PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP AGENDA
“The Path Forward for Grid Scalable Energy Storage”
Monday, April 18th ~ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
It seems like only two years ago, Texas market participants were discussing the integration of storage into ERCOT’s regulatory and operational framework, as well as the signals that storage developers needed to invest in Texas. Now, with almost 4,000MW of storage planned to be operational by 2024, there are undoubtedly a multitude of reasons storage developers are investing in Texas. Likewise, with the PUCT and ERCOT at a turning point in the redesign of the Texas market, there are a multitude of services that storage can provide to our grid as we see continued growth in both load and renewable energy.
During this workshop, storage developers will discuss what services storage can provide for grid reliability and resiliency, including distributed storage resources, co-located storage with solar, short duration ancillary services, long duration provision of energy, and resiliency benefits like grid support, especially in areas of congestion.
Additionally, regulators and experts will discuss:
• The importance of storage to the Texas market in this time of redesign
• Where we are right now in storage integration in ERCOT
• Lessons learned from other storage rich markets like CAISO
• Where is the future potential for storage on the grid?
1:00 REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN DESK OPENS
1:30 Introduction - Presenter: Caitlin Smith, Sr. Director, Regulatory, External Affairs & ESG, Jupiter Power
1:40 Importance of Storage to Texas - Presenter: Pat Wood III, CEO, Hunt Energy Network
2:00 Status Update on Storage Integration in ERCOT - Presenter: Kenneth Ragsdale, Principal, Market Design & Development, ERCOT
2:35 The Role of Battery Energy Storage Systems: Value Stacking Opportunities
Moderator: Andy Nguyen, Director, ERCOT Regulatory Policy, LCRA
Sam Brandin, Manager of Origination, Plus Power
Julie Chao, Manager of Origination, Broad Reach Power
Arushi Sharma Frank, U.S. Energy Markets Counsel, Policy & Business Development, Tesla
Laura Wellborn, Director, Trade & Dispatch, Jupiter Power
3:50 Storage Lessons Learned from CAISO & Other Markets - Presenter: Cathleen Colbert, Director, CAISO Market Policy, Vistra
4:10 Future Landscape for Storage in ERCOT - Presenter: Julia Matevosyan, Chief Engineer, Energy Systems Integration Group
4:30 WORKSHOP ADJOURNS