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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

Joint session with automotive symposium session 1
Session 1:

xEV and Advanced Industrial/Stationary Battery Market

The automotive and stationary/industrial markets present great opportunities for advanced high-energy batteries. Battery requirements vary with the applications, offering opportunities for multiple technologies. In this session we will discuss the development of the hybrid and electric vehicle and battery market, the stationary, utility, and telecom-related energy-storage systems market, and the prospects of advanced batteries in the traditional industrial battery market while assessing market drivers, competing technologies, and technological and commercial challenges.


Menahem Anderman
Session Chairman:
Menahem Anderman, President, Advanced Automotive Batteries


President of Advanced Automotive Batteries and founder of Total Battery Consulting, Inc., Dr. Anderman has led the development and commercialization of high-power Ni-Cd batteries, Li-Ion batteries, and ultracapacitors and spent the last ten years conducting assessments of energy-storage technologies for advanced vehicles, publishing Advanced Automotive Battery Industry Reports and chairing the AABC.


Session 2:

Advanced Batteries for Utility Applications

Large Lithium-Ion batteries are being evaluated in numerous stationary energy-storage-system applications to support large utility and residential and commercial backup-storage needs. In this session, we will review market opportunities, the technology's commercial progress and the cost-performance prospects of Li-Ion batteries against competing technologies.


Haresh Kamath
Session Chairman:
Haresh Kamath, Senior Project, Power Delivery and Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)


Haresh Kamath is Program Manager for Energy Storage at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), managing the Institute's research into the development, assessment, and application of energy storage technologies for grid storage applications. He is also a Strategic Program Manager in EPRI's Technology Innovation Program, where he manages programs investigating advanced materials technologies for power delivery applications, and advanced energy storage technologies. He was an author for the DOE-EPRI Handbook of Energy Storage and also serves on the board of directors of the Electricity Storage Association. Kamath received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in chemical engineering from Stanford University.


Session 3:

Advanced Batteries for Industrial Applications

As the cost of large Li-Ion batteries declines and battery life and safety become proven, this compelling battery technology is threatening to capture new industrial applications that are currently powered either by lead-acid chemistry or by petrol-based engines. This session will take a look at these emerging applications and the competing energy-storage solutions.


Kevin Trenholme
Session Chairman:
Kevin Trenholme, Director of Electrical Engineering & Firmware Development, Kiva Systems (an Amazon Company)


Mr Trenholme leads electrical and firmware development for Kiva Systems. In this role he has evaluated cutting edge Li-Ion battery technologies for Kiva mobile robotics. Li-Ion batteries are a key initiative within Kiva to help the company reduce the lifetime capital expenditure on their robots compared to the lead acid solutions used today. Mr. Trenholme is leading the effort to implement the technology in production at Kiva. Prior to this work, he ran the X86 Server development group at Oracle (Sun Microsystems) and has spent much of his career in the data communications field.


Joint session with automotive symposium session 4
Session 4:

Battery Abuse-Tolerance Design and Validation

Safety of the early large Li-Ion battery installations will have the greatest impact on market acceptance for the technology in automotive and industrial/stationary applications. In this session we will discuss safety enhancement technology and abuse tolerance validation in automotive and stationary/industrial usage.


Ted Miller
Session Chairman:
Ted Miller, Senior Manager of Energy Storage Strategy and Research, Ford


Ted Miller’s team is responsible for energy-storage strategy, research, development, and worldwide implementation of hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles. Mr. Miller is a member and Chairman of the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) Management Committee and past Chairman of the USABC Technical Advisory Committee. He is the principle investigator for Ford/University Research Alliance energy storage research programs at MIT and the University of Michigan.


Joint session with automotive symposium session 5
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, Director, Nissan North America / US4R


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. Recently Brad also served as Overseas Program Director, for the Nissan North America LEAF EV Program. Previous to joining Nissan Brad worked in electric drive infrastructure roles as Director of Business Development at NRG’s eVgo, and for 10 years at Shell Oil Company as Global Asset Development and Operations Manager for Shell Hydrogen. Brad received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Mr. Smith also earned a Professional Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston.