UNLOCKING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF
ENERGY STORAGE IN THE USA

2020 Attendees

2020 Energy Storage USA in Numbers

84%

of 2019 attendees rated the event as 'Excellent'

20+

countries represented at Energy Storage USA

250+

attendees expected at the 2020 conference

60+

speakers expected to present at the 2020 conference

49%

of the attendees are CEOs or board level.

95%

of 2019 attendees plan to return in 2020

18 Hours

of unmissable conference content

6 Hours

of scheduled networking, factored into the event

The largest USA downstream focused event addressing energy storage

Following the successful launch of Energy Storage Summit USA, we are pleased to announce its return for a 2nd year. Renowned for its quality, breadth and expertise, this event features an all-encompassing range of strategic and technical sessions on the adoption and deployment of storage.

Key market drivers such as the falling price of lithium-ion batteries, investment in electric vehicle infrastructure, FERC Order 841, government incentives, grid modernization, transition from dependency on the networks to a desire for autonomy and intermittent renewable sources, all add to an exciting time for the Energy Storage value chain.

With more than 40 states with operational battery storage projects and more than 5GW of energy storage to be deployed over the next few years, now is the time to discuss how we unlock its full potential.

The Summit plays a pivotal role in the journey to propelling the industry into the next stage of its development, providing an unrivalled platform to develop the right partnerships and create business opportunities of all sizes.

This eco-system event brings together the entire value chain including Utilities, Developers, EPCs, Investors, Manufacturers, Energy storage providers, local government and of course all RTO/ISOs making this one of the must attend storage events for 2020.

Highlighted Speakers

Michael Pantelogianis

Power & Infrastructure Finance

INVESTEC

Steve Wheat

Sr. Program Manager, Grid Services

SUNRUN

Randolph Mann

President

ESVOLTA

Joan Fang

Vice President

ARES MANAGEMENT

Catherine Helleux

Director, Head of Transactions Americas

ALLIANZ GLOBAL INVESTORS

Thank you to our 2020 attendees:

Who will you meet?

New for 2020

BBQ & Beers Reception

Extended Networking

Improved Messaging System

250+ Delegates

Event Mobile App

Global Expansion

2020 Key Themes

Policy, Framework & Regulation

Evolving Storage Models

Finance & Investment Opportunities

Emerging Technology & Innovation

New Revenue Opportunities

How do new storage projects fit into current policy and regulation? What gaps does the public sector need to bridge in order to get the most out of the market? This theme will also cover tackling tariff prices and fuel poverty for consumers.

How can businesses thrive in an ever-changing environment? Merchant battery storage is one example coming to the fore, and the Summit aims to uncover how to take advantage of this model. 

Hear from leading investment firms, private equity funds and asset managers on the viability of energy storage projects. This will include insight on FM vs BM projects, resi-storage and storage-plus-generation.

How are emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, Machine Learning and data being utilised in energy storage? The need to innovate within the energy storage sphere is becoming more apparent in order to overcome barriers and challenges. 

It is extremely important to create visibility around the revenue opportunities across the market, and how all players can best monetise the market. This will also cover market access for new customers – what revenue can a battery asset return and what are the steps to achieve that?

What 2019 Participants Had To Say:

The conference was very informative, entertaining a new and fast forward moving market. Speakers had a vast experience on the subject and were eager to learn and share their experience. Additionally, speakers could see the benefits of Energy Storage for future integration of renewables.

Technical Support Engineer
WEB Aruba NV

The gathering of key stakeholders involved with energy storage provides excellent insight to the importance of this area for renewable energy and the importance of storage as a long-term tool for steadily increasing the proportion of renewable energy in our overall energy portfolio.

Associate Director
Natural Resources Research Institute

Great experience to learn more not only about the latest developments in the storage sector, but also to identify some specific opportunities that are being developed and the trends that each of the different players are seeing for the near future

Project Finance Senior Specialist
North American Development Bank

The Energy Storage Summit Americas was a great opportunity to get a realistic view of the progress within the energy storage market and expand my network by meeting well informed and active participants throughout the industry.

