Agenda

Below is the agenda for the 3rd Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

7:30AM - 8:30AM

8:30AM - 9:00AM

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Ballroom
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 8:30AM
    Welcome address from the Energy Storage Association and our events partners.
    Speakers:
    Jason Burwen, Policy & Advocacy Director, Energy Storage Association
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association

9:00AM - 9:15AM

  • Energy Priorities in the 115th Congress: Sen. Dean Heller (NV)

    Ballroom
    Energy Priorities in the 115th Congress: Sen. Dean Heller (NV)
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 9:00AM
    Senator Heller will provide a keynote address covering the priorities in Congress and shed light on where energy storage fits into the picture.
    Speakers:
    Sen. Dean Heller, U.S. Senator, State of Nevada

9:15AM - 9:45AM

  • Lessons Learned from California’s Lead: Carla Peterman, Commissioner, CPUC

    Ballroom
    Lessons Learned from California’s Lead: Carla Peterman, Commissioner, CPUC
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 9:15AM
    Keynote presentation from Commissioner Carla Peterman, California Public Utilities Commission, on progress in CA, lessons learned, and what lies ahead.
    Speakers:
    Commissioner Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

9:45AM - 10:15AM

  • Energy Storage in State Markets

    Ballroom
    Energy Storage in State Markets
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 9:45AM
    Join Will Lauwers, Emerging Technology Director, DOER and Phil Jones, Commissioner, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission as they discuss storage markets and the opportunities for companies to grow in their respective states.
    Speakers:
    Phil Jones, Commissioner, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
    Will Lauwers, Emerging Technology Director, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

10:15AM - 10:30AM

10:30AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM - 12:00PM

  • Wholesale Market Transformation

    Ballroom
    Wholesale Market Transformation
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 11:00AM
    ISO/RTO markets have been some of the leading opportunities for energy storage deployment. This panel convenes representatives from 4 of these wholesale markets for a discussion on the future of energy storage.
    Speakers:
    Andrew Levitt, Senior Market Strategist, PJM Interconnection
    Christopher Parent, Director, Market Development, ISO New England
    Jeffrey Bladen, Executive Director of Market Services, Midcontinent ISO
    Michael DeSocio, Senior Manager of Market Design, New York ISO

12:00PM - 12:15PM

  • USTDA Opening Overseas Markets for Energy Storage

    Ballroom
    USTDA Opening Overseas Markets for Energy Storage
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 12:00PM
    Hear about growing international markets for energy storage.
    Speakers:
    Lida Fitts, Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

12:15PM - 1:15PM

  • Networking Lunch

    Ballroom
    Networking Lunch
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 12:15PM
    Lunch provided for all attendees, and an opportunity to network with colleagues.

1:15PM - 2:00PM

  • Employing the State Storage Policy Toolkit

    Ballroom
    Employing the State Storage Policy Toolkit
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 1:15PM
    IREC's Sara Baldwin will present a deeper dive into the Energy Storage 101 Policy Toolkit.
    Speakers:
    Sara Baldwin Auck, Regulatory Program Director, IREC
  • Procurement Target Design in Massachusetts and Beyond

    West Room
    Procurement Target Design in Massachusetts and Beyond
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 1:15PM
    Building on the keynote presentation from Cmsr. Judson, this breakout session will explore in greater depth what lies ahead in Massachusetts
    Speakers:
    Jeff Cramer, Principal, 38 North Solutions
  • Responding to FERC's Draft Rules on Storage Interconnection

    East Room
    Responding to FERC's Draft Rules on Storage Interconnection
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 1:15PM
    An interactive discussion around energy storage interconnection issues and opportunities at FERC under RM16-23.
    Speakers:
    Rob Gramlich, Founder & CEO, Grid Strategies, LLC

2:00PM - 2:15PM

2:15PM - 3:00PM

  • Coordinating Solar and Storage Policy Conversations

    Ballroom
    Coordinating Solar and Storage Policy Conversations
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 2:15PM
    This breakout conversation will engage participants in analyzing the policy and regulatory landscape for customer-sited and renewables paired energy storage systems.
    Speakers:
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
  • Putting Storage on the Agenda of the 115th Congress

    West Room
    Putting Storage on the Agenda of the 115th Congress
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 2:15PM
    With recent elections shaking up leadership throughout Washington, DC, the prospects and expectations for energy legislation in Congress are changing in real time.
    Speakers:
    Ruth McCormick, Director of Federal and State Affairs, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • Next Steps in RTO/ISO Market Changes

    East Room
    Next Steps in RTO/ISO Market Changes
    Date & Time:
    February 15, 2017 - 2:15PM
    Attendees who participate in this breakout session will be able to take a deep dive into the intricacies of policy and market development in the various wholesale markets.
    Speakers:
    Mike Berlinski, Director, Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd.

3:00PM - 5:00PM