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ACI’s 5th National Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Date: 20th November 2019 - 21st November 2019 Location: Albany - New York - USA
5th Annual Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference Examining Increased Reliability, Sustainability, and Performance of Large Scale Storage Facilities

Since its first implementation almost one hundred years ago, the concept of Grid-Scale Energy Storage has provided communities with increased energy reliability and lower energy costs. With the growing integration of and preference for renewable energy sources, as well as the growing demand for power in general, the need for energy storage methods to maintain consistent supply and increase efficiency grows as well. Although there are many storage methods currently available, and still more being developed, choosing the best method and successfully implementing a project can be daunting without the right experience. Join us for ACI’s 5th National Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference, taking place in Albany, New York on the 20th and 21st of November, and learn from the experts how to address these challenges!

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20th November 2019
21st November 2019
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Cheryl Williams – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0605
Hubert Sosnowski – Sponsorship, Exhibition
+48 61 646 7059


Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
25 Chapel St
Albany, NY 12210 United States

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  • Detailing the Necessity of Energy Storage for Utilities
  • Proper Execution of Grid Storage Legislative Action
  • New Energy Storage Projects and their Future Impact
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Cost Analysis and Justification for Future Energy Storage Projects
  • Values and Comparison of Centralized and Distributed Storage Systems
  • Long-Term Impact of Climate Change and our Ability to Efficiently Store Energy
  • Transmission Vulnerability Lessons Learned from California’s 2018 Wildfires
  • Successful Storage Methods in Microgrid Applications
  • Technical Feats of Modern Storage Batteries
  • Advantages of Using Hydrogen as a Storage Medium
  • New Advances in Pumped Hydro Storage
  • Geographically-Relevant Storage Techniques

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

Randell Johnson, CEO – Acelerex

Dr. William P. Acker, Executive Director – New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)

Jim Parmelee, Director Power Resources and Contracts – PSEG Long Island

Lon Huber, Director, Energy – Navigant

Eva Gardow, Technical Lead, Principal – Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Gil Quiniones, CEO – New York Power Authority

Stephen Wemple, General Manager, Utility Of The Future – Consolidated Edison

Steven Casey, Manager, Strategic Planning – Eversource Energy

Patrick K.A. Verdonck, Founder – RHYNLAND

Michel Carreau, Global Director Hybrid Power And Microgrid – Hatch

John F. Moynihan, Managing Partner, Cogen Power Technologies

Foerd Ames, Owner – OWECO Ocean Wave Energy Company

Richard T. Stuebi, President – Future Energy Advisors

Lola Infante, Sr. Director, Clean Energy Technology And Policy – Edison Electric Institute

Benjamin Lowe, Partner – Enovation Partners

Paul Grems Duncan, Practice Leader, Energy Storage And Grid Modernization – MPR Associates, Inc.

Brian Conroy, Principal Power System Engineer – RLC Engineering


The New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project*

Large-scale electricity storage will be a critical part of a clean energy future. But long before
engineers sought to store power from intermittent energy sources such as wind or solar, NYPA
was already a leader in energy storage. The Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project,
about 60 miles from Albany, uses hydroelectric technology and two large reservoirs at different
altitudes to generate up to 1,160,000 kilowatts of electricity. The plant uses power to pump
water from the lower reservoir to the upper reservoir. Then it generates power as the water
descends through the project’s turbine-generators to create electricity, making it like a giant
rechargeable battery. The facility provides power to the grid at moments of peak demand and
then recharges, restoring itself to readiness when demand and power prices are low.
There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and will be allocated to
conference attendees on a first come, first served basis.

Please register your attendance when booking for the conference.

*Attendance is subject to approval from the facility host. Site visit will take place a day prior to the conference.

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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. Ultimately, the Clean Coalition envisions the United States being 100% powered by renewable energy, substantially from local sources.


The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is the voice of the energy storage community, actively promoting the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide.

EASE actively supports the deployment of energy storage as an indispensable instrument to improve the flexibility of and deliver services to the energy system with respect to European energy and climate policy. EASE seeks to build a European platform for sharing and disseminating energy storage-related information. EASE ultimately aims to support the transition towards a sustainable, flexible and stable energy system in Europe.


