ESNA Conference and Exhibition | November 5-7, 2019 in San Diego, California

Conference Track and Session Details

Mobility and Storage

This track perfectly captures ESNA 2018’s main theme: “Energy Storage: Where the Future of Power and Transportation Meet.” Join CALSTART, the leading clean transportation industry association, as it illuminates and engages on the most challenging aspects of sustainable fleet electrification. Interactive discussions will include input from OEMs, fleets, regulators, infrastructure experts, ratepayers, and utilities.

Track Chair

John Boesel
President and CEO
CALSTART
November 7, 2018
10:50 am - 11:50 am
The Role of Storage in Scaling up Electric Trucks and Buses

The Role of Storage in Scaling up Electric Trucks and Buses

To electrify 50 buses requires more power than it takes to run the iconic Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, and California alone has 11,000 public buses! This session will explore the challenges of fleet electrification, and how storage can help reduce costs for infrastructure as well as charging by reducing peak demand.

Speakers:

Matt Horton Chief Commercial Officer
Proterra
Suresh Jayanthi Vice President Energy Services
Chanje
Jagmeet Khangura Western Region Microgrid Solution Lead
Black & Veatch
Fred Silver Vice President
CALSTART
11:55 am - 12:30 pm
Urban Mobility, TNCs, and the Role of Storage in DC Fast Charge Deployment

Urban Mobility, TNCs, and the Role of Storage in DC Fast Charge Deployment

Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) are transforming how city-dwellers move about town. TNCs have sketched out bold visions for transitioning these high-mileage vehicles into electric vehicles, but to do so will require high-power, convenient hubs to get them charged up and back on the roads. Come hear what TNCs are planning and how energy storage can make their visions a reality.

Speakers:

Paul Augustine Senior Manager of Sustainability
Lyft
Austin Heyworth Public Affairs Manager in California
Uber
Ashley Horvat VP of Public and Private Partnerships
Greenlots
Ben Mandel Northeast Regional Director
CALSTART
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Role of Regulators in Accelerating Fleet Electrification

Role of Regulators in Accelerating Fleet Electrification

Utility regulators across the country are opening proceedings to assess the role of utilities and ratepayer dollars in providing electric vehicle infrastructure for fleets and the general driving public. On this panel, we will feature diverse perspectives on the question of how utility regulation can balance the policy and business imperatives of fleet electrification with potential cost impacts on ratepayers.

Speakers:

Julie Johnson Manager, National Business Development
Ryder System, Inc.
Megha Lakhchaura Director of Policy
EVBox
Katie Pickrell Principal
PG&E
John Rhodes Chair
New York Public Service Commission
Ryan Schuchard Policy Director
CALSTART
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
EV Battery Recycling and Second Life

EV Battery Recycling and Second Life

With millions of electric vehicles hitting the roads in the next five years, EV battery re-use and recycling becomes an important part of the sustainability discussion. This session will explore use cases and opportunities to turn outdated EV batteries into activated grid resources.

Speakers:

Julie Blunden Executive Vice President, Business Development
EVgo
Eva Diess Vice President
The Mobility House
Jasna Tomic Research Director
CALSTART

Advanced Solutions

We are closer than ever to achieving a cleaner, more resilient grid – thanks to rapidly accelerating progress in energy storage. Advanced Solutions highlights a variety of the most innovative technologies from bulk seasonal storage to intelligent software, as well as the role of storage integration both behind and in front of the meter.

Track Chair

Haresh Kamath
Senior Program Manager for Distributed Energy Resources
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
November 7, 2018
10:50 am - 11:50 am
The Final Frontier: Technology for Long Duration Storage

The Final Frontier: Technology for Long Duration Storage

This session highlights the intriguing technologies that are moving the industry closer to realizing the dream of multi-day and seasonal storage. Hear experts on hydrogen storage, hot rock storage, and liquid air energy storage explain these exciting technologies, their practical use cases, and next steps that will position these applications to support the clean grid of the future.

Target Audience: Developers, investors, utility executives, and grid operators.

