August 8 - 10, 2017

San Diego, California

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Energy Storage North America is North America’s largest energy storage conference and exhibition, recognized and recommended for its focus on projects, customers, and deal-making. More than 2,000 attendees from dozens of countries will come together to learn, strategize, network, and ultimately shape this fast-growing market.

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Day 1: October 4, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Workshops

Workshops

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee available adjacent to the workshop rooms.

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm ESNA 2016 Welcome Address

ESNA 2016 Welcome Address

Janice Lin, ESNA Conference Chair and Founder of Strategen Consulting, will open Energy Storage North America 2016 with a brief welcome address and introduction to the evening's keynote speakers.

Speakers:

Janice Lin Founder and Managing Partner
Strategen Consulting
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Energy Storage, Resource Diversification, and a Future-Proofed Grid

Energy Storage, Resource Diversification, and a Future-Proofed Grid

The global drive to reduce our carbon footprint has created a unique opportunity for energy leaders to skillfully balance a reliable, environmentally responsible and affordable electricity system. There is a transformation upon us which will forever change the way electricity is produced and consumed and we must create a solution that promotes sustainability, diversity and flexibility. Just recently Southern California faced a reliability issue due to limited gas storage that highlighted the importance of resource diversification. In an engaging panel discussion lead by Stephen Berberich, President and CEO of the California Independent System Operator, panelists will discuss the importance of storage as part of a resource mix, what utilities are looking for when procuring storage, and key steps and considerations to obtain our noteworthy goals. Panelists will focus on high-level goals and strategies for shaping a future-proofed electrical grid.

Speakers:

Stephen Berberich President and Chief Executive Officer
California Independent System Operator
Jennifer Didlo Market Business Leader
AES
Colin Cushnie Vice President, Energy Procurement & Management
Southern California Edison
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Opening Networking Reception

Opening Networking Reception

All attendees are invited for drinks at the Opening Networking Reception in the Ballroom after the opening Keynotes.

Day 2: October 5, 2016
8:00 am - 9:00 am Networking Breakfast

Networking Breakfast

Breakfast for delegates is available in the Keynote Ballroom

9:00 am - 9:10 am ESNA 2016 Welcome Address

ESNA 2016 Welcome Address

Janice Lin, ESNA Conference Chair and Founder of Strategen Consulting, will open the second day of Energy Storage North America 2016 with a brief welcome address, housekeeping items, and introduction to the morning's keynote speakers.

Speakers:

Janice Lin Founder and Managing Partner
Strategen Consulting
9:15 am - 9:45 am How Storage is Enabling the World’s Largest Retailer to Achieve its Clean Energy Goals

How Storage is Enabling the World’s Largest Retailer to Achieve its Clean Energy Goals

Walmart has pledged to achieve 100% renewable energy supply across its global operations. As the largest retailer in the world, Walmart’s every step resonates throughout the global economy and sets a course for other large energy users to follow. Mark Vanderhelm, VP of Walmart Energy, will discuss how Walmart is leveraging energy storage to achieve its ambitious goals.

Speakers:

Mark Vanderhelm Vice President, Energy
Walmart
9:45 am - 10:30 am Electric Vehicles: The Opportunity of the Century

Electric Vehicles: The Opportunity of the Century

By some estimates, utilities could add up to $100 billion in revenue by capturing the entire fueling market for vehicles. As EVs proliferate, what impact will they have on the grid writ large and how are utilities planning to take advantage of the opportunity they bring? Global EV leaders will join a panel alongside regulators and utilities to discuss the wide-ranging impact of EVs on the grid.

Speakers:

Frank Spennemann Senior Manager of Business Innovation
Daimler-Benz AG
Noel Crisostomo Energy Policy and Program Analyst
California Public Utilities Commission
Michael Schneider Vice President of Operations Support and Sustainability, Chief Environmental Officer
San Diego Gas & Electric
Ryan Harty Manager of Environmental Business Development
Honda
Terry O'Day Vice President
EVgo
10:30 am - 11:15 am Coffee Break / Expo Open 10:30a-5:00p

Coffee Break / Expo Open 10:30a-5:00p

Grab some coffee and network in the Expo Hall

Utility Track
Electric Power Research Institute and Edison Electric Institute

Utility Track

Audience: Progressive investor-owned utilities, publicly owned utilities and other load serving entities interested in exploring storage as a new grid asset for planning, procurement and operations

