Annual Fall Energy Storage Technology
and Innovation Conference
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Hyatt Regency in Rochester, New York
Registration can be found here
The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) Consortium is hosting its Annual Fall Energy Storage Technology and Innovation Conference on October 2, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, New York.
NY-BEST is hosting a stimulating one-day conference on the latest innovations and technological advances in the rapidly growing field of energy storage technology, including:
- technology innovations
- advancements in product development
- commercialization and manufacturing
- innovative market applications in grid, transportation, and power electronics
The Conference agenda will include informative keynotes, featured presentations, panels and roundtable discussions featuring experts in the storage field. Keynotes and featured presentations are typically 15-20 minutes. Panel sessions typically include 4-5 speakers presenting for approximately 10 minutes each. Roundtable discussions will include a moderated Q&A among 4-5 speakers. Each session will have a Q&A with the audience after presentations have concluded. The Conference will also feature a company exhibition area, along with a technical poster session for students and start-ups.
President and CEO
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Ms. Barton has held public and private sector leadership roles advancing clean energy projects and companies for over a decade including serving as co-chair of the Energy and Cleantech Practice at Foley Hoag, LLP, chief of operations of the Global Utility business unit at SunEdison and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), a publicly supported agency that funds and accelerates the development of the clean energy sector. Prior to serving as CEO of MassCEC, Ms. Barton was the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP); Assistant Secretary for Environmental Review and Director of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office; and Deputy General Counsel at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).
Senior Manager of Energy Policy
Betty Watson is Senior Manager of Energy Policy at Tesla, after serving as Director of Policy and Electricity Markets at SolarCity. Ms. Watson’s work includes developing strategies and policies for battery storage, microgrids, utility business models for distributed resources, and wholesale energy markets. Before joining SolarCity, Ms. Watson worked in the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where she advised the Commission on wholesale electricity markets and transmission policy. Prior to that, she completed an Energy and Environment Fellowship with the Regulatory Assistance Project, working on energy regulatory issues in the United States, European Union, China, and India. She received her Master of Environmental Management degree, in the Energy Concentration, from The Nicholas School at Duke University.
8:00 AM - Registration, Breakfast, Exhibit Hall
Continental Breakfast will be provided. Exhibitor Hall, Company Showcase and Student Poster Session Opens.
8:30 AM - Welcome Remarks
William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
9:00 AM - Welcome Address: New York's Economic Development Opportunities for Clean Energy Companies
Vinnie Esposito, Regional Director, Empire State Development
9:10 AM - Featured Presentation: Accelerating the World's Transition to Sustainable Energy
Elizabeth Watson, Sr. Manager, Energy Development, Tesla
9:30 AM - Expert Roundtable: Future Focus for Energy Storage Technology Development - What Do the Experts Say?
Moderator: Ryne Raffaelle, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Rochester Intitute of Technology
George Crabtree, Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory and Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)
Dan Steingart, Stanley-Thompson Associate Professor of Chemical Metallurgy, Columbia Univeristy
Stan Whittingham, Distingished Professor, Binghamton University
10:30 AM - Networking and Coffee Break
11:00 AM - Feature Presentation
11:25 AM - Student Research Poster Presentation - Lightening Round
Students will provide a one-minute summary of their poster to provide an overview of their research and invite attendees to visit their poster to learn more about their work
11:40 AM - Keynote Address: The Key Role for Energy Storage in Meeting New York's Climate and Energy Goals
Alicia Barton, President & CEO, NYSERDA
12:00 PM - Networking Lunch
A full lunch will be served. Attendees are invited to visit the student posters, company showcase and exhibitors.
1:15 PM - Breakout Sessions
Track One: Session A - Advancements in Long Duration Energy Storage
Moderator: Tony Abate, Senior Consultant - Energy Storage, Customized Energy Solutions
James Bell, President & CEO, Viking Cold Solutions
Kenneth Brown, Managing Partner, Safe Hydrogen, LLC
Javier Cavada, CEO, Highview Power
Matt Zedler, Head, Product & Application Engineering, Lockheed Martin Energy
Track Two: Session A - Battery Testing, Safety and Management Systems
Moderator: Davion Hill, Energy Storage Strategy Leader, DNV GL
Stephen Cummings, Director of the Sensors Business Unit, Nexercis/Li-ion Tamer
Surya Moganty, CTO, NOHMs Technologies
Roger Lin, Vice President, Marketing, NEC Energy Solutions
Tal Sholklapper, CEO, Voltaiq
Zak Wellman, Test and Quality Engineering Manager, SimpliPhi Power
2:30 PM - Networking and Coffee Break
2:45 PM - Breakout Sessions (Continued)
Track One: Session B - Optimizing Energy Storage Project Economics
Moderator: Stefanie Tanenhaus, Senior Consultant, Energy & Environmental Economics (E3)
Ying Lucy Fan, Business Development Manager, Peak Power
Peggy Ip, Engineer Scientist, EPRI
Enrico Ladendorf, Managing Director, Pason Power
Dan Sowder, Principal, Sound Grid Partners, LLC
Track Two: Session B - Innovations in Clean Transportation: Electrify Everything
Jennifer De Souza, Senior Director, Corporate Procurement & Strategic Alliances, The Raymond Coporation
Joe Fleming, Chief Engineer, Elco Motor Yachts
John Hroncich, Regional Sales Manager, BAE Systems
Cliff Fietzek, Director of Technology, Electrify America*
Additional Speakers To Be Announced
4:00 PM - Breakout Sessions Continued
Track One: Session C - Battery Recycling
Moderator: Rich Delmerico, President, RD & Associates Consulting LLC
Tsering Wong, Investment & Project Manager, SMCC/Sungeel
Kunal Phalpher, Chief Commerical Officer, Li-Cycle
Gabrielle Gaustad, Dean, School of Engineering, Alfred University
Track Two: Session C - New York Energy Storage Company Showcase
Gabe Cowles, VP of Finance and Business Development, Urban Electric Power
John Olenick, President, ENrG
Shwetank Rana, Chairman, iMperium3 Inc.
