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Capitalizing on Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Date: 11th June 2014 - 13th June 2014 Location: San Diego - California - USA

We are excited to invite you to ACI’s Capitalizing on Grid-Scale Energy Storage July 31 – August 2, 2013, a three day conference on energy storage as a practical reality, working towards maturity and building value in a developing market. We anticipate this conference will continue to be the must-attend conference for 2014 in advanced energy solutions, featuring noteworthy speakers and working sessions to address the multiple cutting edge solutions that are developing as well as current proven grid scale energy solutions. The Grid-Scale Energy Storage conference is the premier forum for dissemination, review, and presentation of research and development, demonstrations on specific grid-scale energy storage applications and technologies.

Featuring a Tour of the UCSD Microgrid Energy Storage Projects

“The tour of the UCSD microgrid was phenomenal, even for those who have toured a lot of energy storage facilities before. UCSD has taken the concept of using a microgrid as a test bed for new energy technologies to a new level. Led by Dr. Byron Washom and Dr. Bill Torre of UCSD, tour participants visited a new ZBB flow battery system that will soon be commissioned, a Maxwell ultracapacitor unit installed in conjunction with a solar array, a Sanyo/Panasonic storage system installed at the La Jolla Playhouse, a second life EV battery testing project powering four EV recharging bays, and a 2.8 megawatt fuel cell. While the physical infrastructure we toured was impressive, what made the greatest impression was the sheer willingness of UCSD to take in new energy storage technologies, interconnect them to a working microgrid serving a community of nearly 50,000 and making it work. UCSD claims that its microgrid produces electricity at a cost of about $0.06 per kilowatt. If anyone doubts that electricity storage can be an important, cost effective tool on the grid, they need to visit UCSD.” 

~James Greenberger, Executive Director, National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries

Annual investment in storage is currently about $2.6 billion…that’s set to grow to $9.2 billion in 2015 and then to $25 billion by 2021. Energy storage (is expected) to generate $500 million to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2020.

~Bloomberg News, 2012


11th June 2014
13th June 2014
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Hotel Solamar
435 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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619 819 9500
  • 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.
  • 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


American Vanadium Corp.

American Vanadium Corp. is an integrated energy storage company that is the Master Sales Agent for GILDEMEISTER’S CellCube vanadium redox flow batteries in North America. More than 65 CellCubes have been commercially installed globally and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden Colorado will be hosting a CellCube demonstration in the coming weeks. On April 23, 2014, American Vanadium announced it is partnering with NYSERDA to install three CellCubes at the MTA’s headquarters at 2 Broadway in downtown Manhattan. ConEdison and AERTC will support this commercial demonstration. The project will demonstrate how the CellCubes, capable of multi-hour and multi-megawatt energy storage, can enable NYC commercial buildings to be “smarter” about how and when they use energy, and provide resiliency in times of need.

Website: www.americanvanadium.com


enerG Magazine

Media Partner

enerG Magazine, now in its 9th year, delivers the big picture and bright future of alternative energy in North America—be part of that future now! Reaching more than 25,000 decision-makers in energy and related businesses, enerG covers all areas of alternative energy, including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and biofuels.

Website: www.altenerG.com


Frost & Sullivan

Media Partner

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies? Contact us: Start the discussion

Website: www.frost.com


OpenADR Alliance

Media Partner

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



Featured Partner

Dresser-Rand pioneered the development of compressed air energy storage (CAES) technology and complete CAES solutions more than 20 years ago. We have continued the development of CAES with our SMARTCAES technology that gives utility operators the means to operate their base load plants more efficiently and provides a solution for balancing the grid. It enables green technologies such as solar cells and wind turbines to be matched with daily and weekly demand requirements for electricity.

Dresser-Rand is among the largest global suppliers of custom-engineered equipment and complete system solutions for the worldwide gas, oil and energy infrastructure, including centrifugal and reciprocating gas compressors, gas and steam turbines, gas and diesel engines, energy storage systems (CAES), CHP systems and complete turnkey energy solutions.

Website: www.dresser-rand.com


CODA Energy

Featured Partner

CODA Energy designs and builds scalable energy storage solutions that support a smarter, cleaner, and more reliable grid while solving businesses’ energy challenges – saving money, generating revenue, and enhancing facility operations. The building block for all CODA Energy storage systems, the UL Listed CODA Core(tm) UDP Tower, combines advanced lithium-ion cells with a proven battery and thermal management system. The integrated operating system is tailored for the application-specific needs of an end user. CODA Energy’s storage systems scale seamlessly from kilowatts to megawatts and are optimized for microgrid, generation, distribution, and behind-the-meter applications for commercial & industrial end users. CODA’s products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in California.

Website: www.codaenergy.com


Ecoult – Energy Storage Solutions

Featured Partner

Ecoult delivers complete energy storage solutions and modules powered by the breakthrough Deka UltraBattery® technology – a hybrid lead-acid energy storage device containing both an ultracapacitor and a battery in a common electrolyte.

Ecoult’s solutions support integration of growing levels of renewable generation onto grid systems by controlling power ramp rate at the point of generation, or by controlling variability on the grid through the provision of grid ancillary services. In off-grid and hybrid configurations, the UltraBattery can improve system efficiencies and help reduce the use of fossil fuels while simultaneously stabilizing increased penetration of renewable generation.

Ecoult is a subsidiary of US-based battery manufacturer East Penn Manufacturing, Inc.

Website: www.ecoult.com

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