C & I Track
Rocky Mountain Institute and Center for Sustainable Energy

C & I Track

Audience: Sophisticated energy consumers, building owners and facility and energy managers who are exploring storage as a new addition to the toolkit for a well-run facility

Markets & Policies Track
Advanced Energy Economy and Strategen Consulting

Markets & Policies Track

Audience: Policy wonks from throughout the ecosystem, including utilities, industry, large energy users, regulators and elected officials

11:15 am - 12:30 pm Benefiting from an Optimized Facility Energy System

Benefiting from an Optimized Facility Energy System

Storage is well on its way to becoming a piece of the facility energy toolkit, along with other DERs like PV solar, smart HVAC, and electric vehicles. Presented by energy managers, building owners, and other C&I stakeholders, this session will highlight case studies of innovative energy storage systems and technologies, discuss how they integrate with and benefit the facility's entire energy system, and explain how buildings can actually generate revenue for owners. In addition, a quick primer on C&I funding opportunities from the Self-Generation Incentive Program will be discussed.

Speakers:

Dan Nordloh Executive Vice President, Global Business Development
EnSync Energy Systems
Ali Ipakchi Senior Vice President, Smart Grid & Green Power
OATI Inc
Rebecca Feuerlicht Project Manager of SGIP
Center for Sustainable Energy
Sachu Constantine Director of Policy
Center for Sustainable Energy
Mike Murray Director of Commercial Operations
HelioPower Inc.
Dan Conger Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Franchise Services Inc.
Nate Newsom Vice President of Sales
JLM Energy
Carl Mansfield General Manager, Founder Energy Systems & Services Group
Sharp Smart Storage
Troy Strand Applications Engineer, Director
Baker Electric Inc.
Steve Mattis President
Blisterpak
Planning for 2050: How Storage can Contribute to a No-Regrets 21st Century Grid

Planning for 2050: How Storage can Contribute to a No-Regrets 21st Century Grid

The planning horizon for states and utilities is long, so decisions today around grid infrastructure modernization, decarbonization, and resource optimization will have profound implications for the grid in 2050. Thought leaders will present innovative regulatory, policy, and resource planning strategies and initiatives for promoting storage and ensuring the 21st Century Grid is cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable. The implications of bulk and distributed storage investment strategies will also be addressed.

Speakers:

Michael DeSocio Senior Manager, Market Design
New York Independent System Operator
Lorraine Akiba Commissioner
Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
David Hochschild Commissioner
California Energy Commission
Steve Chadima SVP External Affairs & Director, California Initiative
Advanced Energy Economy
Marcelino Madrigal Commissioner
Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE)
Addressing the Complexity of Grid-Responsive DERs

Addressing the Complexity of Grid-Responsive DERs

Representatives from utilities on the front lines of DER integration will describe specific case studies of successful DER integration. An audience-engaging panel discussion will follow which considers differences in energy storage and other DER technologies, communication systems, and optimizing resource operations and value.

Speakers:

Gavin Bade Editor
Utility Dive
Damian Sciano Director of Distributed Resource Integration
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
Mathew Sachs Vice President of Distributed Energy Development
National Grid
Josh Gerber Manager of Advanced Technology Integration
San Diego Gas & Electric
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch sponsored by Leclanché / Storage-in-Action

Networking Lunch sponsored by Leclanché / Storage-in-Action

Storage in Action sessions feature case studies of real world, operational energy storage projects that demonstrate unique services, state of the art technology and/or stacked value streams. On Wednesday, the Storage in Action stage will feature customer-sited projects.

Lunch will be held on the western side of the Expo Hall and Storage-in-Action sessions will be held on the central stage of the Expo Hall.

Speakers:

Chris McKay Director of Sales, Power Technology
Northern Power Systems Inc
Virgil Lee Beaston Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Powin Energy
Eric Gallant Director of Business Development
GS BATTERY USA INC.
Craig Evans President and CEO
Energy Storage Systems Inc.
Steve Bisset Chief Executive Officer
Terrajoule Corporation
Evan Berger Director of Energy Solutions
CALMAC Corporation
Ryan Adelman Chief Commercial Officer
Axiom Exergy
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm The Impact of Evolving Risks on the Utility Planning Framework for the 21st Century

The Impact of Evolving Risks on the Utility Planning Framework for the 21st Century

The 20th century model of integrated resource planning (IRP) worked well for a centralized power generation, transmission and distribution system, but needs to evolve to appropriately consider and value 21st century technologies such as energy storage and other distributed energy resources (DERs) to enable substantial grid and customer benefits to be fully realized. Case studies presented by utility planners of innovative utility planning frameworks will be presented, followed by a moderated discussion around the evolution of the IRP methodology that contemplates DERs.

