Conference production company Marcus Evans will host the Electric Energy Storage Conference, Jan. 12 to 13, 2011 in Phoenix, Ariz. More than 16 industry experts will provide insights on best practices for energy storage, share results of research and design projects and explain how to integrate storage into their renewable portfolio and overall portfolio.
This conference is a meeting of senior level executives working in electric utility companies and renewable development with responsibilities in strategic initiatives, corporate strategy, research and development, new technologies, renewable strategy and planning, and engineering.
The Conference has a one-track focus. It aims to be an intensive, content-driven event that includes case studies, presentations, and panel discussions over two full days. This conference targets industry leaders in energy storage roles in order to provide an intimate atmosphere for both the delegates and speakers.
The concept of storing wind and solar powers, as well as excess energy produced by a smart grid, has become especially appealing. Electric energy storage has potential to provide cost-savings and additional efficiency for utility companies and wind/solar developers. However, many utility companies are still in an R&D phase because they must look at which technologies do and do not work and also because storing can be expensive.
Attendees will hear from leading energy storage experts to maximize renewable initiatives while making a business case for storage. Speakers include Frank Novacheck, director of corporate planning at Xcel Energy; Imre Gyuk, program manager of energy storage s at the DOE; Steve Willard, manager of the center for innovation and technology at PNM Resources; and John Del Monaco, manager of emerging technology and transfer at PSEG.
Conference organizers invite energy storage professionals to join in this peer-to-peer conference that examines best practices in the energy storage industry. In addition to two days of conference sessions, attendees will have extensive networking opportunities with their peers. For more information and a complete list of speakers, sessions, or past attendees, visit www.marcusevansch.com/EES or email Michele Westergaard, Michelew@marcusevansch.com
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Karl Young says
We are developing a new generation supercapacitors, called X-Caps. It has 20X the specific-energy of current supercaps, and about 100X less expensive. When we called the Wind farm folks about this, they said, not interested. Any thoughts on their attitude?
Paul Dvorak says
Thanks for your comment. I can see their point of view. The wind farm owners might be looking at the maintenance value of a new product. Inverter and converter manufacturers might be more interested, and if X-caps can be ganged for bulk storage, the grid operators might be more so.