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2015 Energy Storage Summit Videos and Presentations

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Janice Lin Keynote Speaker of the Energy Storage Summit at the University of Minnesota Law School on July 15, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony Nelson

Janice Lin Keynote Speaker of the Energy Storage Summit © Tony Nelson

The Energy Transition Lab held a summit on July 15 at which national and local experts examined the policy, technology, regulatory, and market drivers that affect energy storage in Minnesota. Click here to view a list of presenters for the energy storage summit.

Summit participants from a variety of sectors convened to network and participate in a high level discussion about the future of energy storage in the state. Of the more than 200 participants, roughly half were from the private sector, with the rest representing government, academia, and nonprofit organizations. Videos and presentations for the event can be seen below.

Energy Storage Summit Presentations July 15th 2015

Click here to review the full Energy Storage Summit Program


Ellen Anderson and Hari Osofsky of the Energy Transition LabWelcome and Introductory Comments                                             

Energy Transition Lab Faculty Director Hari Osofsky and Executive Director Ellen Anderson welcomed participants to the Summit. Watch The Video


James Tong Head ShotEnergy Transition and Energy Storage

By James Tong, Vice President of Strategy and Government Affairs, of Clean Power Finance

James Tong’s presentation features a high-level overview of how our energy system is changing and the future of the electricity grid, and provides a brief overview of energy storage and how it fits into a modernized grid. Watch The Video

Presentation PDF: Energy Storage and the Networked Grid by James Tong

 


Conference on Energy Storage The Latest Energy Storage Research

This panel discussion moderated by Kristen Nelson of  the University of Minnesota features University of Minnesota scientists highlighting some of the latest research related to batteries, compressed air, flywheels, pumped hydro storage and solar thermal storage and opportunities for energy storage in Minnesota. Watch the Video

 

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Integrated Energy Systems and Storage

This a panel discussion moderated by Nina Axelson, Vice President of Public Relations of Evergreen Energy, focuses on the different ways that energy storage fits into a truly integrated energy system. Experts focus upon a variety of storage applications such as electric hot water heaters, solar and storage, and pumped hydro storage; how they can be integrated into a modern energy system; and benefits to the system in terms of resiliency, reliability, and greenhouse gas emission reduction. Watch the Video

 

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN JULY 15:Conference on Energy Storage at the University of Minnesota Law School on July 15, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony NelsonEnergy Storage Summit’s keynote address by Janice Lin.

Janice Lin is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) and the Global Energy Storage Alliance, and Founder and Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting LLC. Her presentation features a discussion of national and global trends related to energy storage and focuses upon the policy, regulatory and market drivers of energy storage opportunities and barriers in California. Watch the Video

Presentation PDF: Energy Storage: Power System Game Changer by Janice Lin


MINNEAPOLIS, MN JULY 15:Conference on Energy Storage at the University of Minnesota Law School on July 15, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony NelsonThe Rules Matter

This panel discussion moderated by Alexandra Klass of the University of Minnesota Law School focuses upon state, regional and national legal, regulatory, and market rules related to energy storage. The panel features representatives from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC), experts on Mid-continent Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), and other energy law and policy experts.Watch the Video

 

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN JULY 15:Conference on Energy Storage at the University of Minnesota Law School on July 15, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony NelsonThe Business Case for Storage

During this panel moderated by Paul Douglas of Aeris Weather Minnesota-based companies and other experts speak about the value proposition that energy storage technology provides for their business and their customers. Watch the Video

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN JULY 15:Conference on Energy Storage at the University of Minnesota Law School on July 15, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony NelsonFacilitated Participant Engagement and Concluding Remarks

Energy Transition Lab  Executive Director Ellen Anderson and Ralph Jacobson, Founder and CEO of Innovative Power Systems, facilitated concluding remarks and discussion of next steps for advancing Energy Storage in Minnesota. Watch the Video


The reception was sponsored by Juhl Energy, Ever-Green Energy, Xcel EnergyInnovative Power Systems Inc, Great River Energy, the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and PAR Energy Solutions LLC-Policy Analysis and Regulatory Advice.

For more background on energy storage, review the Energy Storage 101 document prepared by the Energy Transition Lab

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The Energy Transition Lab is a strategic initiative of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment in partnership with the Law School.
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Funding for the Energy Transition Lab is primarily provided by the Institute on the Environment. Other funders include McKnight Foundation, Energy Foundation, Carolyn Foundation, US Department of Energy, Wind Energy Foundation and the University of California Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute. Support for energy storage work is provided by the Minneapolis Foundation, Great River Energy, Mortenson Construction, AES Corporation, Next Era Energy Resources, and General Electric. Funders have no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of any manuscript.