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ACI’s 4th National Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Date: 6th June 2018 - 7th June 2018 Location: San Francisco - California - USA

The utility or grid-scale energy storage market is becoming more important than ever as renewable energy generation complicates the energy topography of the grid.

The potential size of the grid-scale energy storage market segment is very large in the many hundreds of billions of dollars. The electric energy sector will increasingly add on energy storage to enhance its generating capacity with the addition of necessary storage capacity and when one considers the size of the potential global market it is easy to understand why so many venture capitalists and energy storage startups are hoping to get even a small piece of what promises to be a very large pie.

Cost effective energy storage yields better asset utilization and well as the reduction of environmental damage from traditional energy generation, and now is becoming a reality due to economic and technological advances in bulk energy storage systems.

Attend ACI’s 4th National Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference, June 6-7, 2018, San Francisco, CA to discover the significant market opportunities for energy storage, including government policy and regulatory initiatives, new requirements for transmission and distribution of power in electric markets, increased utilization of distributed energy systems and the integration of storage into smart grid platforms.

This three-day conference will cover all aspects of the implementation of energy storage technologies as a key enabler of grid modernization, addressing the electric grid’s most pressing needs by improving its stability and resiliency. Investment in energy storage is essential for keeping pace with the soaring demand for electricity.


6th June 2018
7th June 2018
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Hotel Whitcomb
1231 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

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  • Energy storage as a long term resource in commercial energy management plans, storage project models, and energy procurement plans to support and compete with conventional generation, transmission and distribution resources
  • Integrating energy storage with renewable power and connecting to the grid to help operators and utilities turn intermittent unpredictable sources of energy into a more stable and dispatchable resource
  • Energy storage solutions to catalyze growth in the market for renewable energy by enabling its use in greater volumes and in new applications; reducing costs so new technologies can compete on economic terms
  • New business models to make, apply, and operate storage assets to allow the gird to work more reliably and cost-effectively while decreasing negative environmental impacts
  • Developing standards for modeling and regulatory reform and financing grid-scale storage technology in an uncertain marketplace
  • Lessons learned from energy storage pilots and initial commercial deployments; technological and financial case studies
  • Grid-scale storage as a regulation service to provide fast and flexible response systems to deal with unmanaged variation due to power plant failures and transmission outages
  • Frequency regulation and peak shaving with the use of big data analytics to provide fast-reacting power resources to manage grid stability as a primary economic driver for grid-scale storage
  • Determining energy storage solutions while taking into consideration safe technologies, life cycles, cost effectiveness, maintenance requirements, size, efficiencies, discharge rate and depth of discharge

Exclusive Site Visit • June 5, 2018

Primus Power
Primus Power is a provider of low-cost, long-life and long-duration energy storage systems. The Company’s flow batteries are shipping to U.S. and international commercial/industrial, data center, microgrid, utility, and military customers. The Factory Tour will highlight Primus Power’s technology, manufacturing and operation activities. It will feature EnergyPod 2 systems that are customer ready. It will also highlight Primus’ internal microgrid.

Ted Burhans
Director, Renewable Energy Resources
Tucson Electric Power

Jack Brouwer
Associate Professor – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California Irvine

Tom Stepien
CEO and Co-Founder
Primus Power

Luke Peleggi
Project Manager
Eos Energy Storage

Daniel L. Hamilton
Sustainability Manager
City of Oakland | Oakland Public Works

Alex Eller
Research Analyst

Rinaldo S. Brutoco
Founding President
World Business Academy

Jessica Tse
Distributed Energy Resources Coordinator
San Francisco Department of the Environment

Steve Hickey
Manager for Energy Management

Craig Wooster
Wooster Energy Engineering Specialties

Michel Carreau
Director Hybrid Power, Associate

Eric Daniel Fournier
Postdoctoral Researcher
UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability

Rajit Gadh
Director – Smart Grid Energy Research Center

Mike Jacobs
Senior Energy Analyst
Union of Concerned Scientists

Doug Karpa
Policy Director
Clean Coalition

Craig Lewis
Executive Director
Clean Coalition

Stephanie Pincetl
California Center for Sustainable Communities

Michael Salomon
Clean Horizon Consulting

Rolf Bienert
Technical Director
OpenADR Alliance

Chris Marnay
Guest Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Jorge Elizondo

Dr. Paul Breslow

Target Audience:

Energy industry executives, policymakers, energy consultants and engineers, legal and regulatory professionals, academics, non-profit and community leaders, consumer advocates and other interested stakeholders.

