2018 Conference Tracks
Two days of programming will focus on the utility audience. This highly educational track will cover intermediate to advanced topics that face utilities. The sessions will showcase how innovative utilities across the US are tackling challenges such as safety, EV deployment, DER optimization, storage for resilience, and long duration energy storage needs for the 100% clean energy future. These sessions will travel from Texas to New Jersey to Washington, DC to California and beyond to understand how utilities are thinking about these topics in novel ways and share learnings from successful utility programs.
This new and highly technical track will focus on educating grid operators on the value of energy storage and how to use energy storage software and programs for positive financial outcomes. Experts on grid operations, software for microgrid and DERMS, bidding, and EV second life programs will present. The recommended audience for this track is utility and non-utility dispatch and operations specialists, technical planners, and software gurus.
Developer / C&I
Two days of programming will focus on the audience of developers and energy planners in the commercial and industrial space. This highly educational track will cover intermediate to advanced topics related to energy storage such as how to get projects financed and insured, safe operations, and solar-plus-storage integration, as well as introduce the most innovative technology solutions for energy storage from behind-the-meter to large-scale, seasonal applications.
Each year ESNA hosts the Global Grid Transformation (GGT) program, a one-day facilitated roundtable and workshop with key stakeholders from around the world. International delegations come together to promote cross-border collaboration on grid transformation issues with policymakers and companies from across North America to exchange ideas, share success stories and brainstorm solutions to key challenges, with a focus on promoting a decarbonized, resilient and affordable power grid. Key takeaways are then shared widely through various channels including the issuance of a public whitepaper and webinars. Global Grid details here.