Speakers:

Jan Smutny-Jones Chief Executive Officer
Independent Energy Producers Association
Franco Albi Manager of Integrated Resource Planning
Portland General Electric
Edward Randolph Director, Energy Division
California Public Utilities Commission
Carl Stills Vice President, Imperial Valley Development & Storage Integration
8minutenergy
Integrating EVs and EV Chargers into an Energy Strategy

Integrating EVs and EV Chargers into an Energy Strategy

Adoption of electric vehicles will dramatically increase over the next decade, bringing a host of benefits and potential challenges. Facilities and organizations are starting to take advantage of this opportunity as a way to enhance customer satisfaction, reduce fleet costs, contribute to green energy goals, and even make money. What technology, development, business model, and installation processes and realities do facility and fleet managers need to consider? How do EVs and EV chargers integrate with existing buildings, impact electric bills, and generate revenue and what are the implications of the rapidly increasing EV penetration in the U.S.?

Speakers:

Garrett Fitzgerald Senior Associate
Rocky Mountain Institute
Lin Khoo Senior Vice President, Strategy
Greenlots
Frank Gobar Founder & COO
Powertree Services
Terry Favish Account Executive
ChargePoint
Case Studies on Value Stacking and Obligation Staggering

Case Studies on Value Stacking and Obligation Staggering

The storage industry frequently talks about value stacking as a key factor in the cost-effectiveness of energy storage compared to other grid and DER resources. The reality of actually capturing multiple value stream benefits, however, can be challenging. This session explores the idea of "obligation staggering", whereby value streams and benefits are stacked but performance obligations are staggered through time. The feasibility and economics of this approach is demonstrated through comparison of specific operational project case studies across North America.

Speakers:

Peter Kelly-Detwiler Principal
Northbridge Energy Partners
Stacey Reineccius Chief Executive Officer
Powertree Services
John Fernandes Director of Policy & Market Development
RES Americas
Randell Johnson Chief Analyst
Alevo, Inc
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Storage for Transmission Reliability: The Energize Eastside Case Study

Storage for Transmission Reliability: The Energize Eastside Case Study

The role of storage as a potential transmission asset is evolving, but few transmission-connected reliability projects have been installed in the US, and the evaluation framework for storage in this context can be extremely challenging. Jens Nedrud, Senior Project Manager at Puget Sound Energy, will describe PSE's Energize Eastside project and how PSE developed an innovative framework to evaluate to storage and other non-wires alternatives to meet NERC reliability requirements. A moderated discussion will follow with Jens and Mark Higgins, Vice President at Strategen Consulting, exploring national, state, and operational barriers that create challenges for the cost effective deployment of energy storage that provides transmission reliability services (as well as possible solutions).

Speakers:

Mark Higgins Vice President and COO
Strategen Consulting
Jens Nedrud Senior Project Manager
Puget Sound Energy
Cutting the Utility Cord: Factors Driving Grid Defection

Cutting the Utility Cord: Factors Driving Grid Defection

While the infamous utility death spiral has not yet come to pass, there are increasing numbers of energy users who have effectively cut the cord and disconnected from their electric utility. Are these energy customers outliers, or are they first adopters signaling a much larger trend? What are the factors driving grid defection, and can they be reversed? This session explores the rationale for residential and small commercial energy users, realities of installing and operating off-grid systems, economics, and insights into how the grid is evolving to promote or dissuade other customers from moving off grid.

Speakers:

Phil Undercuffler Director of Government and Industry Relations
OutBack Power Technologies
Rody Jonas Founder
Pure Power Solutions
Dispatchable Solar Plus Storage: The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Case Study

Dispatchable Solar Plus Storage: The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Case Study

Traditionally, the intermittency of renewable generation has been equated with unreliability, but when paired with storage, renewable energy can serve as a dispatchable, reliable resource. KIUC’s recent 13 MW dispatchable solar peaker plant paired with a 52MWh battery system is the first utility-scale solar and battery system designed to provide dispatchable power supply in the evening when demand peaks. In this panel, speakers from KIUC and SolarCity will share an overview of the project, discuss the grid benefits of integrating energy storage from a reliability standpoint, and explore what comes next in meeting Hawaii’s 100% renewable energy goal.

