendees to sample.

7:30PM - 10:30PM

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

7:45AM - 8:45AM

8:00AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM - 10:15AM

  • Executive Panel: The Global Energy Storage Supply Chain

    Ballroom CD
    Executive Panel: The Global Energy Storage Supply Chain
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 9:00AM
    Energy storage is changing the way that companies do business and international manufacturers and suppliers are creating dedicated business units to mee the growing demand.

10:15AM - 11:00AM

  • Expo Hall Networking Break

    Expo Hall
    Expo Hall Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 10:15AM
    This year ESA has added in even more networking time than ever before and this 45 minute refreshing networking break in the Expo Hall offers more opportunities to connect with colleagues and foster new partnerships.

11:00AM - 11:20AM

  • Fireside Chat: Creative US And Int'l Debt And Equity Financing Mechanisms

    Ballroom A
    Fireside Chat: Creative US And Int'l Debt And Equity Financing Mechanisms
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00AM
    Led by Mark Riedy and Rob Edwards of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP - this fireside chat will share new and innovative financing mechanisms for energy storage systems and projects.
    Speakers:
    Rob Edwards, Partner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Thought Leaders: The Role of State Regulations in Storage Markets

    Ballroom B
    Thought Leaders: The Role of State Regulations in Storage Markets
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00AM
    Hear from Malcolm Woolf, Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for Advanced Energy Economy, as he describes upcoming regulations in the states that will change the playing field and create new opportunities for energy storage.
    Speakers:
    Malcolm Woolf, Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, Advanced Energy Economy
  • Hands-On Learning: Energy Storage Anywhere - Decision Making with a Transparent Value Estimation Platform

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    Hands-On Learning: Energy Storage Anywhere - Decision Making with a Transparent Value Estimation Platform
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00AM
    Experts from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have been developing an energy storage valuation tool that will be able to serve as a definitive source for ES system value estimation, regardless of where it is deployed on the grid.
    Speakers:
    Giovanni Damato, Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

11:20AM - 12:15PM

  • Hands-On Learning: Business Models that are Shaping the Industry

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    Hands-On Learning: Business Models that are Shaping the Industry
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:20AM
    This breakout session will engage attendees in a converation with energy industry experts looking at the successful business models that are driving the rapid deployment of energy storage.
  • Guaranteed Performance: Storage Project Financing & Warranties

    Ballroom A
    Guaranteed Performance: Storage Project Financing & Warranties
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:20AM
    This panel discussion will look at how energy storage projects are being funded today, and look at the expectations that investors need to see in a project - from sound fundamentals and company strength, to performance guarantees and warranties.
    Speakers:
    Elliot Hinds, Partner, Crowell & Moring
  • Federal Powers: How the Fed Changes Energy Markets

    Ballroom B
    Federal Powers: How the Fed Changes Energy Markets
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 11:20AM
    The federal government makes decisions every day that change the way that states operate, markets are structured, and energy is generated, transmitted and consumed.
    Speakers:
    Jason Burwen, Policy & Advocacy Director, Energy Storage Association

12:15PM - 2:00PM

  • Lunch

    Expo Hall
    Lunch
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 12:15PM
    Lunch will be served in the Global Energy Storage Expo - a chance to network with peers over great regional food.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Resilient Grid: Utility Procurement and Operation of Energy Storage

    Ballroom A
    Resilient Grid: Utility Procurement and Operation of Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 2:00PM
    Utilities are one of the biggest customers for energy storage technology - but they also can be owners and operators of these systems as well. Hear from utility leaders and partners on how, why, where, and for what purpose energy storage systems are being deployed.
    Speakers:
    Peter Muhoro, Director of Energy Research and Strategies, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC)
    Bill Muston, Manager of Research & Development, Oncor Electric Delivery
    Charles Post, Principal, Energy Storage, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Bigger is Better: Bulk Energy Storage Applications and Technology

    TBD
    Bigger is Better: Bulk Energy Storage Applications and Technology
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 2:00PM
    Energy storage encompasses a diverse array of technologies from the compact delivering energy for minutes, to large-scale bulk storage projects that can contain days of energy in reserve.This panel discussion will look at bulk energy storage applications and the technologies that are delivering on...
  • Cast Away: Microgrids and Islanding Enabled by Energy Storage

    Ballroom B
    Cast Away: Microgrids and Islanding Enabled by Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    April 27, 2016 - 2:00PM
    Energy storage is often cited as an enabling technology, allowing for innovative energy solutions that were not feasible before. Microgrids can be entirely reliant on the underpinning flexibility storage provides, and there are a number of considerations one must make when developing a system that...
    Speakers:
    H.G. Chissell, Chief Commercial Officer, GridMarket, LLC

3:00PM - 3:30PM

3:30PM - 4:30PM