Agenda

Below is the agenda for the 24th Annual Conference and Technology Showcase. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

11:00AM - 7:00PM

  • Registration and Information Desk

    Atrium
    Registration and Information Desk
    Date & Time:
    June 4, 2014 - 11:00AM
    Stop by the Registration desk to pick up your credentials or if you have any questions about the conference.

12:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Workshop: Energy Storage 101

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West
    Workshop: Energy Storage 101
    Date & Time:
    June 4, 2014 - 12:00PM
    A sell-out workshop every year, the Energy Storage 101 workshop covers the basics of energy storage with a focus on electricity storage.
    Speakers:
    Haresh Kamath, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Georgianne Huff, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Workshop: Augmenting Solar Power with Energy Storage

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom South
    Workshop: Augmenting Solar Power with Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    June 4, 2014 - 12:00PM
    Developed in collaboration with the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), this interactive workshop will provide participants the chance to speak with leaders and experts from the solar industry about the benefits and opportunities from...
    Speakers:
    Ali Nourai, Segment Leader - Renewables & Storage, DNV GL ENERGY
    Steve Willard, Senior Project Manager , Electric Power Research Institute
    Bob Gibson, Vice president, Education and Outreach, Solar Electric Power Association
    Justin Baca, Director, Research, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Energy Storage Models and Tools Forum: What Models Will Work Best for You?

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North
    Energy Storage Models and Tools Forum: What Models Will Work Best for You?
    Date & Time:
    June 4, 2014 - 12:00PM
    The increased interest in and adoption of energy storage technologies highlights the urgent need to properly value, integrate, and operate energy storage systems. However, given the limited role that energy storage historically has played in the electric system, many of the traditional utility...
    Speakers:
    Judith Judson McQueeney, Director of Emerging Technologies - North Amercia, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Michael Kleinberg, Senior Consultant, DNV GL Energy
    Randell Johnson, Chief Analyst, ALEVO
    Dr. Peter Lilienthal, CEO, HOMER Energy
    Jay Paidipati, Associate Director, Navigant
    Dr. Paul Denholm, Principal Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Andrew Marshall, Director of Product Management, Primus Power
    Stella Chen, Project Engineer , EPRI
    Ryan Wartena, CEO and Co-Founder, GELI

2:30PM - 4:30PM

  • Workshop: Energy Storage 201

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West
    Workshop: Energy Storage 201
    Date & Time:
    June 4, 2014 - 2:30PM
    The second in the series, this workshop will build upon the information in Energy Storage 101 to provide attendees a deeper dive into the markets that are or can be served by energy storage with a focus on electricity storage. Attendees will be provided a description of these markets and how they...
    Speakers:
    Dr. Udi Helman, Principal, Helman Analytics
    Bill Capp, Founder, Grid Storage Consulting
  • Workshop: Global Perspective on Energy Storage

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom South
    Workshop: Global Perspective on Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    June 4, 2014 - 2:30PM
    Presented by the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), this workshop will draw upon GSGF’s 17 member organizations representing 34 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to provide attendees a truly global perspective on energy storage. Attendees will be provided an overview of the...
    Speakers:
    Alex Bettencourt, Managing Director, SmartGrid Canada
    Per-Olof Granström, Secretary General , EDSO for Smart Grids
    Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Executive Director, Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
    Nantha Rajendran, Specialist, Smart Grid Engineering Group, Toshiba Corporation
    Valerio Vadacchino, Smart Grids Business Development Manager , Enel Green Power North America

5:00PM - 6:00PM

  • Keynote: Natural Allies: The Convergence of PV and Storage

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
    Keynote: Natural Allies: The Convergence of PV and Storage
    Date & Time:
    June 4, 2014 - 5:00PM
    Technology and business innovation combined with judicious policies and subsidies, have driven down the cost and driven up the adoption of distributed photovoltaics dramatically over the past decade. This in turn is creating the need for distributed storage because: customers want more value and...
    Speakers:
    Thomas H. Werner, President and Chief Executive Officer, SunPower Corporation

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Thursday, June 05, 2014

7:15AM - 7:30PM

  • Registration and Information Desk

    Atrium
    Registration and Information Desk
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 7:15AM
    Stop by the Registration desk to pick up your credentials or if you have any questions about the conference.

