Agenda

08:30
 - 09:00
REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
09:00
 - 09:10
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR
Steve McKenery
, VP, Sales and Marketing
, Clean Energy Associates
09:10
 - 10:00
Panel Discussion
A RESILIENT GRID: INTERCONNECTING LARGE SCALE BATTERY STORAGE

Panel discussion followed by regional roundtables.

  • Battery storage as a market resource
  • Planning for hybrid resources: solar + storage & wind + storage
  • What are the biggest differences when you interconnect in different ISO markets?
  • East vs. West vs. Midwest — capacity markets across the country & optimization 
  • Storage as a transmission and distribution asset -- can new tech be implemented quickly enough?
Steve McKenery
, VP, Sales and Marketing
, Clean Energy Associates
Zachary T Smith
, Manager, Capacity Market Design
, NYISO
John Lawhorn
, Sr. Director of Policy Planning
, Midcontinent Independent System Operator
Kevin Lynn
, Director of Grid Integration
, US Department of Energy
09:50
 - 10:30
Roundtable Discussions
REGIONAL ROUNDTABLES

Following the grid resilience discussion, regional roundtables will separate participants by regional focus, so that topics previously mentioned can be explored in depth.  

  • PJM 
  • CAISO 
  • MISO 
  • NYISO 
  • Southeast
  • Hawaii
Steve McKenery
, VP, Sales and Marketing
, Clean Energy Associates
Zachary T Smith
, Manager, Capacity Market Design
, NYISO
John Lawhorn
, Sr. Director of Policy Planning
, Midcontinent Independent System Operator
Daniel Dedrick
, Senior Manager, Technology and Product
, Clearway Energy Group
Kevin Lynn
, Director of Grid Integration
, US Department of Energy
10:30
 - 11:00
REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
11:00
 - 11:45
Panel Discussion
HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM STORAGE: ARE YOU STACKING TO MAKE MONEY?
  • What revenue streams are available for storage technologies? 
  • Bidding strategies: man vs. machine for real-time storage optimization 
  • Storage as a physical insurance for price reliability
  • Grid hardening and premiums
  • Finding arbitrage opportunities for storage  
  • Ancillary services – adding to your bottom line  
  • Credit capacity for batteries  
Joan Fang
, Vice President
, Ares Management
Casey Keller
, Director, Development
, Volterra
Ren Plastina
, Infrastructure and Energy Finance
, Investec
Gary Dorris
, CEO & Co-Founder
, Ascend Analytics
11:45
 - 12:15
Panel Discussion
FLORIDA'S LEADERSHIP: SOLAR AND STORAGE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE
  • How will announced projects and initiatives open the market in Florida for more storage projects? 
  • Why now? The regulatory changes and executive decisions that will enable renewables development 
  • How does the PSC (Florida Public Services Commission) balance the needs of the customer with industry demands? 
  • Regulation review: what fell into place with regulators to encourage clean energy?  
Adam Nygaard
, CHP, Microgrids, & Energy Storage Development
, Duke Energy – Distributed Energy Technologies
Patricia Gomez
, Sustainability Program Manager
, Miami-Dade County
Steve McKenery
, VP, Sales and Marketing
, Clean Energy Associates
Justin Hoysradt
, President
, Florida Solar Energy Industries Association
12:15
 - 13:45
LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING
13:45
 - 14:45
Panel Discussion
INVESTING IN AMERICAN INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Why you should add storage to your portfolio 
  • What do you look for in a storage project when looking to invest? 
  • Adding storage money: the opportunity of hybrid projects with solar and wind generation 
  • Roofing as the new real estate
Daniel Crotzer
, President
, Fractal Energy Storage Consultants
Catherine Helleux
, Director, Head of Transactions Americas
, Allianz Global Investors
Michael Pantelogianis
, Power & Infrastructure Finance
, Investec
Chris Kirkman
, Managing Director, Head of Project Finance
, True Green Capital
14:45
 - 15:30
Panel Discussion
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS IN ENERGY STORAGE: FROM INITIAL INVESTMENT TO END OF LIFE CONSIDERATIONS

Safety was the standout panel from our 2019 launch event and it’s now back for a second edition.  

  • Review of codes, plans, and regulations to secure a safe grid with lithium ion batteries  
  • Viewpoint from long-term investors: what do you need to find comfort in a project?  
  • How do you diminish business interruptions with an energy storage system? 
  • Who is driving the adoption of energy standards?  
  • How do you guarantee safe storage systems with the new storage mandates? 
  • End of life considerations: could there be a second life for batteries? 
Barry Faske
, President
, FGBC- Florida Green Building Coalition
Reid Capalino
, Managing Director
, Aligned Climate Capital
Timothy Varhue
, Product Manager - Energy Storage Group
, Dynapower Company LLC
Steve Cummings
, Director, Sensors Business Unit
, Li-ion Tamer
15:30
 - 16:00
REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
16:00
 - 17:00
Panel Discussion
REACHING RESILIENCE: PUERTO RICO AS A CASE STUDY FOR RAPID POWER DEPLOYMENT AND DISTRIBUTED ENERGY
  • Is Puerto Rico the perfect example of why distributed energy works?
  • Microgrids and minigrids – community and residential solutions
  • Transmission problems and decentralization opportunities
  • Review of Puerto Rico’s Integrated Resource Plan – is 1GW of storage enough?
  • Resilient grids – what’s being built today?
Steve McKenery
, VP, Sales and Marketing
, Clean Energy Associates
Sanya Detweiler
, Associate Director, Islands Energy Program, Clinton Climate Initiative
, Clinton Foundation
Ana Sophia Mifsud
, Senior Associate, Building Electrification
, Rocky Mountain Institute
17:00
 - 18:30
Networking
NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION