Understand the drivers for commercial energy storage to develop a scuccessful strategy that will help you achieve large-scale deployment:

Energy Storage Update USA 2016 has taken place. You can now access the presentations and recordings, or find out about the 2017 edition here:

The 2 day agenda for Energy Storage Update USA 2016 has been carefully crafted to provide you with the exact information that you need to take your technology from demonstration to large-scale deployment, so you can position your solution as the most competitive in the market. Take a look at the agenda below to see for yourself.

 

2016 Agenda

Day 1 Day 2

Day One

Event Chairman: 
Robert H Edwards Jr.
Partner & Co-Head Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies, Practice
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

7:30-9:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

9:00-9:10 Introduction by Chairperson

Robert H Edwards Jr., Partner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance and Clean Technologies Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

POLICY AND REGULATION

9:10-9:50 Mapping the Future of Energy Storage in the U.S. Energy Mix (Part 1)

Moderator: Robert H. Edwards, Jr., Partner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance and Clean Technologies Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

  • Get insight from leading policy makers across the United States to identify the existing support mechanisms for energy storage in the US energy mix
  • Surpassing the 192MW of energy storage deployment in 2015 - get the industry perspective on the policy frameworks that need to be implemented to continue to facilitate energy storage growth in 2016 and beyond
  • Get a breakdown of the programs and initiatives that have facilitated energy storage deployment in California, Arizona, Hawaii, New York, Texas, and elsewhere, to identify the future market potential across the U.S.

Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Lorraine Akiba, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

09:50-10:30 Coffee & Networking Break

10:30-11:10 Making energy storage profitable

Moderator: Robert H. Edwards, Jr., Partner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance and Clean Technologies Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

  • Be part of a provocative discussion analysing the emerging ecosystem of companies from battery cell manufacturers to integrators, to understand how you can establish your place in the industry and create partnerships and collaborations across the value chain
  • What is the true value of energy storage? Understand how the value of energy storage can change through its integration with other technologies such as solar and smart grid. Do “use cases” really uncover the true value of storage for the electric grid?

Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
Steve Chadima, SVP External Affairs & Director, California Initiatives, Advanced Energy Economy

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UTILITY ENGAGEMENT

11:10- 12:30 The Role of Utilities in Achieving Strategic Deployment

Moderator: Greg Wikler, Director, Energy Practice, Navigant Consulting

  • Energy storage drivers for utilities: understanding the drivers for energy storage deployment and get utility perspectives on the short and long term deployment plans of different utilities across the U.S.
  • Hear from Utilities with a vested interest in current projects to understand why certain energy storage applications made sense and why they deployed certain technologies over others
  • Understand how utilities perceive pricing mechanisms such as fixed charges, demand charges and time-of-use rates in order to pay for distributed energy storage systems

Charles Post, Principal - Energy Storage, Pacific Gas and Electric
Rich Barone, Manager, Demand Response, Hawaiian Electric
Southern California Edison- Representative TBC
Lincoln Bleveans,
Power Resources Manager, Burbank Water & Power

12:30-12:50 The unique case study of Con Ed: the first utility to test a residential storage-based virtual power plant (VPP)

  • Get an overview of the state’s plans under the New York State Reforming the Energy Vision Initiative to understand how you can capture new market opportunities in the Northeast
  • Find out what the goals are of the Clean Virtual Power Plant project and what is being tested in the demonstration process to identify new opportunities for your solution
  • Find out why certain battery systems have been chosen over others and what key criteria you need to meet to be considered for the new demonstration opportunities in the commercial and industrial segment

Griffin Reilly, Manager - Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Demonstration Projects, Con Edison

12:50- 13:10 Electric Vehicles- A Growing Market

  • Identify the potential for utilities to optimize the deployment of electric vehicle (EV’s) in their service territories and how combining fleets of EV’s in different locations can create useable amounts of energy storage and new revenue streams for utilities and charging businesses
  • Discuss the opportunities to capitalise on residual energy from EVs and identify how new tariffs are being designed that can monetise energy storage from electric cars to identify new and emerging markets for various businesses

