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Register today for the Energy Storage Summit on July 15, 2015

June 2, 2015Erin SikkinkEvents, NewsComments Off on Register today for the Energy Storage Summit on July 15, 2015
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The Energy Transition Lab will host an Energy Storage Summit on Wednesday July 15th, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Law School. The Summit will include 100 or more participants from the energy industry, the public sector, academia and the non-profit sector.

The Energy Storage Summit Agenda is now available and a full list of presenters will be coming soon on this website.

The Summit will be from 8:00AM until 4:30PM on July 15th and will be followed by a networking reception. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited so register today 

Click Here to Register Today

The topic of energy storage is fundamental to discussions of energy transition.  Energy storage has implications for the reliability and efficiency of energy systems despite fluctuations in energy demand and diverse energy supply over time and space, the modernization of aging energy grids, and options for customer-sited energy systems.  The advancement of energy storage technology is an essential component for the development of 21st century energy systems which are reliable and environmentally sustainable, but only some applications are cost-effective at present. Furthering deployment of storage in Minnesota will require an integrated approach, based on collaboration among multiple sectors, as well as a deep understanding of the market and regulatory environments that will facilitate the advancement of energy storage.

The goal of the Summit is to gather talented participants from a variety of sectors in order to reach a shared understanding of the trends in energy storage globally and nationally as well as a baseline of storage-related activity and opportunities in Minnesota. The Energy Storage Summit will provide a foundation of knowledge to participants on the interfaces between energy storage science, technology and markets in order to engage in a high-level discussion focusing upon the policy, regulatory, and market drivers affecting energy storage in Minnesota, in addition to specific topics such as resiliency, renewables, reliability, greenhouse gas emissions, and costs of energy storage. Summit participants will contribute to an interdisciplinary conversation and help shape strategic planning for advancing energy storage in Minnesota.

The entire Summit will be videotaped and available on the Energy Transition Lab website after the event.


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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.
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.