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Industrial/Stationary Symposium
Advanced Industrial/Stationary Battery Technology, Application & Market (AISTAM)
Wednesday, June 17 to Friday, June 19, 2015

Advanced Automotive Battery Conferences

AABC 2015 – Industrial/Stationary Symposium

Session 5 (Joint session with automotive symposium session 5):

Battery-Charging Grid Integration and Logistics

In this session, EV ESS and infrastructure developers and related stakeholders will discuss plans to address the technological and commercial challenges associated with vehicle electrification and large energy-storage -system implementation, including: charging technology, grid integration, transportation, maintenance, recycling, and the environmental impact.


Bradley Smith
Session Chairman:
Bradley Smith, General Manager, US4R/Nissan


As General Manager of US4R/Nissan, Mr. Smith leads the business development effort utilizing used Nissan EV batteries in non-automotive (stationary) systems, so called “second life” applications. Since 2012, Brad and his team have worked closely with Japan-based 4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture between Nissan and Sumitomo, in business development for new batteries from Nissan’s Smyrna, TN battery manufacturing facility. During 2013, Brad also served as Overseas Program Director, for the Nissan North America LEAF Program. Previous to joining Nissan Brad was Director of Business Development at eVgo, working with global automakers, and others in the EV infrastructure industry. During 25 years at Shell Oil Company, Brad served 10 years as Global Asset Development and Operations Manager in Shell Hydrogen. Brad received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Mr. Smith earned a Professional Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston.

  1. Exploring the PEV Market and the Role of Incentives on Purchase, Usage, and Charging Behavior
    Gil Tal, Professional Researcher, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
  2. EV Batteries – Beyond Mobility
    Bradley Smith, Director, Nissan North America / US4R
  3. Impact of Standardized Module Design: Commercial PEV and Second Life ESS Applications
    James Paul, Manager, Ricardo Strategic Consulting
  4. From Car to Grid: Automotive Batteries in Utility Applications
    Pablo Valencia, Senior Manager for Battery Lifecycle Management, Battery Systems Engineering, Battery Cell and Algorithms, General Motors
  5. Second Use of Electric Vehicle Batteries for Community Energy Storage
    Philip Irminger, Researcher, Power Systems, Oak Ridge National Labs / General Motors