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Below is the agenda for the EESAT Technical Conference. Please click on the session title for more details on the session and its speakers. The co-located US DOE/OE Energy Storage Program Peer Review sessions are included in the agenda.

Monday, September 21, 2015

1:00PM - 6:00PM

6:00PM - 8:00PM

  • EESAT Opening Reception

    Skyline I/II
    EESAT Opening Reception
    Date & Time:
    September 21, 2015 - 6:00PM
    Join hundreds of energy storage experts and industry leaders for our kick-off reception at the Hilton Portland & Executive Towers to launch the 2015 EESAT Technical Conference! We will be gathering on the top floor of the hotel with sweeping views of all of Portland, and sharing food and...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

7:30AM - 8:30AM

8:30AM - 9:45AM

  • EESAT Plenary: Beyond the Battery Cost Reduction Curve

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Plenary: Beyond the Battery Cost Reduction Curve
    Date & Time:
    September 22, 2015 - 8:30AM
    The evolution of the energy storage industry has been defined by collaboration, with multiple organizations, government agencies and companies working side-by-side to advance the commercialization and development of storage. Wednesday morning will kick off with an update on Codes and Standards...
    Speakers:
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    Summer Ferreira , Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Benjamin Kaun, Senior Project Engineer , EPRI
    Jesse Morris, Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute
    Ken Kim, CTO, Greensmith Energy Mgmt Systems
    Ben Kearns, VP of Technology, Stem
    David Conover, Senior Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

9:45AM - 10:15AM

10:15AM - 12:00PM

  • EESAT Session: System Installation and Supporting Integration

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Session: System Installation and Supporting Integration
    Date & Time:
    September 22, 2015 - 10:15AM
    As energy storage technologies continue to be deployed in the field and enter into electric service there is an increasing body of experience to draw from. This interactive panel will bring together experts to discuss their experience deploying and installing energy storage systems, case studies,...
    Speakers:
    Dan Borneo , Sandia National Laboratories
    Dan Sowder, P.E., Director, Power Systems Integration, 1Energy Systems, Inc
    Rick Winter, COO, UET
    Steve Willard, Technical Executive, EPRI
    Robert Booth, Clean Energy Consultant, PG&E
    Michael Starke, R&D Staff, UT-Battelle / Oak Ridge National Laboratory

12:00PM - 1:15PM

1:15PM - 2:30PM

  • Peer Review Kick-Off & Keynote Address

    Grand Ballroom I
    Peer Review Kick-Off & Keynote Address
    Date & Time:
    September 22, 2015 - 1:15PM
    The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity has been a driving force in energy storage industry development for many years, and has supported many of the projects that have paved the way for commercial deployment and success. The EESAT Technical Conference is co-located with DOE/OE’s Peer...
    Speakers:
    Georgianne Huff, Principal Member of Techncial Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
    Gregory Delwiche, Deputy Administrator, Bonneville Power Authority
    Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
    Babu Chalamala, Manager, Energy Storage Technology and Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
    Vincent Sprenkle, Manager, Electrochemical Materials and Systems Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Michael Starke, R&D Staff, UT-Battelle / Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2:30PM - 3:00PM

3:00PM - 5:00PM

  • EESAT Session: Performance Testing: Investigating Energy Storage Potential

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Session: Performance Testing: Investigating Energy Storage Potential
    Date & Time:
    September 22, 2015 - 3:00PM
    While many energy storage systems are currently deployed in the field, testing systems to understand their performance and creating cohesive testing protocols is a critical part of the evolution of storage technology. This session features experts who are leveraging new testing parameters to...
    Speakers:
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    Thomas Hickman, Senior Engineering Consultant, Leidos Engineering
    Laurence Sombardier, MS, CMO, Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
    Summer Ferreira , Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Vilayanur V. Viswanathan, Senior Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    William V. Torre, Director of Energy Storage Research, University of California - San Diego
    Steve Tolen , President/CEO, Indy Power Systems

3:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Peer Review Session 1

    Grand Ballroom II
    Peer Review Session 1
    Date & Time:
    September 22, 2015 - 3:00PM
    The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity has been a driving force in energy storage industry development for many years, and has supported many of the projects that have paved the way for commercial deployment and success. Organized by the Office of Electricity and Sandia National...
    Speakers:
    Stan Atcitty, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    David Hughart, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Martin Becker, Chief Technology Officer, Princeton Power Systems
    Daniel Martin, Senior Staff Engineer, APEI
    Timothy Boyle, Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

