Agenda

Below is the agenda for the 25th Annual Conference and Expo. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

10:00AM - 9:30PM

  • Registration and Information Desk

    Landmark Circle
    Registration and Information Desk
    Date & Time:
    May 27, 2015 - 10:00AM
    Stop by the Registration and Information Desk to pick up your credentials or if you have any questions while at the conference.

11:30AM - 1:45PM

  • Tour of Oncor's Technology Demonstration & Education Center

    Off-Site
    Tour of Oncor's Technology Demonstration & Education Center
    Date & Time:
    May 27, 2015 - 11:30AM
    If you’ve wondered how far technology can move our industry to help optimize the grid and reduce outages, come join conference attendees in visiting Oncor’s Technology Demonstration & Education Center (TDEC). Located about 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, the TDEC shows how distributed...

12:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Workshop: Energy Storage 101

    Reunion A
    Workshop: Energy Storage 101
    Date & Time:
    May 27, 2015 - 12:00PM
    This workshop will provide participants with foundational knowledge about energy storage and its application: elements include its history in the energy industry; the services it provides to users; and the benefits it can bring to generation, transmission, distribution, and customer applications....
    Speakers:
    Benjamin Kaun, Senior Project Engineer , EPRI
    Haresh Kamath, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    Steve Willard, Technical Executive, EPRI
    Brittany Westlake, Engineer Scientist, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Workshop: North American Energy Markets: What Storage Developers and Technology Companies Need to Know

    Reunion B
    Workshop: North American Energy Markets: What Storage Developers and Technology Companies Need to Know
    Date & Time:
    May 27, 2015 - 12:00PM
    Developing successful storage projects with high returns on investment requires in-depth understanding of the market products, rules & performance requirements for selling services in the North American wholesale electricity markets. Wholesale markets exist for capacity, energy and ancillary...
    Speakers:
    Vinayak Walimbe, Director - Financial Services, Customized Energy Solutions
    Mike Berlinski, Senior Consultant - Emerging Technology, Customized Energy Solutions
    Jacqueline DeRosa, Director, Regulatory Affairs - West, Customized Energy Solutions Ltd.

2:15PM - 4:30PM

  • Tour of Oncor's Technology Demonstration & Education Center

    Off-Site
    Tour of Oncor's Technology Demonstration & Education Center
    Date & Time:
    May 27, 2015 - 2:15PM
    If you’ve wondered how far technology can move our industry to help optimize the grid and reduce outages, come join conference attendees in visiting Oncor’s Technology Demonstration & Education Center (TDEC). Located about 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, the TDEC shows how distributed...

2:30PM - 4:30PM

  • Workshop: Energy Storage 201

    Reunion A
    Workshop: Energy Storage 201
    Date & Time:
    May 27, 2015 - 2:30PM
    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. On the wholesale markets, the workshop provides insight into the key design features that drive energy,...
    Speakers:
    Dr. Udi Helman, Principal, Helman Analytics
  • Workshop: Documenting and Verifying the Safety of Energy Storage System Installations to Foster More Timely System Deployment

    Reunion B
    Workshop: Documenting and Verifying the Safety of Energy Storage System Installations to Foster More Timely System Deployment
    Date & Time:
    May 27, 2015 - 2:30PM
    Energy storage technology is evolving at a significant rate in terms of type, chemistry, size, application, location and a number of other factors. The development and deployment (application and use) of energy storage will be impacted by safety requirements memorialized in criteria such as codes,...
    Speakers:
    David Conover, Senior Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Richard Bielen, Division Manager of the Fire Protection Systems Engineering Division , NFPA

5:15PM - 6:30PM

  • Opening Keynote Session

    Reunion E-H
    Opening Keynote Session
    Date & Time:
    May 27, 2015 - 5:15PM
    Welcome to Texas and the opening keynote address for the Energy Storage Association 25th Annual Conference and Expo! As storage continues to enter into new markets, companies of all types are embracing energy storage as a dynamic and flexible asset that can have an immense impact on how we generate...
    Speakers:
    Colette Lamontagne, Director, Navigant Consulting
    Wes Speed, Vice President of Transmission, Oncor
    Ken McCauley, President and CEO, Princeton Power
    Jigar Shah, Co-Founder of Generate Capital, Former CEO of Carbon War Room and Founder and Former CEO of SunEdison

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Thursday, May 28, 2015

7:00AM - 7:00PM

7:15AM - 8:15AM

  • Continental Breakfast

    Landmark Circle
    Continental Breakfast
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 7:15AM
    Join us in the Landmark Circle for continental breakfast and networking before the starts of the days sessions.

