AGENDA: NY-BEST Markets Conference: Energy Storage as a Solution



Marriott Melville, 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747

Thursday, June 25, 2015

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Registration and light breakfast

8:15 AM - Membership Meeting

NY-BEST invites our members to participate in a Membership Meeting to make connections and share information about themselves and their companies. NY-BEST staff will provide updates and solicit member feedback on the development of the 2015 New York Energy Storage Roadmap, the Supply Chain Database, important policy news, and other topics of interest. (cost: free, must register for this separately than the Conference)

8:45 AM - Break

9:00 AM - Welcome

Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST

9:15 AM Keynote: A Conversation on REV and Storage

Guy Sliker, Director of Grid Innovation, New York Power Authority

9:45 AM - Keynote: The Future of Energy on Long Island & Potential Opportunities for Energy Storage

Michael Voltz, Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, PSEG Long Island

10:15 AM - Keynote: The Role for Energy Storage in Transforming the Electric Grid

John Zahurancik, President, AES Energy Storage

10:45 AM - Break

11:00 AM - Panel Session: Energy Storage as a Solution

  • Moderator: Brian Warshay, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • David Eisenbud, Senior Director, SunEdison
  • Rebecca Craft, Director of Energy Efficiency Programs, ConEdison
  • Doug Staker, Vice President of Global Sales, Demand Energy
  • Patrick Looney, Chairman, Sustainable Energy Technologies, Brookhaven National Laboratory

12:30 PM - Networking Lunch

2:00 PM - Keynote: Assessing Cost and Value Thresholds for Stationary Energy Storage

Dean Frankel, Research Associate, Lux Research

2:30 PM - Panel Session: Energy Storage Case Studies: The Benefits, Costs and Results

  • Moderator: Jason Doling, Program Manager, Energy Storage, NYSERDA
  • Avra Durack, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Stem
  • Lara Croushore, Assistant Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation (Brooklyn Army Terminal Project)
  • Greg Miller, Executive Vice President, Market Development, Ice Energy
  • Evan Berger, Director of Energy Solutions, CALMAC Manufacturing Corporation
  • Joe Fox, Manager of Business Development for Energy Storage, Renewable Energy Systems
  • Betty Watson, Deputy Director of Policy & Electricity Markets, SolarCity

4:00 PM - Closing Remarks – NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Chair, Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, Member Assembly Energy Committee

4:15 PM - Networking Reception

6:00 PM - Conference Concludes