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Day 1 | 9 September 2020

U.S. Energy Storage Market Developments: Post Pandemic Opportunities


This market intelligence session will highlight most compelling market developments and business trends across all segments (residential, commercial, large-scale). Reflecting the views of leading researchers, project developers and manufacturers, delegates will gain a deep understanding of the status-quo and projected future developments. You can expect vital information to fine-tune your strategy and learn how to succeed in the marketplace of tomorrow. 


Moderated by Anthony Conklin, Ambassador for Joint Forces 4 Solar and Business Development Consultant for CSW Energy

8:00 - 8:10 AM Introduction & Welcome Note

Anthony Conklin, Ambassador for Joint Forces for Solar and Business Development Consultant for CWS Energy

8:10 - 8:40 AM Keynote: U.S. Clean Energy Developments: Post Pandemic Opportunities

New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker 

8:40 – 9:00 AM The COVID 19 Pandemic as an Accelerator for Renewable Energies?

  • The energy transition in the USA
  • PV power plants combined with storage applications are replacing conventional coal power plants
  • Reductions in the cost of wind, solar and batteries have altered the playing field 

Saif Islam, Senior Consultant, EUPD Research

9:00 - 9:20 AM Leading U.S. States for Distributed Energy Storage

  • Highlight the landscape of market drivers, policies, and new projects for distributed energy storage in the 10 leading US states
  • Provide an update to Guidehouse Insights’ US market forecasts in light of recent changes, including the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic

Ricardo Rodriguez, Research Analyst, Guidehouse Insights

9:20 - 9:40 AM Value Streams from Distribution Grid Support Using Battery Energy Storage

Martha Symko-Davies, Laboratory Program Director for the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

9:40 - 10:00 AM BREAK

10:00 – 10:20 AM Lessons in Regulation

  • Getting it right is better than getting it quick. Why a considered and iterative approach to regulation works (sometimes). Evidence based regulation v’s hypothesis based regulation- you have to start somewhere
  • Regulatory process for stand alone, embedded and co-located storage. The exposure of TSO’s  and DSO’s to the energy transition and  impending regulation to enable rotational Frequency Support systems

Andrew Renton, Principal, Castletown Law

10:20 - 10:40 AM Global Energy Storage Outlook Post Pandemic

  • The key drivers for future energy storage deploymen
  • Impact of Covid-19 on global energy storage outlook

Yiyi Zhou, Renewable and Power Specialist, Bloomberg New Energy Finance



10:40 - 11:00 AM Wildfires, Covid-19, and Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges for the California Energy Storage Market

  • A review of the California energy storage market and current policy initiatives
  • Market trends, policies, and barriers as California looks toward 2030

Bernadette Del Chiaro, Executive Director, California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA)


International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance


Daniel Fuchs
Director Marketing & Event Management