#ESACon20 Speakers

Top experts and leaders in energy storage operations, business and policy

Keynote Sessions

Mike Bowman

Chief Technology Officer
GE Renewable Energy

John Hewa

President and CEO
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Tom Kuhn

President
Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Carla Peterman

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Southern California Edison

Antonio Villagomez

Senior Director - Energy Efficiency, Renewables and Sustainability
Walmart Inc.

Learning LAbs

Tony Abate

Senior Consultant – Emerging Technologies
Customized Energy Solutions (CES)

Diana Bauer

Senior Technical Manager for Strategy, Advanced Manufacturing Office
U.S. Department of Energy

Mike Berlinski

Director –Emerging Technologies
Customized Energy Solutions (CES)

John Fernandes

Senior Consultant – Emerging Technologies
Customized Energy Solutions (CES)

Ryan Franks

Business Manager
Energy Storage Response Group (ESRG)

Stephen Hendrickson

Program Manager, Office of Technology Transitions
U.S. Department of Energy

Eric Hsieh

Director of Grid Systems and Components
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Haresh Kamath

Sr. Program Manager for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) & Energy Storage
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Ben Kaun

Program Manager, Energy Storage and Distributed Generation
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Alejandro Moreno

Director of Hydropower and Marine Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

Angela B. Rolufs

Vice President for Strategic Energy Initiatives
Paragon Business Solutions, Inc.

Patrick Shoop

Manager – Emerging Technologies
Customized Energy Solutions (CES)

Mike Simpson

Senior Technical Leader for the Energy Storage Program
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Nick Warner

CoFounder, Principal
Energy Storage Response Group (ESRG)

Breakout Sessions

Dr. William Acker

Executive Director
New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST™) Consortium

Jason Burwen

VP, Policy
U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA)

Howard Chang

Chief Operating Officer
East Bay Community Energy

Patrick Clerens

EASE Secretary General
EASE - The European Association for Storage of Energy

Collin Coker

VP Sales & Marketing
Viking Cold Solutions, Inc.

Mark S. Duvall

Director Electrification and Customer Solutions
Electrification & Sustainable Energy Strategy

Dan Finn-Foley

Head of Energy Storage
Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Dr. Jon La Follett

Energy System Integration & Storage Program Lead
Shell New Energies US LLC

Jay Goldin

Vice President of Green Tech Solutions
Munich Re America

Christine Grey

Head of Hybrid & Storage Systems, Americas
Siemens Gamesa

Brett Henning

Product Manager for Commercial Solutions
SMA America

David Hunt

CEO and Founder
Hyperion Executive Search

Balki Iyer

Chief Commercial Officer
Eos Energy Storage

Sam Jaffe

Managing Director
Cairn Energy Research Advisors

Frank Jakob

Technology Manager –Energy Storage
Black & Veatch

Dr. Kelli Joseph

Director, Markets and Regulatory Policy
Clearway Energy Group

Andy Klump

Founder and CEO
Clean Energy Associates

Ted Ko

Policy Director
Stem, Inc.

Helen Kou

Analyst, Decentralized Energy and Utility Strategy
BloombergNEF

Zachary Kuznar

Managing Director, CHP, Energy Storage and Microgrid Development, Duke Energy

Keith Martin

Co-Head of Projects, United States
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Jeremy McDiarmid

VP, Policy & Government Affairs
North East Clean Energy Council

Gwen Mizell

Vice President of Sustainability & Electrification
Ameren Corporation

Jin Noh

Senior Policy Manger
Organization California Energy Storage Alliance

Matthew Paiss

Technical Advisor, Battery Materials & Systems
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Xinjing Zhang, PhD

Professor, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Lauren Roman

Business Development Director -Metals & Minerals Ecosystems
Everledger

Jasmine Romano

Marketing Manager, Energy Storage, Energy Supply, and Grid Services
Trane

Matt von Ruden

Director of Vessels
Washington State Dept of Transportation, Washington State Ferries

Kellen Schefter

Director, Electric Transportation
Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Zolaikha Strong

Director, Energy Policy & Electrical Markets
Copper Alliance

Nancy Sutley

Sr. Assistant General Manager of External & Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)

Andy Tang

VP, Energy Storage and Optimisation
Wärtsilä

Mike Voll

Global Sector Leader, Smart Technologies
StanTec Consulting

Paul Wormser

Vice President, Technology
Clean Energy Associates

Amelie Wulff

Integrated Solutions Global Sales Leader, Renewable Hybrid
GE Renewable Energy

Storage Exchange Speakers

Haresh Kamath

Sr. Program Manager for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) & Energy Storage
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Erin Minear

Technical Leader for the Energy Storage Program
Electric Power Research Institute

Jeremy Twitchell

Energy Research Analyst/nPacific Northwest National Laboratory

Storage Exchange Poster Presenters

Mike Bax

Vice President of Market Development
Call2Recycle

Timothy Held

Chief Technology Officer
Echogen Power Systems

Stephen Hendrickson

Program Manager, Office of Technology Transitions
U.S. Department of Energy

Yike Hu

Managing Scientist
Exponen

Jody Leber

Senior Technologist, Energy Storage
CSA Group

Paul Leufkens

Head of the Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Testing program
Southern Research

Risto Paldanius

Director of Business Development, Energy Storage & Integration
Wartsila

Mike Simpson

Senior Technical Leader for the Energy Storage Program
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Jeremy Twitchell

Energy Research Analyst/nPacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Briggs White

Technology Manager, High Performance Materials; Energy Storage; Water Management/nNational Energy Technology Laboratory