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

Network with and learn from leaders in storage

U.S. Energy Storage Summit will bring together utilities, financiers, regulators, technology innovators, and more for Greentech Media's premiere energy storage conference. Underpinned by GTM Research’s report series, U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, this two-day conference will include data-intensive presentations, analyst-led panel sessions with industry leaders, and extensive high-level networking. Join us this December to get an in-depth look at the unique mosaic of energy storage opportunities popping up throughout the United States and emerge with a strong understanding of the business strategies and regulatory and economic circumstances set to drive continued energy storage market growth.


Jon Wellinghoff
Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

Past Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Jon Wellinghoff is an internationally recognized energy law attorney and clean tech energy expert. He is co-chair of the Stoel Rives energy team. Jon has nearly 38 years of leadership experience in federal and state energy policy, regulation, and project development. He has particular expertise in emerging clean tech energy system development, including systems for renewable energy production, smart grid, energy storage, energy efficiency, demand response, and energy infrastructure security, including cyber security. The longest serving chair of the FERC, Jon was first nominated to be a FERC Commissioner in 2006 by President George W. Bush. He was reappointed to the Commission in 2008. In March of 2009 he was named Chairman by President Barack Obama. Previously, Jon founded and led the Beckley Singleton, Chtd. Sustainable Energy and Clean Tech Division (2000-2006), severed as General Counsel at the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (1998-2000), and served two terms as the State of Nevada’s first Advocate for Customers of Public Utilities. As Consumer Advocate, he authored the first comprehensive state utility integrated planning statute. He was also the primary author of the groundbreaking Nevada Renewable Portfolio Standard Act and was one of the lead participants in developing the regulations to implement the law. He went on to assist six other states with the development of renewable portfolio standards. During his FERC tenure, Jon worked to make the U.S. power grid cleaner and more efficient. He championed the agency's landmark Order 1000 which required grid planners and public utilities to coordinate regional power line projects and encouraged the integration of solar and wind installations. As Chairman, he also created FERC's Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, which is responsible for investigating and promoting new efficient technologies and practices in the energy sectors under FERC's jurisdiction, and oversaw development of the National Assessment of Demand Response Potential and the National Action Plan for Demand Response. Jon has written and lectured on numerous subjects related to energy policy and practice.

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.

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.

Dan Sowder, P.E.
Vice President, Power Systems Integration, Doosan GridTech

Dan Sowder, P.E. is Vice President of Power Systems Integration at Doosan GridTech, responsible for the design, installation, and deployment of operational energy storage hardware and software projects for electric utilities.  Dan is a recognized industry expert in energy storage and distributed energy integration, leading the design, installation, and operations of multiple utility-scale energy storage systems while at Doosan GridTech (formerly 1Energy Systems) and previously in Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology Office. He has led multiple grid technology deployments and business model initiatives designed to enhance the value of renewable energy on the grid.  Prior to working at Duke Energy, Dan served as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.

Praveen Kathpal
Vice President, AES Energy Storage

Praveen Kathpal is a Vice President of AES Energy Storage. His responsibilities span energy storage commercial development and market development in the United States. Mr. Kathpal joined AES in 2007. Prior to joining AES, Mr. Kathpal was a consultant in the wholesale power group at ICF International, performing economic analyses for clients in every major U.S. market, Latin America and the Middle East. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Darden School of Business.

Manisha Lakhanpal
Senior Analyst, Grid Planning & Reliability, California Public Utilities Commission

Manisha Lakhanpal is a senior analyst at the CPUC, where she is the lead on Energy Storage in the Grid Planning and Reliability Section. Previously, she worked on Community Choice Aggregator policy matters, Affiliate Transaction Rules and represented the CPUC before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission  on transmission cost recovery cases. Prior to coming to the CPUC, Manisha worked for three different regulatory commissions: Indiana, Missouri and Illinois.  In total she’s been in public service for almost a decade. She holds a Master's Degree in Economics from Illinois State University and she is very happy to be here with you today.

Ken Munson
CEO, Sunverge

A co-founder, Ken leads company operations, strategic development, corporate financing and M&A activity. Ken’s core focus is building Sunverge into an energy services company on the leading edge of smart grid optimization and virtual power plant services through innovative energy storage solutions comprising best-in-class hardware and software. Prior to starting Sunverge, Ken held various executive management roles with Inertia Engineering, Kinetec, Inc. and Motion Control Engineering, Inc. He holds a B.A. degree from California State University, Sacramento, and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Boris von Bormann
Boris von Bormann
CEO, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, LLC
agenda 2015 Conference Themes
  • Energy Storage Behind the Meter
  • Energy Storage in Front of the Meter
  • The Storage Value Chain
  • Business Models and Financing
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highlights from last year

  • $128 million The U.S. Energy Storage Market Size in 2014
  • $4.6 billion Value of the U.S. cumulative deployments by 2019
  • 40% Amount the U.S. energy storage market grew in 2014


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