Nathan Bruner, Clean Transportation Business Development Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

13:10- 14:40 LUNCH
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FINANCIER LANDSCAPE

14:40- 15:20 Energy Storage Financing for Project Developers: Understanding Project Financing & Developing a Financing Strategy to Accelerate Project Development

  • Learn about the basics of project financing and how it can be used to accelerate development of your battery projects without diluting your equity share in your business
  • Understand the factors that make an energy storage project attractive for a project finance investor with a focus on vendor selection, financial return requirements, offtake agreements, contractual documents and future pipeline development
  • Examine how recent policy announcements and deployment in the field has impacted investment, to map out the future financing potential for your project

Robert H. Edwards, Jr., Partner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance and Clean Technologies Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Mark J. Riedy, Partner & Co-Head Energy Team, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

15:20-16:40 Energy Storage Financing for Technology Vendors: Understanding Project Financing & Developing a Financing Strategy to Accelerate Sales Volume

Moderator: Robert H. Edwards, Jr., Partner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance and Clean Technologies Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

  • Learn about the basics of project financing and how it can be used to accelerate sales of your battery technologies without diluting your equity share in your business
  • Discuss the key factors that make an energy storage technology “bankable” for project finance investment with a focus on lab and field testing, demonstrated safety and reliability, raw material requirements and target lifespan
  • Learn about the role of the investor’s independent engineer and how you can prepare operating and performance data to ensure an efficient technology review process
  • Learn about market standards for warranties and performance guarantees and how they can be shaped to best meet customer and investor needs

Jigar Shah, Co-Founder, Generate Capital Inc
Michael Kleinberg, Senior Consultant, DNV GL
Gordon Mackay, Director, Global Industrial Group, Citi Bank
Gary W. Dorris, PhD, CEO & Co-Founder, Ascend Analytics

16:40-17:20 Coffee & Networking Break
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EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

17:20- 17:40 Drivers for energy storage: Lessons learned from Germany 

  • Hear from one of the leading European utilities about the explosive growth of PV and its impact on the German electricity market, and how it has shaped energy storage opportunities
  • Find out how E.ON has expanded its energy storage offering into North America carrying the lessons learned from Germany

Andrea Bianco, Energy Storage Manager, E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC

17:40- 18:00 Nidec ASI strategically taps into the North American market

  • Hear from leading, vertically integrated EPC Contractor about lessons learned from the largest BESS installations in Germany (90MW 138MWh), Italy and France, and how to repeat European success in US
  • Learn how to avoid uncertain legal framework and merchant regime to achieve project financing
  • Understand how power conversion systems and power management play a key role in BESS

Matteo Rizzi, Director, Global Sales PV&BESS, NIDEC ASI Spa

18:00- 19:30 Networking drinks
END OF DAY ONE
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Day 1 Day 2

Day Two

7:45-9:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

Day Two Chairperson

Robert H Edwards Jr., Partner & Co-Head Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies, Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

9:00-9:20 Mapping the Future of Energy Storage in the U.S. Energy Mix (Part 2)

  • Get insight from leading policy makers across the United States to identify the existing support mechanisms for energy storage in the US energy mix
  • Surpassing the 192MW of energy storage deployment in 2015 - get the industry perspective on the policy frameworks that need to be implemented to continue to facilitate energy storage growth in 2016 and beyond
  • Get a breakdown of the programs and initiatives that have facilitated energy storage deployment in California, Arizona, Hawaii, New York, Texas, and elsewhere, to identify the future market potential across the U.S.