Audience Take-Aways: Appreciate the value and current state of long-duration storage technologies, and potential market applications. Comprehend the challenges of bringing these new technologies to market.

Speakers:

Matthew Barnett Business Development Director
Highview Power
Doron Brenmiller Executive Vice President
Brenmiller Energy
Gene Larson Vice President, Energy Storage
SNC-Lavalin Clean Power
Jon Norman President & Chief Operating Officer
Hydrostor
Rudolf Zauner Head of Hydrogen Center
VERBUND
11:55 am - 12:30 pm
Thermal Storage at the Grid Edge

Thermal Storage at the Grid Edge

Thermal Storage technologies have been in the marketplace for over 100 years. Active hot water, cold water, ice, PCM’s and even passive systems have been utilized in various degrees to address energy supply issues within the built space. With increased renewables penetration driving an increasingly larger need for energy storage, diverse storage solutions will be needed on both sides of the electric meter to balance the grid. For this reason, users are re-evaluating the value of thermal technologies. This presentation will discuss the value of integrating thermal storage with customer loads, particularly those related to cooling.

Target Audience: Building and facilities owners, investors, developers, regulators, and planners for municipal, cooperative, and investor-owned utilities..

Audience Take-Aways: Understand how thermal storage works, the differences between thermal storage and batteries, and the value of thermal storage as both an asset at the grid edge as well as its value to the entire electric grid.

Speakers:

Mark MacCracken Vice President
TRANE
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Two to Tango: How Storage Complements Generation

Two to Tango: How Storage Complements Generation

The value of energy storage often greatly increases when it becomes a dance partner with other generating assets. This panel will explore how the flexibility of storage can help enhance the economics of both traditional and renewable generation assets. Panelists will discuss notable hybrid endeavors and how storage has enhanced the value of these projects in terms of improved dispatchability, increased output, and other attributes. The discussion will address the drivers behind the growing trend of hybrid approaches for joining storage assets with other resources, and the potential impacts on project economics.

Target Audience: Developers of unconventional and renewable generation projects, investors, utility executives, grid operators.

Audience Take-Aways: Appreciate the growing trend of combining energy storage with other generating assets, Understand the multiple use cases and underlying rationale.

Speakers:

Christian Roselund Americas Editor
PV Magazine
Matt Stedl Development Director - Energy Storage
Tradewind Energy
Caleb Waugh Head of Business Analytics
Lockheed Martin Energy
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Super Smart Storage

Super Smart Storage

Batteries on the grid are useless without associated and applied intelligence. This panel will discuss how data analytics and intelligent software bring value to the storage game. Panelists will discuss the state-of-the-art in battery aggregation software? They will highlight use cases that demonstrate the ability to deploy storage assets to address various opportunities, and the resulting value that is created. They will address challenges that remain to be solved and the future state of the storage software industry.

Target Audience: Developers, regulators, investors, and planners from municipal, cooperative, and investor-owned utilities.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand the value that software brings to storage deployments, the specific issues software needs to solve. Grasp the future potential of combining advanced software with energy storage assets.

Speakers:

Timothy Allen Senior Director - Energy Storage
Sempra Energy
Bjoern Christensen Chief Strategy Officer
Nuvve
Danny Kennedy Managing Director
California Clean Energy Fund

North American Market Transformation

2018 has firmly established North America as the world’s top energy storage market, with groundbreaking regulatory and policy initiatives and innovative business models creating a vibrant and robust ecosystem. With perspectives from the federal, state, and regional levels, this track will provide informed updates on top trends and drill down on the world’s largest-ever energy storage procurement.

Track Chair

Marissa Gillett
Vice President
Energy Storage Association
November 7, 2018
10:50 am - 11:50 am
Transforming a National Market

Transforming a National Market

In February, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted to ‘remove barriers to participation of electric storage resources’ in competitive wholesale electric markets. The goal was to improve competition and enhance system efficiencies, while increasing resilience. What responses are likely to be seen from the RTO/ISOs as they develop new rules for integrating and compensating storage resources? What additional value streams should be considered? Experts and grid operators will discuss what that means when put into practice, and the new opportunities created by 841.

