12/06 Grid Storage for Renewables Integration

Grid Storage for Renewables Integration

Last date to register:  December 2, 2017

Four executives from major firms give their unique perspective on the future of grid storage!                                                                         

Kelly Warner – President, Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Steve Malnight – Senior Vice President, PG&E

Kate McGinnis – Market Director, AES Energy Storage

Barry Cinnamon – CEO, Cinnamon Solar & Storage

Moderator: Jeff Byron, Band of Angels & former CEC Commissioner

December 6, 2017                                                                                     

Dinner & Networking 6:30-7:30pm; Program 7:30-9:30pm

 PARC      3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

REGISTER:  please see discount code for IEEE

Registration Link: http://northerncalifornia.alumclub.mit.edu/s/1314/2015/club-class-main.aspx?sid=1314&gid=25&pgid=40951&content_id=43754

 $45 General Admission

$10 discount with IEEE1206 promotion code

What will it take in terms of megawatts of energy storage and dollars to flatten the belly of the famous duck curve in California and meet the 2030 RPS goals?

What storage solutions will prevail – customer-side, behind the meter or utility scale, in front of the meter,?

What are the costs and benefits of each type of solution?

The electric grid is a complex system in which energy supply and demand must always match at any given time.  Since renewable sources like wind and solar are subject to variability, energy storage helps to smooth out the differences between energy supply and demand. It stores excess energy when supply exceeds demand, and dispatches energy when demand exceeds supply.

Today’s energy storage companies are going a step further by not only providing backup power to customers or the grid but also providing the ability to respond instantaneously to the utility grid needs. This combination of flexibility and ability to dispatch is a valuable asset.

Until recently, the cost of energy storage has been prohibitive, but battery prices have been declining rapidly in recent years and are projected to continue to decline with technology improvements and manufacturing scale.

Note: While other storage technologies are also being developed, this discussion will focus on chemical batteries, which are by far the most common.

Questions?  Please contact Pauravi Shah at pauravi@alum.mit.edu


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