Storage as the Hub for Developers
11:30 - 12:30
Energy storage and clean generation are increasingly being deployed on their own or coupled with other resources to modernize and decarbonize the U.S. electric grid, with a vision to incorporate energy storage to ensure resilience, efficiency, sustainability and ultimately affordability for consumers. We will hear from the leaders of major companies implementing a range of projects across the U.S.and globally, including: storagePLUS solar, storagePLUS wind, storagePLUS natural gas, and community storage businesses.
- Anne Hoskins, Chief Policy Officer, Sunrun
- Barnaby Olson, CEO and Co-Founder, Able Grid
- Manuel Perez Duboc, President and CEO, Fluence
- Mike Bowman, Chief Technology Officer, GE Renewable Hybrids
- Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC
Staying Power: Storage for Resilience
12:45 - 13:45
Whether from hurricanes, wildfires, floods or cyber attacks, natural and man-made disasters that affect the grid are stimulating demand across the U.S. for energy storage to help provide backup and infrastructure resilience. What are the new hybrid project combinations and products, and how are these pilots performing? How will increased interest in microgrids to promote resilience lead to more demand for energy storage? This session will include experienced developer perspectives on what it takes to ensure resilience and where the markets may go.
- Speakers will explore the definition of resilience as it is viewed by the client, developer, policymaker, and utility/grid operator.
- Attendees will see performance results from large operating projects (or project aggregations).
- Attendees will learn different perspectives on current and future resilience-focused purchasing and deployment trends.
- Andrew Foukal, CEO, East Point Energy
- Michael Maiello, Vice President, Energy Storage Systems
- Zachary Kuznar, Managing Director, CHP, Energy Storage and Microgrid Development, Duke Energy
- Helen Kou, Analyst, Decentralized Energy and Utility Strategy, BloombergNEF
The Playbook: Maximizing Value, Minimizing Risk
12:45 - 13:45
How do you develop a successful deal that stands the test of time in rapidly changing energy markets? How are the financiers looking at value and risk on a multi-decade asset, while regulatory frameworks continue to evolve? What are some of the most innovative new insurance and performance guarantee products? How have contracts accommodated delays in project completion due to the global pandemic? This session will feature speakers who focus on striking a balance the near- and long-term considerations to maximize value and minimize risk.
- Speakers will identify the top value and risk factors in today’s projects, and which are most likely to seal or kill a deal.
- Attendees will learn what utilities are considering when deciding on storage projects—what utilities consider valuable and how they can best manage risk.
- The audience will hear about the range of finance and investment attitudes towards project risk and value over time and how they manage for them.
- Jacqueline DeRosa, Vice President of Energy Storage, Ameresco
- Jay Goldin, Vice President of Green Tech Solutions, Munich Re America
- Elias Hinckley, Partner, K&L Gates
Energy Storage 201: Market Basics
14:00 - 15:30
EDT</br>Learning Lab $
During this special workshop, get insights into the key market opportunities for energy storage resources in the U.S. This Learning Lab continues a basic education on energy storage, focusing on U.S. markets and services. This workshop builds on the information presented in the Energy Storage101 workshop, but also stands alone as an in-depth session on U.S. markets and business models for energy storage. Facilitators will explain the market participation models in the seven U.S. organized wholesale (ISO) markets as well as describe important developments at the federal and state level. Material will cover market design features for in front of the meter and behind the meter resources, as well as for distributed energy resources (DERs). Presenters will explore case studies including multiple use applications and hybrid resources and their implications on the value proposition of energy storage.
- John Fernandes, Senior Consultant –Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
- Michael Berlinski, Director –Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
- Patrick Shoop, Senior Consultant –Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
- Tony Abate, Senior Consultant –Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
Intelligent Energy Storage: Advanced Lead Batteries
14:00 - 15:30
EDT</br>Learning Lab $
The vast growth in global demand for energy storage is fueling the need for innovative batteries. The Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) will hold a lead battery Learning Lab outlining the role of lead batteries, the cutting-edge research and innovation in the technology, and its benefits for a wide range of energy storage applications such as frequency regulation, microgrids and peak shaving/smoothing. CBI will showcase technical case studies from installations across the globe where advanced lead batteries are providing reliable, sustainable, safe, cost-effective and high-performing energy storage. CBl’s new online energy storage tool, CBI Battery Match will be launched at the event, a tool which will enable end-users such as utility companies and system integrators to determine which lead batteries are best suited for their energy storage needs. Speakers will include Dr Alistair Davidson (CBI), Dr Matt Raiford (CBI), Angie Rolufs (Paragon Business Solutions) and Dr Frank Fleming (EAI Grid Storage Incorporated).During this session the audience will:
During this session the audience will:
- Gain an understanding of advanced lead batteries, the applications in which they are used, and the benefits they offer
- Discuss a range of case studies for utility and energy storage applications utilizing advanced lead batteries
- Learn about CBI’s new energy storage tool, CBI Battery Match, that compares a range of lead batteries for energy storage projects, and directly connects utility and renewable companies with the right lead battery for their project
- Angela B. Rolufs, Vice President for Strategic Energy Initiatives, Paragon Business Solutions, Inc.
- Dr Alistair Davidson, Director, Consortium for Battery Innovation
- Dr Frank A. Fleming, Business Development, EAI Grid Storage Incorporated
- Dr Matthew Raiford, Manager, Consortium for Battery Innovation
Storage Exchange: Valuation and Grid Impact Analysis
15:30 - 17:00
EDT</br>The Storage Exchange
This session will cover the quantification of benefits and costs and impacts to the electric system for energy storage. It will especially focus on the incorporation of storage valuation into project design, controls, planning and operations of electric utilities system operators, and customer value.
Global Supply Chains: Ethics & Economics
15:45 - 16:45
Dealing with availability and cost of materials for battery storage systems is normal course of business. Today, manufacturers are facing emerging issues such as responsible sourcing of rare earth minerals and designing for efficient reuse and recycling. As the global supply chains for both stationary and mobile storage ready for recovery and restoration of demand from the impacts of COVID-19, an increased focus on safety and our environment have presented the industry with an opportunity to re-examine its global supply chain strategies. What in the world is happening now on upstream mining and mid-stream supply trends for the next few years, and how will it affect your projects?
- Panelists will present upstream mining and mid-stream supply trends affecting global stationary storage production.
- Speakers will relate how mid-stream manufacturers respond to downstream pressures for better and cheaper batteries, while minimizing the social and environmental burdens imposed by upstream raw materials mining and processing.
- Attendees will gain insights as to how the global electric transportation supply chain and markets have been affected by COVID, what that means for the availability and cost of batteries for stationary projects, and for how long.
- Attendees will learn about new initiatives and programs to shift supply chains and adjust production to limit the environmental and social impacts of rapidly increasing demand for battery storage in transportation and stationary applications.
- Peter Gibson, VP Energy Storage, LG Chem
- Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors
- Yayoi Sekine, Energy Storage Lead, Bloomberg NEF
Beyond Li-Ion: Going the Distance with Long Duration Technologies
15:45 - 16:45
This panel will discuss the market potential for long duration technologies, and the characteristics needed to compete and win deals.
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.
- Katherine Peretick, Commercial Manager, Hydrostor Inc.
- Ramya Swaminathan, Chief Executive Officer, Malta, Inc.
- Balki Iyer, Chief Commercial Officer, Eos Energy Storage
- Jason Burwen, VP, Policy, ESA