Distributed Energy Storage can be utilized for many applications, including shifting intermittent energy sources from off-peak to serve on-peak demand, such as smoothing (e.g. second-by-second or minute-by-minute renewable integration), shaping (e.g. renewable integration in less than 60 minutes), and firming (e.g. hour-by-hour renewable integration). Also, some of the many other applications include frequency regulation, as well as improving system reliability, quality, and security.
However, this meeting will focus on how distributed energy storage can be used advantageously both by utilities and by end-users.
There are numerous critical challenges to the widespread implementation of distributed energy storage. Among them:
REGULATION & LEGISLATION: Socializing the cost of storage
ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGY: Overcoming the obstacles to market adoption
NEW BUSINESS MODELS & APPLICATIONS: Capturing multiple value streams
Tad Glauthier, Vice President, Operations and Customer Development, Stem, Inc.
Dean Tuel, VP Business Development, Xtreme Power
Ryan Wartena, CEO & Founder, Growing Energy Labs Incorporated (GELI)
Rick Winter, Founder & CTO, Primus Power
Angela Sanford, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
The Hearst Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room
5 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103