Target audience: Storage developers, investors, regulators, utility leaders.

Take-Aways: Understand Order 841 and implications for market development.

Speakers:

Michael DeSocio Senior Manager – Market Design
New York Independent System Operator
Mihir Desu Manager
Strategen
Dr. Karl Meeusen Senior Advisor, Infrastructure and Regulatory Policy
CAISO
Michael Robinson Principal Advisor of Market Design
MISO
Laura Walter Senior Lead Economist
PJM
11:55 am - 12:30 pm
Optimizing the Gas Fleet with Storage

Optimizing the Gas Fleet with Storage

GE will lead a discussion on how hybridizing the thermal fleet with energy storage can provide a no regrets choice to lead the transition to a low carbon energy production future. Existing thermal assets can be cost effectively leveraged by integrating high power energy storage systems to enable carbon free spinning reserves, accelerated flexible ramping, and enhanced turndown capabilities. Over time, as battery prices continue to decline and arbitrage opportunities more clearly develop, additional energy storage can be added to charge during the day, and offset the gas turbine output during the daily evening peak effectively lowering the overall heat rate. In this session, we will see examples of how storage is changing how we think about the gas fleet, and how it will integrate with gas turbines in the future to ensure the most reliable and diverse grid.

Target audience: utilities, grid planners, developers, resource managers.

Speakers:

Sam Huntington Senior Research Analyst
IHS Markit
Kurt Waldner Leader – Strategic Marketing and Product Management
GE Energy Storage
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Road-tripping through the USA Storage Markets

Road-tripping through the USA Storage Markets

Join us for an informative "roadtrip" across the USA, stopping off at hot energy storage markets and interesting projects along the way! This session will host representatives from the southeast, New York, Minnesota, and Arizona and give some regional flavor to energy storage developments.

Target Audience: Developers looking to understand regional markets, regulators, planners from municipal, cooperative, and investor-owned utilities.

Take-Aways: a comprehension of regional markets and storage opportunities

Speakers:

Dr. William Acker Executive Director
New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium
Brian Burandt Vice President of Power Supply and Business Development
Connexus Energy
Peter Kelly-Detwiler Principal
NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC
Jason Prince Senior Associate
Rocky Mountain Institute
Bert Taube Energy Storage and Solar PV Manager
Southern Research
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
A Landmark Storage Procurement

A Landmark Storage Procurement

Join a fireside chat between the California Energy Storage Alliance and Pacific Gas and Electric about the world's largest energy storage procurement which took place this summer with PG&E’s intention to procure 567.5 MW of energy storage in July, 2018. This procurement proves that storage is an effective reliability alternative to gas. Come hear about the specifics of this project and the details behind this impressive endeavor.

Target Audience: Project developers, utility executives, regulators, market operators.

Audience Take-Aways: an understanding of the economics and logic behind utility-scale storage, and possible implications of other markets.

Speakers:

Alex Morris Vice President Policy and Operations
CESA
Charles Post Energy Storage Program Manager
PG&E

Microgrids, Resiliency and Security

In today’s world of energy system transitions and ongoing climate challenges, microgrids can provide independence, resilience and security. This track will showcase a wide variety of real-world use cases and highlight the various benefits of microgrids. It will also address questions around the deployment, ownership and operation of these systems.

Track Chair

Mark Paterson
General Manager
Horizon Power
November 7, 2018
10:50 am - 11:50 am
Microgrids, Maximum Impact

Microgrids, Maximum Impact

The past year has seen the emergence of microgrids in various markets across the planet, as the technologies and business models mature. This session will highlight several recent microgrid projects from different regions of the world. It will discuss the fundamentals behind these projects, challenges to be overcome, and lessons learned for other markets.

Target Audience: Microgrid developers, regulators, policymakers, and planners from, municipal, cooperative, and investor-owned utilities.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand the rationale for microgrids, the constituent elements, and the hurdles involved in creating effective projects.

