Breakfast & Check-in
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Keynote Fireside Chat: Battery System Fire Forensics

A utility and a system integrator will sit down to discuss the recent fire in a battery system, understanding what lessons were learned and what systems can be deployed to mitigate fires risk and reduce the impact on downtime.

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Networking Break
A Matter of Scale – Trends in Large-Scale Storage Development
Fireside Chat: Taking Merchant Risk for a Wind-plus-Storage Project in North Texas

This conversation between a co-op and its development partner will shed light into the business case and strategy behind the recent round of wind-plus-storage merchant projects in North Texas.

The dialogue will emphasize the implications of price volatility on expected revenue projections, as well as future opportunities for monetizing grid services like energy arbitrage and energy shifting in ERCOT and SPP footprints. #showall

Panel: What Does a Winning Solar-plus-Storage Bid Look Like? Approaches to PPA Structuring and Risk Management

Gathering perspectives from leading investor-owned utilities and munis, this discussion will focus on strategies for risk management in solar-plus-storage PPAs, drawing on the key takeaways from recent RFPs.

Jason Rondou, Manager of Strategic Development & Programs, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Bryan Hannegan, President & CEO, Holy Cross Energy
Scott Zimmermann, Associate, Energy & Infrastructure, Wilson Sosini Goodrich & Rosati

Case Study: Calculating Total Cost of Ownership for Utility-Scale Solar-plus-Storage Systems

Shared conclusions from the utility and developer partner behind one of the largest solar-plus-storage projects in the United States.

Networking Lunch
Panel: You Can Put a Price on Safety

How stringent new fire codes affect large-scale and distributed storage system designs, downtime and overall costs, and what system integrators and battery management software companies are doing mitigate that impact.

Rob Morgan, CEO, Energy Storage, GE Renewable Energy

Moderator: Brett Simon, Senior Analyst, Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Distributed Storage: The Cornerstone of Decentralization
Panel: It's All About Resilience (and Paying Less for It) - Key Market Trends in Residential Storage
Networking Break

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Panel: Outlining the Key C&I Storage Business Drivers

Leading C&I storage installers and energy majors actively investing in this segment of the storage market will discuss their take on fundamental decisions affecting their C&I growth strategies.

What sales channels are these C&I players relying on? Direct sales or channel partners? And are they focusing on a specific customer profile (like real estate or industrial)?

What are the implications of choosing leasing, PPAs or shared savings as a financing strategy?

What types of systems and project designs are performing better in a C&I context? And what do customers expect in terms of system warranties? How are all these factors impacting C&I project margins? #showall

Gauging the Impact of the Regulatory Push for Storage
Fireside Chat: Conclusions from VDER and SMART

A top C&I developer in both New York and Massachusetts will sit down to cover its experience with VDER and SMART programs when it comes to their impact on storage development.

Its unique experience as a key C&I player in these two state markets will evaluate what has been successful from these two programs, as well as what are the key roadblocks that have emerged over the course of the last year.

The end goal of this conversation is to understand how to make the most of VDER and SMART respectively, as well as outlining what components in these incentive mechanisms can emerge as models for other regions. #showall

Closing Roundtable: Picking up the Check: The Impact of the Recent Wave of RPS Updates on Storage Development

We will end the day sitting down with senior utility executives and state regulators to examine the impact of the recent ramp-ups to Renewable Portfolio Standards across multiple states, as well as Clean Peak Standards.

Alice K. Jackson, President, Xcel Energy - Colorado

Networking Drinks Reception

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