7:15AM - 5:45PM

  • Poster Showcase

    Reunion Foyer
    Poster Showcase
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 7:15AM
    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:
    Stephen Bayne, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University
    Anitha Sarah Subburaj, Ph.D, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Texas Tech University
    Brendan Harney, Director, Business Development, Primus Power
    Itai Karelic, Vice President of Business Development, EnStorage
    Chang-hui Lee, Principal Researcher, RIST
    Dr. Jeremy Neubauer, Senior Engineer, Energy Storage, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    David Robinson, Sr. Customer Consultant, Honeywell Energy Services Group
    Marianne Rodgers, PhD, Scientific Director, Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan)
    David Watson, Wind Integration Researcher, Wind Energy Institute of Canada
    Robin Shaffer, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Sunverge Energy, Inc.
    Sercan Teleke, Renewable Energy Engineer, Black & Veatch
    Herbert Williams, CEO, Keuka Energy, LLC
    Dennis Witmer, Ph.D, Senior Analyst, Energy Efficiency Evaluations
    Sam Crawford, Senior Consultant, Navigant
    Colette Lamontagne, Director, Navigant Consulting
    Jay Paidipati, Associate Director, Navigant
    Craig Steven Rutfield, Vice President, Software Engineering, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Everett Anderson, Proton OnSite

8:15AM - 9:15AM

  • Keynote Session: Creating a More Resilient Energy Future

    Reunion E-H
    Keynote Session: Creating a More Resilient Energy Future
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 8:15AM
    The Secretary of the Navy will provide the audience with an understanding of the critical role of energy to the US Navy, highlighting investments in everything from microgrids to advanced rail guns. The Secretary will be followed by a panel of utilities, regulators and grid operators moderated by...
    Speakers:
    David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Former Under Secretary (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    Secretary Ray Mabus, United States Secretary of the Navy

9:15AM - 10:00AM

  • Plenary Session: New Market Structures and Policy Enabling Storage

    Reunion E-H
    Plenary Session: New Market Structures and Policy Enabling Storage
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 9:15AM
    While the underlying value proposition of clean, reliable energy storage is readily apparent, creating market structures and policies that enable further adoption of storage systems can still be challenging. Our panel of experts, including former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, PJM Interconnection...
    Speakers:
    Katherine Hamilton, Policy Director, Energy Storage Association
    Jon Wellinghoff, Partner, Stoles Rives LLP
    Stu Bresler, VP Market Operations, PJM Interconnection
    Judith Judson, Incoming Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
    Sky Stanfield, Attorney, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Keyes, Fox & Wiedman, LLP

10:00AM - 10:30AM

10:00AM - 7:45PM

  • Expo Hall Open

    Landmark Ballroom
    Expo Hall Open
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 10:00AM
    Open: 10:00 AM-7:45PM Break: 10:00AM - 10:30AM Lunch: 12:15PM - 1:30PM Break: 3:15PM - 3:45PM Beers with Peers Reception: 5:45PM - 7:45PM

10:30AM - 12:15PM

  • Law and Order: Codes, Standards and Safety

    Marsalis Hall
    Law and Order: Codes, Standards and Safety
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 10:30AM
    As deployments and interconnections continue to rapidly expand, the need for cohesive codes and standards becomes increasingly vital to integrating energy storage systems. Attendees will hear from industry leaders that are developing these criteria at the national and international level, and are...
    Speakers:
    David Conover, Senior Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Steve Willard, Technical Executive, EPRI
    David Conover, Senior Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Davion Hill, PhD, Group Leader - Energy and Materials, DNV GL
    Ryan Franks, Technical Program Manager, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
    Jim Prueitt, Vice President, Engineering, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Martin Bermudez, CHMM, CPEA, Principal Consultant, Mgr., Environmental and Occupational Risk Management, Inc.
    Kevin C. Marr, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, Sr. Engineer, Exponent
    Timothy Myers, Ph.D, P.E., Principal Engineer, Exponent
    Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Grid 2.0: Integrating Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies

