Mary Powell, the CEO of Green Mountain Power, doesn’t even consider her power company a “utility.” She sees it as a startup, where customer experience and distributed energy are her top priorities. We’ll chat with Powell about her approach to managing Vermont’s biggest utility, and where battery storage fits into her vision for the customer-centric future.
Distributed energy means that, more than ever, the power that we use is crowd-sourced, so why shouldn't our insights be? We will put the questions to you, the audience, to see if the vision on stage matches the vision of the market.
Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association (ESA)
Craig R. Horne, Vice President Business Development, Energy Storage, RES Americas
Vibhu Kaushik, Director of Grid Technology & Modernization , Southern California Edison
Ethan D. Avallone, Senior Market Design Specialist, New York Independent System Operator
Peter Klauer, Senior Advisor, Smart Grid Technology, California Independent System Operator (CAISO)
Marco Terruzzin, Director, Energy Storage, E.ON
With installations in North Carolina and Florida at two of the nation’s leading IPPs, Dynapower’s Chris Larsen presents the financial advantages of DC-Coupled Utility Scale Solar Plus Storage and practical implementation considerations for installation owners. Larsen takes participants through energy storage deployment savings, energy generation increases achieved only through the use of a DC-DC converter, and the utilization of the DC-coupled approach in both new and existing utility scale solar installations.
Some states leverage pilot programs to kickstart a new storage industry. Others can't seem to get out of pilot purgatory, where state-funded demos simply lead to more demos without achieving scale. In this panel, we'll hear from experts on the vanguard of state storage policy about what to emulate and what to avoid from state incentive programs so far. It will be geared toward policymakers and storage companies alike.
Sara Baldwin Auck, Director, Regulatory Program, IREC
Balvinder Deonarine, Project Manager, Distributed Resource Integration, ConEd
Kavita Ravi, Director of Strategic Analysis, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Dan Berwick, General Manager, Energy Storage Division, Borrego Solar Systems
Brian Knowles, Energy Storage Lead, Cypress Creek Renewables
Carl Stills, Vice President, Storage Integration, 8minutenergy Renewables
From self-consumption to peak demand shaving to aggregated energy arbitrage -- behind-the-meter storage can provide a number of services for customers. Combining these applications creates multiple value streams, which can improve the economics for energy storage systems. Panelists will discuss how they're addressing value stacking and how customers are responding.
Moderator: Julia Pyper, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
GTM Research forecasts that behind-the-meter storage will make up more than 50% of the U.S. energy storage market by 2022, but is this trend moving us in the right direction to drive growth and enhance reliability? We will ask our panelists where the best place for storage is, and we will see if that answer changes dramatically depending on who you ask.
Mia Adams, Senior Manager, Market Strategy, MISO
Gabe Petlin, Supervisor, Grid Planning & Reliability, Energy Division, CPUC
Rogers Weed, Vice President, Product Management, Doosan GridTech
Joshua Weiner, Storage Integration Director, NEXTracker
Chris Linn, Project Manager, Smarter Grid Solutions
Kimberly McGrath, Senior Director of Business Development, Maxwell Technologies
Chris McKay, Director North American Sales, Power Systems, Northern Power Systems