Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
7:45 AM REGISTRATION OPENS AND LIGHT BREAKFAST
8:30 AM WELCOME
William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
John Rhodes, President & CEO, NYSERDA
9:00 AM NEW YORK'S REFORMING THE ENERGY VISION: WHAT'S THE ROLE FOR ENERGY STORAGE?
New York’s energy future is evolving rapidly and initiatives like the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and the Clean Energy Fund are helping to drive the change. Leaders from industry and government will share their perspectives on the role for energy storage in New York’s energy future.
Moderator: Denise Sheehan, Senior Advisor to NY-BEST
Praveen Kathpal, Vice President of Market and Regulatory Affairs, AES Energy Storage
Rick Cutright, Director of Product Management, GE Energy Storage
Troy Devries, Chief Distribution Engineer, Consolidated Edison
Richard Fioravanti, Head of Section, Distributed Energy Resources, DNV GL
Archan Padmanabhan, Stationary Energy Storage, Tesla Motors
John Rhodes, President & CEO, NYSERDA
10:30 AM GROWING MARKETS FOR ENERGY STORAGE
New markets for energy storage technologies are being opened and expanding in a variety of places. Hear from experts on the opportunities for energy storage in Hawaii, California, Texas and PJM and how those jurisdictions are incorporating energy storage into their energy strategies.
Moderator: Andrew Kaplan, ESA, Chief Counsel
Judy Chang, Principal, Brattle Group
Lorraine Akiba, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Mark Higgins, Senior Director, California Energy Storage Alliance
Judith Judson, Director of Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
11:30 AM KEYNOTE: RICHARD KAUFFMAN, NYS CHAIRMAN OF ENERGY AND FINANCE
Richard Kauffman, New York State’s Chair of Energy and Finance, will share his perspectives and vision for New York’s energy future.
12:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH (sponsored by Northern Power Systems)
1:00 PM NEW YORK'S ENERGY STORAGE COMMERCIALIZATION RESOURCES
New York is home to state-of-the art commercialization resources for energy storage technologies. Get the latest news about three of New York’s unique assets in this snapshot session.
Paul Leufkens, Director of Power TIC, DNV GL and BEST Test and Commercialization Center
Jim Misewich, Associate Laboratory Director, Brookhaven National Lab
Ryne Raffaelle, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Rochester Institute of Technology
1:15 PM NY-BEST ANNUAL MEETING, NY-BEST Chair Michael Field, The Raymond Corporation
NY-BEST Chairman, Mike Field, and NY-BEST Executive Director, Bill Acker, will provide members with a high level overview of NY-BEST’s accomplishments to date and plans for 2015. Members will have the opportunity to vote on 2015 Board candidates.
1:30 PM KEYNOTE: RYAN HANLEY, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF GRID ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS, SOLARCITY
SolarCity, named one of the most inspiring companies of 2014 by Business Insider, is making news in New York and across the country with its innovative solar business. Ryan Hanley, Senior Director of Grid Engineering Solutions at SolarCity, will share his insights from his work integrating distributed energy resources – including residential and commercial solar, battery and load management systems – into electric grid and microgrid infrastructures. Hear how SolarCity collaborates with utility engineering organizations, regulators and other stakeholders to identify opportunities to effectively integrate and leverage distributed energy resources to benefit the grid and its customers.
2:00 PM ENERGY STORAGE COMMERCIAL PROJECTS: NEWS FROM THE FIELD
Energy Storage technologies are growing in commercial use every day. Hear from industry experts about how their work with energy storage technologies, how they are being used and deployed, and the performance they are realizing in the field.
Moderator: Ravi Manghani, Senior Energy Storage Analyst, GTM Research, Green Tech Media
Doug Staker, Vice President of Business Development and International Sales, Demand Energy
Ben Kearns, VP of Technology, Stem
Kevin Fok, Senior Project Manager, LG Chem
Rick Cwiakala, Vice President of Grid Integration and Service, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
Dave Nickerson, Director of Customer Solutions, Beacon Power
Ron Tergesen, Sales Manager, Green Charge Networks
3:15 PM BREAK
3:30 PM KEYNOTE: David Howell, Manager, Office of Vehicle Technology, US Department of Energy-- Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
4:00 PM THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION
Advanced batteries, fuel cells and other innovative technologies are transforming transportation systems around the globe. Hear from leaders in government and industry about their views on the future of transportation, the challenges and opportunities, and the role for energy storage technologies in realizing a clean transportation future.