    Reunion A-D
    Grid 2.0: Integrating Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 10:30AM
    The increasing appetite for clean, emissions-free energy is enhancing the value proposition of pairing storage with renewables at all scales. Hear from leading researchers offering real world experience with integration of storage with solar and wind generation, and how storage enables even higher...
    Speakers:
    Andrew Kaplan, Partner, Pierce Atwood, LLP
    Andrew Kaplan, Partner, Pierce Atwood, LLP
    Matt Maroon, Senior Director of Product Management, Aquion Energy
    Marianne Rodgers, PhD, Scientific Director, Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan)
    Douglas Danley, Technical Liaison - Renewable Energy, NRECA
    Kyle Garton, Product Owner, SunPower
    Daniel Gabaldon, Director, Enovation Partners
    Elliot Hinds, Partner, Crowell & Moring
    Mark Irwin, Director, SCE
    Margarett Jolly, Director of research and development
    Ram Sastry, Vice President of Infrastructure and Business Continuity , American Electric Power
  • Policy at Scale: Driving U.S. Market Opportunities

    Reunion E-H
    Policy at Scale: Driving U.S. Market Opportunities
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 10:30AM
    Storage is increasingly being leveraged across the country in ISO and RTO applications, and innovative policies and regulations are driving market opportunities. Wherever there are fair and competitive wholesale markets that are able to value flexible assets, energy storage is already making an...
    Speakers:
    Jeff Cramer, Partner , 38 North Solutions
    Jeff Cramer, Partner , 38 North Solutions
    Audrey Fogarty, Vice President, Product Management, Younicos Inc.
    John Fernandes, Policy & Market Development Manager, RES America
    Joe Heinzmann, Senior Product Manager , General Electric
    Karl Meeusen, Market Design and Regulatory Policy Lead, CAISO
    Lisa Frantzis, Advanced Energy Economy
    Mateo Jaramillo, Director, Powertrain Business Development, Tesla Motors

12:15PM - 1:30PM

1:30PM - 3:15PM

  • Storage Everywhere: Global Markets for Energy Storage Systems

    Reunion A-D
    Storage Everywhere: Global Markets for Energy Storage Systems
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 1:30PM
    Storage is increasingly being installed around the globe, and international markets for storage are creating new opportunities for companies who understand country-specific dynamics. Market leaders from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia will explore with attendees the market drivers and...
    Speakers:
    Anissa Dehamna, Principal Research Analyst, Navigant Research
    Patrick Clerens, Secretary-General, EASE
    Rahul Walawalkar, PhD, CEM, CDSM, CSDP, Executive Director, IESA & VP, Emerging Tech, Customized Energy Solutions Ltd.
    Ciro Scognamiglio, Market and Regulatory Analyst, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Sam Min, PhD in Management , Chair and Professor of Marketing & Founder of Eneridge, California State University Long Beach & Eneridge LLC
    Heiko Staubitz, Senior Manager , Germany Trade and Invest
    Michael Salomon, CEO, Clean Horizon
  • Customer-Sited Policy and Markets

    Reunion E-H
    Customer-Sited Policy and Markets
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 1:30PM
    While currently the grid-scale market is driving expansion in the storage industry, behind the meter and storage is anticipated to create thousands of new installations in markets around the country. This session will answer attendees’ questions about what is driving behind the meter installations...
    Speakers:
    Ravi Manghani, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, GTM Research
    Dale T. Bradshaw, Consultant and Senior Program Manager, NRECA
    Janice Lin, Co Founder and Executive Director, California Energy Storage Alliance, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategen Consulting
    Vic Shao, CEO, Green Charge Networks
    Brent Harris, Chief Technology Officer, Eguana Technologies
    John Jung, CEO, Greensmith Energy Mgmt Systems
    Leia Guccione, Rocky Mountain Institute
    Chris Cook, Co-Founder, SunEdison
  • Innovative Applications and Bulk Energy Storage