Energy Central is a platform for electric power industry professionals to connect, learn and share in a collaborative community environment. Supported by leading industry organizations, our mission is to help industry professionals connect and advance knowledge sharing for the benefit of the industry. We help the industry work better. Join Energy Central today and be part of a growing community of over 200,000 registered members.

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ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.


Power World Analysis is dedicated to bringing you the latest news and updates under Energy and Power Sector. We keep industry professionals and decision makers informed about this fast and dynamic Energy and Power market and enable them to make strategic decisions.

Variety of online marketing services and promotional activities through Power World Analysis help companies to reach to their target audience and creates brand awareness. We also deliver weekly newsletter to our subscribers.

For subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter services please visit www.powerworldanalysis.com/subscribe


The OSGP Alliance is the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications towards a future proof modern smart grid. With a key focus on security, smart metering, smart grid, grid analytics, distribution network management and smart cities our members, including utilities, hardware manufacturers, service providers and system integrators, all share a common goal and vision: promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems.

For more information, have a look at http://www.osgp.org/en

The Market Publishers, Ltd is a stand-alone company with a strong history of promoting and trading market research reports and analytical reviews produced by our many transnational partners, which include both large multinationals and smaller, more specialist concerns.

Our web-based platform, MarketPublishers.com, offers an unmatched collection of market research reports, company reviews, databooks, articles, periodical publications, databases, on-line subscriber services, and much more, delivered by the successful and well-established publishers with whom we are currently in partnership.

Here, at Market Publishers, research experts exploit a wide range of marketing media to efficiently engage with our clients to use these for the benefit of our clients, and so generate enhanced revenue streams for their businesses.

Market Publishers’ team continuously works to update and expand our existing collection of market research reports (more than one hundred thousand) by partnering with new publishers and adding their studies to our web-site’s content. Market Publishers’ support and services, on-line and offline, are at our customers’ disposal twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.


RLC Engineering is a Maine-based consulting firm offering a full range of services in the electric power engineering field. From initial concept to final commissioning, we specialize in the areas of Power System Studies, Power Delivery, Power Generation, and Power Engineering. In addition to serving the needs of transmission and distribution owners, RLC Engineering supports the technical assessment needs of regional transmission system operators, generation developers, and large industrial customers. RLC Engineering is also a leader in evaluating and supporting the development of renewable energy resource projects.

RLC’s battery storage interconnection experience in the Northeast has steadily increased. The market for stand-alone AC-coupled systems and DC-coupled array enhancements has grown significantly in the last year and is expected to accelerate. RLC has performed conceptual design studies for projects ranging between 1 and 10 MW in size, and has completed detailed design and construction support activities for several utility scale BESS systems. RLC has the knowledge and capability to provide our clients with a turnkey solution for their battery storage needs from interconnection applications to detail design to testing and commissioning of the project on a single site or program-wide scale.

Scope of services:

  • Conceptual Design: siting, sizing, technology, economics, scheduling, layout, and one-line.
  • Interconnection: applications, tracking, and expediting.
  • Detailed Design: one-lines, three-lines, settings, specifications, interconnection, ISO application, communications, and civil.
  • Project & Construction Management: including scheduling, procurement, contractor & vendor coordination, and construction management.
  • Commissioning, Testing & Energization: interconnection, battery, system equipment, protection systems, HVAC, communications, and SCADA.
  • Closeout: compliance testing, training, and as-built records.
  • O&M Support: including performance reporting, economic reporting, systems monitoring, and service coordination.



MPR Associates is an employee-owned specialty engineering and management services firm founded in 1964 and headquartered in Alexandria, VA. MPR provides highly diversified solutions to domestic and international clients in the Energy, Federal Government, and Health and Life Sciences industries. The company brings value to its clients by delivering innovative, safe, reliable and cost-effective technical solutions across the entire project or product lifecycle.

For more information, please visit www.mpr.com

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