Moderator: Lynn Weiskopf, Acting Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Performance, NYS Department of Transportation
John Hroncich, BAE Systems
Thomas Lamb, Chief, Innovation and Technology, MTA
Kevin Kinnaw, National Manager, Toyota
William Pettit, Technical Fellow, GM
Richard Drake, Program Manager Transportation & Power Systems R&D, NYSERDA
5:15 PM NETWORKING RECEPTION
7:00 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
Thursday, March 12, 2015
8:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS AND LIGHT BREAKFAST
8:30 AM WELCOME
8:45 AM KEYNOTE: ADAM SPENCE, ASSISTANTSECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION, OFFICE OF NYS GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO
9:15 AM BREAK
9:30 AM TRACK ONE, SESSION A: GRID INTEGRATION PLATFORMS AND SOFTWARE
A more distributed energy system will rely heavily on platforms and technologies that integrate distributed energy resources with the grid. Hear from the leading industry experts about key issues and challenges they are addressing to achieve a cleaner more resilient electric grid.
Moderator: James Gallagher, Executive Director, NYS Smart Grid Consortium
H.G. Chissell, Senior Vice President, Viridity Energy
David Lovelady, Senior Power Systems Consultant, Siemens PTI
Troy Miller, Business Development and Marketing Manager, S&C Electric Company
Paul Bundschuh, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Ideal power
Leesa lee, Senior VP, Produt Management & Marketing, Greensmith Energy
Tal Sholklapper, CEO and President, Voltaiq
9:30 AM TRACK TWO, SESSION A: ENERGY STORAGE ADVANCEMENTS IN MOBILE APPLICATIONS (Room: Amphitheatre)
Energy storage technologies are being utilized in a variety of mobile application from boats to forklifts. Hear from industry experts on the performance they are realizing and the future technological advancements they are seeking to achieve.
Moderator: Matt Fronk, President, Matt Fronk and Associates
Joe Fleming, Chief Engineer, Elco Motor Yachts
Alexandra Goodson, Sales Manager, Saft
Eric Hills, The Raymond Corporation
10:45 AM BREAK
11:00 AM TRACK ONE, SESSION B: FUEL CELLS, TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS
Fuel cell technology is still evolving and new markets and applications for fuel cells are taking root. This session will feature experts in the fuel cell industry who will discuss growing markets, applications and advancements in the technology.
Moderator: Joel Rinebold, Chair, Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster
Greg Moreland, Consultant to US Department of Energy, SRA International
Charlie Fox, Director, East Coast Regulatory Affairs & Business Development, Bloom Energy
Andrew Skok, Sr. Director of Business Development, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
Sathya Motupally, Vice President of Engineering, Doosan Fuel Cell America
11:00 AM TRACK TWO, SESSION B: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES (Room: Amphitheatre)
This session will focus on funding opportunities for clean energy and energy storage. It will feature experts from the private sector as well as from the state and federal government who will provide advice, information and updates on the funding outlook for 2015 and beyond.
Moderator: John Cerveny, Director of Resource Development, NY-BEST
Brenda Grober, Director of Industry Development, Strategic Business Development Division, NYS ESD
Micah Kotch, Director of NY Prize and Strategic Adviser for Innovation, NYSERDA
Mathew Sachs, K Road DG
John Freer, GE Capital
12:15 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 PM ENERGY STORAGE ROADMAP WORKSHOP
This workshop will involve conference attendees in a facilitated interactive discussion on the future direction for energy storage in New York. NY-BEST is embarking on an important new initiative to update the New York Energy Storage Roadmap. Our goal for the 2015 Roadmap is to identify opportunities and barriers to energy storage in both stationary and mobile applications, and to make concrete recommendations to ensure a path to success for the energy storage industry to grow and flourish in New York. NY-BEST’s 2012 Energy Storage Roadmap highlighted the tremendous potential for energy storage in New York State. In the past three years, the imperative for storage has only grown. With the State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) now underway and efforts to transform the State’s transportation systems further solidified, the opportunity for batteries, fuel cells and energy storage technologies to assume a central role has never been greater. We encourage you to join in this important discussion and share your insights.
3:30 PM CONFERENCE CONCLUDES