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Introductory Sessions: August 30, 2016, 12:30 to 4:00 PM
Energy Storage Conference: August 30, 2016, 4:00 PM, through August 31, 2016, 4:30 PM.
TO REGISTER: Registration closed August 24th.
(Price includes the Aug. 30th Tour, Networking Reception, and Aug. 31st main conference. To attend the Aug. 30th Introductory Sessions will cost an additional $200. )
SPEAKERS & MODERATORS INCLUDE:
DR. MATT ALDEMAN is Assistant Professor of Technology at Illinois State University where he teaches in the Renewable Energy program. Matt joined the Center for Renewable Energy after working for General Electric as a wind site manager, where he managed operations at the Grand Ridge and Rail Splitter wind projects. Previously, he served in the U.S. Navy as the Reactor Electrical Officer on the USS John C. Stennis and as the Gunnery Officer on the USS O’Bannon. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School and holds a Master of Engineering Management degree from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. Matt presented an introductory session, "Battery Storage Basics," on August 30th at 1:00 PM. (PDF)
DR. MANUEL AVENDANO is the Key Manager of Emerging Technology in the Smart Grid & Technology group at ComEd. His team performs the technical evaluation of new and emerging grid technologies and combinations of these technologies, such as Microgrids, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Storage, and Data Analytics. Manuel balances power system aspects from a technical perspective with the technology, policy, and business models shaping the evolution of the delivery of electricity services to develop practical solutions for the overall benefit of ComEd customers. This enables him to support technical and business decision making based on solid technical foundation. Prior to joining ComEd in 2015, Manuel worked at S&C Electric Company in system impact and interconnection studies for renewable energy and energy storage projects. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manchester (UK) and SIEMENS conducting research on HVDC connection of offshore wind farms. Manuel holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering with concentration in Power Quality from the University of Manchester. Manuel is an active member of industry working groups including IEEE P1547 Draft Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces (full revision of IEEE Std 1547), DOE's Voices of Experience Intermittent Resources, and AEIC DER Sub-committee. He has published papers in international peer-review journals and conferences on diverse topics including technical and economic assessment of power quality disturbances, optimal monitoring for power quality and fault location, simulation and analysis of VSC-connected wind farms, and financial modeling of energy storage for ancillary services. Manuel presented in Session #2, "Marketplace Uses Now," on August 31st at 11:00 AM. (PDF)
DR. GEORGE CRABTREE is Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory, Professor of Physics, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) and founder of the UIC Summer Institute for Sustainability and Energy. His research interests include establishing next-generation electricity storage technology through a new research paradigm integrating discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing collaboration in JCESR, and integrating energy science, technology, policy and societal decision-making through the UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy. He has led several workshops for the Department of Energy on energy science and technology, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the hydrogen economy, on meeting sustainable energy challenges, and on the prospects for next generation electrical energy storage. George presented in Session #1, "Overview of Battery Storage," at 8:00 AM and also discussed the Future of Battery Storage in Session #2 at 9:30 AM, both on August 31st. (PDF Session 1) (PDF Session 2)
TOM DAUTEL, PE, is a supervisory economist in the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Tom has worked on electric transmission tariff reform (Order 890), Energy Policy Act of 2005 implementation, integration of variable energy resources (Order 764), small generator interconnection policy (Order 792), and administration of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), among other things. Previously, he held engineering positions with the electric power consulting firm Sargent & Lundy, and the public safety testing organization Underwriters Laboratories. He has undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University, respectively, and a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University. Tom presented in Session #5, "Creating a Marketplace for Storage," on August 31st, at 2:45 PM. (PDF)
DR. KEVIN GALLAGHER is a Principal Chemical Engineer in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Kevin is active in the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research as the Transportation Prototype Arc Leader and the Principal Investigator for Systems Analysis and Translation. His work has focused on techno-economic and continuum-scale modeling, electrochemical characterization, and materials development in advanced and beyond lithium-ion systems. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009 and his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2003. In-between undergraduate and graduate school, Kevin was a process engineer at a leading consumer products company. Kevin presented in Session #2, "Future of Battery Storage," on August 31st, at 9:30 AM. (PDF)
CRAIG GLAZER is Vice President, Federal Government Policy at PJM. He coordinates all of PJM's regulatory and legislative policies before Congress, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions, the United States Department of Energy and other federal agencies. Craig currently serves on the board of directors of the Northeast Midwest Institute, a bipartisan research arm of the Northeast and Midwest region's congressional delegations. Prior to coming to PJM, he served as commissioner and chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Craig oversaw Ohio's move toward deregulation of its telephone, natural gas, transportation and electric industries. He also chaired the state's Siting Board and served as a member of the governor's cabinet. He frequently testified before Congress and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on development of regional transmission organizations and the needs of the marketplace. Craig presented in Session #5, "Creating a Marketplace for Storage," on August 31st, at 2:45 PM. (PDF)
JESSICA HARRISON is Director of Research and Development (R&D) in the Market Services division of MISO. In this role, she coordinates MISO’s R&D policies, objectives, and initiatives. Her focus includes pursuing R&D initiatives and partnerships, researching emerging technologies and supporting the integration of future grid resources. Jessica has a diverse background in clean energy, including experience with engineering analysis, public policy and economic analysis. Prior to joining MISO, she was an industry consultant, studying the impacts of integrating innovative technologies such as distributed energy resources, energy storage and demand response with the electricity grid and the electricity wholesale markets. She has dual Master of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Technology and Policy and in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Michigan. Jessica presented in Session #5, " Creating a Marketplace for Storage," on August 31st, at 2:45 PM. (No presentation file.)
