23 - 24 March 2022

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Austin, Texas

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2022 Agenda

Please note that all times are in CST

Energy Storage Summit USA - Day One

08:30
 - 09:00
09:00
 - 09:40
Keynote Address

Since being issued in September 2020, FERC Order 2222 has been heralded as a watershed moment for the battery storage industry. It has paved the way for distributed energy resources to compete with conventional generation sources and enter wholesale markets.

  • How will it charge ahead deployment and enable it to compete with conventional electricity generators?
  • How can a favorable regulatory environment supercharge demand for storage capacity?
  • How can regulation and policy keep up to date with innovations in the field?
09:40
 - 10:20
Panel Discussion

As the storage market heats up, the Lone Star State is certainly on a march of progress with it forecast to have as much as 1,400MW of capacity as of September 2021. For all its progress, it has however encountered problems such as the absence of a capacity market, financing challenges in merchant deals and freak weather patterns leaving its storage market unprepared for the worst. This session will delve into these thorny issues and how other states can learn from their developments.

, President
, Lasher Consulting
, Commissioner
, Public Utility Commission of Texas
, VP of Market Operations
, Key Capture Energy
, Vice President Grid Planning and Operations
, ERCOT
, VP of Energy Storage
, RWE
10:20
 - 11:00
Keynote Address

Batteries are often lauded as the holy grail of modern grid solutions. Yet, their widespread deployment has placed exponential demand on a particularly fragile supply-chain.

  • As capital and debt have flooded the market and investor appetite remains at an all-time-high, what are the implications for future projects considering a restricted supply chain?
  • As storage enters another stellar year and dominates the market as a solution to fossil fuel retirement, how can supply chain management become more resilient to external forces?
  • How do you build a sustainable and responsible supply chain from inception to deployment?
, Vice President, Business Development
, Dominion Energy
, CFO
, Soltage
11:30
 - 12:15
Panel Discussion

The road to financing a project can sometimes be a murky journey, clouded in uncertainty. This session will provide in-depth analysis on the different contracts/financing solutions available for your project.

  • What are the contracting and financing solutions available to you?
  • What are the risks, rewards and opportunities associated with each solution?
, Director of Origination
, East Point Energy
, Managing Director
, CIT Group Inc
, CEO
, Swell Energy
, Partner
, Denham Capital Management
, Senior Director
, NTE Energy
11:30
 - 12:15
Panel Discussion

As we transition towards a zero-emission electricity sector it will naturally require large scale storage in abundance. This poses the question how will a centrally controlled resource accommodate a growing storage market?

  • How can the US plan for a greener grid?
  • How can locally, state-controlled grids evolve to provide utility-scale storage projects?
  • How are state and federal regulators working together to ensure an interconnected market?
  • What level of investment is required to overhaul current infrastructure?
,
, Endurant Energy
, Manager
, PSEG
, Director of Energy Storage
, Pine Gate Renewables
12:15
 - 13:00
Panel Discussion

Investors and lenders are particularly keen to enter the storage market. In 2021, the IEA reported that the US had already invested nearly $2bn in battery storage deployment – making up a third of the world’s total investment value.

  • With investor appetite surging, how are lenders competing against each other for storage contracts?
  • What are the unexpected challenges in financing a storage project?
, Head of Infrastructure
, Investec
, Co-CEO
, Seminole Financial Services
, CEO
, Energy Infrastructure Partners
, CEO
, US Renewables Group
12:15
 - 13:00
Panel Discussion

Software is at the heart of storage systems and by tapping into it we can drive efficiency and bankability. This in-depth panel will showcase the opportunities provided by energy management systems as we transition towards an energy-as-a-service model.

  • How can you best deploy software to manage a battery project?
  • A battery can be used for peak-shaving, maintaining constant supply/demand and energy arbitrage; what is the best way to manage this versatile system?
, Vice President, Technology and Product Operations
, Energy Toolbase
, President
, Shikun & Binui US Energy
13:00
 - 14:30
14:30
 - 15:15
Panel Discussion

The road to financing a project can sometimes be a murky journey, clouded in uncertainty. This session will provide in-depth analysis on the different contracts/financing solutions available for your project.

  • What are the contracting and financing solutions available to you?
  • What are the risks, rewards and opportunities associated with each solution?
, VP, Business Development
, Energy Toolbase
, VP
, Goldman Sachs
, Managing Director
, CohnReznick Capital
, Managing Director
, Rabobank
, Director
, Citigroup Commodities Trading
14:30
 - 15:15
Panel Discussion

To understand the evolution of the grid we must look towards policy to understand how regulators are making policy conducive to the grid. In this session we will look at investment in the grid and how networks are planning for the future.

  • As demand grows year-on-year for storage capacity, how can both regulators and the grid keep up to date with a burgeoning market?
  • How can we best operationalize and deploy battery storage systems?
  • What is in the pipeline for 2022?
, Policy Expert, Grid Energy Storage
, Sandia
15:15
 - 16:00
Panel Discussion

In light of the Texas winter storm and California’s summer of electricity outages, how quickly can we deploy energy storage to improve upon grid resilience? Join us as we shed light on several freak weather conditions which have wreaked havoc on the grid.

  • How can we ensure battery availability when needed?
  • Storms are a constant threat to the integrity of storage systems; how can we mitigate against this?
  • How can you insure your projects against these woes?
, Senior Director
, Jupiter Power
, Senior Fellow
, R Street Institute
, Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs
, Just Energy
, President
, Solar + Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico
15:15
 - 16:00
Roundtable Discussions

An opportunity to meet and interact with the networks across the grid.

  • How is state policy accommodating for greater amounts of distributed energy resources?
  • In light of market fragmentation, how can states learn from each other and work together to decarbonize the grid?
  • Is there room for regulatory [re]-alignment?
, Senior Lead Economist
, PJM
, Market Design and Development
, ERCOT
16:30
 - 17:00
Presentation

US energy storage is set for a stellar decade as it will be a $8.9bn annual market in 2026. With huge growth expected in the storage market, this session will unpack business models and key market design features.

  • What markets are growing and best to invest in?
  • Which trends are driving the storage market?
  • How do we predict an inevitably uncertain storage market?
  • How do you determine the costs and benefits of a project?
  • Where is the next best project?
16:30
 - 17:00
Panel Discussion

Day by day lithium-ion technologies are evolving and providing storage solutions for a greener grid.

  • How are different lithium-ion technologies performing in the field and how do you choose between them?
  • What are the relative costs and risks associated with them?
  • What direction is the market heading in?
, Executive Director
, NextEra Energy Resources
17:00
 - 18:00
Panel Discussion

The flexibility provided by batteries brings with it uncertainty and risk that poses problems for financiers, banks and equity providers. With a growing confidence in the feasibility of storage projects, understand how to finance a merchant scheme.

  • How can you structure a bankable merchant project?
  • What opportunities and associated risks with merchant deals?
  • What are the problems with wholesale energy arbitrage, and is there any value from it?
, CEO
, Glidepath
, Managing Director
, Keybanc Capital Markets
, Managing Director
, MUFG
, CFO
, esVolta
17:00
 - 18:00
Panel Discussion

Hydrogen has evolved into a key tool in the Biden Administration’s energy arsenal. Green hydrogen is very much seen as central to unleashing a net zero grid, this panel will provide insight into unlocking Green Hydrogen.

  • What is happening at federal and state level to ensure a clean transition towards green hydrogen?
  • How do we make green hydrogen bankable?
  • How do we unlock hydrogen storage capacity?
, Senior Director of Business Development
, Southern California Gas Company
18:00
 - 19:30
Networking