Speakers:

Gianluca Gigliucci Head of Energy Storage Innovation
Enel Green Power
Mark Paterson General Manager
Horizon Power
John Schaaf Jr. Managing Director
Con Edison Battery Storage
11:55 am - 12:30 pm
Microgrids for National Security

Microgrids for National Security

The Department of Defense has proven to be one of the energy industry'ss most eager adopters of new distributed energy resource (DER) technologies, while at the same time having some of the most stringent requirements. Operational readiness is the military's number one priority, so diesel has historically been its fuel source of choice due to its reliability and capacity to be stored. However, with the rise of new energy technologies including storage, renewables and advanced microgrid control, the military is turning to DERs typically used for energy efficiency to provide resiliency and backup power. This presentation will discuss lessons from three military microgrid projects at Department of Defense facilities in Hawaii, Utah and Michigan.

Target Audience: military energy planners, developers, regulators, legislators, utility planners.

Audience Take-Aways: Comprehend the value that microgrids bring to military bases. Understand key elements of military microgrids and how they interact with neighboring power grids. Grasp the challenges that must be overcome in developing microgrids in the military environment.

Speakers:

Steven Lichtin Director of Business Development
Go Electric Inc.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Who Owns the Microgrid?

Who Owns the Microgrid?

Microgrids are popping up all over North America, from hospitals, to retail stores, to campuses to entire communities both rural and urban. As microgrids become more common, the question becomes who owns the microgrid? This session will delve into various aspects of microgrid ownership, maintenance, liability and investment to provide more context around how to increase microgrid deployment.

Audience: Utilities, coops, developers, C&I, policy makers, service providers

Speakers:

Anastasia Palivos Acting Commissioner
Illinois Commerce Commission
Mike Petouhoff Executive Director
One Grid Energy Solutions
Abby Roy Managing Director
New Ventures Southern Company
Douglas Staker Vice President
Enernoc
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Making Island Life a Breeze

Making Island Life a Breeze

Small island nations, often served by a single, vertically-integrated utility largely with diesel generation, are rife with opportunity for energy storage. High and volatile prices of imported fossil fuels, alongside the falling prices of solar and wind technologies, have hastened the transition to renewable energy in recent years. However, due to the small size of these systems it is much easier and quicker for these islands to reach high instantaneous penetration of intermittent renewables, which can cause grid stability issues with cloud coverage and wind variability, creating an opportunity for energy storage. In addition to renewable firming and ramp rate control, small island utilities depend on high spinning reserve requirements to ensure reliability. This operation of diesel generators at lower fuel efficiency opens the door for energy storage to play a role in spinning reserve replacement, even in systems without renewable energy. This presentation will highlight several case studies of energy storage investigations, lessons learned, and opportunities in Caribbean small island nations.

Target Audience: microgrid and storage developers, investors, regulators, and grid planners with isolated systems.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand issues related to isolated power grids and the role that energy storage can play in improving operations and economics of these systems, particularly when combined with renewable resources.

Speakers:

Stephen Mushegan Associate Director
Clinton Foundation

Risk Management

As with any new technology or service brought to an ever-changing marketplace, managing risk in energy storage is something every developer, insurer, lender, utility, and end user must consider. This track considers a variety of risks including those related to revenue, contracts, supply chains and physical/technical aspects – and explores frameworks and solutions for risk mitigation.

Track Chair

Logan Goldie-Scot
Team Leader, Energy Storage Insight
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
November 8, 2018
10:50 am - 11:50 am
Future-Proofing Energy Storage Investments

Future-Proofing Energy Storage Investments

This session will examine how to plan long-term energy storage investments in a time of changing markets. Panelists will weigh in on how developers and investors alike can address and mitigate multiple financial risks related to storage projects, including possibilities of market saturation, changing use cases, changing markets and valuation of services, and the possible stroke of the regulatory pen.

Target Audience: Investors, developers and project owners, planners from municipal, cooperative, and investor-owned utilities

Audience Take-Aways: Comprehend risks related to storage investments, evolving markets, and the changing regulatory framework.

