Now in its second year, the U.S. Energy Storage Summit will bring together utilities, financiers, regulators, technology innovators, and storage practitioners for two full days of data-intensive presentations, analyst-led panel sessions with industry leaders, and extensive, high-level networking.


Join us for a deep dive into the budding domestic energy storage market

We will kick-off the event with an overview of the current energy storage market on both sides of the meter, examining utility strategies, policies, and market designs. On Day 2, we’ll take a closer look at emerging technologies, business models and financing strategies.


Mateo Jaramillo
Mateo Jaramillo
Vice President of Products & Programs, Tesla Energy

Mateo Jaramillo is the Vice President of Products and Programs for Tesla’s stationary energy storage program. He conceived of and started the effort in 2009, securing initial funding and leading all aspects of business and engineering development along with product deployment. He is currently responsible for Tesla Energy's product line and business model definition, and as well global policy and business development. Mateo joined Tesla in 2009 as the Director of Powertrain Business Development, serving as commercial lead and primary negotiator on over $100M in new development and $500M in production contracts signed for electric powertrain sales. Prior to Tesla, Mateo was Chief Operating Officer and part of the founding team at Gaia Power Technologies, an early distributed energy storage firm. There he pioneered residential and commercial markets for first turn-key energy storage systems and led three generations of product development that grew company sales by 400%. Mateo began his career in the software industry as a Product Manager with Predictive Networks, an interactive TV software provider. Mateo earned his A.B. in Economics from Harvard in 1999 and a Masters in Theology from Yale Divinity School in 2004 where he won the Tew prize for outstanding coursework in Ethics, Philosophy, and History. He is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

Madeleine Klein
Madeleine Klein
Managing Director, Energy Storage Solutions, Edison Energy

As Managing Director of Energy Storage Solutions, Madeleine is responsible for overseeing the origination, development, and execution of energy storage projects.  Prior to joining Edison Energy, Madeleine served as both Senior Vice President of Advanced Energy Solutions and Senior Vice President of Policy & Strategy for SoCore Energy, an Edison Energy affiliate specializing in solar energy.  In both of these roles, Madeleine specialized in translating market trends into strategic and transformative opportunities for SoCore and its clients.

Madeleine has more than 15 years of experience the clean energy field.  Prior to joining SoCore, she was a Senior Policy Advocate with the Environmental Law & Policy Center in Chicago, where she was involved in renewable energy policy development and regulatory proceedings across the Midwest.  Madeleine previously served as Deputy Director of Policy & Communications for the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, where she led downtown redevelopment activities and launched the City’s Energy & Sustainability Initiative.  Early in Madeleine’s career, she worked as a Policy Analyst for Environment Northeast and as Coordinator of the Community Clean Air Initiative for the City of New Haven, Connecticut.

Madeleine holds a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a BA from Carleton College.

Steve Malnight
Steve Malnight
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, PG&E

Steve Malnight is Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He is responsible for developing, coordinating and managing policy with state and federal regulatory agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He also is responsible for developing and filing rate proposals with the CPUC, and for oversight of the company’s gas and electric tariffs. Malnight joined PG&E in 2002 and has held diverse leadership positions within the company. After serving as Director of Customer Strategy and then Senior Director of Finance, leading the company’s budgeting and planning process, he became Special Assistant to the Chairman of PG&E’s Corporation in 2007. Subsequent roles included Vice President of Renewable Energy and Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions, an organization providing integrated energy solutions to help customers save energy and money. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs in September 2014. Malnight holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, an organization focused on facilitating electricity utilities in the transition to a clean energy future through research, education, and stakeholder collaboration.

David Chiesa
David Chiesa
Senior Director, Global Business Development, S&C Electric Company

David B. Chiesa is the Senior Director of Global Business Development for S&C Electric Company.  In this role, David is responsible for the Profitable growth of S&C's Market Segments Globally.  This position is focused on expanding the reach of S&C's products and services within the Market Segments of Renewables, Energy Storage, Data Centers, Microgrids, and Reactive Compensation.  He brings 16 years of experience in the direction and management of sales teams across the United States.

Mr. Chiesa began his career in the United States Army, serving as a maintenance company commander, a general officer aide-de-camp, and the U.S. forces maintenance manager for the NATO troops conducting peacekeeping operations in Bosnia.

He holds a BS degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from the University of Maryland.  He is a certified Master Black Belt in the Six Sigma quality program and is an active member of IEEE, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Swami Venkataraman, CFA
Swami Venkataraman, CFA
Senior Vice President, ESG Analytics and Integration, Moody's Investors Service

Swami Venkataraman manages the development of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analytic tools, assessments and the integration of ESG considerations into Moody’s credit ratings and research. As senior vice president-manager in Moody’s ESG group, he also leads Moody’s global renewable energy task force, is a member of the Infrastructure Finance Franchise Committee, and a ratings chair for the North American utilities and infrastructure ratings team.

Before moving to the ESG team, Venkataraman was a lead analyst in the North American utilities and infrastructure team since 2014. Prior to joining Moody’s, Swami was a director of project & export finance at Standard Chartered Bank in Mumbai, India, responsible for business development and execution of project and export credit financings in Asia covering power, renewable energy, and other infrastructure sectors. One of his solar PV projects won the “PFI Asia-Pacific Renewables deal of the year” award in 2013.

Venkataraman has broad expertise in energy and infrastructure, especially clean energy, across geographies over the past 20 years. He is a CFA charterholder, with a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and an M.B.A. in finance and information systems from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta.

Susan Kennedy
Susan Kennedy
CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Susan served for two decades at the highest levels of state and federal government, most recently as chief of staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, cabinet secretary and deputy chief of staff to Governor Gray Davis and communications director for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. She served from 2003- 2006 on California's Public Utilities Commission, regulating the state's investor- owned electric utilities, telecommunications providers and private water companies. Susan was at the center of many of California's groundbreaking environmental policies, including the carbon reduction mandate and cap-and-trade program under AB 32, the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, auto emission standards and Renewable Portfolio Standard. She coordinated the State's emergency demand response efforts during the energy crisis of 2000-2001 and as a member of the PUC she authored what was then the largest energy efficiency program in utility history. She holds a B.A. in Management from Saint Mary's College of California.

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
Smart Cities Chief, Schneider Electric

Mark Johnson is Smart Cities Chief of Schneider Electric and ‘graduated’ from the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC. He founded the clean energy nonprofit He earned his MBA from Loyola Chicago, and his BA from the University of Notre Dame.

Agenda Themes
  • The Present & Future of Energy Storage in the U.S.
  • Behind the Meter Energy Storage - Value to End-Customer & the Grid
  • Charting the Future of Energy Storage in Utilities & Wholesale Markets
  • Scaling the Storage Supply Chain for a Gigawatt-Plus Market
  • Driving Deployments - From Financing & Business Models to Codes & Standards
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highlights from last year

  • SOLD OUT with over 65 names on wait list
  • 100+ c-level executive attendees
  • 96% of attendees would recommend this event


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