March 28 - 30, 2011, The JW Marriott San Francisco, CA
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Day Pitney LLP
Energy storage is becoming recognized as an important
technology option contributing to renewable integration and
grid stability. In particular, there is growing interest among
renewable developers to use storage for mitigation of ramps
and to provide a more dispatchable resource. A portfolio of
technologies is already available for use in a wide spectrum of
grid applications. Building on previous work funded by DOE, the
$185M ARRA stimulus grants have scaled up storage projects by
an order of magnitude. This presentation will discuss new
projects in the areas of wind and PV integration, distributed
storage, and compressed air energy storage, as well as a
number of new cutting edge research projects promising to
substantially reduce costs.
PhD, Program Manager, Energy Storage Research
U.S. Department of Energy
Uncertainty over how storage should be classified – and related questions about whether the range of benefits it provides could be captured – has made US investors less likely to invest their money. In this environment, project economics for alternatives are at least as important as technical feasibility. With numerous energy storage and distributed generation technology projects undertaken in research and development settings, demonstrations are designed primarily to give a project team experience in technology application and performance assessment. In the commercialization phase of development, these technologies are beginning to be evaluated for application on a broader scale and are sometimes competing for capital with more conventional incumbent technologies, many with proven track records, low risk and attractive economics.
Topics will include:
Director, Energy Storage and Distributed Energy
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Signed into official law in 2010, AB 2514 is expected to enhance and expand California’s commitment to the environment by requiring the California Public Utilities Commission to set targets for utility adoption of energy storage technologies, making it more viable to incorporate renewable energy sources into the state’s electric grid. And once the details of that law spread to other U.S. regions, it may change the face of the entire power industry!
Director of Policy and Planning Division
California Public Utility Commission (CPUC)
California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)
Although the vigorous resurgence of the electric vehicle stands to make significant strides in reducing our macro environmental footprint, mass EV deployment may pose a challenge to electric grid management. In response to this concern, one of the country’s leading “think-tanks” on energy management, the Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC) has been developing the WINSmartGrid™ platform in hopes of creating a scalable and robust architecture utilizing wireless technologies which will allow smart vehicle and energy storage and consumption management for vehicles in home or in the office.
PhD, Professor, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, UCLA & Director
UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC)
Driven by the country's unwavering commitment to renewable
energies, Germany has developed the most extensive framework
for the energy storage and fuel cell industry in the world. What
specific factors have contributed to the unparalleled growth of the
storage technologies there and what lessons can we use in the U.S.
Director of Renewable Energies and Resources, Germany Trade & Invest
Federal Republic of Germany
As the nation’s number one wind power provider, Xcel Energy
continues to look for new ways it can harness renewable energy to
the greatest extent possible. With that focus, the utility launched a
groundbreaking project in 2008 to test cutting-edge technology for
storing wind energy in batteries. The project marks the first use of
direct wind energy storage technology in the US and a recent report
released in 2010 shows that the technology works for a variety of
Corporate Strategy and Planning Consultant
Unless the nation focuses more closely on developing energy storage technologies and modernizing its long-distance transmission system, it will be difficult for California and 29 other states to meet tough renewable energy targets. How much storage do you need and what partners can help you in your efforts to transfer renewable stored energy onto the grid?
Bay Area Climate Collaborative
Mike Gravely Manager, Energy Systems Research Office, Energy Research and Demonstration DivisionCalifornia Energy Commission
Hal La Flash Director of Emerging Clean Technology PolicyPG&E
Dan Borneo Project ManagerSandia National Laboratories
Bill Acker Executive DirectorNew York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)
Many rapid changes to the fundamental way that power utility systems are designed and operated are occurring. These changes are occurring, mainly, due to introduction of new state and federal policy implementations requiring more renewable generating sources, new system loads (i.e. electric vehicles) and customer choice. Application of new ("smarter") technologies are required to ensure that these new generating sources, loads and customer choices can be accommodated, while making sure that reliability and power quality of the power system remains high. But how are utilities responding to ensure these expectations are met?
William V. Torre
San Diego Gas & Electric.
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