Speakers:

Logan Goldie-Scot Team Leader, Energy Storage Insight
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Puon Penn Executive Vice President/Head of Technology Capital
Wells Fargo
Andrew Tang Senior Vice President, Business Development
Green Smith Energy
Karim Wazni Managing Director
Younicos
11:55 am - 12:30 pm
Identifying, Assigning and Allocating Risk

Identifying, Assigning and Allocating Risk

Reducing risk upfront through responsible contracting.

Speakers:

Jay Goldin Vice President, Green Tech Solutions
Munich RE
William Holmes Partner
K&L Gates
Allan Marks Partner
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Managing Physical Risk

Managing Physical Risk

There are many components of physical risk associated with energy storage. This panel has assembled a diverse group to highlight the various aspects of physical risk and suggest solutions for risk mitigation. The panel will cover items from selecting the right system upfront, to assessing systems for long-term physical performance, to safe installation and maintenance. Each speaker will present their organization’s role in the process: including manufacturing, testing, design, and installation of the system. They will share their priorities, how they protect the public, and how they protect financial interests.

Target Audience: Developers, owners, leaders from insurance and utility industries.

Audience Take-Aways: Perceive potential risks related to installation and operation of energy storage projects, and understand how those risks can be addressed at various stages in the process.

Speakers:

Dan Cohee Vice President
PDE Total Energy Solutions
Jake Edie Business Development Director
S&C Electric Company
Davion Hill Energy Storage Leader, Americas
DNV GL
Bernie Kotlier Executive Director
IBEW-NECA California & Nevada
Megan Vidal Business Development
UL
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Emerging Challenges & Risks along the Battery Supply Chain

Emerging Challenges & Risks along the Battery Supply Chain

The energy storage industry is expected to see tremendous growth over the coming years. These vast new business opportunities signify new challenges that must be thoroughly understood and addressed. This panel will explain the nature and origin of the key emerging issues along the battery storage supply chain, including: the sourcing dominance of vehicle OEMs for battery cells and resulting supply challenges for stationary storage players; the looming cobalt crunch stemming from increasing demand, and related supply concentration and sustainability issues; and the glut of EV batteries after reaching their primary end of life. Potential mitigation solutions will be investigated, including creative sourcing strategies, ways to reduce the dependence on cobalt, and battery recovery strategies around the globe.

Target Audience: Storage and renewable energy project developers, investors and project owners, utility executives, regulators, and legislators.

Audience Take-Aways: Grasp the key issues related to the battery supply chain, including sourcing of critical inputs and development of end-of-life strategies.

Speakers:

Florian Mayr Partner
Apricum
Yayoi Sekine Energy Storage Analyst
Bloomberg NEF

Utility Leadership

Utilities face a dramatically changing landscape, with customer defections, IoT-enabled technologies, climate-related business impacts and the inevitable shift to a distributed energy future. This track explores major new trends in storage-based utility models and highlights progressive programs that have successfully integrated energy storage both behind and in front of the meter in innovative, business-boosting ways.

Track Chair

Erika Meyers
Director of Research
Smart Electric Power Alliance
November 8, 2018
10:50 am - 11:50 am
Storage as Transmission

Storage as Transmission

In just a few years, energy storage serving as a transmission asset has gone from a hypothetical possibility to a reality, with first projects already deployed or in motion, and storage starting to be integrated into transmission planning processes. Pacific Gas & Electric and Arizona Public Service have already deployed or planned energy storage projects in transmission applications, and storage is being actively considered as a transmission asset in open planning windows in markets like PJM, CAISO and MISO. This panel will explore current projects, regulatory structures and commercial models enabling this emerging application, and also discuss challenges ahead for its widespread adoption.

Target Audience: Utility regulators, leaders and planners from municipal, cooperative and investor-owned utilities, and project developers.

Take-Aways: Realize the potential for utility-scale storage to step in as an asset to be considered during the transmission planning process, and understand the specific benefits of storage as a transmission-related asset.