Chris Schauerman, Founder, Cellec
Jon Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Viridi Parente Inc./Green Machine Equipment Inc.
Rob Anstey, CEO, Graphenix Development*
Josh Aviv, Founder and CEO, SparkCharge*
5:00 PM - Closing Remarks
William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
5:20 PM - Networking Reception and Poster Session Awards
6:30 PM - Conclusion
*denotes speaker invitation pending
NY-BEST invites energy storage researchers, academics, students, and companies to share your groundbreaking work with leaders in the clean energy field. We invite you to submit a poster presenting your work on technological advances and innovations in energy storage and clean energy to display at the conference. Student posters are eligible for prizes.
The Conference will include a dedicated exhibit area for the Technical Poster session and conference attendees will visit posters during networking breaks, lunch and the reception. Poster summaries will be included in the online and print version of the event program. Students are invited to present verbal one-minute summaries of their posters during a special “lightning round” session of the Conference.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
If you are interested in presenting a poster of your work at this conference, please submit a 1-2 page summary with the following information:
- Identify the Category of your poster: Academic, Student, or Company
- Name(s), company or institution, contact information (email and phone)
- Project Title
- Project Description including: Background/Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions
- Brief biographies of author(s)
- Previous presentations of the information (when and where)
- Name and brief bio of individual presenting, if selected
NY-BEST requests poster submissions provide sound technical information that demonstrates innovation in the field of energy storage or clean energy and refrain from commercial marketing. Marketing presentations will not be considered for the Poster Session.
Poster submissions must be submitted electronically to NY-BEST at email@example.com no later than 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Please include “NY-BEST Technical Poster Submission” in the subject line of your submission.
STUDENT POSTER PRIZES
Conference attendees will vote on student posters and prizes will be awarded to the top three posters at the end of the reception (must be present to win):
1st Place – $300 gift card
2nd Place - $200 gift card
3rd Place - $100 gift card
Please contact Ashley, firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-694-8474, with any questions regarding the Technical Poster Session.
Submit today! We look forward to receiving your poster submissions and seeing you in October!
|GOLD SPONSOR||$5,000||Logo on website, marketing materials, event signage, event program; Exhibitor booth; 4 conference passes|
|LUNCH SPONSOR||$5,000||Limit to ONE; Signage with logo displayed during Conference Networking Lunch, logo on website, event program & promotional materials; Exhibitor booth; 4 conference passes|
|HOSPITALITY SPONSOR||$5,000||Limit to ONE; Signage with logo displayed at Conference Breakfast and networking breaks, logo on website and event program; Exhibitor booth; 4 conference passes|
|FUTURE LEADERS SPONSOR||$5,000||Limit to ONE; Signage displayed in Student Poster Area and company rep will give presentation of student poster awards; logo on website and event program; Exhibitor booth; 4 conference passes|
|SILVER SPONSOR||$2,500||Logo on website, event signage and event program; Exhibitor booth; 2 conference passes|
|LANYARD SPONSOR||$2,000||Company name and logo on attendee lanyards|
|EXHIBITOR||$1,000||Exhibitor booth; 1 conference pass|
|START UP EXHIBITOR||$500||Exhibitor booth; 1 conference pass|
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS!
FUTURE LEADERS SPONSOR:
The hotel room cut-off has been extended to THIS Friday, September 20!
For our overnight guests, please make your reservation at a discount with the HYATT REGENCY Rochester by September 17, 2019 by reserving online: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/ROCHE/G-BENY; or by phone: 402-593-5134. Please mention the group code: G-BENY
If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com. Thank you!
Note: Refunds will not be available beginning Thursday, 9/25/2019.
Please contact Ashley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.