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Realizing the Potential of Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Date: 16th June 2015 - 18th June 2015 Location: Los Angeles - 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 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 Realizing the Potential of Grid-Scale Energy Storage: Capitalizing on Increased Reliability, Performance, and Competitiveness of Large Scale Storage Systems, June 16-18, 2015, Los Angeles, 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.

“Electricity is your ultimate ‘just-in-time’ commodity. If you don’t use the electron in time, you lose it – but if you can create the right type of warehouse for electrons that has the right kind of attributes – safety and power density – you win.”

— Primus Power CEO, Tom Stepien


16th June 2015
18th June 2015
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Portofino Hotel & Marina
260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277 United States

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1 800 468 4292
  • 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 reliable resource.
  • Energy storage solutions to create 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.
  • Integrating energy storage with solar and wind and connecting to the grid.
  • Standards, modeling, software integration and cybersecurity awareness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Determining energy storage solutions while taking into consideration safe technologies, life cycles, cost effectiveness, maintenance requirements, size, efficiencies, discharge rate and depth of discharge.
  • Deploying substation-sited storage, co-locating with renewables, as well as in domains such as community energy storage and residential energy storage.
  • Lessons learned from energy storage pilots and initial commercial deployments; technological and financial case studies.

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



NEST is a knowledge-driven innovation company currently rolling out a new highly versatile type energy storage concept. The company enjoys strong IP and proprietary position in Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology for power generation and other energy segments. NEST has expertise in the field of materials, energy systems, structural mechanics and engineering, advanced simulation analysis, and is carrying out continuous R&D to provide leading-edge energy storage solutions to the market. In collaboration with partner companies NEST offers complete EPC and turn-key energy storage systems to customers around the world.

Website: www.energy-nest.com


Abengoa Solar LLC

Abengoa applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from sea water.

Abengoa offers proven proprietary solar technologies (solar thermal electricity and photovoltaic). The company currently has a total installed capacity of 1,603 MW in commercial operation, 360 MW under construction and 320 MW in pre-construction phase.

Website: www.abengoa.com


Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.

Since 1997, RES has been providing development, engineering, construction, and operations services to the utility-scale energy storage, wind, solar, and transmission markets across the Americas. The company has over 7,700 MW of utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects and constructed more than 600 miles of transmissions lines throughout the U.S., Canada, and Chile. Our energy storage construction portfolio is 49 MW and we have another 200 MW in development. Our energy storage systems are safe, reliable, and economical and can help defer distribution upgrades, reduce transmission costs, and store off-peak energy.

Website: www.res-americas.com


S&C Electric Company

For over 100 years, S&C Electric Company has been the trusted provider of medium-voltage switching and protection equipment to commercial, industrial, and military users. Today, S&C is building on our century of innovation to support customers in their pursuit of more reliable, efficient, and economical power systems. Our real world expertise includes self-healing power systems that reduce outage time from minutes to milliseconds, the integration of 150 MWh of battery energy storage, and designing and constructing microgrid systems that ensure reliability and availability.

Website: www.sandc.com



SolarReserve is a leading global developer of utility scale solar power projects.

The company’s diverse portfolio of solar power projects is comprised of advanced solar thermal technology (CSP), photovoltaic (PV) technology, and hybrid (combined CSP and PV) solutions that can deliver solar energy that is cost competitive with conventional energy sources, including projects that can provide reliable solar energy 24-hours per day. In addition, SolarReserve has commercialized a proprietary advanced solar thermal technology with integrated energy storage that solves the intermittency issues experienced with other renewable energy sources. This proven US developed technology generates renewable baseload and dispatchable power and can compete with traditional fossil fired and nuclear electricity generation but with zero emissions and no fuel costs. The company currently has more than $1.8 billion of projects in construction and operation worldwide, with a development pipeline of 6.6 gigawatts (GW) across the world’s most attractive, high growth renewable energy markets.

Website: www.solarreserve.com



American Council on Renewable Energy

ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2015 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation.

Website: www.acore.org


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


New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST™) Consortium was created in 2010 to position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology, including applications in transportation, grid storage, and power electronics. The Consortium’s membership is diverse and includes manufacturers, academic institutions, utilities, technology and materials developers, start-ups, government entities, engineering firms, systems integrators, and end-users. The majority of its members are New York State based entities. NY-BEST serves as an expert resource to energy storage-related companies and organizations seeking assistance to grow their businesses in New York State. This includes access to financing, research capabilities, potential partners, technology developers, manufacturers, and other private sector and government resources.  NY-BEST serves as an important connector in establishing a strong energy storage “ecosystem” encompassing all stages of energy storage product development and use.

Website: www.ny-best.org

Smart Grid Today

Smart Grid Today’s mission is to deliver daily, unbiased, comprehensive and original reporting on 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, featuringhighly 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 of over 5,000 searchable articles and hundreds of downloadable PDF files, a robust industry directory, events calendar, discounts onselected items and more. Do not miss out on a single day of the deepest reporting on the smart grid you can find anywhere. Visit http://www.smartgridtoday.com/freetrial to sign up for a 14-day risk-free trial today.

Website: www.smartgridtoday.com


Utility Horizons International

Utility Horizons Quarterly is the first and only all-digital (electronic) e-magazine for the global Electric, Water and Gas Utility Automation and Information Technology industry. Published four times annually from the utilityhorizons.com portal, each issue focuses on key market drivers, issues and trends associated with automation/IT products, systems and services solutions for electric, gas and water utility professionals worldwide. With a primary emphasis on advanced, leading-edge automation and information technologies and a dual focus on Education and Innovation, no other publication can match the leading edge content and practical insights for experienced utility automation veterans and newcomers alike.

Website: www.utilityhorizons.com

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