Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Breakfast Briefing I: 2018 - The Year of Residential Storage

The U.S. storage market as a whole saw great success in 2018, with the residential market in particular as a major highlight. Across the U.S., deployments ballooned for systems that historically made up a mere sliver of the market. What drove this breakout year in deployments? Where are these systems being deployed? And why are customers flocking to residential storage now? #showall

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

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Breakfast Briefing II: Battery and Non-Battery Cost Trends - Where's the Floor?

Storage system prices have declined by more than 60% since 2012 and are expected to decline by another 30% over the next five years. Historically battery prices drove the bulk of system price declines, but in the future both battery prices and non-battery components like inverters, software & controls, and design, engineering and construction services will drive system price reductions. Where will the market see most savings? How will the vendor landscape evolve over the course of the next five years, as the storage industry collectively targets bringing down system prices further. #showall

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

It's a Crowded Field - Emerging Storage Technologies

Who are the potential challengers to the dominance of lithium-ion batteries? Join this thought-provoking close look at the latest players in the energy storage technology space: from power-to-gas solutions to pump-hydro storage, compressed air energy storage (CAES) or processed storage to different innovations within Li-on batteries and other battery types, such as flow batteries and solid-state batteries. #showall

Melisa Johns, Vice President Business & Product Development, Duke Energy
Tilak Gopalarathnam, Director of Energy Technology Partnerships, LG Corp
Wade Bitaraf, Global Head of Energy & Sustainability, Plug & Play
Joe Zhou, CEO, Quidnet Energy

Moderator: Eric Wesoff, Founder , Sage Marketing

Networking Break
Enabling Energy Storage Flexibility Through Software

If the key to successful utility and energy retail programs incorporating utility-scale, commercial, and residential energy storage, relies in monetizing all the value streams from behind the meter to grid support and market participation, then the software layer is a fundamental piece in this widespread adoption puzzle as it provides the smart factor to batteries and financially optimizes storage system returns across the stakeholder landscape. #showall

Stephen T. Johnston, Growth Development Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric
Arthur (Bud) Vos, President & CEO, Enbala Power Networks
Ryan Wartena, Co-Founder & President, Director of Product, Geli
Bert Taube, Senior Principal Investigator, Energy Storage & Solar PV, Southern Research

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

Energy Storage System Integration - Not All About the Batteries

Join leading system integration players, EPCs and solution providers for a deep dive into pricing trends, system architecture types and balance-of-plant innovation. This panel will compare and contrast cost optimization potential, performance and the shifting technology landscape. #showall

Kate McGinnis, Managing Director for North America, Fluence
Dean Solon, Founder & CEO, Shoals Technologies Group
Kyle Garton, Director of Product Development, AutoGrid Systems
Enrico Ladendorf, Managing Director and Founder, Pason Power

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

Fireside Chat on Equity and Project Finance Trends in Energy Storage

The growth of the energy storage industry is dependent on expanding the number, quality, and engagement of equity and project financing partners. As customer demand booms and business models evolve in the distributed energy storage field, the types of investors are changing, as are their interests for investing in energy storage among other asset classes. Stem’s Chief Financial Officer and the Senior Principal, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, Infrastructure with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (one of Stem's investment partners) will discuss trends in both types of financing in the energy storage space, what investors are looking for, and comparisons to investment over the past decade in solar generation and other technology services. #showall

Bill Bush, Chief Financial Officer, Stem
Brad Leufkens, Senior Principal, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Moderator: Stephen Lacey, Editor-in-Chief, Greentech Media

Lunch & Networking
Startup Technology Showcase: Rapid-fire Pitch Session

Join leading technology innovators as they showcase how their emerging products and services will enable further adoption of energy storage. #showall

Rick Chamberlain, Vice President of Engineering, Cadenza Innovation
Peter Frischmann, CEO & Co-Founder, Sepion Technologies
Tal Sholklapper, CEO & Co-Founder, Voltaiq
Ajay Kochhar, CEO, Li-Cycle
Mike Pintar, COO, NETenergy

Moderator: Scott Clavenna, Chairman, Greentech Media

Networking Break
Where's the Leverage? Financing Storage Projects

The main questions in any storage deal always have to do with risk: Who owns it? What type of risk is it? And what factors affect it? This session will break down risks associated with financing energy storage from multiple standpoints. In addition to this, it will evaluate the impact factors associated with revenue streams have in these financing decisions, like how much of a given value stream is merchant or contracted. Finally, this discussion will also assess potential upsides within storage deals. #showall

Shounok Sinha, Principal - Products & Structuring, Constellation
Jim Hughes, CEO and Managing Director, Prisma Energy
Carl Stills, Vice President, Storage Integration, 8minutenergy Renewables
Dirk Michels, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

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

Building the Future Storage Market - Challenges We Face and How We’ll Solve Them

This visionary discussion around the kinds of technologies and business models that will maximize the value of storage on the grid will serve as a wrap-up for all the conversations sparked by two days at the conference. The focus will be on how storage can be an enabler of grid flexibility, and how can power market players and industry entities identify and incentivize utility-scale and distributed storage systems for a myriad of applications such as capacity value, ancillary services, T&D upgrade deferrals and customer benefits. #showall

Marco Terruzzin, Director, Energy Storage, E.ON
Julia Eagles, Public Policy & Strategy Manager, Xcel Energy
Howard Smith, Manager of Distributed Energy Resource Policy, Southern Company
Sonja Glavaski, Program Director, ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy

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