    Marsalis Hall
    Innovative Applications and Bulk Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 1:30PM
    Whether compressing millions of cubic feet of air to help shift wind energy across multiple states, or creating stacked battery systems to provide ancillary services, grid-scale energy storage is already providing enormous benefit to the electric system. Industry leaders will share with attendees...
    Speakers:
    Gareth Brett, Chief Executive Officer, Highview Power Storage
    Mike Robson, BS/MS, VP Sales - Americas, RedFlow
    Troy Miller, Manager - Business Development & Marketing, S&C Electric Company
    Bobby Bailie, Business Development Director, CAES, Dresser-Rand
    Fred Fletcher, Burbank Water and Power
    Parag Soni, Project Manager, Pathfinder Wind
    Emilio G. Rodriguez Izquierdo, VP Businees Development, Abengoa Transmission & Infrastructure, LLC
    David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Former Under Secretary (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
    Alexandra Goodson, Sales Manager , Saft Batteries
    David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Former Under Secretary (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

3:15PM - 3:45PM

3:45PM - 5:00PM

  • Plenary Session: Leading Perspective on the Future of Energy Storage

    Reunion E-H
    Plenary Session: Leading Perspective on the Future of Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    May 28, 2015 - 3:45PM
    This plenary session will feature Quick Talks from two innovative energy storage companies. AES Energy Storage President John Zahurancik will present first, articulating the value proposition of energy storage systems and how to future-proof the technology and capitalize on business opportunities...
    Speakers:
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    John Zahurancik, President, AES Energy Storage
    Jean-Claude Beney, President , Alevo Group
    Colette Lamontagne, Director, Navigant Consulting
    Troy Miller, Manager - Business Development & Marketing, S&C Electric Company

5:45PM - 7:45PM

Friday, May 29, 2015

7:00AM - 4:00PM

7:15AM - 8:15AM

7:15AM - 3:00PM

  • Poster Showcase

    Reunion Ballroom
    Poster Showcase
    Date & Time:
    May 29, 2015 - 7:15AM
    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:
    Stephen Bayne, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University
    Anitha Sarah Subburaj, Ph.D, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Texas Tech University
    Brendan Harney, Director, Business Development, Primus Power
    Itai Karelic, Vice President of Business Development, EnStorage
    Chang-hui Lee, Principal Researcher, RIST
    Dr. Jeremy Neubauer, Senior Engineer, Energy Storage, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    David Robinson, Sr. Customer Consultant, Honeywell Energy Services Group
    Marianne Rodgers, PhD, Scientific Director, Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan)
    David Watson, Wind Integration Researcher, Wind Energy Institute of Canada
    Robin Shaffer, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Sunverge Energy, Inc.
    Sercan Teleke, Renewable Energy Engineer, Black & Veatch
    Herbert Williams, CEO, Keuka Energy, LLC
    Dennis Witmer, Ph.D, Senior Analyst, Energy Efficiency Evaluations
    Sam Crawford, Senior Consultant, Navigant
    Colette Lamontagne, Director, Navigant Consulting
    Jay Paidipati, Associate Director, Navigant
    Craig Steven Rutfield, Vice President, Software Engineering, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Everett Anderson, Proton OnSite

8:15AM - 9:45AM

  • Plenary Session: How States Can Lead the Clean Energy Economy

    Reunion E-H
    Plenary Session: How States Can Lead the Clean Energy Economy
    Date & Time:
    May 29, 2015 - 8:15AM
    We are thrilled to be joined this year by former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, who has been instrumental in driving the evolution of the clean energy economy in the US. Governor Granholm served as Michigan’s governor from 2003–2011 during an immense transition in our nation’s manufacturing...
    Speakers:
    Jeff Gates, Vice President - Global Sales, Alevo
    Malcolm Woolf, Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, Advanced Energy Economy
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan, UC Berkeley School of Law & Goldman School of Public Policy

9:45AM - 10:15AM

9:45AM - 1:30PM

  • Expo Hall Open

    Landmark Ballroom
    Expo Hall Open
    Date & Time:
    May 29, 2015 - 9:45AM
    Please visit our exhibitors in the expo between the hours of 9:45 AM - 1:30 PM.

