The New Consumers
11:30 - 12:30
Energy storage can be an enabling technology for commercial and industrial energy consumers with established environmental, electrification and resilience goals. Leaders of major companies with their own climate and renewable energy targets will gather during this keynote session to highlight their vision for a cleaner world, how this is impacting their energy procurement practices, and how the storage industry can help to evolve its products and services by integrating these new perspectives and objectives.
- Adam Kramer, EVP of Strategy, Switch
- Antonio Villagomez, Senior Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Walmart
- Brandon Middaugh, Director, Climate Innovation Fund, Microsoft
- Maud Texier, Carbon Free Energy Lead, Google
- Miranda Ballentine, CEO, REBA
Life After Life: Recycle and Reuse
12:45 - 13:45
Thanks to electric vehicle growth, battery suppliers and users are beginning to confront issues related to recycling, reuse, and waste management of spent Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. But will new practices and standards addressing the entire lifecycle of batteries divert spent batteries into environmentally sound management paths? What are the new rules and certifications, which federal or state rules are issuing them, who is responsible, and where is the market seeing the most innovative practices? This session will cover the entire lifecycle of batteries, from raw material sourcing and supply chain production to use and reuse, transport, recycling and disposal.
- This session will present the most current recycling and waste disposal rules, the authorities who are developing and issuing them, how they establish responsibility and where in the market are we seeing the most innovative practices.
- Panelists will identify gaps or areas “in development” for project developers’ and investors’ awareness.
- Attendees will learn about the leading initiatives in the reuse and recycling space and where to find more information to access or participate in them.
- Jeff Spangenberger, Director, ReCell Center, Argonne National Laboratory
- Kunal Phalpher, Chief Commercial Officer, Li-Cycle Corp.
- Lauren Roman, Business Development Director -Metals & Minerals Ecosystems, Everledger
- Marc Chupka, VP, Research and Programs, ESA
DERs for Grid Optimization
12:45 - 13:45
Theoretical case studies abound for how customer-sited storage, electric transportation, and other Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) can help optimize grids and improve resilience, in addition to providing energy management value to a host site. But where are the real-world examples, how are policymakers using them, and what is needed to expand these grid-hardening benefits?
- The audience will hear about the performance of specific DER aggregation projects and their benefits to the customer, state, and grid.
- Attendees will learn whether policymakers are embracing DERs for grid optimization strategies, and if not, what is needed to educate and persuade them.
- Participants will also learn what policy mechanisms are still evolving that can support DER investments, and how long those rules may take.
- Ted Ko, Policy Director, Stem Inc.
- Dr. Kelli Joseph, Director, Markets and Regulatory Policy , Clearway Energy Group
- Catherine Von Burg, CEO and Co-Founder, SimpliPhi Power, Inc.
- Mike Voll, Global Sector Leader, Smart Technologies, StanTec Consulting
The Next Decade of U.S. Energy Markets
14:00 - 15:30
EDT</br>Learning Lab $
Why is energy storage so revolutionary? This Learning Lab, led by renowned energy markets reporter Peter Kelly-Detwiler, will discuss the impacts of the rapid growth of renewables, the role of low-priced natural gas in setting prices, the challenges ahead for new and existing generation, and why the stage is set for the dramatic growth of storage.This Learning Lab 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” of the decade ahead to those who may be new to the energy or energy storage industry.
- Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC
De-risking Energy Storage: System Safety & Preparing for Operational Hazards
14:00 - 15:30
EDT</br>Learning Lab $
The U.S. energy storage industry has worked with safety and standards practitioners for years to develop a holistic and comprehensive body of codes, standards, and guidelines to minimize the risk of hazards and thermal events and manage any occurrences. Under its new industry-wide Corporate Responsibility Initiative, ESA’s frequent member dialogues have resulted in lessons-learned sharing of risk mitigation practicesand several important ESA white papers and templates for energy storage safety and decommissioning, end-of-life, and recycling practices. This Learning Lab, hosted by the Energy Storage Response Group, will present how to plan for and address whole lifecycle safety in ESS from planning to deployment, through end of life.