Speakers:

Kiran Kumaraswamy Market Applications Director
Fluence
Dr. Karl Meeusen Senior Advisor, Infrastructure and Regulatory Policy
CAISO
Alex Morris Vice President Policy and Operations
CESA
John Pinho Energy Innovation Advisor
Arizona Public Service
11:55 am - 12:30 pm
Getting to 100% Renewable

Getting to 100% Renewable

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is aggressively planning to decarbonize its grid, and has taken several critical steps in that direction, including development of a 20 MW storage system, and the possibility of a large pumped hydro project at the Hoover dam. Hear how LADWP is already deploying storage, and planning for additional resources, to enable a green grid.

Target Audience: Municipal, cooperative, and investor-owned utility executives, local and state government officials, project developers, regulators.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand the benefits and challenges inherent in planning for and implementing a city-scale carbon-free grid.

Speakers:

Marty Adams Chief Operating Officer
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EV Rate Programs that Work

EV Rate Programs that Work

Electric Vehicles are a key element of a carbon-free future. At the same time, they offer the potential for utilities to boost sales and utilize integrated EV assets to strengthen the grid. A key part of fostering EV - and ensuring that EVs are integrated into the grid in a beneficial manner – is the development of rate programs that incentivize desired behaviors. This panel will discuss the elements of EV rate programs that work best, as well as elements to avoid.

Target Audience: Municipal, cooperative, and investor-owned utility executives, local and state government officials, executives from electric charging infrastructure and automotive companies.

Audience Take-Aways: Grasp the essential issues related to design of EV rate programs. Understand which elements work best, and why.

Speakers:

Erika Meyers Director of Research
Smart Electric Power Alliance
David Schlosberg Vice President Energy Market Operations
eMotorWerks
Kevin Schwain Electric Vehicle Program Lead
Xcel Energy
Robert Thomas Principal Manager
Southern California Edison
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Homing in on Residential Storage

Homing in on Residential Storage

Behind the Meter Residential Storage is often employed as an isolated and stand-alone solution, for either resiliency or self-consumption of renewables. However, it is also being networked, coordinated and integrated into the grid with increasing frequency. This panel will discuss the development of on-site residential storage, existing business cases, and its potential future on our evolving electric power grids, as it becomes increasingly aggregated and dispatched to address grid-related issues.

Target Audience: Storage developers, on-site solar developers, regulators, state and local politicians, planners for municipal, cooperative and investor-owned utilities.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand the use cases and value that emerging storage is bringing to the grid, and grasp the long-term potential of this asset.

Speakers:

James Frasher Distributed Energy Strategy Group
SMUD
Lee Krevat CEO
Krevat Energy Innovations
Nathan Wyeth Director, Grid Services
Sunrun

Global Grid Transformation

The benefits of energy storage are universal. To present the global picture, delegates from Australia, Europe, Canada and Latin America will come together with policymakers and companies from across the U.S. to exchange ideas, share success stories and brainstorm on key challenges, with a focus on promoting a decarbonized, resilient and affordable power grid.

Track Chair

Mark Higgins
Chief Operating Officer
Strategen
November 8, 2018
10:50 am - 11:50 am
Australian Roundtable (Part 1)

Australian Roundtable (Part 1)

Australia: A Look into the Future - What is Next for the World's RD&D Sandbox?

How effective have the recent mega-storage projects in Australia been? What are the significant lessons that are transferrable to other nations? What is driving Australia’s developing reputation as the world’s electricity grid RD&D sandbox? Where does energy storage RD&D fit in? What are the opportunities for combining solar and renewable resources to create integrated and dispatchable resources, building on AEMO’s recent ISP? What is the right Distribution System Operator (DSO) model for a structurally separated supply chain like Australia?

Target Audience: Storage and renewable energy project developers, investors and regulators, market operators.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand key issues related to various regionals and implications for other markets.

Speakers:

Michael DeSocio Senior Manager – Market Design
New York Independent System Operator
Nicola Falcon General Manager Forecasting
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
Mark Higgins Chief Operating Officer
Strategen
Mark Paterson General Manager
Horizon Power
Anthony Seipolt Advisor
Australian Energy Regulator
Sam Staples Market Development Manager
Australian Energy Storage Alliance
Americas Roundtable (Part 1)

Americas Roundtable (Part 1)

The Americas: Storage Coming of Age in Latin America – Special Focus on Mexico.