This conference is researched and designed for:

  • Chief Utilities Officers and Executives
  • Engineers and Operations Specialists
  • Federal, Municipal, and Public Policy Government and Agencies
  • Utility Industry Regulators


  • Regulatory, Policy and Standards
  • Utilities and Power Generation Companies Administrators
  • Grid Operators and Network Planners
  • Academic and Research & Development Professionals
  • Renewable Energy Project Developers


  • Industry Consultants, Solutions Providers, and System Integrators
  • Investor Community and Industry Stakeholders
  • Equipment and Software Vendors:
    • Smart Grid/Soft Grid Developers
    • Energy storage equipment manufacturers and technology providers
    • Energy storage service providers and integrators
    • Transmission and distribution equipment suppliers
    • Battery manufacturers and component providers
    • Renewable energy developers and technology providers

Kinectrics Inc.

Kinectrics is an integrated life cycle management services company providing testing, inspection, certification and engineering consulting for the electric power generation, transmission and distribution markets worldwide. Kinectrics helps keep the electric power industry’s construction and refurbishment projects and existing operations running smoothly and to specification through its independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1000 engineers and technical experts. From initial concept and type testing, to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably, and efficiently throughout their entire life cycle.

Website: www.kinectrics.com


Renewable Energy Storage Company, “RESC”, is a site developer for Utility Scale and Customer Scale Energy Storage CAES Projects. Sites allow for phased-development and suitable for Capacity in the 100MW to XXXMW range, offering 1 to +12 hours of daily storage service.

  • SMARTCAES*: 135 MW – 160 MW, powered with natural gas/biofuel, and some combination of renewable or grid supplied electricity. Heat Rate=4000BTU/kWh.
    • W 30% ITC: LCOS$106/MWh
    • WO 30% ITC: LCOS $124/MWh
  • Semi-Adiabatic  or Adiabatic CAES**: XXXMW, Heat Rate=0 -2000BTU/kWh
    •  W 30% ITC:LCOS $30-$45/MWh
    • WO 30% ITC: LCOS $40-$55/MWh

*Dresser – Siemens,TM       ** BrightEnergyStorageTechnologies +/- Dresser-Siemens

Contact: Sam Allen, VP, RESC LLC • (512) 585-0921 • 3698 RR 620 South, Suite 113 : Austin TX 78738

Gridscape Solutions

Gridscape Solutions is a smart and clean energy solutions company that specializes in providing a broad range of renewable emergency Microgrid and EV charging solutions for city governments, C&I enterprises, utilities and energy service providers. Our solutions are open, standards based, highly interoperable and reliable solutions that not only bring operational efficiency and savings to our customers but also provide grid resiliency, disaster preparedness and new sources of revenue for them.

Website: www.grid-scape.com


Clean Coalition

The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. The Clean Coalition drives policy innovation to remove barriers to procurement and interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) – such as local renewables, advanced inverters, demand response, and energy storage – and we establish market mechanisms that realize the full potential of integrating these solutions. The Clean Coalition also collaborates with utilities and municipalities to create near-term deployment opportunities that prove the technical and financial viability of local renewables and other DER.

Website: www.clean-coalition.org

Electrical News

Electrical News has been publishing industry news for more than 30 years. We cover news about the Electrical Industry Regionally, Nationally, and Globally on the web and Nationally in print. Electrical News provides the electrical building contractor and plant/maintenance engineer with pertinent information needed to maintain and grow their businesses. Our publication includes news about companies, products, people, industry gatherings, and calendar events along with additions, moves, and changes that affect the electrical industry. Electrical News has an avid readership among contractors, lighting specifiers, manufacturers, representatives, distributors and connected services that make up the electrical industry at large.

Website: www.electricalnews.com

Energy Central

Energy Central has been a leading news and information provider for the global power industry for over 20 years. Today we are now more than news – we are an online network bringing together the smartest people in the power industry to learn, share, and connect in a collaborative community environment.