- Nick Warner, CoFounder, Principal, Energy Storage Response Group
- Ryan Franks, Business Manager, Energy Storage Response Group Association
- Thomas Bensen, CoFounder, Principal, Energy Storage Response Group
A Real-World Example of the Benefits of AC-Coupled Solar Plus Storage Brought to you by Dynapower and SMA
14:15 - 14:45
To examine the installation, configuration and benefits of an AC-couple solar plus storage solution, Dynapower and SMA will details a case study of an installation of a combined SMA/Dynapower solution with Today’s Power in Arkansas.
- Brett Henning, Product Manager, Commercial Solutions, SMA
- Corrie Austin, Key Account Manager, Dynapower
Storage Exchange: Performance, Reliability, and Technology Advancements
15:30 - 17:00
EDT</br>The Storage Exchange
This session will cover topics related to the performance and reliability of storage installations, as well as technology advancements, either being implemented or coming soon. Speakers will discuss how they approach performance and reliability and what technology advancements will help move the industry forward.
- Haresh Kamath, Sr. ProgramManager for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) & Energy Storage, Electric Power Research Institute
Posters and presenters:
- Today, solid state batteries are powering microgrids and thousands of electric vehicles worldwide - Adrian Tylim, Blue Solutions
- Low-cost Long Duration Energy Storage using a CO2-based Cycle - Timothy Held, Echogen Power Systems
- Findings and Data from Field Tests of Modular Flow Batteries - Morgan Smith, EPRI
- Understanding How Testing Conditions Affect Hazard Quantification in Lithium-Ion Battery Abuse Tests - James Vickery, Exponent
- Preparing for the 24/7 Renewables Challenge with Comprehensive Modeling - Mert Geveci, Malta
- Beyond Batteries; Technology, Market, and Economic Synergies and Challenges when Integrating Long Duration Energy Storage with Thermal Power Generation, - Briggs White, National Energy Technology Laboratory
- Second-Life Electric Vehicle Battery Energy Storage Systems: Tests, Experiences and Opportunities - Paul Leufkens, Southern Research
- Neighborhood Grid: Redesigning our Electrical Grid from the Bottoms Up - Deidre Yiu, SunRun
- UL 9540 2nd edition: Filling in the Gaps on Energy Storage Safety - Laurie Florence, UL
Beyond Li-Ion: Renewable Fuels as Storage
15:45 - 16:45
Panelists will discuss the prospects for power to gas, and the impacts it may have on other storage technologies.
Even though COVID-19 shifted some 2020’s transportation-oriented Lithium-ion battery supplies toward stationary storage uses, this past year saw important strides in the technologies outside the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery market, with increased focus on longer duration storage applications, new projects announced or coming online and new business models forming. This three-part session will delve into real-world experience and what looks promising on the horizon among non-Li-ion batteries, mechanical storage, thermal storage, and power to gas (P2G) storage options in a post-COVID world. Of the many innovative options entering the markets, these sessions will focus on several approaches, with other technologies beyond Li-Ion Batteries featured throughout the show. Make sure to catch additional LiveStream webcasts from other providers at #ESACon20 LIVE, too.
- The audience will learn about current pricing and performance characteristics of the most viable and commercially-tested non-Li-ion battery approaches.
- Panelists will deliberate Covid-19 market ramifications and impacts on the deployment of these non-Li-ion-battery solutions.
- Attendees will hear specific policy solutions that could further deploy these non-li-ion technologies in U.S. and international markets.
- Ashkan Nassiri, Electrical Engineer, Integrated Resource Implementation, LADWP
- Dr. Derek Wissmiller, R&D Engineering Manager, Gas Technology Institute
- Laura Nelson, Executive Director, Green Hydrogen Coalition
- Jeff St. John, Senior Editor, Grid Edge, Greentech Media
Electrification at Scale, with Equity
15:45 - 16:45
Meeting decarbonization targets requires electrification at a scale that must include and support every customer in adopting and utilizing the technologies that will enable this transition.Discuss with our expert panel the critical actions necessary to electrify and to decarbonize our buildings, transportation systems, and industries while evolving a grid that will support these new loads and customers.
- Haresh Kamath, Sr. Program Manager for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) & Energy Storage, Electric Power Research Institute
- Britta K. Gross, Managing Director, Mobility, Rocky Mountain Institute
- Mark Duvall, Director, Electrification and Customer Solutions, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)