JESSE JENKINS is a Ph.D. candidate in Engineering Systems at MIT's Institute for Data Systems and Society and a researcher with the MIT Energy Initiative. Jesse studies energy economics, operations, regulation, and policy, with a focus on two overarching trends transforming the electricity sector: the transition to zero carbon power systems and the proliferation of distributed energy resources. He is currently extending electricity resource capacity expansion methods to study the economics of distributed energy resources, exploring electricity market design challenges in zero-carbon power systems, and researching welfare-improving strategies for carbon pricing under political economy constraints. Jesse earned a S.M. in Technology & Policy at MIT in 2014 and previously directed the Energy and Climate Program at the Breakthrough Institute, a public policy think tank. He has published peer-reviewed papers in the journals Applied Energy, The Energy Journal, Energy Policy, and WIREs: Climate Change. His research and writing has been featured in invited testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and in major media outlets including NPR, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Time Magazine. Jesse has also received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, MIT Energy Initiative, and Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability. Jesse presented in Session #4, "Storage and Renewables," on August 31st, at 1:15 PM. (PDF)
DR. JIN JO is Associate Director of the Center for Renewable Energy and leads the Solar Power Research Group at the center. Jin is Associate Professor of Technology at Illinois State University where he teaches in the Renewable Energy program. His research, which has appeared in Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Habitat International, and Building & Environment, focuses on the use of renewable energy systems and sustainable building strategies to reduce negative impacts of urbanization. Jin has partnered with various national and international governmental organizations to examine the technical, economic, and environmental impacts of the sustainable and renewable energy system implementations. He earned his Ph. D. in Sustainability at Arizona State University. He is the nation’s first Ph.D. in sustainability. Jin presented an introductory session, "Energy Storage and Renewables," on August 30th at 2:00 PM. (PDF)
MARK JOHNSON is Smart Cities Chief of Schneider Electric and ‘graduated’ from the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC; Navigant Consulting; IBM Energy & Utilities; founded a clean energy nonprofit Helpanswers.org; several clean energy startups; MBA from Loyola Chicago & BA from the University of Notre Dame. Mark presented in Session 3, "Marketplace Uses Now," on August 31st at 11:00 AM. (PDF)
VLADIMIR KORITAROV is the Deputy Director of the Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis and Program Manager for the Water Power Program at Argonne National Laboratory. He has over 30 years of experience in the modeling and analysis of electric and overall energy systems in domestic and international applications. He has managed numerous energy and environmental projects, and provided technical assistance to more than 30 countries. Before joining Argonne in 1991, Mr. Koritarov worked for 8 years as power system planner in the Union of Yugoslav Electric Power Industry. He is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC). Vladimir presented in Session #1, "Overview of Battery Storage," on August 31st, at 8:00 AM. (PDF)
AUDREY LEE leads Advanced Microgrid Solution’s analytics and operations platform which optimizes fleets of distributed energy resources as a grid resource. She oversees the solution design, product management, algorithms, and software engineering teams at AMS. Before joining AMS, Audrey advised the President of the California Public Utilities Commission on smart grid, energy data, and demand response policy. Previous to that she worked at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy and the International Energy Agency in Paris. She holds a B.S. in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. Audrey presented in Session #4, "Storage and "Renewables," at 1:15 PM. (PDF)