7:30AM - 8:30AM

7:30AM - 4:30PM

  • Poster Showcase

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer
    Poster Showcase
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 7:30AM
    Located in the heart of the education conversation, the Poster Showcase will disseminate research results, innovations, and analyses of practical problem-solving efforts. Visit the Poster Showcase during breakfast, and have an opportunity to network and speak one-on-one with poster presenters!
    Speakers:
    Michael Salomon, CEO, Clean Horizon
    Cedric Christensen, Director of Market Development, Strategen Consulting
    Curtiss Fox, Director of the EGRID Center at CURI, Clemson University
    Andy Klassen, Chief Technology Officer, Prudent Energy International
    Idan Udi Edry, CISO, Nation-E
    Georgianne Huff, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    John Merritt, Director of Applications Engineering, Ideal Power
    Dr. Jeremy Neubauer, Senior Engineer, Energy Storage, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Dr. Robert Schainker, Senior Technical Executive, EPRI
    Summer Ferreira, Senior member of technical staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Matthew Lazarewicz, President, Helix Power Corporation
    Jonathan Hawkins, Manager, Advanced Technology and Strategy, PNM Resources
    Vanessa Wilson, Attorney - Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP

8:30AM - 10:15AM

  • Keynote, DOE Update and ESA Awards Presentation

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
    Keynote, DOE Update and ESA Awards Presentation
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 8:30AM
    The keynote address by Jim Rogers, retired Chairman and CEO of Duke Energy, will examine the role that energy storage will play in transforming the power market. He will also discuss the need for new regulatory models and new business models to expand the use of energy storage technologies as a...
    Speakers:
    James E. Rogers, Retired Chairman & CEO, Duke Energy
    Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

10:15AM - 10:45AM

  • Break

    Exhibit Hall C
    Break
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 10:15AM
    Join us for refreshments and networking in the Technology Showcase.

10:45AM - 12:00PM

  • Market Overview and Trends: Shaping our Industry

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West
    Market Overview and Trends: Shaping our Industry
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 10:45AM
    Knowing where opportunity lies enables innovative business to succeed. This session will provide a broad recap of the energy storage market and its segments to explain what trends have gotten the industry to its current state, and delve into the economic and regulatory forces that will shape the...
    Speakers:
    Andrew Kaplan, Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP
    Judith Judson McQueeney, Director of Emerging Technologies - North Amercia, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.
    Janice Lin, Co Founder and Executive Director, California Energy Storage Alliance, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategen Consulting
    Sam Jaffe, CEO, Cygnus Energy Storage
    Praveen Kathpal, Vice President, AES Energy Storage
  • Member Updates: Insight into Our Continuing Evolution

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom South
    Member Updates: Insight into Our Continuing Evolution
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 10:45AM
    This fast-paced series of updates highlights project experience from the field and showcases emerging technologies, companies, and projects and will provide attendees with insight into the continually evolving energy storage industry from some of our leading innovators.
    Speakers:
    Philippe Bouchard , Vice President, Business Development, Eos Energy Storage
    Gareth Brett, Chief Executive Officer, Highview Power Storage
    Barry Brits, President & CEO, Beacon Power, LLC
    Adam Rauwerdink, VP, Business Development, SustainX
    Tim Hennessy, President and Chief Operating Officer, Imergy Power Systems
    Dr. Craig R. Horne, Chief Strategy Officer, EnerVault Corporation
    Christopher Kuhl, Business Development Manager, ZBB Energy Corporation
    Aaron Lampe, VP Sales and Project Development, Temporal Power Ltd.
    Andrew W. McClaine, Chief Technology Officer, Safe Hydrogen, LLC
    Chip Palombini, Sales Manager, Energy Management Systems, Dynapower Company LLC
    Phil Giudice, Chief Executive Officer, Ambri Inc
  • Federal Regulations: How Rules Can Open Markets

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
    Federal Regulations: How Rules Can Open Markets
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 10:45AM
    Federal policy has immense impact on the various state and regional market opportunities available for energy storage, and understanding the foundations of these policy drivers enables the creation of new markets throughout the nation. This discussion among the top policymakers in the...
    Speakers:
    Katherine Hamilton, Policy Director, Energy Storage Association
    Commissioner Tony Clark, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Reid Harvey, Director of Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs/OAR, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    William Hederman, Senior Adviser to the Secretary, US Department of Energy
    Representative Tom Sloan, State Representative, Kansas

12:00PM - 1:30PM

  • Lunch

    Exhibit Hall C
    Lunch
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 12:00PM
    Join us for a networking lunch in the Technology Showcase.