Speakers:

Bob Rudd Vice President- Project Development, Energy Storage & Microgrids
SolarCity
Brad Rockwell Power Supply Manager
Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative
Lorraine Akiba Commissioner
Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Coffee Break / Expo Open 10:30a-5:00p

Coffee Break / Expo Open 10:30a-5:00p

Grab some coffee and network in the Expo Hall

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Customer Programs: How What’s Best for the Customer Can Be Great for the Grid

Customer Programs: How What’s Best for the Customer Can Be Great for the Grid

Consumers and C&I energy users are increasingly seeking to deploy sophisticated energy technologies to take more control over their energy usage. Further, customers have a diverse range of goals in mind, from saving money greening their energy supply, to improving reliability of their power supply. This panel will share case studies exploring how various utilities are developing grid-responsive DER programs that are good for participating customers, useful to the grid, and cost-effective for non-participating customers as well.

Speakers:

H.G. Chissell Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Energy Group LLC
Brooke Reilly Director of Demand Response
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Eric Maurer Associate Product Developer
Xcel Energy
Vikram Singh Manager of Smart Grid Technologies
PowerStream Inc.
Erik Ellis Manager, Technology Assessment
Arizona Public Service
Microgrids: Case Studies and Best Practices for Campuses, Remote Communities and Military Bases

Microgrids: Case Studies and Best Practices for Campuses, Remote Communities and Military Bases

Energy storage case studies will be presented specific to colleges, C&I campuses, military bases, and remote or island communities. Greg Nelson of Marin College and Mick Wasco of MCAS Miramar will each give a brief overview of the applications, benefits, operational experiences, and challenges for integrating storage into their facilities and/or microgrid systems. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion that explores best practices and answers audience questions.

Speakers:

Douglass Campbell President and CEO
DC Systems
William Torre Director of Energy Storage Research
University of California - San Diego
Mick Wasco Energy Program Manager
MCAS Miramar
Craig Wooster Chief Executive Officer
Wooster Energy Engineering
Leveraging Storage to Close the Clean Energy Divide

Leveraging Storage to Close the Clean Energy Divide

A recent report demonstrated that adding battery storage to solar in multi-family affordable rental housing in California can not only reduce electricity bills today, but can preserve the value of solar into the future. The authors of this report will explore the utility bill impact of adding to storage to solar for affordable housing facilities and discuss the broader policy implications of combining solar plus storage to overcome the clean energy divide.

Speakers:

Lew Milford President
Clean Energy Group
Wayne Waite Policy Director
California Housing Partnership
Samara Larson Vice President, Sustainability & Property Services
LINC Housing
Jon Fortune Director of Regulatory & Energy Services
Sunverge Energy, Inc.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Networking Cocktail Reception & Awards Ceremony

Networking Cocktail Reception & Awards Ceremony

ESNA Innovation Awards are presented annually for excellence and impact in energy storage. All attendees are invited to network with energy and storage industry champions at the Center Terrace on the Upper Level.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ESNA Networking Party and Dinner

ESNA Networking Party and Dinner

All attendees are invited to the Networking Party and Dinner following the ESNA Innovation Awards Ceremony at the Center Terrace on the Upper Level.

Day 3: October 6, 2016
8:00 am - 9:00 am Networking Breakfast

Networking Breakfast

Breakfast is available for delegates in the Keynote Ballroom

9:00 am - 9:10 am ESNA 2016 Welcome Address

ESNA 2016 Welcome Address

Janice Lin, ESNA Conference Chair and Founder of Strategen Consulting, will open the last day of Energy Storage North America 2016 with a brief welcome address, housekeeping items, and introduction to the morning's keynote speakers.

Speakers:

Janice Lin Founder and Managing Partner
Strategen Consulting
9:10 am - 9:45 am Strategic Investors on the Promise of Storage

Strategic Investors on the Promise of Storage

Global technology leaders are increasingly viewing energy storage as an important component of the 21st century grid alongside a portfolio of other technologies including renewables, informatics, and software. Global investors will share their views on where investments in energy storage, clean tech and grid edge are heading and what investments they see as being most critical to supporting our evolving grid.

Speakers:

Jamie Evans Managing Director
Panasonic Eco Solutions
Rahul Chopra Partner
Ventus Partners
Florian Kolb Managing Director
RWE New Ventures LLC, Silicon Valley
9:45 am - 10:30 am Technology Developments Challenging the Utility Business Model

Technology Developments Challenging the Utility Business Model

In this panel, energy storage solutions providers, regulators and progressive utilities will join together to explore the latest, critical technology developments pushing up against the utility business model, the steps utilities are taking to capitalize on these developments, and what the utility of the future will look like.

