Agenda

08:30
 - 09:00
REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
09:00
 - 09:10
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR
09:10
 - 10:00
FLORIDA'S LEADERSHIP: SOLAR AND STORAGE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE
  • How will new plans open the market in Florida for more storage projects?
  • Review of announced projects: world’s largest solar powered battery system
  • 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 proposed plans?
10:00
 - 10:30
A RESILIENT GRID: INTERCONNECTING LARGE SCALE BATTERY STORAGE

Panel discussion by utilities, ISOs, and developers, followed by regional roundtables.

  • Battery storage as a transmission and distribution asset -- what you should consider before connecting 
  • What are the biggest differences when you interconnect in different ISO markets?
  • East vs. West vs. Midwest -- how long will you wait to connect? 
  • Storage technology as an asset for grid resilience
10:30
 - 11:00
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
  • ERCOT
  • MISO
  • NYISO
  • New England ISO
  • Southwest Power Pool 
11:00
 - 11:30
REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

Stream One

Stream Two

11:30
 - 12:00
SAFETY IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS – don’t call it a comeback!

Safety was the standout panel from our 2019 launch event and it’s now back and supercharged 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?
12:20
 - 13:00
LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RECYCLING, REPURPOSING, AND DISPOSAL OF BATTERIES
  • As project development continues to boom in the US, what economic considerations must developers, financiers, and owners make for decommissioning stage of projects?
  • Recycling vs. repurposing – end of life considerations for lithium ion batteries
  • Recycling: how valuable are decommissioned batteries?
  • Repurposing: is it economically viable to repurpose EV batteries for stationary applications?
  • Tumbling costs: as batteries get cheaper and cheaper – will they be worth anything at the end of their life cycle?
11:30
 - 12:00
HIGH RISK, HIGH REWARD: MERCHANT MODEL IN ERCOT MARKET
  •  Since most of storage legislation is not yet written – how can you make the most of arbitrage opportunities in ERCOT?
  • Merchant exposure: are sweeping returns worth risky revenue forecasts?
  • Beyond a generation asset: using batteries as a trading tool
  • Risk management: locking in certainty with storage 
12:20
 - 13:00
DROPPING COSTS: THE SUPPLY AND DEMAND CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHEAPER BATTERIES
  • Understand why batteries are getting cheaper – are EVs the real power behind stationary battery advancements?
  • EVs — transforming technology, costs, and battery chemistry mix
  • The role of lithium ion tech in dropping costs
  • How to compete with lithium ion — are there new, safer technologies that can make you more money?
  • A case for solid state batteries
13:00
 - 14:30
LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING
14:30
 - 15:15
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
  • Building microgrids for communities
  • 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?
15:15
 - 16:00
DEVELOPING LARGE-SCALE STORAGE PROJECS: MEGA PROJECTS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
  • What it means to build a “mega project” now – and how scale will change in the next 5 years
  • Market development outlook for 2020-2023
  • Achieving scale with energy storage projects
  • Funding scale – are capital providers ready?
16:00
 - 16:30
REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
16:30
 - 17:15
C&I CASE STUDIES: WHEN TO DISCONNECT
  • What it means to build a “mega project” now – and how scale will change in the next 5 years
  • Market development outlook for 2020-2023
  • Achieving scale with energy storage projects
  • Funding scale – are capital providers ready?
17:15
 - 18:00
HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM STORAGE: ARE YOU STACKING TO MAKE MONEY?
  • What revenue streams are available for storage technologies?
  • How do revenues differ from one ISO to another?
  • Finding arbitrage opportunities for storage
  • Ancillary services – adding to your bottom line
  • Credit capacity for batteries