During ESNA’s 2017 Global Grid Transformation Roundtable on Mexico, CRE Chairman Guillermo Alcocer and Commissioner Marcelino Madrigal proposed to implement energy storage as a multi-use transmission asset. What steps has Mexico undertaken in the last year to advance energy storage as part of its power sector toolkit. What challenges have been encountered, and what efforts are underway? How will storage be incorporated into future renewable energy auctions, if at all? What solutions from global markets could Mexico adopt to jump-start new services & value streams?
How can the World Bank’s $1B energy storage fund help accelerate progress? How can interested stakeholders access this funding? What are the future prospects for storage applications and deployments in Mexico? What will progress in Mexico mean for other countries in Latin America?

Target Audience: Storage and renewable energy project developers, investors and regulators, market operators.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand key issues related to various regionals and implications for other markets.

Speakers:

Dr. Salvador Acha Daza Head of Modernization Unit
CENACE Mexico
Gabriela Azuela Global Lead Clean Energy
The World Bank Group
Hala Ballouz President
Electric Power Engineers
Lorenzo Kristov, PHD Independent Consultant
Former Principal, Market Design, California ISO
Janice Lin Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Strategen
Marcelino Madrigal Martinez Commissioner
Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission
Peter Mockel Principal Industry Specialist
International Financial Corporation (IFC)
Hector Olea President and CEO
Gauss Energia
Charles Post Energy Storage Program Manager
PG&E
Edward Randolph Energy Division Director
California Public Utilities Commission
Michael Robinson Principal Advisor of Market Design
MISO
European Roundtable (Part 1)

European Roundtable (Part 1)

Europe: Sectoral Convergence & Approaches to Grid Modernization

How does the regulatory and market design approach differ in the EU and UK versus the US? What similarities and differences exist between European countries that affect outcomes? Will the Winter Package and rate design catch up with technology? What storage business models are emerging in Europe? What types of deployments have worked the best and how do the project economics pencil out? What are the future prospects for storage in Germany and the UK? What solutions from global markets could Europe adopt to jump-start new services & value streams? What accounts for the differing approach on sectoral convergence between Europe and the US? What can the US do to catch up?

Target Audience: Storage and renewable energy project developers, investors and regulators, market operators.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand key issues related to various regionals and implications for other markets.

Speakers:

Ed Reid Director Of Quality Assurance
Centrica
Heiko Tautor Head of Market Management Energy
WAGO
Laura Walter Senior Lead Economist
PJM
Urban Windelen Executive Director
BVES E.V. - GERMAN ENERGY STORAGE ASSOCIATION
Rudolf Zauner Head of Hydrogen Center
VERBUND
11:55 am - 12:30 pm
Australian Roundtable (Part 2)

Australian Roundtable (Part 2)

Australia: A Look into the Future - What is Next for the World's RD&D Sandbox?

How effective have the recent mega-storage projects in Australia been? What are the significant lessons that are transferrable to other nations? What is driving Australia’s developing reputation as the world’s electricity grid RD&D sandbox? Where does energy storage RD&D fit in? What are the opportunities for combining solar and renewable resources to create integrated and dispatchable resources, building on AEMO’s recent ISP? What is the right Distribution System Operator (DSO) model for a structurally separated supply chain like Australia?

Target Audience: Storage and renewable energy project developers, investors and regulators, market operators.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand key issues related to various regionals and implications for other markets.

Speakers:

Michael DeSocio Senior Manager – Market Design
New York Independent System Operator
Nicola Falcon General Manager Forecasting
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
Kiran Kumaraswamy Market Applications Director
Fluence
Anthony Seipolt Advisor
Australian Energy Regulator
Sam Staples Market Development Manager
Australian Energy Storage Alliance
Americas Roundtable (Part 2)

Americas Roundtable (Part 2)

This morning session will focus on specific regions.

The Americas: Storage Coming of Age in Latin America – Special Focus on Mexico

Target Audience: Storage and renewable energy project developers, investors and regulators, market operators.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand key issues related to various regionals and implications for other markets.

Speakers:

Dr. Salvador Acha Daza Head of Modernization Unit
CENACE Mexico
Gabriela Azuela Global Lead Clean Energy
The World Bank Group
Hala Ballouz President
Electric Power Engineers
Lorenzo Kristov, PHD Independent Consultant
Former Principal, Market Design, California ISO
Janice Lin Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Strategen
Marcelino Madrigal Martinez Commissioner
Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission
Peter Mockel Principal Industry Specialist
International Financial Corporation (IFC)
Hector Olea President and CEO
Gauss Energia
Charles Post Energy Storage Program Manager
PG&E
Edward Randolph Energy Division Director
California Public Utilities Commission
Michael Robinson Principal Advisor of Market Design
MISO
European Roundtable (Part 2)

European Roundtable (Part 2)

Europe: Sectoral Convergence & Approaches to Grid Modernization

Target Audience: Storage and renewable energy project developers, investors and regulators, market operators.

Audience Take-Aways: Understand key issues related to various regionals and implications for other markets.

Speakers:

Gianluca Gigliucci Head of Energy Storage Innovation
Enel Green Power
Hasan Ozdem Head of Technology Management
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Heiko Tautor Head of Market Management Energy
WAGO
Urban Windelen Executive Director
BVES E.V. - GERMAN ENERGY STORAGE ASSOCIATION
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Wholesale Market Design Global Best Practices

Wholesale Market Design Global Best Practices

Join practitioners from multiple countries to discuss what market design elements work best to promote energy storage and where improvements are necessary. This interactive session will seek to answer the following questions:
• What types of rules are wholesale market operators likely to develop for integrating and compensating storage resources?
• What additional value streams should be considered?
• What wholesale market design lessons could be learned from Europe, Australia, or markets in the Americas?
• How will future markets and rules change, as power grids evolve with increasing amounts of renewables, electric vehicles, and other assets on both sides of the meter?


Target Audience: Grid-scale storage and renewable energy project developers, investors and regulators, market operators.

Audience Take-Aways: Integrate knowledge of best practices from energy storage projects across the globe.

Speakers:

Nicola Falcon General Manager Forecasting
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
Lorenzo Kristov, PHD Independent Consultant
Former Principal, Market Design, California ISO
Marcelino Madrigal Martinez Commissioner
Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission
Anthony Seipolt Advisor
Australian Energy Regulator
Rudolf Zauner Head of Hydrogen Center
VERBUND
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Distributed Storage Global Best Practices *Start Time 2:50pm*

Distributed Storage Global Best Practices *Start Time 2:50pm*

Join our global delegation from over 25 countries to discuss what works and what does not in this interactive session. We will seek to answer the following questions:
• What applications are driving distributed storage deployment across the globe?
• What factors contribute to this growth, including the regulatory environment and business cases?
• What relevant lessons do these case studies hold for other markets?
• What impacts are these deployments are having on grid architecture, and the relationship between distribution and transmission operations?

Speakers:

Michael DeSocio Senior Manager – Market Design
New York Independent System Operator
Mark Higgins Chief Operating Officer
Strategen
Lorenzo Kristov, PHD Independent Consultant
Former Principal, Market Design, California ISO
Mark Paterson General Manager
Horizon Power
Ed Reid Director Of Quality Assurance
Centrica
Laura Walter Senior Lead Economist
PJM
Urban Windelen Executive Director
BVES E.V. - GERMAN ENERGY STORAGE ASSOCIATION

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This is a report from the first-ever facilitated conference track among private- and public-sector leaders from Mexico, Australia and China at the Energy Storage North America 2017 Conference and Expo. The Global Grid Transformation Report provides a recap of the current situation facing each country, the key questions each region is trying to address, and the next steps towards achieving a cleaner, more efficient, and more resilient grid in their respective markets.

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