Capture the Energy - AGENDA



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