5:00PM - 7:30PM

  • EESAT Poster Showcase and Reception (Joint)

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Poster Showcase and Reception (Joint)
    Date & Time:
    September 22, 2015 - 5:00PM
    Both EESAT and Peer Review strive to bring you the most advanced research and the broadest coverage of everything happening in energy storage research and development. During the Poster Showcase and Reception we will feature more than 30 researchers, companies and projects in a series of rapid...
    Speakers:
    Eugenio Domínguez, CEO, Win Inertia
    Julia Song, CTO, Energy Storage Systems
    Lucia Gauchia , Assistant Professor , Michigan Tech Univ.
    Bobby Bailie, Business Development Director, CAES, Dresser-Rand
    Alessandra Fernicola , Business Development Manager, SAES
    Edward Liang, Executive Vice President, Energen Grid Maximizer, LLC
    Marianne Rodgers, PhD, Scientific Director, Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan)
    Ken Kim, CTO, Greensmith Energy Mgmt Systems
    David Hughart, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Andrew W. McClaine, P.E., Chief Technology Officer, Safe Hydrogen, LLC
    Thomas Hickman, Senior Engineering Consultant, Leidos Engineering
    JJ Lee, Senior Director, Sharp Labs of America
    Dr. Paul Denholm, Principal Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Michael Starke, R&D Staff, UT-Battelle / Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Sai V. Bhavaraju, Ph.D., Senior Scientist , Ceramatec
    Jim Eyer, Founder and Principal Analyst, E&I Consulting
    Matt Maroon, Vice President, Product Management, Aquion Energy
    Chad Eckhardt, President, GridBridge, Inc.
    David Schoenwald, PhD, Principal Member Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

7:30AM - 8:30AM

8:30AM - 9:45AM

  • EESAT Plenary Session: Storage in Action: State Programs Driving Adoption

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Plenary Session: Storage in Action: State Programs Driving Adoption
    Date & Time:
    September 23, 2015 - 8:30AM
    Adoption of energy storage systems has been driven in large part by programs implemented by state legislatures and regulatory commissions. These programs take many shapes – from focusing on ancillary services to power applications, incentives and even mandates – and each state program is providing...
    Speakers:
    Angus Duncan, Chair, Oregon Global Warming Commission
    John Savage, Oregon PUC Commissioner , State of Oregon
    Jason Burwen, Policy & Advocacy Director, Energy Storage Association
    Landis Kannberg, Ph.D,, Energy Storage Coordinator, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Dr. Paul Denholm, Principal Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    John Fernandes, Director, Policy & Market Development, Res America
  • Peer Review Session 2

    Grand Ballroom II
    Peer Review Session 2
    Date & Time:
    September 23, 2015 - 8:30AM
    The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity has been a driving force in energy storage industry development for many years, and has supported many of the projects that have paved the way for commercial deployment and success. Organized by the Office of Electricity and Sandia National...
    Speakers:
    Kim Nuhfer, Project Manager, Department of Energy
    Kim Nuhfer, Project Manager, Department of Energy
    Haukur Asgeirsson, Manager, Power Systems Technologies, DTE Energy
    Grant Davis, P.E., Engineer, Southern California Edison
    Doug Alderton, Prinicpal Investigtor & Director, Marketing & Sales, Vionx Energy Corporation
    Don Bender, Sandia National Laboratories

9:45AM - 10:15AM

10:15AM - 12:00PM

  • EESAT Session: Understanding Energy Storage Valuation and Modeling

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Session: Understanding Energy Storage Valuation and Modeling
    Date & Time:
    September 23, 2015 - 10:15AM
    With more than 15 viable applications for energy storage on the grid, and the ability for systems to deliver on multiple value streams simultaneously – understanding how we should value energy storage and model its impacts on the electric grid are critical areas in advancing storage. Whether it’s...
    Speakers:
    Ray Byrne, Sandia National Laboratories
    Sam Crawford, Senior Consultant, Navigant
    Ben Norris, Sr. Consultant, Clean Power Research
    Patrick J. Balducci, MSc, Chief Economist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Michael Hoff, VP Research and Technology, NEC Energy Solutions
    Virgil L. Beaston, Vice President & CTO, Powin Energy
    John Wood, CEO, Ecoult Energy Storage Solutions

