ees Stage

Experts sharing experiences

DatesJuly 11- July 12
BoothLevel 2, Booth 8433

Free for all Intersolar / ees visitors


Tuesday, July 11, 2017  

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Market Overview, Regulatory Framework & Successful Business Models

Key players of the US storage market will provide a highly topical three-hour industry information session based on a detailed overview of the market status in the US storage sector. Today’s most innovative approaches and business strategies will be discussed, including insights of leading manufacturers, distributors and installers in a panel discussion. Refine your business case by listening to experts of the sector and learn how to develop a consistent plan at a national level for the effective installation and distribution of storage products.  

10:30 AM          The Evolution of Energy Storage: A Holistic View into the Past, Present and Future

10:50 AM          The Utility of the Future

  •   Blake Richetta, Senior Vice President, sonnen Inc., Germany

11:10 AM          What’s Next for Energy in the U.S.? Evaluation of Competitive Market Designs & Business Models  

  •  Tom Leyden, Senior Director Distributed Electricity & Storage, EDF Renewable Energy, Germany 

11:30 AM   Status-Quo and Future Scenarios for Energy Storage in the U.S.: Deployment Trends in the Residential, Commercial and Utility Scale Segments

  •  Ravi Manghani, Director of Energy Storage, GTM Research, U.S.        

11:50 AM            Executive Roundtable Discussion: Building the Storage Bridge between West & East

  • Raphael Declercq, Vice President, Portfolio Strategy EDF Renewable Energy, U.S.  
  • David Eisenbud, Managing Director, Distributed Energy Resources, EnSync Energy Systems, U.S.  
  • Pedro C. Elizondo, Business Development Manager Energy Storage, Flex, U.S.  
  • James Spano, CEC, CIC, Managing Partner, Spano Partners Holding, LLC, U.S.  

12:50 PM            Grid Architecture Today & Tomorrow: Roll and Function of Energy Storage for the Energy Supply System  

  • Randell Johnson, Chief Analytics Officer, ALEVO, U.S.

1:10 PM            Advanced Multi-Resource Microgrid Project Delivers Real Value on Both Sides of the Utility Meter in Brooklyn

  • Jeff Damron, Vice President of Sales, Demand Energy, U.S.  

1:30 PM             Session Closing  


2:00  – 4:30 PM | Finance & Bankability

This session will take a closer look on successful methodologies for finance structures following the requirements of the current storage market situation. Financing issues still play an important role in the storage deployment plan. Banks, investors and developers will share their long-sighted market evaluations in this afternoon session and give an outlook on the role of storage in the US in the short- and long-term perspective. Benefit from valuable findings of finance experts of the energy sector and learn how to best tackle challenges and capitalise on current market trends.  

2:00 PM             Successful Energy Storage Investments: Financing Solutions vs. Different Business Models?

  • Matan Friedman, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Generate Capital, U.S.  

2:20 PM             Emerging Financing Mechanisms for Systems and Projects – How will they Change the Market?  

2:40 PM             Clean Energy Ownership Program: Energy Cost Reduction Plus Value Creation

  • Stanley S. Fishbein, JD, LLM (Tax), Managing Partner at CleanView Capital, LLC, U.S.  

3:00 PM             Investing in Energy Storage: Steps to Increase Bankability and Attract Investment
Moderated by J. Thomas Ranken, President and CEO, CleanTech Alliance, U.S.

  • Bill Eddie, President & CEO, OneEnergy Renewables, U.S.
  • Curt Kirkey, Electrical Engineer, Technology Strategy, Avista Utilities, U.S.
  • Doug Staker, Vice President of Global Sales, Demand Energy Networks, U.S.
  • Brian Young, CleanTech Sector Lead, Washington State Department of Commerce, U.S.  

3:50 PM             Project Financing: Contractual Concerns, Long Term Assurance and Third Party Financing Scenarios  

4:10 PM             Investment Appraisal for Energy Storage – Highlighting the Investors’ Perspective

  • Philip Fischer, Sales Director, NEC Energy Solutions, Inc., U.S.

