2nd Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum Coming to Chicago

The second edition of the Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum, November 8-9, 2017 will showcase key advances and applications of storage across the value chain

The need to increase the reliability of solar and wind power, integrate distributed energy resources, and drive system efficiencies are compelling energy providers to evaluate options for grid-scale and distributed energy storage. In addition, industrial and commercial customers are leveraging behind-the-meter storage to reduce demand charges, ensure power quality, and move toward grid independence. Indeed, Navigant Research expects global installed energy storage for the grid and ancillary services to grow from 1.1 Gigawatts in 2016 to 21 GW by 2025 - and $15.6 billion in revenue.*

The 2nd Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum, November 8-9, 2017 in Chicago (www.esinnovationforum.com) is a unique opportunity to network with business leaders and technology innovators who are driving today's stationary energy storage market. Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the conference will examine the latest and most promising advances in grid-level and on-site storage, business models for various deployment scenarios, and success strategies for stakeholders across the energy spectrum.

Topics to be addressed include:

- The Role of Energy Storage in a Networked Clean Energy Grid
- Munis and Coops Using Energy storage and Microgrids to Improve Resiliency
- The Promise of Storage - Aligning Policy with Possibility
- Energy Storage Management Schemes To Maximize Potential Utility Value
- NSF-Funded Hydrogen Storage Technology Advances
- Solar + Storage REC - Assessing the Missing Money
- Cool Thermal Energy Storage (TES)
- The Unique Attributes of Energy Storage Within Island Nations
- ComEd's Work to Develop an Energy Storage Roadmap
- Major Utility Experience and Insights Related to Energy Storage Initiatives
- Co-Locating Energy Storage With Renewables in Multi-Use Battery Systems
- The Hardware-Software Convergence: Energy Modeling for DERs
- Zinc-Based Battery Chemistry To Support Long-Duration Storage At Grid-Scale
- Energy Storage: Looking Forward to See the End from the Beginning
- And more

"Excellent. Well worth my time," said John Andrepont, President of The Cool Solutions Company regarding the 2016 edition. "Great mix of participants - utilities, regulators, developers, hardware and software suppliers, consultants. Very good speakers with lots of energy and experience."

"The Forum emphasizes real-world lessons learned to date, and the status of storage technology innovations that promise to have real impact," says Daniel Coran, Forum Manager and editor of the Smart Grid Observer. "Like last year, this will be a very in-depth and timely look at the latest in energy storage advances."

Companies confirmed to speak in the 2017 Forum include ComEd, Duke Energy, PJM, Exelon, S&C Electric Company, Younicos, Indiana University, Panasonic CityNOW, 127 Energy, Intelligent Generation, Charles River Associates, EnSync Energy, Eos Energy Storage and others.

Organizations that participated in the 2016 edition include:

• American Transmission Company
• Anesco Limited
• Argonne National Laboratory
• Burns & McDonnell
• ComEd
• Connexus Energy
• Environmental Defense Fund
• Exelon
• Glidepath Power
• ICF International
• Intelligent Generation
• ITC Holdings
• Leclanche
• Lockheed Martin Energy
• Midcontinent ISO
• Navigant Research
• Northwestern University
• Olivine
• Panasonic U.S. Eco Solutions
• Powerhive Philippines
• PowerStream
• Primus Power
• PSEG Power Ventures
• Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
• RES Group
• S&C Electric Company
• Siemens Canada Limited
• Southwest Research Institute
• Stem
• Stornetic
• Susi Partners AG
• The Cool Solutions Company
• TRANSEARCH International
• U.S. Department of Energy
• West Monroe Partners
• Woodlawn Associates
• Woolpert Inc.
• WPPI Energy
• Younicos

"It was a real pleasure to participate in the forum and to interact with so many interesting attendees," said Don Dumich, Microgrid Application Director at S&C Electric Company, who attended last year. "You really did well with the diversity and experience of the audience and the presenters. The two days went by quickly -- my compliments."

The two-day Forum in November will be preceded by an on-site tour of the largest downtown district cooling system in the United States. The Enwave Chicago energy storage facility in Chicago currently serves nearly 120 customers in 48 million square feet of buildings, and is relied upon for baseline system capacity, peak load shifting, and demand response. The tour will be held on the afternoon of November 7, and is free to attend for conference registrants.

"This conference emphasizes in-depth presentations and active Q&A participation by attendees," Coran adds. "The focused networking atmosphere and sharing of perspectives makes this event of special value to participants across the energy storage spectrum."

For full information on the Forum and to register, visit www.esinnovationforum.com

About the Smart Grid Observer

The Smart Grid Observer is an online information portal and weekly e-newsletter serving the global smart grid industry. SGO delivers the latest news and information on a daily basis concerning key technology developments, deployment updates, standards work, business issues, and market trends driving the smart energy industry worldwide. The publication serves a global readership of executives and practitioners in the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry. Visit www.smartgridobserver.com


Daniel Coran
Program Manager
2nd Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum 2017

* Energy Storage for the Grid and Ancillary Services, 2Q 2016, Navigant Research

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