NY-BEST Annual Energy Storage Technology Conference 2016 Agenda

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Syracuse Downtown Marriott
100 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

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8:00 AM                Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast will be provided
Exhibitor Hall and Poster Session Opens
8:30 AM               Welcome Remarks
Dr. William Acker, NY-BEST Executive Director
8:45 AM                Featured Presentation - Energy Storage Market Analysis and Forecast
Energy Storage Industry expert,  William Tokash, will provide attendees with an assessment of the rapidly evolving energy storage industry, highlight the current market for storage, as well as share forecasts for the industry’s potential future growth.
9:15 AM               Featured Presentation – Growing an Energy Storage Company in the US: Advice
from an Expert
Successful battery industry inventor and entrepreneur, Christine Lampe Onnerud, will share her experience and insights on growing a battery company through the stages of research to start-up to full commercialization and becoming a major company in the industry. Hear how the founder of Boston Power is now growing a new battery company, Cadenza Innovation, and her unique perspectives on what it takes to be successful in energy storage.
9:45 AM               Networking Break, Exhibitor Hall Visits
10:15 AM             Plenary Panel Discussion: The Future of Energy Storage Research
Hear from leading researchers in energy storage on the cutting edge research underway at world-class research laboratories and institutions and learn what future directions these scientists see for research in the exciting field of energy storage.
Ryne Raffaelle, Vice President, Rochester Institute of Technology
11:30 AM             Keynote Presentation: New York's Clean Energy Fund: Opportunities for Energy Storage
The Clean Energy Fund, the key component of New York State’s  Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative is making strategic investments to accelerate the use of clean energy and energy innovation. In this keynote presentation, NYSERDA’s Janet Joseph will discuss NYSERDA’s plans to invest funding from the Clean Energy Fund in energy storage, grid modernization and clean transportation initiatives.
Speaker: Janet Joseph, VP for Innovation and Strategy, NYSERDA

11:50 AM             Distinguished Guest, Ken Daly, President, National Grid – New York

12:00 PM             Poster Presentations Lighting Round
Students will provide a one-minute summary of their posters to introduce their research and invite attendees to visit their posters to learn more about their work.

12:15 PM                 Networking Lunch

1:15 PM                Track One, Session A: Mechanical and Thermal Storage
Expert panelists will discuss their work in the field of mechanical energy storage and share recent advancements and applications.
Moderator: Ravi Tetambe, Program Manager, Renewable Resources Optimization, NYSERDA
Hooshang Heshmat, PhD., Mohawk Innovative Technologies
Matthew Rosenfield, Founder and CEO, Third Power
1:15 PM                Track Two, Session A: Systems, Controls, and Business Models
As energy storage is increasingly used in new applications, there is a growing need to develop advanced systems, controls and business models to leverage the benefits of storage technologies. Leading experts in the field will discuss their cutting edge work in systems, controls and the development of new business models for storage.
Moderator: John David Erickson, Head of Section, DERs, DNV GL
Rachel Moses, Director of Infastructure Solutions, Greenlots
2:30 PM                Networking Break, Exhibitor and Poster Visits
3:00 PM                Track One, Session B: Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cells
This session will include notable experts in the field of hydrogen storage and fuel cells. Speakers will share their research, recent advancements and field experience with hydrogen storage and fuel cells.
3:00 PM                Track Two, Session B: Advanced Energy Storage Projects on the Grid
Energy storage technologies are able to provide many services and benefits to the electric grid. This session will include presentations from industry representatives who will discuss how energy storage is being successfully used in a variety of grid applications.
Moderator: Fouad Dagher, New Energy Solutions, National Grid
Brad Fiebig, Lockheed Martin Energy
Mike Jackson, Market Development Director, Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Mohammad Mojdehi, Technical Director, O’Brien & Gere
Ramkumar Krishnan, CTO, Fluidic Energy
4:15 PM                Product Development and Manufacturing Resources
New York State is home to a wealth of resources important to the energy storage industry and new capabilities are coming on-line. This session will provide an overview of some of the key assets and facilities available in New York State to develop and manufacture advanced batteries and energy storage technologies.
4:55 PM                Concluding Remarks
Dr. William Acker, NY-BEST Executive Director
5:00 PM                Networking Reception and Poster Awards
6:30 PM                Conclusion
*invited, pending confirmation


Contact Ashley, info@ny-best.org, on sponsorship and speaking opportunities.



Energy Storage Technology Tours, offer the week of October 17, 2016

Please RSVP with the listed contact to secure your spot and receive further information.

DNV GL, BEST Test and Commercialization Center

The BEST T&CC brings together over 250 years of combined DNV GL and NY BEST team experience, including electrical testing of T&D equipment, battery and energy storage R&D, consultancy and testing. This allows us to provide unequalled, strictly independent and impartial performance testing in the lab and in the field.

Address: 2301 Mt. Read Blvd.

Rochester, NY 14615Date & Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 between 1:00 – 3:00PM

Contact: Anthony DeRose, Anthony.DeRose@dnvgl.com

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EAG Laboratories

EAG Laboratories is a global scientific services company serving clients across a vast of technology – related industries. EAG helps companies innovate and improve products, ensure quality and safety, strengthen supply chain, protect intellectual property with evolving global regulations. Thorough multidisciplinary science, we help the world’s leading companies translate ideas into commercial realities, and component manufactures improve processes and products, and global electronics giants protect their brands.

Address: 103 Commerce Blvd.

Liverpool, NY 13088

Date & Time: October 19 & October 21, 2016

Contact: Sam Murthy, sam.murthy@eag.com, 315.928.5173

Provide your name, title, organization, and preferred date and time for your tour.