Agenda

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

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    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...
    Speakers:
    Jason Burwen, Vice President of Policy, Energy Storage Association

9:00AM - 9:15AM

  • Federal Keynote: Resilience and the U.S. Energy Future

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    Federal Keynote: Resilience and the U.S. Energy Future
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 9:00AM
    With tax, energy, infrastructure, disaster, and research & development issues before Congress, as well as a proceeding at FERC, there’s never been a greater number of discussions on energy resilience happening at once. During this keynote address, you will get an overview of the these...

9:15AM - 9:45AM

  • State Keynote: Kickstarting New York’s Storage Market

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    State Keynote: Kickstarting New York’s Storage Market
    Date & Time:
    February 14, 2018 - 9:15AM
    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...
    Speakers:
    Alicia Barton, President & CEO, NYSERDA

9:45AM - 10:30AM

  • State Policy Panel Discussion: Putting Storage in the Plan

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    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...
    Speakers:
    David Danner, Chairman, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
    James Griffin, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
    Andrew Johnston, Director of Government Relations, Maryland Public Service Commission
    Andy Tobin, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission

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

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    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.
    Speakers:
    Robert F. Powelson, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

11:15AM - 12:00PM

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

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    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...
    Speakers:
    Michael DeSocio, Senior Manager of Market Design, New York ISO
    J. Arnold Quinn, Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Chantal-Aimee Hendrzak , Executive Director - Market Evolution, PJM Interconnection

12:00PM - 12:50PM

12:50PM - 1:20PM

  • Federal Policy Panel Discussion: Different Paths to Storage Progress

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    Federal Policy Panel 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...
    Speakers:
    Patrick J. McCormick III, Chief Counsel, Senate Energy & Natural Resource Committee

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

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    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.
    Speakers:
    Tanuj Deora, Chief Strategy Officer, Smart Electric Power Alliance
  • Advocating Storage for Peak Capacity

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    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...
    Speakers:
    Lon Huber, Director, Strategen Consulting
  • Which Door to Distributed Storage in Wholesale Markets?

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    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 DERs generally works for distributed storage in particular.

2:30PM - 2:55PM

  • Advocacy Discussion: Next Questions for Energy Storage

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    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.
    Speakers:
    Jason Burwen, Vice President of Policy, Energy Storage Association
    Nitzan Goldberger, State Policy Director, Energy Storage Association

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.
    Speakers:
    Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association

3:00PM - 5:00PM