Storage Deployment and Implementation
August 2-3, 2017
Westchester, NY

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Overview

While solar has been hot in terms of deal flow, investment and deployment in recent years, the energy storage industry is undergoing its own revolution and emergence into the main stream. Energy storage is a crucial tool for enabling the effective integration of renewable energy and unlocking the benefits of local generation and a clean, resilient energy supply. The technology is now proving its value to grid operators around the world who must manage the variable generation of solar and wind energy.

In many parts of the U.S., states are working to advance the technology through procurement mandates, pilot programs, and market design changes aimed at recognizing the services that can be provided by a range of energy storage applications. The Northeast states in particular, are pursuing market and regulatory changes to integrate more storage.  As this and other regions plan for a system that is more dependent on variable renewable resources, energy storage will play an important role in providing cost-effective and reliable electricity.

This symposium will provide an overview of the regulatory landscape, distributed generation , load profiles, the economic justification of storage, challenges of interconnection, non-wire alternatives, mobile storage and lessons learned. The symposium materials provide valuable information on a full spectrum of applications for utilities, regulatory agencies, project developers, private investors, finance firms, wholesale market participants, and owners of existing wind and solar power plants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the latest development and trends in energy storage
  • Discuss the current regulatory landscape for battery technologies
  • Explain the storage battery interconnection process
  • Evaluate the economic justification for storage
  • Identify the current and future roles for storage with customer load profiles
  • Explain emerging role of storage batteries
  • Discuss the growth and mechanics of distributed energy storage markets

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this symposium and 0.3 CEUs for the workshop.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

This program will include PowerPoint presentations and panel discussions

Agenda

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

1:00– 5:30 p.m. :: Symposium Timing


Session I: Policy/Regulatory/Legal Landscape

On the regulatory side, the storage industry has gained strong momentum recently from FERC dockets that have the potential to improve the market. This session will define policy/regulatory landscape for battery technologies, policy issues, regulatory challenges, interconnection/control standards and functionality, industry/utility standards for discharge, response time, etc.

  • Federal/State
  • Interconnection rules/standards
  • DERMS platform
  • Northeastand other regional regulatory storage perspectives—status and trends

Paul Hibbard, Principal, Analysis Group (Former Chair, Massachusetts Dept. Public Utilities)

Andrew Kaplan, Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break


Session II: Distributed Energy Storage

The relationship between utilities and their C&I customers is rapidly changing: C&I enterprises are becoming electricity producers as well as consumers, and profit from actively managing the shape and timing of their energy use. Distributed energy storage is empowering next-generation energy storage-based services on both sides of the electricity meter: reducing energy costs and increasing resiliency for C&I enterprises, while improving efficiency, predictability, and dispatch-ability of distributed assets for utilities that serve them.

This session will provide a landscape of current market and use cases, storage types, experiences, market players and the state of technology

  • Market and use cases
  • Technologies available for local storage
  • The benefits that local storage can provide
  • Market, rate and tariff challenges to monetizing the benefits of storage, and potential solutions

Shelly Hagerman, Experienced Consultant Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners

Jigar Shah, Principal Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners

5:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception


Thursday, August 3, 2017

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Symposium Timing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


8:15 – 9:45 a.m. :: Session III: Energy Storage: Role in the Market, Competing Resources

Energy storage deployments in the northeast and emerging markets worldwide are expected to grow substantially in the coming decade. This session will define the current and future roles for storage and how the customer load profile drives strategic calculations and tactical decisions

  • Role of Storage (Generation v. Load Modifier)
  • Alternative Services (VAR, FR)
  • Competitive Alternatives
    • Local/behind the substation solutions
    • Non-Wire alternatives (DER, EE, DR)
    • Electric vehicle storage
    • Mobile storage
    • Other types of storage

Andrew Reid, Senior R&D Engineer, Con Edison

Paul Hibbard, Principal, Analysis Group (Former Chair, Massachusetts Dept. Public Utilities)

Mike Jacobs, Electricity Markets Lead, Union of Concerned Scientists

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:00 – 11:30 a.m. :: Session IV: Economics/Value Proposition

The value proposition of energy storage changes significantly depending on where it is deployed on the electricity grid. This session will examine the current and future landscape for different applications, the value stack, economic justification, current/emerging market functions and an illustrative business case.

  • Markets/Roles
  • Stand-alone (feeders, substations, etc).
  • Solar + Storage (new, retrofit)
  • Arbitrage opportunities, aggregators
  • Business case

Steven Casey, Manager Strategic Planning, Eversource Energy

Matthew Stedl, Development Director, Tradewind Energy

Micah Sussman, Consultant, Woodlawn Associates


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Session V: Vendor Panel:

As the demand for storage to support the distribution grid expands, available storage solutions emerge. In this segment, vendors take on inquiries as to how their storage solutions have become more easily scalable and how they can be deployed.