10:15AM - 11:45AM

  • Peer Review Session 3

    Grand Ballroom II
    Peer Review Session 3
    Date & Time:
    September 23, 2015 - 10:15AM
    The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity has been a driving force in energy storage industry development for many years, and has supported many of the projects that have paved the way for commercial deployment and success. Organized by the Office of Electricity and Sandia National...
    Speakers:
    Vincent Sprenkle, Manager, Electrochemical Materials and Systems Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Leon Shaw, Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology
    David Reed, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Guosheng Li, Sr. Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Xingbo Liu, Professor, West Virginia University
    Xiaolin Li
    Hyun-Wook Lee, Stanford University

12:00PM - 1:15PM

1:15PM - 3:15PM

  • EESAT Session: Beyond Batteries: Advanced Storage Technology Research & Development

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Session: Beyond Batteries: Advanced Storage Technology Research & Development
    Date & Time:
    September 23, 2015 - 1:15PM
    Energy storage comes in all shapes and sizes, and numerous technologies are continuing to advance and have a major impact on how we generate, distribute and consume electricity. This session will feature advanced research and development of technologies beyond electrochemical storage – whether...
    Speakers:
    Justin Raade , CEO and Founder, Halotechnics, Inc
    Michael Aziz, Professor, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Frank Gibbard, CEO, WattJoule Corporation
    Wei Wang, Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Vincent Sprenkle, Manager, Electrochemical Materials and Systems Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Liyu Li Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, UniEnergy Technologies, LLC
  • Peer Review Session 4

    Grand Ballroom II
    Peer Review Session 4
    Date & Time:
    September 23, 2015 - 1:15PM
    The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity has been a driving force in energy storage industry development for many years, and has supported many of the projects that have paved the way for commercial deployment and success. Organized by the Office of Electricity and Sandia National...
    Speakers:
    Dan Borneo , Sandia National Laboratories
    Dan Borneo , Sandia National Laboratories
    William V. Torre, Director of Energy Storage Research, University of California - San Diego
    Ben Gully, Project Manager, DNV-GL
    Diane Broad, Sr. Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy
    Chris Larsen, Dynapower Company
    Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance
    Mark Mueller-Stoffels, Program Director/Research Assistant Professor, Alaska Center for Energy and Power/University of Alaska Fairbanks
    David Schoenwald, PhD, Principal Member Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

3:15PM - 3:45PM

3:45PM - 4:30PM

  • EESAT Plenary Session

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Plenary Session
    Date & Time:
    September 23, 2015 - 3:45PM
    The EESAT Technical Conference will feature a number of interactive plenary panels and keynote speakers, and we currently have invites out to a number of visionaries and leaders in the industry to deliver this afternoon keynote presentation. Check back soon for an update on who these featured...
    Speakers:
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    Valri Lightner, U.S. Department of Energy, Loans Program Office

3:45PM - 5:45PM

  • Peer Review Session 5: Poster Showcase

    Grand Ballroom II
    Peer Review Session 5: Poster Showcase
    Date & Time:
    September 23, 2015 - 3:45PM
    Both EESAT and Peer Review strive to bring you the most advanced research and the broadest coverage of everything happening in energy storage research and development. During this continuation of the Poster Showcase we will feature more than 30 researchers, companies and projects and the...
    Speakers:
    Rusty Hefner, ARPA-E, US DOE
    Ray Byrne, Sandia National Laboratories
    Paul Rasmussen, Dr, President, Vinazene Inc.
    JJ Lee, Senior Director, Sharp Labs of America
    Harlan Brown-Shaklee , Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Angelo Yializis, Ph.D., CEO, Sigma Technologies Int'l
    Guosheng Li, Sr. Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Damon Turney, Senior Scientist, City University of New York, Energy Institute
    Bin Li, Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Ed Thomsen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Mehdi Ferdowsi, Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Jagjit Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Jon Ihlefeld, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Chengdu Liang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Sri Narayan , University of Southern California
    Ray Byrne, Sandia National Laboratories
    Scott Reeves, EaglePicher
    Nicolas Sinclair
    Travis Anderson, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Xiaochuan Lu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Xiaoliang Wei, Scientist , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Ranbir Singh, President, GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc.
    Jesse Wainright , Associate Research Professor, Case Western University

