Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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Welcome
Jason Burwen
Jason Burwen
U.S. Energy Storage Association, Interim CEO

Jason Burwen, Vice President of the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), will deliver a welcome address with an overview of the current policy landscape affecting the energy storage industry.

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Panel: Where Storage Plugs into the 117th Congress’ Agenda
Robert Andres
Robert Andres
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Senior Policy Advisor
Jason Burwen
Jason Burwen
U.S. Energy Storage Association, Interim CEO
David Hoppe
David Hoppe
38 North Solutions, Senior Principal
Jacob McCurdy
Jacob McCurdy
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Professional Staff Member
Katherine Monge
Katherine Monge
Office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senior Counsel
Brie Van Cleve
Brie Van Cleve
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Senior Energy Policy Advisor and Energy Team Lead

What does the road ahead look like for energy storage as Congress moves forward with a divided House and Senate, a significant public health crisis, economic recovery priorities, and democratic process crises? Former and current Congressional staff discuss their perspectives on the year ahead, the opportunities for legislative action and how industry leaders can help move the agenda forward.

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Federal Policy Panel: The Road Ahead for Federal Regulations, Trade, & Public Investment
Jason Burwen
Jason Burwen
U.S. Energy Storage Association, Interim CEO
Suzanne Kane
Suzanne Kane
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Partner
Philip Moeller
Philip Moeller
Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Executive Vice President, Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs
Alejandro Moreno
Alejandro Moreno
U.S. Department of Energy, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power

How will the Biden-Harris Administration address tariffs on storage, new power sector supply chain control regulations, and expanded DOE authorities on energy storage? What, if any, executive actions will affect the near-term future of storage?

Thursday, February 4, 2021

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Welcome
Jason Burwen
Jason Burwen
U.S. Energy Storage Association, Interim CEO
John Hewa
John Hewa
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, President and Chief Executive Officer
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Panel: Wholescale Change in Wholesale Markets
Jason Burwen
Jason Burwen
U.S. Energy Storage Association, Interim CEO
Gregory Cook
Gregory Cook
California Independent System Operator, Executive Director of Market and Infrastructure Policy
Renuka Chatterjee
Renuka Chatterjee
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Executive Director, System Operations
Michael DeSocio
Michael DeSocio
New York Independent System Operator, Inc., Director, Market Design
Bruce Rew
Bruce Rew
Southwest Power Pool, Senior Vice President, Operations
Sandip Sharma
Sandip Sharma
Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Director of Market Operations (Forward Markets)

Following FERC Order 841, wholesale markets have moved to reforming the capacity accreditation of storage, setting up rules for hybrid resources, incorporating energy storage into transmission planning, and establishing a path for distributed storage aggregations. This panel of RTO/ISO executives will discuss the key market changes that will shape opportunities for energy storage in years to come.

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Keynote: Making Sure Storage Provides Value for Customers and States
Marissa Gillett, Esq.
Marissa Gillett, Esq.
Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority., Chairman
Jason Burwen
Jason Burwen
U.S. Energy Storage Association, Interim CEO

As the leader of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Chairman Marissa Gillett is undertaking a reformation of the utility regulatory compact while advancing state policy goals in the context regional wholesale market. Chair Gillett will discuss how she sees the role of regulators in doing right for their customers and their states, as well as the role of storage in that effort.

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Forum Wrap Up
Jason Burwen
Jason Burwen
U.S. Energy Storage Association, Interim CEO