10:15AM - 11:35AM

  • Plenary Session: The State of Play in Texas: Storage in the Lone Star State

    Reunion E-H
    Plenary Session: The State of Play in Texas: Storage in the Lone Star State
    Date & Time:
    May 29, 2015 - 10:15AM
    Earlier this year, Oncor Electric Delivery and the Brattle Group delivered a highly anticipated proposal that would create new ownership models and deploy more than 5 gigawatts of energy storage throughout the Texas grid at the distribution level. Hear from Don Clevenger, Oncor’s Senior Vice...
    Speakers:
    Darrell Hayslip, President, Narrow Gate Energy, LLC
    Michael Quinn, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Oncor Electric Delivery
    Brad C. Jones, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Office, ERCOT
    Jim Briggs, Interim City Manager, Georgetown Muni
    Khalil Shalabi, Vice President of Energy Market Operations and Resource Planning , Austin Energy
    Peter Muhoro, Director of Energy Research and Strategies, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC)
    Cris Eugster, Group Executive Vice President, Chief Generation and Strategy Officer, CPS Energy

11:35AM - 12:15PM

  • Plenary Session: Financing Energy Storage for Wide-Scale Adoption

    Reunion E-H
    Plenary Session: Financing Energy Storage for Wide-Scale Adoption
    Date & Time:
    May 29, 2015 - 11:35AM
    Energy storage is becoming increasingly common, and new financing mechanisms are becoming available to storage companies and developers looking to capitalize on this growing industry. During this session attendees will hear from leading clean technology financers what it takes for energy storage...
    Speakers:
    Ben Rodgers, Partner, Broadscale Group
    Mark Perutz, DBL Investors
    Ian Kleinfield, Vice President, Clean Technologies and Renewables, Goldman Sachs
    Alan Dash, Senior Vice President, Starwood Energy Group, LLC

12:15PM - 1:30PM

1:30PM - 3:15PM

  • Proven Storage: Redefining Resource Adequacy

    Reunion E-H
    Proven Storage: Redefining Resource Adequacy
    Date & Time:
    May 29, 2015 - 1:30PM
    As energy storage grows as an industry, the need for systems to provide demonstrated effectiveness that can be guaranteed, financed and insured is becoming increasingly critical. This session will offer attendees the opportunity to speak with legal experts and insurance companies about the...
    Speakers:
    Stephen Lacey, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
    Stephen Lacey, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
    Praveen Kathpal, Vice President, AES Energy Storage
    Mike Hopkins, CEO, Ice Energy
    Avra Durack, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Stem
    Richard J. Brody, Vice President Business Development & Sales, Primus Power Inc.
    Richard Jones, Senior Vice President - Engineering and Research, The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co.
    William H. Holmes, J.D., Partner, K&L Gates LLP
    Mark J. Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Data-Driven Storage: Analysis and Results

    Marsalis Hall
    Data-Driven Storage: Analysis and Results
    Date & Time:
    May 29, 2015 - 1:30PM
    Behind the meter storage is one of the fastest growing segments in the industry – and innovative technologies and data-driven solutions are creating powerful systems that can meet the needs of the building owner and be a resource to the grid operators and planners as well. Hear from companies that...
    Speakers:
    Brian Warshay, Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Benjamin Chadwick, Director of Commercialization, Constellation Distributed Energy
    Ben Kearns, VP of Technology, Stem
    Ryan Wartena, CEO and Co-Founder, GELI
    Philippe Bouchard , Vice President, Business Development, Eos Energy Storage
    Dan Sowder, P.E., Director, Power Systems Integration, 1Energy Systems, Inc
    Jon-Garrett Fortune, PE, Director, Regulatory & Energy Services, Sunverge Energy, Inc.
  • Innovative Business Models and Developing Resilient Microgrids

    Reunion A-D
    Innovative Business Models and Developing Resilient Microgrids
    Date & Time:
    May 29, 2015 - 1:30PM
    Developing Successful Projects and Creating Resilient Microgrids
    Speakers:
    Pratima Rangarajan
    Randell Johnson, Chief Analyst, ALEVO
    Ron Van Dell, President/CEO, ViZn Energy Systems Inc.
    Kristin Brief, VP of Corporate Development, Ambri
    Guy Frankenfield, Manager-Thermal Energy Storage, DN Tanks
    Chip Palombini, Sales Manager, Energy Management Systems, Dynapower Company LLC
    Sam Crawford, Senior Consultant, Navigant

3:15PM - 3:15PM