DR. DAVID LOOMIS is Professor of Economics at Illinois State University where he teaches in the Master’s Degree program in electricity, natural gas and telecommunications economics. He is Director of the Center for Renewable Energy and Executive Director of the Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies. As part of his duties, he leads the Illinois Wind Working Group under the U.S. Department of Energy. David is part of a team of faculty that has designed a new undergraduate curriculum in renewable energy at Illinois State University. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Temple University. Prior to joining the faculty at Illinois State University, he worked at Bell Atlantic (Verizon) for 11 years. He has published articles in the Energy Policy, Electricity Journal, Review of Industrial Organization, Utilities Policy, Information Economics and Policy, International Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Business Research, Business Economics and the Journal of Economics Education. David presented an introductory session on "Energy Storage & RTO's" on August 30th at 3:00 PM. (PDF)
DR. ALEX LUCE leads CalCharge, a public-private partnership working to accelerate the development, commercialization, and adoption of new energy storage technologies for the consumer, transportation, and grid markets. Alex has experience in the renewable energy sector as a scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, and investor. Previously, he worked at the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), at venture capital firm Prelude Ventures, and at the solar photovoltaic hardware startup Strider Solar. Alex has a M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley where he was a research assistant at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Alex presented in Session #2, "The Future of Battery Storage," on August 31st, at 9:30 AM. (PDF)
RAVI MANGHANI is Director of Energy Storage at GTM Research where he focuses on U.S. energy storage markets and value chain analysis. As an industry expert, Ravi has been quoted in various publications including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, Wired, and Verge. Ravi presented in Session #1, "Overview of Battery Storage," on August 31st at 8:00 AM. (PDF)
ANN McCABE was appointed to a five year term to the Illinois Commerce Commission in March 2012. She focuses on regional transmission, retail electric choice, future of the utility/regulatory model and cyber security issues. She is a member of the NARUC Energy Resources and the Environment and Critical Infrastructure Committees, Chairman of the Nuclear Issues Subcommittee, Vice President of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference, and past president and board member of the Organization of PJM States (OPSI). As a principal of two consulting firms, Commissioner McCabe did policy analysis and advocacy on energy and environmental issues for trade associations, corporations, and environmental non-profits. She also managed environmental and fuels regulatory issues at Amoco and BP for ten years. Early in her career, she was as an Illinois budget analyst, an assistant to ICC commissioners and an associate director in the State of Illinois' Washington, DC office, including work on the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Commissioner McCabe holds an M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from Williams College. She is on the board of The Climate Registry, served on the Illinois Environmental Council board for nine years and is past president of Chicago Women in Government Relations. Commissioner McCabe moderated Session #3, "Marketplace Uses Now," on August 31st, at 11:00 AM. (Moderator, no presentation.)
DR. PHIL O'CONNOR is President of PROactive Strategies, a Chicago consulting firm providing advice in the energy and insurance industries. For three decades Phil has been recognized as a leading advocate of competitive market solutions in regulated industries. He has published and spoken widely on the subject. Phil has had extensive government and political experience. As chairman of the, Illinois Commerce Commission in the early 1980s, he was the first utility regulator to present a plan for a transition to a wholesale and competitive electricity industry and was an early supporter of interstate gas pipeline open access and wellhead price deregulation. In the private sector for three decades, Phil has headed two successful consulting businesses and for a decade led development in the Midwest of what is now the nation’s largest competitive retail electricity supply firm. Phil also served as Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and as a member of the Illinois State Board of Elections. Six consecutive Illinois Governors have appointed him to various boards, commissions or transition teams. From March 2007 to March 2008, Phil served in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US State Department as an advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity. A magna cum laude graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, Phil received his Masters and Doctorate in Political Science from Northwestern University. Phil moderated Session #5, "Creating a Marketplace for Storage," on August 31st, at 2:45 PM. (Moderator, no presentation.)