1:30PM - 2:45PM

  • Federal Legislation: Creating Incentives for Innovation

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
    Federal Legislation: Creating Incentives for Innovation
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 1:30PM
    This panel discussion with Congressional staff and legislative leaders will provide attendees with a behind the scenes understanding into the legislative process and priorities in the current Congress, as well as insight into the future of Congressional action on energy and tax policy. In this...
    Speakers:
    Katherine Ling, Technology and Innovation Reporter, Environment & Energy Publishing (Greenwire)
    Jeff Baran, Senior Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy & Commerce
    Megan Brewster, Fellow, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
    Patrick Currier, Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy & Commerce
    Dr. Ron Faibish, Fellow, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Finance Lifecycle: From Government, to Private Equity, to Banks

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West
    Finance Lifecycle: From Government, to Private Equity, to Banks
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 1:30PM
    As more and more companies go from concept to putting projects in the ground, knowing how to articulate the value proposition for energy storage and understanding the finance lifecycle are critical to success. This session will provide attendees with an exploration of successful financing...
    Speakers:
    Michael Stosser, Of Counsel, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
    Pramod Kulkarni , Senior Advisor, Customized Energy Solutions
    Dan Dobbs, CFO, Solar Grid Storage
    Vic Shao, CEO, Green Charge Networks
  • End User Perspectives: Capitalizing on Storage

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom South
    End User Perspectives: Capitalizing on Storage
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 1:30PM
    This discussion will bring together perspectives from different end users to compare their experiences implementing storage as a tool to manage their energy load and capitalize in energy markets. This session will provide attendees with a look at how behind-the-meter energy storage is a significant...
    Speakers:
    Steve Hellman, President, Eos Energy Storage
    Melanie Johnson, Electrical Engineer, U.S. Army ERDC-CERL
    Rebecca Craft, Director of Energy Efficiency and Demand Management, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
    Wes Kennedy, Application Engineer, Hybrid Energy Solutions, SMA Solar Technology-- America
    Johannes Rittershausen, Managing Director, Convergent Energy + Power

2:45PM - 3:15PM

  • Break

    Exhibit Hall C
    Break
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 2:45PM
    Join us for refreshments and networking in the Technology Showcase.

3:15PM - 4:30PM

  • Exploring Business Opportunities: Paying your Bills with Energy Storage

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
    Exploring Business Opportunities: Paying your Bills with Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 3:15PM
    From government programs in New York and California to legal experts at the forefront of creating Power Purchase and Lease Back Agreements; new opportunities are key to growing the energy storage industry and your business. This interactive panel will provide attendees details about recent and...
    Speakers:
    William H. Holmes, J.D., Partner, K&L Gates LLP
    William Acker, PhD, Executive Director, New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)
    Cam Carver, Chair / CEO, Energy Storage Ontario / Temporal Power
    Daniel Gabaldon, Director, Enovation Partners
    Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Addressing the Need for Safety Validation in Grid Energy Storage

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom South
    Addressing the Need for Safety Validation in Grid Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 3:15PM
    Due to recent decreases in system cost and improved value, energy storage systems are being rapidly deployed around the world; however, the codes, standards and regulations for deployment are in their infancy, with each deployment often requires a unique design, sitting approach, and acceptance...
    Speakers:
    Dr. Sean Hearne, Manager, Sandia National Labs
    David Conover, Senior Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Richard Fioravanti, Vice President, Head of Section, Distributed Energy Resources, DNV GL Energy
    Kenneth Willette, Division Manager,Public Fire Protection Division, National Fire Protection Association
  • Duck Hunting Season: Energy Storage vs. the 'Duck Curve'