Donna L. Nelson, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas

GRID RELIABILITY

9:20-10:00 The Role of Energy Storage in Transmission & Distribution Efficiency

Moderator: Robert H. Edwards, Jr., Partner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance and Clean Technologies Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

  • Find out how MISO is reforming the market rules to spur storage deployment so you can identify new market opportunities and ensure maximum ROI for future projects
  • Get the grid operator perspective on how energy storage can help stabilize the grid to identify how to promote the value of your technology for improved power supply reliability
  • Understand how ISO/RTOs think about merchant markets compared to capacity payments for accurately valuing grid services

Manal Yamout, Vice President of Policy, Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Rao Konidena,
Principal Advisor, Policy Studies, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

10:00-10:40 Coffee & Networking Break
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TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

10:40-12:00 Technology Costs & Reliability: A Comparison of Battery, Compressed Air, Flywheels, Thermal Storage and other technologies

Moderator: Joe Heinzmann, Sales Engineer -Energy Storage Systems, GE Energy Storage

  • Take part in a topical debate with the providers of each technology and hear future projections on the role each has to play in the U.S. energy market, including a look at the ‘tried and tested’ lithium Ion Battery compared to newer technologies
  • Take a closer look at the application benefits of each technology to identify your USP across different grid domains in the United States
  • Understand the major components of balance of system cost and the major components of EPC cost to find out what has room for cost reduction through standardization

Ron Van Dell, CEO, ViZn Energy 
Farid Dibachi, CEO and Founder, JLM Energy
Philippe Bouchard
, Vice President of Business Development, Eos Energy Storage
Faisal El Azzouzi,
Principal and Founder, PowerPedia

DEVELOPER LANDSCAPE

12:00-13:20 Project Development & Reducing Costs: CASE STUDIES

Moderator: William Tokash, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research

  • Hear from leading stakeholders that have developed energy storage projects in the United States, to learn how to mitigate the risks during your development cycle
  • Delve down into the development challenges that were overcome using this experience to streamline their project development strategy in the U.S. and abroad
  • Learn how projects have combined multiple grid applications to unlock different revenue streams and increase long-term ROI

Michael Foster, Strategic Procurement Lead, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Roger Lin
, Director, Product Marketing, NEC Energy Solutions
Damien Buie, Head of Innovation, EDF Renewable Energy
Frank Bergh, Director of Product Development, SoCore Energy

13:20- 14:50 Lunch
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NEW R&D

14:50-15:10 Energy Storage Research and Development

  • Analyse the impact of recent advances in storage technology and see how you can implement this R&D into an unbeatable new product proposition
  • Hear a discussion on how R&D spend can be best allocated to advance a technology from concept to commercialization to ready for project finance investment
  • Understand the technical challenges facing current technologies so you can develop the most efficient storage system possible
  • • See how R&D institutions have partnered with cleantech companies to reduce technology risk and uncertainty, to see how this could help you ramp up manufacturing and deployment

Martha Symko-Davies, Director of Partnerships: Energy Systems Integration, NREL

NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

15:10-15:30 Solar + Storage

  • Understand how solar only and storage-only project developers can integrate the other technology into their project and bolster their project returns
  • Learn about the key factors to earning project finance support for solar + storage systems
  • Discuss with solar + storage developers the software requirements necessary to integrate and optimize this system
  • Find out how the current “optimization” software works when selecting between multiple applications (DR vs. Capacity) and how hard you have to push the battery for optimal results

Ryan Wartena, President & Director of Product, Geli

THE POWER OF MICROGRIDS

15:30- 15:50 UC San Diego Microgrid and Energy Storage

  • See how the UCSD energy storage systems has been designed and operated to mitigate the impact of renewable variability and improve overall microgrid reliability
  • Hear about the new 2.5 MW/ 5 Mwhr battery system that has been deployed on campus and get up-to-date information on testing advanced energy storage battery systems for ARPAe

William Torre, Director of Energy Storage and Systems, University of California – San Diego

15:50-16:00 Summary of the Conference

Robert H Edwards Jr., Partner & Co-Head Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies, Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

END OF DAY TWO

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