Vice President
Nautilus Management Resources Inc.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

News & Blogs

US$1.3 billion funding proposed for US energy storage R&D, demonstrations, manufacturing

US$1.3 billion funding proposed for US energy storage R&D, demonstrations, manufacturing

A subcommittee of the US House Committee on Appropriations has approved more than a billion dollars in support for developing energy storage deployment, research and manufacturing in a funding bill for the 2021 Fiscal Year.
Batteries replace diesel for jumpstarting Indiana natural gas plants

Batteries replace diesel for jumpstarting Indiana natural gas plants

FlexGen, an energy storage system integrator that counts GE and Caterpillar among its backers, said this week that a lithium-ion battery storage system it was supplied was used by an Indiana utility to black start a 77MW natural gas plant.
The magnificent seven: US states with energy storage mandates, targets and goals

The magnificent seven: US states with energy storage mandates, targets and goals

The US national Energy Storage Association’s policy director, Jason Burwen, spoke with Andy Colthorpe about the seven early adopter states of energy storage targets and whether this is likely to be a spreading pattern across the country.
Coal out for solar-plus-storage at Indiana utility Vectren, 8minute signs PPA with CCAs

Coal out for solar-plus-storage at Indiana utility Vectren, 8minute signs PPA with CCAs

Vectren, owner of utility firms in the US states of Indiana and Ohio, has unveiled plans to ditch more than 700MW of coal generation and partly replace it with up to 1GW of solar PV.
‘Calm before the storm’: US deployed 98MW / 208MWh of energy storage during first quarter of 2020

‘Calm before the storm’: US deployed 98MW / 208MWh of energy storage during first quarter of 2020

Analysis firm Wood Mackenzie has held onto its forecast that the US will deploy around 7GW of energy storage annually by 2025 and found that 97.5MW / 208MWh of storage was installed during the first quarter of this year.
Plus Power offers 565MWh spoiler of Hawaii’s fossil fuel retirement plan

Plus Power offers 565MWh spoiler of Hawaii’s fossil fuel retirement plan

While utility Hawaiian Electric (HECO) stands poised to announce the finalists of its recent massive procurement of solar-plus-storage and standalone energy storage projects, developers with winning bids seem determined to steal the utility’s thunder.
Large-scale renewables-plus-storage projects in US more than doubled from 2016 to 2019

Large-scale renewables-plus-storage projects in US more than doubled from 2016 to 2019

The number of sites pairing renewable energy with energy storage in the US more than doubled from 2016 to 2019 and the trend is expected to continue, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Energy Storage Digital Summit: Long duration ‘essential’ but needs appropriate regulatory framework

Energy Storage Digital Summit: Long duration ‘essential’ but needs appropriate regulatory framework

Long duration energy storage is an “essential” technology to help accelerate renewable deployment, according to the US Department of Energy’s Dr Imre Gyuk, but will require “appropriate regulatory frameworks”.
Energy Storage Digital Summit: Long duration ‘essential’ but needs appropriate regulatory framework

Energy Storage Digital Summit: Long duration ‘essential’ but needs appropriate regulatory framework

Long duration energy storage is an “essential” technology to help accelerate renewable deployment, according to the US Department of Energy’s Dr Imre Gyuk, but will require “appropriate regulatory frameworks”.
‘Opportunity to demonstrate value of residential battery systems’: Sunverge picked for Maryland VPP

‘Opportunity to demonstrate value of residential battery systems’: Sunverge picked for Maryland VPP

Residential energy storage provider Sunverge has won out in a competitive bidding process to provide systems and software for a proposed virtual power plant (VPP) project in Maryland in the US.
SK Innovation to break ground on second EV battery Gigafactory in the US this summer

SK Innovation to break ground on second EV battery Gigafactory in the US this summer

South Korean lithium-ion battery manufacturer SK Innovation will begin construction on the second of two manufacturing plants in the US state of Georgia this summer, with the first already under construction.
SimpliPhi supplies battery storage to COVID-19 ‘pop-up’ clinic at US-Mexico border camp

SimpliPhi supplies battery storage to COVID-19 ‘pop-up’ clinic at US-Mexico border camp

A solar-plus-storage microgrid is powering a mobile intensive care unit (ICU), set up to treat people suffering from COVID-19 symptoms at a migrant camp on the border between Texas and Mexico.
IREC publishes guide for assessing economic and environment benefits of distribution grid upgrades

IREC publishes guide for assessing economic and environment benefits of distribution grid upgrades

A new guide has been published in the US to “help stakeholders assure prudent use of funds by electric utilities” when it comes to upgrading the distribution grid.
Arkansas 100MW solar project with 30MWh battery storage gets approval

Arkansas 100MW solar project with 30MWh battery storage gets approval

Arkansas, currently ranked 31st among US states for solar deployment, will get a solar-plus-storage plant with 100MW of photovoltaic generation and 10MW / 30MWh of battery storage after regulator Arkansas Public Service Commission approved the project.
Smart neighbourhood, smart microgrid

Smart neighbourhood, smart microgrid

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