Speakers:

Mateo Jaramillo VP Products & Programs
Tesla, Energy Products
Eric Gebhardt Chief Platforms and Operations Officer
Current by GE
Jorge Camacho Chief, Office of Infrastructure & System Planning
Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
Susan Kennedy Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Michael Niggli Board Member
ESS Inc.
10:30 am - 11:15 am Coffee Break / Expo Open 10:30a-3:30p

Coffee Break / Expo Open 10:30a-3:30p

Grab some coffee and network in the Expo Hall

Technology Track

Technology Track

Audience: Any or all ecosystem participants interested in the latest and greatest storage technology and solution developments

Finance Track

Finance Track

Audience: Any or all ecosystem participants interested in business models and project financing

Solar+Storage Track
Solar Energy Industries Association

Solar+Storage Track

Audience: Solar installers, project developers, electrical contractors and integrators

11:15 am - 12:30 pm Energy Storage Technology Commercialization Landscape

Energy Storage Technology Commercialization Landscape

The diversity and commercialization of energy storage technologies has never been greater. Technology experts will explore the current landscape, offering insights into the status and primary applications of the latest bulk, thermal, kinetic, and battery technologies. Mini-presentations on each technology class will be followed by a moderated discussion that explores where the industry is headed and what technologies are most poised for market share growth within existing and emerging markets.

Speakers:

Imre Gyuk Energy Storage Program Manager
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
John Wood CEO
Ecoult
Ramkumar Krishnan Chief Technology Officer
Fluidic Energy
Doug Davie Vice President
Wellhead Electric
Bill Barnes Managing Director, Development
Amber Kinetics
Show Me the Money: Four Storage Case Studies and Four Different Business Models

Show Me the Money: Four Storage Case Studies and Four Different Business Models

Energy storage is cost effective today. A wide variety of solution providers and developers have already deployed capital and projects that are generating revenue and profit. Finance professionals will present four project case studies, with specific emphasis on the business and finance model that allows the project to succeed. The mini-presentations will be followed by an engaging discussion on the reality of making energy storage projects pencil out and the conditions for making these business models thrive.

Speakers:

Tim Larrison Chief Financial Officer
Green Charge Networks
Romie Basra Senior Vice President of CleanTech Group
Wells Fargo
Keith Martin Partner, Co-head of Project Finance
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michael Geier Storage Engineering Manager
Invenergy LLC
Greg Miller Executive Vice President, Market Development and Sales
ICE Energy
Deploying Customer-Sited Storage: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

Deploying Customer-Sited Storage: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

Designed for solar developers, installers and electrical contractors, this session will provide a variety storage installation project case studies. Examples of operational projects will include residential, multi-family, small commercial, and microgrid/offgrid systems. Presenters will discuss the communication of the solar+storage value proposition to customers, applications and use cases, value and benefits, evaluation and selection of specific technologies, and lessons learned. Attendees will leave confident in the why, what, and how of storage integrated with solar – as well as sufficient knowledge to begin exploring this combination with their existing customers.

Speakers:

Neil Maguire Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Adara Power
Greg Wolfson Senior Director of Storage
Enphase Energy
Andrew Krulewitz Director of Marketing and Strategy
GELI
Davion Hill Energy Storage Leader
DNV-GL
Matthew Paiss Fire Captain
San Jose Fire Department
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch / Storage-in-Action

Networking Lunch / Storage-in-Action

Storage in Action sessions feature case studies of real world, operational energy storage projects that demonstrate unique services, state of the art technology and/or stacked value streams. On Thursday, the Storage in Action stage will feature utility-sited projects, including those under a long-term utility contact.

Lunch will be held on the western side of the Expo Hall and Storage-in-Action sessions will be held on the central stage of the Expo Hall.

Speakers:

Colin Young System Engineer
Kodiak Electric Association
Maziel Velasquez Principal Engineer, Power Electronic Controls
Parker Hannifin
Catherine Von Burg Chief Executive Officer
SimpliPhi Power
Matt Brown Vice President of Engineering
Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES)
Angus Clark President
Corridor Power Inc.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Lithium-Ion Turns 25: What Will the Next 25 Years Bring for Batteries and EVs?

Lithium-Ion Turns 25: What Will the Next 25 Years Bring for Batteries and EVs?