CHRISTOPHER ORZEL is a global business leader with a 14 year track record of developing and growing businesses, structuring deals and mitigating risk for a variety of telecom and energy companies. Currently, Christopher is working at Invenergy, a mid-sized U.S. renewable energy developer where he is co-leading the company’s deal origination group focused on renewable power purchase agreements for corporate buyers. In this role he is helping to secure the company’s position as a leader in this quickly emerging market by executing energy deals with Fortune 1000 customers. Prior to this role, Christopher co-led Invenergy’s energy storage business where he had responsibilities for business development and deal origination. He helped build one of the largest portfolio of advanced energy storage projects in the world, with 68 MWs operational today. Before joining Invenergy, Christopher worked at NextEra Energy Resources where he started up an internal risk management team focused on reducing operational and market risk for the company’s assets in the Northeastern U.S. In addition, he managed the company’s regulatory and legislative affairs activities in the same region. Prior to entering the energy industry, Christopher worked at Motorola, first in finance and then leading teams on a variety of mergers & acquisitions and risk management projects in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. Christopher presented in Session #3, "Marketplace Uses Now," on August 31st, at 11:00 AM. (No presentation file.)
JOHN ROSALES was appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner on March 16, 2015 to a four year term on the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Since his appointment to the ICC, Commissioner Rosales has become active in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), and is a member of NARUC’s Electricity Committee and the Task Force on Transportation. Commissioner Rosales is also a member of the board of directors for both the Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI) and the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI), and is a member of the Independent State Agencies Committee (ISAC). Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Rosales was the Chicago Sales Center Manager for The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Chicago, and was later promoted to Vice President of Community and Governmental Affairs for Coca-Cola Enterprises. Commissioner Rosales is also a former Director for the Olive-Harvey College South Chicago Learning Center where he managed the satellite campus located on Chicago’s southeast side, and was responsible for the overall operation of the campus, community outreach, and enrollment. In addition, Commissioner Rosales was a Commissioner for the Cook County Merit Board from 2011 until his appointment to the ICC. As a member of the board, he was responsible for writing detailed final decisions in cases brought before him in order to adjudicate employee discipline within the Cook County Sheriff’s department Commissioner Rosales earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. He is a resident of Chicago, an Illinois Literacy Foundation Board Member, and a member of the Azteca Lions Club. Commissioner Rosales moderated Session #2, "The Future of Battery Storage," on August 31st, at 9:30 AM. (Moderator, no presentation.)
DR. ALFRED SATTELBERGER is the Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs, Chief Research Officer, and Senior Intelligence Official at Argonne National Laboratory. He is responsible for managing the interactions of Argonne’s scientific programs with federal, state, and local stakeholders, including DOE and other sponsors, and for building relationships with other national laboratories, the university community, and international collaborators that enable new groundbreaking research and large-scale programs. He has been at Argonne since 2006 and has served as the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Physical, Biological and Computing Sciences, ALD for Physical Sciences, Interim ALD for Applied Sciences and Technology, and ALD for Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis. Alfred obtained a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Indiana University and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining Argonne, he was a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan and a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. At Los Alamos, he held several scientific management positions and was named a Senior Laboratory Fellow in 2005. He is a founding member and past-president of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation. Alfred presented the Welcome on August 31st. (PDF)
MARC THRUM is Vice President , Marketing & Business Development, for Intelligent Generation LLC. He is in charge of international partnerships, business development and distribution opportunities, links the product to its markets and prepares the brand for market expansion. After a ten year career in industrial sales and business development in the middle-east and south-east Asia, Marc spent the next ten with Whirlpool Corp. in North America and Europe. There he held various roles of brand, product and marketing management, and later director of corporate strategy and global customer quality. Marc presented in Session #4, "Storage and Renewables," on August 31st, at 1:15 PM. (PDF)
WILLIAM TOKASH is a senior research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Energy Technologies and Transportation Efficiencies programs, where he leads Navigant’s advanced batteries for grid energy storage and clean transportation coverage. William brings leading edge experience in emerging issues strategies, sales and marketing, and investment analysis to the team. Prior to joining Navigant Research, he led Panasonic’s efforts to originate greenfield rooftop solar projects. He is well-versed in the analysis of market drivers for community solar, virtual solar power-purchase agreements, energy storage-enabled microgrids, and solar battery electric vehicle charging infrastructure opportunities in California. William is also experienced in utility grid-edge and behind-the-meter battery energy storage markets, and has worked with multiple product teams on strategic market analysis for real-time corporate energy management technologies. In the past, he also led a carbon fund’s strategy and spearheaded the analysis of investment opportunities in the landfill gas to energy anaerobic digestion and biomass gasification sectors. He holds a BS in medical technology from Indiana University. William presented in Session #1, "Overview of Battery Storage," on August 31st, at 8:00 AM. (PDF)
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