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Below is the agenda for the 4th Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

8:00AM - 8:30AM

8:45AM - 9:00AM

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks: Creating a New Normal with Storage

    Ballroom
    Welcome and Opening Remarks: Creating a New Normal with Storage
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 8:45AM
    With new state deployment targets announced, incentive programs set up, and rules pending with state and federal regulators, energy storage has had a banner year in public policy. We open the morning reviewing the highlights from the past year and what the industry has learned as we look to the...

9:00AM - 9:30AM

  • State Keynote: Kickstarting New York’s Storage Market

    Ballroom
    State Keynote: Kickstarting New York’s Storage Market
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 9:00AM
    With the Governor's announcement of a 1.5 GW storage deployment target by 2025 and commitments of $260 million in financing and demonstrations, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will be a central player in the next key state market for energy storage. CEO...

9:30AM - 9:45AM

  • The Future of Multiple-Use Storage in California

    Ballroom
    The Future of Multiple-Use Storage in California
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 9:30AM
    California Public Utilities Commissioner Carla Peterman will present the the first framework enabling multiple-use energy storage, which the CPUC approved just last month, and discuss the insights gained in the process that will help other states seeking to enable multiple-use storage.

9:45AM - 10:30AM

  • State Policy Panel Discussion: Putting Storage in the Plan

    Ballroom
    State Policy Panel Discussion: Putting Storage in the Plan
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 9:45AM
    State regulators are beginning to ask what role energy storage can play in meeting the electric grid’s future capacity and infrastructure needs. Panelists will discuss their perspective on storage in integrated resource planning, grid modernization / distribution planning, and public policy-driven...

10:30AM - 10:45AM

  • Networking Break

     
    Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 10:30AM
    Networking Break

10:45AM - 11:15AM

  • Keynote Address: The Next Agenda in Electricity Markets

    Ballroom
    Keynote Address: The Next Agenda in Electricity Markets
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 10:45AM
    With four new Commissioners, FERC's agenda is being refreshed with new perspectives and an evolving federal energy market conversation. Commissioner Powelson will discuss his perspective on FERC's storage-relevant work and where he see FERC's agenda going over the next several years.

11:15AM - 12:00PM

  • Wholesale Markets Panel Discussion: Storage in the Future of Markets

    Ballroom
    Wholesale Markets Panel Discussion: Storage in the Future of Markets
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 11:15AM
    Some RTOs/ISOs have already begun to work on new rules for storage, anticipating an order on storage from FERC in the future. Hear how those storage conversations intersect discussions on a changing wholesale generation mix, resilience as a separate feature from reliability, pricing carbon...

12:00PM - 12:50PM

12:50PM - 1:20PM

  • Federal Policy Discussion: Different Paths to Storage Progress

    Ballroom
    Federal Policy Discussion: Different Paths to Storage Progress
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 12:50PM
    Following the tax bill, Senate Republicans have introduced a separate conversation on extending energy tax credits. Supplemental funding for disaster recovery, particularly in Puerto Rico, may plow billions of dollars into rebuilding a grid nearly from scratch. A conversation on infrastructure...

1:20PM - 1:30PM

  • Networking Break

     
    Networking Break
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 1:20PM
    Networking break.

1:30PM - 2:30PM

  • Rebuilding Resilient with Storage: All Eyes on Puerto Rico

    Ballroom East
    Rebuilding Resilient with Storage: All Eyes on Puerto Rico
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 1:30PM
    In this breakout session, we will discuss the role of storage in plans to build back better in Puerto Rico, illuminate state & federal policy barriers, and discuss ways that storage can be a greater part of current and future resilience planning.
  • Advocating Storage for Peak Capacity

    Ballroom
    Advocating Storage for Peak Capacity
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 1:30PM
    While gas-fired generation has accounted for nearly all capacity additions for some years, battery storage was deployed for meeting peak capacity for the first time in 2017, and recent utility solicitations have indicated highly competitive storage bids against gas peakers. With longer durations at...
  • Which Door to Distributed Storage in Wholesale Markets?

    Ballroom West
    Which Door to Distributed Storage in Wholesale Markets?
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 1:30PM
    In this breakout session, we will discuss the stakeholder processes in several markets, illuminate the key market design and policy issues pertinent to storage, and discuss whether a framework of distributed energy resources generally works for distributed storage in particular.

2:30PM - 2:55PM

  • Advocacy Discussion: Next Questions for Energy Storage

    Ballroom
    Advocacy Discussion: Next Questions for Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 2:30PM
    This conversation between ESA’s Vice President of Policy and ESA’s State Policy Director will explore the major questions that will shape the industry’s development.

2:55PM - 3:00PM

  • Closing Remarks

     
    Closing Remarks
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 2:55PM
    Following the many discussions, ESA’s CEO, Kelly Speakes-Backman, offers her reflections on the day and parting thoughts for industry members and power sector stakeholders.

3:00PM - 5:00PM