4:30 PM             Session Closing    


Wednesday, July 12, 2017  

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Technological Advancements Driving Energy Storage Deployment and Maximizing ROI

Industry leaders will present successfully proven storage innovations as well as identify improvement opportunities for the existing storage technologies while complying with the environmental and security requirements. Delegates will gain a deep understanding of latest design improvements, best practices and technological advancements in the sphere of energy storage and maximizing the profit with today’s most efficient technologies of the sector.    

10:30 AM            Finding the Right System Solution: Key Characteristics for Residential and Commercial Applications  

  • Joris Van Roost, Senior Manager Commercial Solutions, Solar + Storage, Green Charge Networks, U.S.

10:50 AM            Managing Risk: Energy Storage System Design and Safety

  • Troy Chatwin, PMP, Regulatory and Standards Director – Emerging Technologies, GE Transportation  

11:10 AM            Evaluation of Factory Infrastructure for Battery Manufacturing

  • Ankush Halbe, Technology Director, Renewable Energy, M+W U.S., Inc., U.S.

11:30 AM            Executive Panel Discussion: Evaluation of Main Technologies and Application Segments for Energy Storage Systems 

  • David Devir, Senior Director of Energy Storage Business - Americas, KACO new energy (North America), U.S.
  • Ankush Halbe, Technology Director, Renewable Energy, M+W U.S., Inc., U.S.
  • Jason Higginson, Senior Director of Marketing, APSystems, U.S.
  • Olaf Lohr, Director of Business Development, sonnen, Inc.- Neil Maguire, Chief Executive Officer, Adara Power Inc., U.S.

12:30 PM            Technological Advancements for Behind the Meter Energy Storage Projects

  • Matthew M. Maiers, Business Development - North America, GILDEMEISTER energy storage GmbH. Germany

12:50 PM            Interplay of Storage and Intelligent Software Controls: Improving the Consumption Profile  

  • Anthony Conklin, President, Solar-Log, U.S.

1:10 PM             Assessment of the Pros and Cons of Microgrids and Grid Extensions for Obtaining Reliable Access to Power  

  • Jordan Little, Applications Engineer, SimpliPhi Power, U.S.

1:30 PM             Session Closing    


2:00 – 4:30 PM | Real-world Field Experiences and Insights (Residential, Commercial & Utility Scale Storage)

This session will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the real world of energy storage directly from market shapers. Our experts will introduce applications and technologies that currently are operating in the residential, commercial and utility scale facilities. Listen to actively involved companies of the storage market explaining their different roadmaps to a successful implementation and sustainable growth.  

2:00 PM             Advanced Multi-Resource Microgrid Project Delivers Real Value on Both Sides of the Utility Meter in Brooklyn

  • Jeff Damron, Vice President of Sales, Demand Energy, U.S.  

2:20 PM             From Conception to Implementation: Essentials for Securing Project Success (Utility Scale)

  • John Vernacchia, Segment Manager, Alternative Energy, Eaton, U.S.   

2:40 PM             From Conception to Implementation: Essentials for Securing Project Success (Commercial Segment) 

  • Dean Tuel, Vice President Sales and Business Development, Younico, U.S. 

3:00 PM             From Conception to Implementation: Essentials for Securing Project Success (Residential Segment)  

  • James Karavakis, Business Development, Mercedes-Benz Energ, U.S. 

3:20 PM             The Dos & Don’ts in Energy Storage Project Development: Lessons Learned and Exclusive Insights by Key Stakeholders  

  • John Cerveny, Director of Resource Development, New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium, U.S.
  • Eric Gallant, Director of Business Development, GS Battery- Anne Torricelli, U.S. Sales Director, TrinaBES, U.S.

4:10 PM             Real-world Field Experience: PV and Storage for Grid Stabilization and Emergency Power

  • Darren Hammell, Co-founder and CEO, Princeton Power System, U.S.

4:30 PM             Session Closing