6:00PM - 8:00PM

  • Off-Site Reception

    Oregon Science and Industry Museum
    Off-Site Reception
    Date & Time:
    September 23, 2015 - 6:00PM
    All attendees are invited to attend to network with peers in the industry. Tickets may be purchased through the registration site or at the registration desk for $100 per person. Transportation will be provided.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

7:30AM - 8:30AM

8:30AM - 9:45AM

  • EESAT Plenary Session

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Plenary Session
    Date & Time:
    September 24, 2015 - 8:30AM
    The EESAT Technical Conference will feature a number of interactive plenary panels and keynote speakers, and we currently have invites out to a number of visionaries and leaders in the industry to deliver this afternoon keynote presentation. Check back soon for an update on who these featured...
    Speakers:
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    William Pickard, P.E., Ph.D, Professor, Washington University

8:30AM - 9:30AM

  • Peer Review Session 6

    Grand Ballroom II
    Peer Review Session 6
    Date & Time:
    September 24, 2015 - 8:30AM
    The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity has been a driving force in energy storage industry development for many years, and has supported many of the projects that have paved the way for commercial deployment and success. Organized by the Office of Electricity and Sandia National...
    Speakers:
    Cy Fujimoto, Technical Staff, Sandia National Labs
    Tom Zawodzinski, Governor's Chair Professor, ORNL/UT-Knoxville
    Cy Fujimoto, Technical Staff, Sandia National Labs
    Travis Anderson, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

9:45AM - 10:15AM

10:15AM - 12:00PM

  • EESAT Session: Cutting Edge Electrochemical Research

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Session: Cutting Edge Electrochemical Research
    Date & Time:
    September 24, 2015 - 10:15AM
    It’s more than just a battery. This session will feature research and development on electrochemical energy storage systems – from laboratory inception, to testing lifecycles, to second use, and everything in between. Presenters will share with attendees the most up to date information available...
    Speakers:
    Tom Zawodzinski, Governor's Chair Professor, ORNL/UT-Knoxville
    Steve Martin, Professor, Iowa State University
    James Fleetwood, Materials Scientist, Battery Innovation Center
    Alexander A. Bistrika, Ph.D., President, eChemion, Inc
    Yi-cheng Lee, Researcher, Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Daiwon Choi , Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Esther S. Takeuchi, PhD , Professor, Stony Brook University

10:15AM - 11:45AM

  • Peer Review Session 7

    Grand Ballroom II
    Peer Review Session 7
    Date & Time:
    September 24, 2015 - 10:15AM
    Concurrent Session
    Speakers:
    Stan Atcitty, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Dave Ingersoll
    Stan Atcitty, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    David Rosewater, Energy Storage Test Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories
    Summer Ferreira , Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    David Rosewater, Energy Storage Test Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories
    Seth R. Sanders, PhD, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Amber Kinetics, Inc.

12:00PM - 1:15PM

1:15PM - 3:00PM

  • EESAT Session: Energy Storage System Components Research & Development

    Grand Ballroom I
    EESAT Session: Energy Storage System Components Research & Development
    Date & Time:
    September 24, 2015 - 1:15PM
    Anywhere from 40-60% of the cost of an energy storage systems is outside of the cells or mechanical structures that drive the systems, and researchers and labs around the world are working on creating new efficiencies, cost savings and new performance milestones. This session will highlight many...
    Speakers:
    Stan Atcitty, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Chad B. O'Neal, P.E. , Development Engineer, Cree
    Todd C. Monson, PhD , Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Labs
    Ranbir Singh, President, GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc.
    John L. Hostetler, Director R&D Fab, United Silicon Carbide
    Daniel Martin, Senior Staff Engineer, APEI

1:15PM - 2:45PM

  • Peer Review Session 8

    Grand Ballroom II
    Peer Review Session 8
    Date & Time:
    September 24, 2015 - 1:15PM
    Concurrent Session
    Speakers:
    Babu Chalamala, Manager, Energy Storage Technology and Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
    Ray Byrne, Sandia National Laboratories
    Jaci Hernandez, Member of Techncial Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    Vilayanur V. Viswanathan, Senior Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Cedric Christensen, Director, Strategen Consulting

3:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Joint Closing Plenary Session

    Grand Ballroom I
    Joint Closing Plenary Session
    Date & Time:
    September 24, 2015 - 3:00PM
    Plenary Session
    Speakers:
    Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
    Matt Roberts, Executive Director, Energy Storage Association
    Summer Ferreira , Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories