August 8 - 10, 2017

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2016 Workshops

Energy Storage North America - Optional Workshops

October 4, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 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 full conference pass and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limit of 100 attendees per workshop. The cost to attend a workshop without the purchase of a full conference pass is $495 per workshop.
 
 

Best Practices in Utility Procurement of Energy Storage

Presenters:

Josh Gerber, San Diego Gas & Electric
Ben Kaun, EPRI
Mark Irwin, Southern California Edison
Alex Morris, California Energy Storage Alliance
Charlie Post, PG&E
Dan Sowder, Doosan GridTech

Description:

Available for utility employees only - Utility procurement of traditional resources is a well-defined process. Procurement of energy storage solutions, in contrast, can present unique considerations in utility procurement processes, such as planning and executing an RFO. This workshop will review storage procurement by California IOUs for both centralized and distributed energy storage solutions, with lessons learned and best practices from their 2014 and 2015 procurements. This workshop is designed for utility representatives who may want to conceptualize and plan their own storage RFOs.

Creating and Conveying a Compelling Case for Energy Storage

Presenters:

Garrett Fitzgerald, Rocky Mountain Institute
Gene Hunt, Trevi Communications
Chris Lohmann, Energi Insurance Services
Jesse Morris, Rocky Mountain Institute
Shana Patadia, Strategen Consulting

Description:

Energy storage can provide immense value to a wide array of stakeholder groups ranging from residential and C&I customers to distribution system planners. However, the inherent complexity of storage valuation often results in customer confusion and significant value being left on the table. In this interactive workshop, participants will first seek to answer one fundamental question: What can storage do for you, and how can the value of storage be maximized on any given system? Understanding and effectively communicating these attributes is a challenge in and of itself, but can significantly influence a customer's decision to invest in an energy storage system. The second part of this workshop will examine benefits and outline best practices for quantifying and conveying the different value propositions of storage to homeowners, commercial and industrial users, utilities and communities. This session is aimed at communicators, policymakers, public organizations, system suppliers and technology startups.

Energy Storage 101: Technologies and Economics

Presenter:

Mark Hardin, NEC

Description:

Energy storage can be a highly technical, often confusing industry filled with inconsistent terminology and misleading metrics. Learn how to make sense of it all and gain the knowledge you need to compare technologies, 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.

Global Market Update: Energy Storage Use Cases and Market Opportunities

Presenters:

Cedric Christensen, Strategen Consulting
Chikoma Kazunga, Association for Energy Storage in Africa
Anirudh Kshemendranath, Strategen Consulting
Rahul Walawalkar, India Energy Storage Alliance
Helena Teschner, German Energy Storage Association (BVES)

Description:

This workshop will focus on the most promising applications for energy storage around the world. A guest speaker from each region will set the context then open the discussion to the room. What are the most attractive applications for energy storage in each region? What are the identified needs that are being addressed and how much capacity is currently installed? Is the progress market driven or regulatory driven? What are the key initiatives that are accelerating market development? What can grid operators, utilities, and regulatory agencies do to increase the appeal of their regions to developers? Who are the leaders and who are the newcomers?
 

How Local Municipalities and Colleges Can Bring Energy Storage into the Facility Energy Toolkit

Presenters:

Doug Bond, Alameda County
Kacia Brockman, City of San Francisco
Jonathan Hart, Center for Sustainable Energy
Mike Hopkins, ICE Energy
Greg Nelson, Marin Community College
Stacey Reineccius, Powertree
Chris Baker, Stem
Mark Triplett, Green Charge Networks
Ryan Wartena, GELI

Description:

This workshop is specifically designed for city, county and college officials, energy managers and facility managers. The session will start with a brief overview of energy storage technologies and applications, with a particular focus on distributed, customer-sited applications. Presenters from local government and community colleges will address storage applications, projects, and procurement methods they have used and share their unique experiences with storage project development and deployment in the public sector. In addition, various energy storage developers focused on behind–the-meter applications, including both stationary storage and EV infrastructure, will present their solution offerings. The workshop will be grounded in audience engagement, with a heavy emphasis on Q&A and procurement best practices.

Advanced Grid: Integrating and Testing Distributed Energy Resources with Communications

Presenter:

Tom Tansy, SunSpec Alliance
Andrew Miller, Doosan GridTech
Bob Fox, SunSpec
Zachary K. Pecenak, University of California San Diego
Steve Willard, EPRI
Stephan Voit, KnGrid
James Frasher, Greenlots

Description:

This Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Communications and Testing Workshop will include a survey of Smart Grid, ESS functions and communication standards from California, North America, and around the world. This overview will be followed by presentations on storage and smart grid ESS standards and test projects from EPRI, UCSD, MESA, SunSpec, and Sandia Labs.
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Audience: Utility communications and storage staff, project developers, energy storage system equipment suppliers, software developers, system integrators, as well as service providers and business development professional in the energy storage value chain.

The Continuing Evolution of U.S. Electric Markets: Power Moves to the Periphery

Presenter:

Peter Kelly Detwiler, NorthBridge Energy Partners

Description:

This workshop will look at the evolution of U.S. power markets on both the supply and demand side; the development of new technologies on both sides of the meter; the changing regulatory construct; and the overall pace of change. It will highlight how electricity markets function, the trends and economics of renewable and distributed generation, electric vehicles, storage, and the emerging "internet of things."

Valuing Energy Storage Services in Wholesale Markets

Presenter:

Jacquie DeRosa, Customized Energy Solutions
Mike Berlinski, Customized Energy Solutions
Ed Toppi, Customized Energy Solutions

Description:

Opportunities for energy storage in wholesale markets vary depending on RTO/ISO. This workshop will describe the business rules and value of energy storage in the wholesale market, and will cover how these rules are changing. CES will discuss the opportunities for energy storage to sell Energy, Capacity, Frequency Regulation, Spinning Reserve, Non-Spinning Reserve, Flexible Ramping, and Frequency Response. CES will also review product characteristics, participation requirements, market size, and the value for both in-front and behind the meter energy storage.