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March 9, 2022
Web-only Program

0.4 CEUs available


Energy storage technologies continue to evolve and improve. This program will provide an overview of energy storage in the U.S., discuss how storage is being deployed, examine the alternatives to lithium-ion batteries, review what approaches states are taking, and conclude with a discussion with industry experts who will share their perspectives on what’s next.


9:00                      Welcome Remarks
Jordan Hemaidan, Partner, Industry Group Chair, Energy, Michael Best and Friedrich; WPUI Board Chair

9:05 – 9:50          An Overview of Energy Storage – Storage deployment records continue to be shattered. What is the energy storage outlook in the U.S.? What is the outlook for battery storage?
Jeff Danielson, Central Region State Affairs Director, American Clean Power Association

9:50 – 10:00        Break

10:00 – 10:50      How Is Storage Being Deployed? – What does the queue for storage look like? Is solar deployed as a standalone resource or paired with other resources? How do interconnection agreements for storage work?

Mia Adams, Senior Manager, Global Business Development, Wärtsilä

Scott Baker, Business Solutions Engineer, PJM Interconnection
Casey Cathey, Director, System Planning, Southwest Power Pool (SPP)
Gabe Murtaugh, Storage Sector Manager, Market and Infrastructure Policy Division, California Independent System Operator (CAISO)
Bill Peters, Market Design Advisor, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

10:50 – 11:00      Break

11:00 – 11:50       Energy Storage Other Than Lithium-ion – What are the alternatives? What is the status of current research, and what are the implementation possibilities?
Mark Anderson, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:50 – 12:10       Break 

12:10 – 1:00        Financing: Incentives and Pilots – Hear about some of the innovative approaches states are taking to encourage and support the adoption and implementation of energy storage systems.

Rebecca Cameron Valcq, Chairperson, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Eric Blank, Chair, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Maria Bocanegra, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission
Katherine Peretick, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission

1:00 – 1:10          Break

1:10 – 2:00          What’s Coming Next? – How are industry leaders planning for changing infrastructure needs? What coordination is needed among various entities?

Fred Jennings, Vice President – Strategy, Utilities International

Michael Graves, Senior Engineer, Engineering Solutions, Alliant Energy
Anne Margolis, Deputy Planning Director, Vermont Department of Public Service
Bob McKee, Strategic Projects Director, American Transmission Company
Howard Passell,
Ecologist, Energy Storage Systems Department, Sandia National Laboratories

 2:00                     Adjourn

Registered attendees will be given web conference details and access to electronic materials.

for 03.09.2022 Energy Storage Program

Cancellations made before COB 03.04.2022 will be refunded all but a $25 service fee.
No refunds will be given once the web conference credentials and/or program materials have been emailed to registrants.