ESNA 2019 Pre-Conference Workshops

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Our interactive workshops address almost every aspect of grid-connected energy storage. Workshops are designed to provide educational, actionable information for specific audiences ranging from utilities to storage companies to policymakers to energy end-users.
Workshops are included in every All-Access Conference pass and available on a first come, first reserved basis.  Space in each workshop is limited to 100 people, so register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot. 

Workshop: Electric Power Industry Trends and the Growing Role for Energy Storage

Electric Power Industry Trends and the Growing Role for Energy Storage

This engaging and interactive workshop will bring participants up to speed on the mega-trends driving energy storage market growth in the US. Topics will include: the rapid growth and market impacts of wind and solar, the role of low-priced natural gas in setting prices, the challenge for new and existing generation, high level global trends and why the stage is set for the dramatic growth of storage.
This workshop will provide attendees with a solid understanding of power market dynamics and the challenges of renewables integration. It will offer actionable insights to private and public-sector leaders in business development, finance, marketing, or policy roles, in addition to offering the "big picture" to those who may be new to the energy or energy storage industry.

Target Audience: Ideal attendee understands the basics of energy storage, and seeks to better understand the role of storage in evolving power markets and industry trend updates.

Speakers:

  • Peter Kelly-Detwiler
    Principal
    NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC
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    Peter Kelly-Detwiler
    Principal
    NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC
    Peter Kelly-Detwiler has 30 years of experience in the area of electric energy, retail power, energy efficiency, and distributed energy assets. Mr. Kelly-Detwiler is a frequent moderator and speaker at industry events concerning the interaction of power markets and emerging technologies, and offers professional workshops on a variety of topics related to the evolving power markets.

    He has written comprehensive research papers for clients on diverse topics from the solar industry to datacenters and energy markets. He has contributed nearly 300 energy-related posts to Forbes.com and other publications focusing on subjects related to disruptive innovation and the impact on the electricity infrastructure.
    He also provides strategic consulting services to clients in the utilities space, including market research and positioning, due diligence, regulatory analysis, and communications strategies.

    Mr. Kelly-Detwiler has spent the majority of his career in various aspects of U.S. competitive power markets and has a deep understanding of how they function. As Senior Vice President at Constellation, he oversaw creation of VirtuWatt – a market leading platform to facilitate real-time awareness of electricity pricing and consumption and bidding of assets into competitive markets. He is currently writing a book on the global transformation of electricity markets.
Workshop: Energy Storage 101

Energy Storage 101

Energy storage can be a highly technical, often confusing industry filled with inconsistent terminology and misleading metrics. Our most popular workshop teaches you how to make sense of it all and gain the knowledge you need to compare technologies, understand applications and use cases, evaluate costs, and conduct basic market valuations. This workshop provides energy storage neophytes with a basic foundational knowledge of concepts and technology. The session builds on this core understanding to provide deeper insight into battery-based energy storage concepts to teach you how to match battery technologies to applications, optimize battery system sizing, and evaluate battery energy storage project costs. This informative session employs simple analogies and examples combined with interactive exercises to translate technical concepts into valuable commercial skills for the energy storage industry.

Target Audience: General and non-technical. A great introduction to energy storage concepts, nomenclature, and system components.

Speakers:

  • Mark Hardin
    Director, Opportunity Development
    NEC Energy Solutions
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    Mark Hardin
    Director, Opportunity Development
    NEC Energy Solutions
Workshop: Energy Storage 201 & US Market Update

Energy Storage 201 & US Market Update

This pre-conference workshop is a follow-on to the Energy Storage 101 workshop and assumes a basic understanding of the wholesale market design. During this pre-conference workshop, get insights into the key market opportunities for energy storage resources in the U.S. markets. This workshop stands alone as an in-depth session on U.S. markets and business models for energy storage. Facilitators will explain market participation rules in the seven U.S. organized wholesale (ISO) markets as well as describe important drivers at the federal and state level. Material will cover market design features that promote or challenge storage resource participation in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets, including historical pricing, as well as requirements for demand response and other distributed energy resources. Presenters will also look at pending market design changes such as those associated with FERC Order 841, multiple use applications and hybrid resources, and their implications on the value proposition for energy storage.


Target Audience: Developers, Utilities, Investors, Technology Suppliers, Integrators, Government Officials

Speakers:

  • Michael Berlinski
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    Michael Berlinski
    Mike joined CES in 2014 in the Emerging Technologies group and is a recognized leader in the energy storage industry. Mike assists his clients by providing market intelligence, guidance for project development, and market analysis. Mike is an expert in FERC-related energy storage issues, and has specialized expertise in the PJM and New England markets. Mike’s work supports clients engaged in the advancement of nondiscriminatory and efficient wholesale market rules for electric storage resources.
    Previously, Mike was Manager of Regulatory Affairs at a leading energy storage developer and was very active in promoting rules to enhance market opportunities for storage resources. He also helped bring new energy storage projects online, and assisted with their operational and financial management. Prior to that, Mike held various energy consulting positions in the private and public sectors. Mike holds an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Wesleyan University.
  • Chad Dixon
    Consultant - Emerging Technology
    Customized Energy Solutions
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    Chad Dixon
    Consultant - Emerging Technology
    Customized Energy Solutions
    Chad is a Consultant in the Emerging Technologies division of Customized Energy Solutions and specializes in the PJM footprint. Chad provides emerging technology investors, project developers, integrators and other market participants with market intelligence and qualitative/quantitative consulting services. Chad also participates in ISO/RTO stakeholder processes involving renewable energy and energy storage technology.

    Before joining CES, Chad worked as a Market Analyst and Operator for a Demand Response and Energy Storage startup company. Here he gained experience providing analysis on new and emerging markets for Demand Response and Energy Storage, Utility Demand Management and holds a PJM Generation Operator Certification.