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 reach 21 GW by 2024 and $15.6 billion in revenue.
The 2nd Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum, November 8-9, 2017 in Chicago is a unique opportunity to network with business leaders and technology innovators who are driving today’s stationary energy storage market. 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. Both utility-grade storage advances as well as residential / behind-the-meter applications will be examined in depth over the two-day event.
Topics to be addressed include:
The latest grid-level energy storage technology advances to date
Lessons learned and field data from key pilots and case studies
The role of storage in energy security and the Digital Energy Transformation
Residential storage trials and applications
Leveraging storage advances to integrate solar, wind and distributed energy resources
Effective project evaluation, design and implementation
Business models and applications for solar + storage
Energy storage for off-grid and grid-connected microgrids
Regulatory and policy developments at the state and federal levels
System design, modeling, supervisory control, and EMS integration
Current regulatory and market drivers impacting the future of energy storage