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West
    Duck Hunting Season: Energy Storage vs. the 'Duck Curve'
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 3:15PM
    The greatest burden on our electrical grid is the daily and seasonal peak loads that greatly stress our infrastructure and require major investments in generating capacity for limited use. This panel discussion will provide attendees with the myriad of ways that energy storage can help to reduce...
    Speakers:
    Peter Thomas, Chief Strategic Officer, FIAMM Energy Storage Solutions
    Mark MacCracken, CEO, CALMAC Mfg. Corp.
    Kelsey Southerland, Director of Market Development & Regulatory, TAS Energy
    Shane Bediz, Business Development - North America, Bosch Energy Storage Solutions

4:45PM - 5:15PM

  • ESA Meeting of the Members

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
    ESA Meeting of the Members
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 4:45PM
    All Energy Storage Association (ESA) members are invited to participate in the annual Meeting of the Members. The meeting will include updates on the activities of the organization as well as the annual election for the Board of Directors.

5:30PM - 7:30PM

  • Reception

    Exhibit Hall C
    Reception
    Date & Time:
    June 5, 2014 - 5:30PM
    Join us for networking and hors d'oeuvres in the Technology Showcase.

Friday, June 06, 2014

7:15AM - 2:00PM

  • Registration and Information Desk

    Atrium
    Registration and Information Desk
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 7:15AM
    Stop by the Registration desk to pick up your credentials or if you have any questions about the conference.

7:30AM - 8:30AM

7:30AM - 3:00PM

  • Poster Showcase

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer
    Poster Showcase
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 7:30AM
    Located in the heart of the education conversation, the Poster Showcase will disseminate research results, innovations, and analyses of practical problem-solving efforts. Visit the Poster Showcase during breakfast, and have an opportunity to network and speak one-on-one with poster presenters!
    Speakers:
    Michael Salomon, CEO, Clean Horizon
    Cedric Christensen, Director of Market Development, Strategen Consulting
    Curtiss Fox, Director of the EGRID Center at CURI, Clemson University
    Andy Klassen, Chief Technology Officer, Prudent Energy International
    Idan Udi Edry, CISO, Nation-E
    Georgianne Huff, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    John Merritt, Director of Applications Engineering, Ideal Power
    Dr. Jeremy Neubauer, Senior Engineer, Energy Storage, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Dr. Robert Schainker, Senior Technical Executive, EPRI
    Summer Ferreira, Senior member of technical staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Matthew Lazarewicz, President, Helix Power Corporation
    Jonathan Hawkins, Manager, Advanced Technology and Strategy, PNM Resources

8:00AM - 8:30AM

  • Keynote: Storage: Grid Terminator or Turbocharger?

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
    Keynote: Storage: Grid Terminator or Turbocharger?
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 8:00AM
    Our electricity industry is challenged with a need to improve resiliency, increase use of wind and solar, and reduce emissions. As the industry faces these challenges, distributed solar and storage business models are causing many to question the very basis of a shared central grid. With its new...
    Speakers:
    Chris Shelton, President, AES Energy Storage

8:45AM - 10:00AM

  • Crossing the Analytical Chasm: Moving Energy Storage Modeling from Theory to Practice

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West
    Crossing the Analytical Chasm: Moving Energy Storage Modeling from Theory to Practice
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 8:45AM
    The grid is changing quickly and decision-makers need to keep up with best, up-to-date analysis; but often, informative new analysis from world-class researchers is not moving the dial in energy storage. This session will provide attendees with an exploration of what needs to happen for energy...
    Speakers:
    Benjamin Kaun, Senior Project Engineer , EPRI
    Kevin Carden, Director, Astrape Consulting
    Dr. Paul Denholm, Principal Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Dr. Udi Helman, Principal, Helman Analytics
    Birendra Singh, Manager - Technology Development, Hydro One
  • Standards and Codes: The Next Hurdle to Deployment

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom South
    Standards and Codes: The Next Hurdle to Deployment
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 8:45AM
    This session will provide attendees with an overview of the status, participation, and focus of a number of standards, codes, and engineering analysis models; and their impact on the widespread deployment of energy storage. It will provide attendees with an overview of the various standards being...
    Speakers:
    Chet Sandberg, President, C L Sandberg & Associates
    David Rose, Energy Storage Test Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories
    Charles Vartanian, Marketing Director, UniEnergy Technologies (UET)
    Ryan Franks, Technical Program Manager, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
    Laurie Florence, Principal Engineer for Batteries, Fuel Cells & Capacitors, UL LLC
  • Transmission & Distribution Applications: Creating a More Resilient Infrastructure

