Breakfast & Check-In
Welcome and Opening Keynote Research Presentation: The State of Global Energy Storage Markets

Join Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables to explore global storage development scenarios and understand key market opportunities across continents. This presentation will also address key supply chain questions and discuss the increasingly important role of storage on the grid as a fundamental driver of renewable integration, reliability and flexibility. #showall

Ravi Manghani, Director, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)

Keynote Panel: Co-op and Muni CEOs - Storage as a Game Changer

Due to their ownership and operating structures, as well as the autonomous approval processes, electrical cooperatives and municipal utilities are great testing grounds for energy storage. As smaller players, these utilities face higher risks and count on fewer resources across footprints to provide reliable and resilient electricity to their customers. Energy storage can be particularly impactful for these utilities when it comes to T&D upgrade deferrals, as they typically serve vast distances, and have higher miles of copper wires per customer. #showall

Jackie Sargent, General Manager, Austin Energy
Bryant Robbins, Chief Operations Officer, United Power
Kevin Short, General Manager, Anza Electric Cooperative

Moderator: Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association (ESA)

Storage State Policies for the Win - Peak Standards and Mandates

State regulators at Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey unveiled ambitious energy storage mandates or targets in 2018, while several other initiated storage incentivization policies. As the year comes to an end, this session will gather perspectives from PUC officials and industry stakeholders to share their visions and action plans behind these policy efforts to move energy storage and renewable integration forward. #showall

Kari Smith, Grid Planning & Reliability - Senior Utility Regulatory Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission
Lara Pierpoint, Director, Technology Strategy, Exelon
John Cerveny, Director of Resource Development, NY-BEST

Moderator: Emma Foehringer Merchant, Writer, Greentech Media

Networking Break
Wholesale Markets - Latest on 841 and Other Initiatives

A week after ISOs and RTOs file compliance plans for FERC 841 requirements, senior officers from grid operators across the U.S. will sit down to help define a vision for the future of energy storage in wholesale markets.

Kevin Vannoy, Director of Market Design, MISO
Michael DeSocio, Senior Manager - Market Design, NYISO
Evan Riley, Vice President Development, Cypress Creek Renewables
Peter Klauer, Senior Advisor, Smart Grid Technology, California Independent System Operator (CAISO)

Moderator: Daniel Finn-Foley, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)

Utility Procurement and Resource Planning Best Practices

As power markets advance decarbonization, it is essential to understand the reliability needs, technical requirements and best practices on contractual structures to ensure optimal results in replacing fossil fuel-based generation. Senior executives with leading utilities will define key steps in procurement and resource planning for storage while outlining the biggest challenges related with achieving maximum asset durability and low-cost options for their ratepayers. #showall

Margarett Jolly, Director, Demonstration Projects, Customer Energy Solutions, Con Edison
Mark Irwin, Director of Energy Contract Management, Energy Procurement & Management , Southern California Edison
Erin Minear, Technical Leader - Energy Storage Program, EPRI
Michael Arndt, Managing Director, Development, Recurrent Energy

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Lunch & Networking

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C&I Storage Adoption - What Do Customers Want?

Join leading energy storage system integrators and commercial customers for this discussion driven by the challenges on top of their clients’ priority lists. What are commercial customers’ needs for storage and what fundamental steps are system integrators taking towards customer centricity? #showall

Brandon Middaugh, Senior Manager, Distributed Energy, Microsoft
Seth Baruch, National Director Energy & Utilities, Kaiser Permanente
Christopher Tilley, President & CEO, ENGIE Storage
Kenneth Seeton, Energy Manager, California State University Dominguez Hills

Moderator: Jeremy Jones, Commercial & Industrial Energy Solutions, Groom Energy - Groupe EDF

DC-Coupled Solar Plus Storage: Results from the Field

Dynapower will join Duke Energy to explain the decision-making process, challenges and opportunities and conclusions of a DC-Coupled Solar plus Storage project, including data from Duke Energy's Mt. Holly R&D Lab.

Jason Handley, Director of Smart Grid Technology & Operations, Duke Energy
Apurva Somani, Ph.D., Research & Development Lead, Dynapower

Moderator: Mitalee Gupta, Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Residential Storage - Value of DERs in Tariffs

As homebuilders start building energy storage systems into new homes, new business models open, with the potential for creating VPPs and transact customer energy to utilities or peers. But what are the crucial elements of DER rate design to improve the integration and value of distributed resources? #showall

David Peterson, Advisor, Consumer Technology, Arizona Public Service
Miriam Makhyoun, Power Supply Contracts Manager, MCE
Scott Zimmermann, Associate, Energy & Infrastructure, Wilson Sosini Goodrich & Rosati
Matt Owens, Business Development Executive, West Monroe Partners

Moderator: Brett Simon, Senior Analyst, Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)

Networking Break
Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Research Presentation: Playing Well with Others - Market for Storage Hybrids

With 93% of H1 2018 installations in the U.S. being paired solar, hybrid systems are increasingly emerging into the midstream of the energy storage industry. Potential operational benefits and revenue streams are clearly outpacing existing regulations. This research presentation will explore the potential value of hybrid systems and the policies needed to incentivize them, such as Clean Peak standards, and will be followed by a 2-minute Q&A. #showall

Daniel Finn-Foley, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)

Global Storage - Lessons from International Markets

Worldwide power players will sit down to elaborate on key considerations around energy storage technological development, regulatory designs, business models and financing in an array of international power markets. How do these advancements in energy storage correlate with grid modernization and decarbonization programs internationally? #showall

Natalia Eisele, Associate, SUSI Partners
Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director, Indian Energy Storage Alliance
Ben Kass, Attorney, Husch Blackwell
David Kim, CEO, GridWiz

Moderator: Ravi Manghani, Director, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)

Energy Majors Heart Storage - Investments and Other Strategies

Global energy titans like Shell, BP, Enel, Total and Engie are investing heavily in the energy storage space, and this surge of interest is only expected to increase as oil & gas E&P leaders and macro utilities diversify their asset portfolios and put decarbonization at the center of their corporate development strategies. #showall

Boris Schubert, General Manager, Solar and Storage Projects, Shell New Energies
Edouard Bulteau, Investment Director, Total Energy Ventures
David Kirkpatrick, Director, Marathon Capital

Moderator: Anastasia Palivos, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission

Networking Reception

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