Integrating Energy Storage into the Grid: Expanding Solar Energy and Reliability
Recorded on December 5, 2013 (60 minutes)

This webinar is Public: Open to SEIA members and non-members

Originally aired Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1:00 -2:15 p.m. EST

Listen to a timely discussion on the recent regulatory changes for energy storage and how these changes will affect grid integration, solar energy expansion, and improvements to grid reliability.  Both the FERC and CPUC have adopted new rules and procurement requirements to encourage energy storage as a resource, enhance power system operations, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.

FERC adopted these rule changes with the intent of fostering opportunities for energy storage technologies such as compressed air energy storage, regenerative fuel cells, batteries, superconducting magnetic energy storage, flywheels and thermal energy storage systems to participate in electricity markets and supply ancillary services to wholesale electric market participants and electric transmission providers.

CPUC adopted energy storage procurement requirements for the state’s three largest investor-owned utilities, retail electric suppliers and its community aggregators.  The state’s investor-owned utilities will begin procuring energy storage assets or services in 2014.

Our expert speakers discuss these regulatory changes and implications from the regulatory, company, and technology perspective.   

Speakers

Janice Lin, Executive Director of California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)

Janice Lin is the Executive Director of CESA [California Energy Storage Alliance] and the Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting. At CESA, Janice oversees all aspects of the organization's operations and strategic priorities. Prior to CESA and Strategen, Janice held several senior management positions with PowerLight Corporation, where she led initiatives in product and new market strategy, business development, regulatory affairs, strategic partnerships, investor relations, and customer finance. She co-founded CESA with Don Liddell in 2009.Janice holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a BS from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Joel Meister, Legal Fellow, Solar Grid Storage

Robert Fleishman, Senior of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Carrie Cullen Hitt, Senior Vice President of State Affairs, SEIA

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