Lithium-ion batteries have come a long way in 25 years, but will they continue to gain the majority of market share in the advanced energy storage and electric vehicle arenas? A plethora of new battery technologies is being developed, promising higher power and capacity, longer lifespans, and the ability to handle diverse duty cycles. Leading battery experts will discuss the current state of lithium ion chemistries, as well as next generation battery technologies - lithium ion and others - and innovative development processes on the horizon.

Speakers:

Danny Kennedy Managing Director of CalCEF and President of CalCharge
CalCharge
Claire Curry Senior Associate of Advanced Transportation
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Venkat Srinivasan Staff Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Is Big Money Moving Into Storage?

Is Big Money Moving Into Storage?

How has the storage and EV finance picture evolved over the last year? Are we starting to see big money move into project and corporate finance? How are insurance companies approaching storage? What untapped financial models or mechanisms (e.g. yieldcos) are being brought to the storage space? Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal at Northbridge Energy Partners and frequent Contributor to Forbes Magazine, will lead a moderated discussion with leaders of storage finance and insurance to answer these questions, while also looking ahead to 2017 and the emerging financial picture.

Speakers:

Peter Kelly-Detwiler Principal
Northbridge Energy Partners
John Dempsey Origination - Distributed Energy
Constellation Energy
Eric Bradley Chief Strategy, Government & Regulatory Affairs, and Communications Officer
ENGIE North America
Chris Calavitta Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Development
Macquarie Capital
How to Tap into Aggregation as a New Revenue Stream: Case Studies from California, Hawaii and New York

How to Tap into Aggregation as a New Revenue Stream: Case Studies from California, Hawaii and New York

The idea of aggregating distributed energy resources (DERs) and virtual power plants (VPPs) is quickly becoming a reality as utilities and wholesale market operators embrace new energy business models. California, Hawaii, and New York are at the forefront of enabling this shift. This session will introduce the nuts and bolts of aggregating resources in these different markets, discuss how to participate and earn revenue from aggregations, and explore what funding and further information sources are available.

Speakers:

Yayoi Sekine Analyst, Energy Smart Technologies
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Bonnie Lind Vice President of Business Development
Apparent Energy
Carl Lenox Smart Energy Product Management Leader
SunPower
Julie Steury Director of Utility Programs
Stem
2:50 pm - 3:35 pm Software and Optimization: The Brains Behind the Operation

Software and Optimization: The Brains Behind the Operation

The emergence of stacked value streams and aggregated resource fleets presents incredible opportunities for innovative software solutions to control energy storage and EVs while maximizing revenue. Industry and utility leaders will discuss best practices in integrating control systems with other energy resources, communicating with legacy utility and building systems, and the latest and greatest in effectively controlling and optimizing energy storage and electric vehicle operation.

Speakers:

John Jung President & CEO
Greensmith Energy
Heather Sanders Principal Manager, Electric System Planning Strategy and Engagement
Southern California Edison
Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud Specialist, Research & Development
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
Arthur (Bud) Vos President and CEO
Enbala Power Networks
The Ultimate Risk Mitigation Tool: How Storage Can Address Market, Policy, and Economic Risks

The Ultimate Risk Mitigation Tool: How Storage Can Address Market, Policy, and Economic Risks

Billions of dollars will be invested in various energy technologies over the coming decade, and storage can be used as a hedge to mitigate risks to those investments from changing tariffs, wholesale markets, state and federal policies even major disruptions in traditional infrastructure. How can storage diminish the risks of an evolving energy market and policy landscape? Are there current examples of this and what do those project economics look like - with and without storage?

Speakers:

Robert Edwards Partner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies Practice
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Rick Jones Senior Vice President, Engineering and Research
The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co.
Chris Lohmann Vice President, Alternative Energy Solutions
Energi
Colleen Lueken Director of Market Analytics
AES Energy Storage
Ask the Experts: Advice Panel

Ask the Experts: Advice Panel

Advice from the industry's top tax, regulatory and project finance experts can be a steep, albeit extremely valuable, investment. In this session, three experts will be on hand to take questions on a range of legal, tax and finance issues for energy storage project developers, installers, contractors or technology companies. Bring your burning questions and take advantage of 45 minutes of advice -- included in the cost of your ESNA registration.

Speakers:

Don Liddell Principal
Douglass & Liddell
Keith Martin Partner, Co-head of Project Finance
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Charles Schwenck Partner
Gordon & Rees LLP
Steve Schiller Principal
Schiller Consulting Inc.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Closing Happy Hour Reception

Closing Happy Hour Reception

Join us in the Expo Hall for a closing reception, hosted bar and the iPad raffle.