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

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AABC 2015 – Industrial/Stationary Symposium

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.

  1. Utility and Distributed Battery Storage: Market Trends, Growth Forecasts, and Market Share
    William Tokash, Senior Analyst, Navigant Research
    This presentation will detail the trends, market size and key players in both the utility and distributed battery storage markets. This presentation will detail the key market trends and policies that are both helping and hampering the utility and distributed storage markets globally - with a special focus on geographies in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. This presentation will review detailed market share data to highlight the leading integrators and technology vendors. Finally, this presentation will also review Navigant Research's most current market forecasts by technology and by application to zero in on the high-growth market opportunities in the next 3-5 years.
  2. Energy Storage Requirements for Utility Installations
    Haresh Kamath, Program Manager for Energy Storage, Electric Power Research Institute
    The hunt for energy storage has historically tended to focus on achieving performance or cost levels that are not possible with present-day technologies. More recently, storage developers have worked to find value using present-day technologies to service existing needs. There is still a misunderstanding, however, of the most important characteristics of successful systems in utility application. In this talk, we will explore what utilities, third party developers, and electricity consumers will be looking for in a successful storage product.
  3. Southern California Edison’s Approach to the Deployment of Grid-Connected Energy-Storage Systems
    Loic Gaillac, Lead Energy Storage, Southern California Edison
    In recent years, a series of factors, such as rapid technological advancements, legislative and regulatory drivers, and the challenges associated with integrating variable energy resources, make the identification and development of viable energy storage solutions for utility grid applications, a greater priority for a rapidly evolving industry that must maintain system reliability and safety while delivering low cost energy to the customer.

    This presentation will discuss Southern California Edison (SCE) approach to the deployment of grid-connected energy storage systems. Specifically, this presentation will review SCE’s energy storage activities, including the testing and evaluation of various storage technologies in the laboratory and through demonstrations and pilot programs. Under these programs, SCE has deployed more than 37MWh of battery energy storage systems to test specific grid-applications and the technology’s ability to serve a particular operational use at a given location on the grid in real-world conditions under the framework of integrating with utility communication and control systems.

  4. Field Deployment of Community Energy Storage
    Richard Mueller, Supervising Engineer, Power Systems Technology, DTE Energy  
  5. Grid Energy Storage: Where it’s working today
    Roger Lin, Director of Marketing, NEC Energy Solutions
    As the need for more effective electricity grid balancing increases with more wind and solar generation, an aging grid infrastructure, and distributed energy resources like rooftop PV, new technologies and policies are rising to meet the challenge of maintaining grid reliability. Energy storage is a highly efficient and effective grid balancing resource and is ready to deploy. Learn about how it is working today on grids around the world.
  6. Battery Energy Storage with Advanced Lead Acid Batteries
    John Buchanan, Director, Ecoult Solutions & Services North America
    A key challenge to how quickly renewable energy can be adopted is the management of WHEN. Unlike fossil fuels, renewable energy generation is restricted by WHEN: it suffers from intermittency and reliability issues. The wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine WHEN you need power.  Electricity storage is the missing piece of the puzzle in the renewable energy cycle. Effective, efficient and economical storage of energy can make renewable energy dispatchable: that is making it available whenever and wherever it is needed.  East Penn/Ecoult are targeting applications in which a relatively small amount of electricity storage has a big impact, such as controlling seconds to minutes of short-term power variability. In these situations, we can use the breakthrough capabilities of our UltraBattery® integrated systems to deliver solutions that make immediate and effective economic sense.
    • The Need for Energy Storage - Now
    • Connection to “Renewables”
      • Smoothing
      • Shifting
      • Micro-Grids
    • Storage and Ancillary Markets
      • Demand Management
      • Frequency Regulation
    • Dual and Multipurpose Energy Storage Applications
    • UltraBattery® Innovation and “True Sustainability”
    • From Demonstration to Commercialization