Moderator: Jigar Shah, Principal Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners

Kevin Fok, Senior Project Manager, LG Chem

Mike Cooper, General Manager, Landis+Gyr

Philip Fischer, Sales Director, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Lunch


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. :: Session VI: Grid Connected Storage: Operations

Interconnection standards dictate the technical, legal, and procedural requirements that customers, project developers and utilities must follow for interconnecting new generation to the electric grid. This session will provide an introduction to important aspects of general interconnection standards and requirements specifically applicable to energy storage projects.

  • History and background of interconnection to the grid
  • Benefits of grid-connected battery storage and grid applications
  • Challenges of grid-connected battery storage
  • Optimizing grid-connected battery storage to enhance renewable energy performance
  • Improving the processes for energy storage interconnection

Chuck Hermann, Senior Engineer, New York Power Authority

Uros Simovic, Experienced Consultant Energy & Utilities Practice West Monroe Partners

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Break :: Networking Break


3:00 – 4:15 p.m. :: Session VII: Lessons Learned Panel

As storage pilot projects and larger implementations have now come on board and have interconnected to the grid, this Panel will discuss the successes and pitfalls of their projects providing education for developers and PPA buyers so they can accomplish future projects in a faster, more efficient manner allowing for reduced costs and improved results.

Moderator: Micah Sussman, Consultant, Woodlawn Associates

Mike Cooper, General Manager, Landis+Gyr

Kevin Fok, Senior Project Manager, LG Chem

Philip Fischer, Sales Director, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.


4:15 – 4:30 p.m. :: Session VIII: Open Q&A Session and Wrap Up

The symposium chairs will provide a recap of the key points that were covered during the event. This closing session will also allow conference attendees to ask questions about the storage presentations and any issues, ideas or problems that come to mind.

David South, Senior Principal Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners

4:30 p.m. :: Symposium Adjourns

Workshop

Battery Technology Fundamentals

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. :: Workshop Timing

Overview

As North America moves increasingly towards more renewable energy sources and away from fossil fuels, new technologies must emerge to capture energy production as well as provide new ways to store and deliver power. An ongoing issue with solar and wind production is the inability to predict exactly when its production will occur and when the consequent power can be dispatched.   One of the technological responses that provides at least a partial answer to this dilemma is battery energy storage systems, whose integration into the electricity grid have become increasingly important as they can help support multiple grid services.

In this workshop, attendees will hear from industry experts about the current state of battery technology, developers/manufacturers/BOP, scale/application challenges and research, development & demonstration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss current status of battery storage technologies such as Lithium ion, deep cycle, and lead acid batteries, and state-of-the-art battery materials and chemistries
  • Discuss the effectiveness the battery storage technologies that have been deployed
  • Evaluate current battery technology supporting energy storage programs
  • Discuss how future technologies will improve and advance storage

Agenda

  • Energy Storage Landscape
  • Market/Rate Structures
  • Value Streams
  • Case Studies
  • Market Segment and Players
  • Future Power Grid
  • Breakthrough Vision
  • Conclusions

Instructors

Shelly Hagerman, Experienced Consultant Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners

In her role, Ms. Hagerman helps clients understand complex problems using advanced modeling capabilities to build solid business case analysis. Prior to West Monroe, Shelly received a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering & Public Policy. Her thesis focused on the economics of behind-the-meter solar photovoltaics and energy storage. Since joining West Monroe, Shelly has been a lead developer for a project to examine how various rate structures and policies affect solar photovoltaics and energy storage economics.

Jigar J. Shah, Principal Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners

In his role, Jigar focuses on smart grid technologies within the Energy & Utilities practice at West Monroe. His publication topics in conferences and journals such as IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and Wind Energy Science have spanned from machine learning-enhanced commercial electric vehicle smart grid systems to model-based advanced thermostatic control and thermal energy storage technologies. He has served on a subcommittee for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and has filed 5 patent applications within the smart grid and renewable energy spaces. Prior to joining West Monroe, Jigar has worked as a Senior Researcher at Envision Energy, a Shanghai-based smart energy management company, and at GE Global Research as an engineer concentrating on smart grid and renewable energy research. Jigar earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a minor in Business, from Cornell University and a Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.

Speakers

Steven Casey, Manager Strategic Planning, Eversource Energy

Mike Cooper, General Manager, Landis+Gyr

Philip Fischer, Sales Director NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

Kevin Fok, Senior Project Manager, LG Chem

Shelly Hagerman, Experienced Consultant Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners

Chuck Hermann, Senior Engineer, New York Power Authority

Paul Hibbard, Principal, Analysis Group (Former Chair, Massachusetts Dept. Public Utilities)

Mike Jacobs, Electricity Markets Lead, Union of Concerned Scientists

Andrew Kaplan, Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP

Andrew Reid, Senior R&D Engineer, Con Edison

Jigar Shah, Principal Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners

Uros Simovic, Experienced Consultant Energy & Utilities Practice West Monroe Partners

David South, Senior Principal Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners

Matthew Stedl, Development Director, Tradewind Energy

Micah Sussman, Consultant, Woodlawn Associates

Location

Westchester Marriott
670 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591

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Room Rate:

The room rate is $165.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of August 1 – 3, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to July 10, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

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