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

Room: Grand Ballroom I
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time: 8:30AM - 9:45AM PDT

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 a track record of success for energy storage.

Oregon PUC Commissioner John Savage will start off this plenary session discussing the impacts expected from Oregon’s recent legislative action requiring the adoption of storage by utilities and how the PUC will work to deploy storage technology in the state.  He will share his thoughts on the future of the state’s electric system and how Oregon is preparing for a more distributed, resilient energy grid that includes energy storage as a critical asset.

Following the Commissioner’s presentation, attendees will hear from a panel of experts that will take a look at the impact of various state storage programs including California’s storage mandate, Washington’s Clean Energy Fund, and a comparison of the PJM and NY-ISO ancillary services markets.  This panel will bring new perspectives to the development of programs aimed at expanding the use of energy storage and creating fair and equitable market structures.