Energy Summit: Energy Storage Strategies for Industry & National Security

Energy Summit: Energy Storage Strategies for Industry & National Security

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U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich invites you to attend his Energy Summit: Energy Storage Strategies for Industry & National Security on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M. The event will bring together industry leaders, scientists, and grid and national security experts. A series of dynamic panel discussions will feature representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense, Tesla, SolarCity, AES Energy Storage, California Independent System Operator, and other leading energy storage professionals.

Thousands of New Mexicans already work in the renewable energy sector, and with our incredible potential for both solar and wind and innovative research and development at our national laboratories and universities, the state is poised to become a major producer and exporter of clean power. Energy storage complements intermittent renewable resources like wind and solar to increase full-time availability, provide backup power in case of emergencies, and help reduce the need for high-cost power during periods of peak demand--such as during the coldest mornings or hottest afternoons.

As a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, Senator Heinrich has been working hard to build a more secure and robust 21st century energy infrastructure. In July, he introduced the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act to establish investment tax credits for business and home use of energy storage. Senator Heinrich also introduced the Energy Storage Promotion and Deployment Act to create America's first energy storage standard, and he's a cosponsor of the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act to protect critical U.S. energy infrastructure from potentially catastrophic cyberattacks.

The 2016 Energy Summit is free and all are welcome to attend. Space is very limited, so reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.



WHAT: 2016 Energy Summit: Energy Storage Strategies for Industry & National Security

WHEN: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, Sandia Ballroom IV, 1000 Woodward Place Northeast, Albuquerque, N.M. [MAP]

QUESTIONS? Call Senator Heinrich's Albuquerque Office (505) 346-6601


9:00 AM - Welcome Remarks

Jill Hruby, Sandia National Laboratories Director

9:05 AM - Introduction

Brian Condit, New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council President

9:15 AM - Keynote: Energy for Tomorrow: Modernizing America's Grid with Energy Storage Solutions

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

9:45 AM - The Quadrennial Energy Review: The End-to-End Review of the Electricity Sector

Melanie Kenderdine, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis Director and Energy Counselor to the Secretary

10:05 AM - Why the Next Generation Grid Needs Energy Storage

Matt Roberts, Energy Storage Association Executive Director

10:20 AM - Break

10:30 AM - Panel Discussion: Industry Breakthroughs in Energy Storage & A Policy Map for the Future

Moderator: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich


Jon Wellinghoff, Solar City Chief Policy Officer and Former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mateo Jaramillo, Tesla Vice President of Products and Programs

Steve Berberich, California Independent System Operator (CAISO) President

Praveen Kathpal, AES Energy Storage Vice President

11:15 AM - Panel Discussion: Energy Storage Resiliency for National Security & Emergency Preparedness

Moderator: Janice Lin, Founder of Global Energy Storage Alliance


Marianne Walck, Sandia's California Laboratory & Energy and Climate Vice President

Michael Wu, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy

Kacia Brockman, Renewable Energy Coordinator at the San Francisco Department of the Environment

11:55 AM - Closing Remarks

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

Event is immediately followed by the New Mexico Regional Energy Storage and Grid Integration Workshop, hosted by Sandia National Laboratories. Additional registration required.


Para información en español, llame al (505) 346-6601.