Website: www.energycentral.com

Green Making

Green Making is the local community for building green homes. Our website connects you to examples of successful green home projects, resources provided by local businesses, and videos with information on how to construct a green environment. We collect and publicize events presenting information on green building and where you can meet others in the community.

Participating in the green building community allows you to create a more environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient, and healthier world.

Website: www.greenmaking.com

Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, llc, is a global communications and research and consulting firm that is focused on cleantech. Mercom Communications is highly regarded for its in-depth knowledge and ability to consistently deliver public relations and marketing communications results. We have our pulse on the renewable energy, energy storage, and supporting business markets at all times and embed our deep industry knowledge and expertise into all of our programs. Whether you want to build your profile with industry, business, financial or mainstream media, Mercom Communications can help you get there. Mercom’s research division delivers market intelligence and funding and M&A reports covering Solar and Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency. Mercom advises companies on new market entry, custom market intelligence, and strategic decision-making.

Website: www.mercomcapital.com


Navigant Research

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

Website: www.navigant.com


OpenADR Alliance

Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is an open and standardized way for electricity providers and system operators to communicate DR signals with each other and with their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network, such as the Internet. As the most comprehensive standard for Automated Demand Response, OpenADR has achieved widespread support throughout the industry.

The OpenADR Alliance was formed by industry stakeholders to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Smart Grid standard utilizing existing standards from OASIS, UCA and NAESB.

Website: www.openadr.org

Pollution Equipment News

Pollution Equipment News is a magazine and website covering the pollution control industry. Covering the environmental industries of water, wastewater, air and hazardous waste pollution. Featuring equipment and services used by those who are responsible and/or designs the pollution abatement systems and policies for their organizations. Topics that are covered: green technologies that reduce the organization’s environmental impact; Air quality testing instrumentation and air cleaning equipment; Waste and wastewater technologies to clean up polluted streams of water to mean EPA’s standards for drinking and wastewater applications.

Website: www.pollutionequipmentnews.com

RTO Insider™

RTO Insider™ is your eyes and ears on the organized electric markets, putting you “inside the room” at CAISO, ERCOT, ISO-NE, MISO, NYISO, PJM and SPP. We provide independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry’s markets and policymaking.

Wholesale markets are being buffeted by change from above — federal policies from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency — and below, from state policies supporting specific generation sources.

If your business relies on the outcome of these policy shifts, you need to engage in the stakeholder processes at the RTOs and ISOs — FERC rarely strays far from proposals coming from them. We can help you stay informed.

Sign up for our free daily email here or check us out with a two-week trial here. Let RTO Insider be your eyes and ears.

Website: www.rtoinsider.com

Smart Grid Today

Smart Grid Today’s mission is to deliver timely, relevant coverage of emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry — in a signature format our founders have developed over 40 years in the trade news business, featuring highly concise and easy-to-understand news copy based on trusted reporting, exclusive interviews, informed analysis and strategic insights that our subscribers rely on to succeed every business day.

SmartGridToday.com features a complete searchable archive with thousands of searchable articles and hundreds of downloadable PDF files, events calendar, discounts on selected items and more. Do not miss out on a single day of the deepest reporting on the smart grid you can find anywhere. Sign up for a 14-day, risk-free trial today.

Website: www.smartgridtoday.com

Power Markets Today

Power Markets Today is the nation’s leading journal chronicling ongoing efforts to build competitive wholesale and retail energy markets with perspectives on why some fail and others succeed. PMT’s editors are committed to delivering timely, accurate and comprehensive news and analysis on topics you care about from electricity retailers to demand response to wholesale electricity markets. We keep a close watch on key dockets at FERC and the state commissions to bring you detailed daily reporting on the debates, maneuvers, proposals and outcomes affecting power and retail gas markets. Join thousands of your peers that rely on PMT every business day. Sign up for a 14-day, risk-free trial now.

Website: www.powermarketstoday.com

Solar Novus Today

Solar Novus Today is the first stop for solar professionals each day for original reporting, expert commentary, industry perspective and vital on-line discussions on the newest solar industry technologies, ventures and government policies. Solar Novus Today brings you daily blogs, solar research and original feature articles on what really matters in the solar industry today.

Website: www.solarnovus.com

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