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
    Transmission & Distribution Applications: Creating a More Resilient Infrastructure
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 8:45AM
    This session will highlight energy storage system in operation today for transmission and distribution applications, highlighting the business case of deploying energy storage in this role. Creating a more resilient and reliable energy grid is possible through the use of energy storage – enabling...
    Speakers:
    Eva Gardow, Project Manager, FirstEnergy Technologies
    Rick Winter, COO, UniEnergy Technologies
    John Wood, CEO, Ecoult
    Alberto Guerrero, Executive Vice President Power Conversion and Grids, Ingeteam
    Daniel Malarkey, Vice President, Business Development & Public Policy, 1Energy Systems
    Ken Kim, CTO, Greensmith Energy Mgmt Systems

10:00AM - 10:30AM

  • Break

    Exhibit Hall C
    Break
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 10:00AM
    Join us for refreshments and networking in the Technology Showcase.

10:30AM - 11:45AM

  • Renewable Integration: Enhancing the Value of Clean Energy

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West
    Renewable Integration: Enhancing the Value of Clean Energy
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 10:30AM
    This session will provide attendees with a review on how energy storage can enhance the value of wind and solar energy projects including providing a better understanding of the various benefits that can be provided by energy storage including firming, ramping, and shifting the renewables produced...
    Speakers:
    Todd Foley, SVP Policy and Government Relations , ACORE
    Tom Leyden, CEO, Solar Grid Storage, Solar Grid Storage
    Scott Harper, CEO, Wind Energy Institute of Canada
    Matt Maroon, Senior Director of Product Management, Aquion Energy
  • State Policy: Where the Action Really Is

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
    State Policy: Where the Action Really Is
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 10:30AM
    Federal policy has paved the way for states to take bold action with energy and to make energy storage a key component of long-term system planning. This discussion by state regulators will provide attendees with the steps that have been taken by different state leaders to include energy storage...
    Speakers:
    Katherine Hamilton, Policy Director, Energy Storage Association
    Commissioner Lorraine Akiba, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
    Commissioner Jeffrey Goltz, Commissioner, Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission
    Commissioner Anne Hoskins, Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission
  • Installation and Operations: Challenges for the Long Term

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom South
    Installation and Operations: Challenges for the Long Term
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 10:30AM
    This session will provide attendees with a showcase of the solutions and best practices for meeting the challenges of successfully installing and operating energy storage systems over the life of the units. With real world examples and experiences from in the field by some of the leading companies...
    Speakers:
    Sam Jaffe, CEO, Cygnus Energy Storage
    Rick Cwiakala, VP, Services, A123 Energy Solutions
    Piers Lewis, Director of Deployment, AES Energy Storage
    Jeff Gates, Managing Director, Business Development, Duke Energy
    Kevin Fok, Senior Project Manager, LG Chem
    Loic Gaillac, Manager - Advanced Energy Storage Group, Southern California Edison

11:45AM - 1:15PM

  • Lunch

    Exhibit Hall C
    Lunch
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 11:45AM
    Join us for a networking lunch in the Technology Showcase.

1:15PM - 3:15PM

  • Connecting the Dots: International Trade Opportunities for Energy Storage

    Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
    Connecting the Dots: International Trade Opportunities for Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    June 6, 2014 - 1:15PM
    Around the world, the need for energy storage as a key component of energy infrastructure is being realized in countries every day – and we have assembled a panel of experts from around the globe to offer insights into the current market opportunities across the globe. This will provide attendees...
    Speakers:
    Ron Somers, Founder and CEO, India First Group, LLC
    Junill Yoon, ESS Business Group Leader, Hyosung Corporation
    Brian Caffey, Industry Research Manager, China Energy Storage Alliance
    Rahul Walawalkar, PhD, CEM, CDSM, CSDP, Executive Director, IESA & VP, Emerging Tech, Customized Energy Solutions Ltd.
    Maria-João Duarte, European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE)