EVENT

Energy Storage Series

November 4 - December 8

9:30am - 11:30am PT

Virtual Event

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About the event

Virtual Event Series - New for 2021

We're excited to launch a new concept for the Storage industry for this year only – Wood Mackenzie Energy Storage Series.

Purchase your on-demand tickets now! November 4 - November 18 sessions are now available to stream, have access to individual dates, or the full series. 

What’s different?

These short and topical sessions from Wood Mackenzie experts and guest speakers are available to view now, covering all the key questions around market trends, technology, development hurdles, and policy aspects of US energy storage.

On Wednesday, December 8, take the opportunity to join us in person at the Intercontinental San Diego for our in-person session with networking. 

Ticket options will include access to the entire virtual series, including two exclusive solar sessions and three combined solar and storage sessions. For those looking at more targeted content, you will have the opportunity to book individual sessions best suited to your interests and strategies.

What are my options?

  • Full Virtual Series – Purchase the full package and access all 5 virtual sessions.
  • Individual Virtual Session – Select which session best suits your content needs, allowing flexibility on budget and topic.
  • In-Person Session – We will be hosting one session in person in San Diego on Wednesday, December 8. Please refer to information on the ‘Venue’ tab for Wood Mackenzie’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy for in-person events.
  • 45+

    Speakers

  • 400+

    Virtual attendees in 2020

  • 20

    Countries in attendance

  • 50%+

    Director level and above

Agenda Themes

Building a Framework for Aggregated Distributed Storage Resources: Value stacking for distributed storage through innovative policy, business models and technology

Emerging State Markets for US Distributed Solar and Storage: How state policy incentives are shaping the residential and community solar and storage markets of tomorrow

Making Long-Duration Storage Viable: Breaking down the technology breakthroughs, economics and policies

Advancements in System Design and Battery Efficiency Enhancement: Augmentation strategies and modular storage

DER Aggregation, Orchestration and Virtual Power Plants: Maximizing the value, revenue streams and grid capabilities of distributed solar and storage through VPPs

Highlighted Speakers

Hear from leading experts, helping you make smarter business decisions and develop your long-term strategy. Discover insightful case studies and learn from businesses leaders about current challenges and their solutions, presented by Wood Mackenzie research and guest speakers

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Agenda

9:30 AM

PT

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

WoodMac Research Pooling: Mapping out the Latest Updates and Expected Evolution of Distributed Solar and Storage Policy Frameworks and Incentives

Bryan White

Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Rachel Goldstein

Research Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Chloe Holden

Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Luke Lewandowski

Director, Power & Renewables - Americas

Wood Mackenzie

10:30 AM

PT

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel: How State Incentives Are Fueling Rapid Growth for Community Solar-plus-Storage’s Most Promising US Markets

Jennifer Spinosi

General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance

CleanChoice Energy

Louis Langlois

Associate Director, Investments

EDPR NA Distributed Generation

Jared Donald

Executive Vice President, Head of US

amp Energy

Dave Gahl

Senior Director of State Policy, East

SEIA

Rachel Goldstein

Research Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

9:30 AM

PT

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Panel: Conquering Solar Customers’ Homes

Daidipya Patwa

Director of Corporate & Business Development

SunPower

Emily Steinberg

Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships

Sunlight Financial

Bryan White

Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

10:00 AM

PT

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Fireside Chat with a Leading Distributed Solar-Plus-Storage Player: Putting VPPs at the Center of the Distributed Generation Revolution

Nick Smallwood

Vice President Business Development

Sunrun

Leila Garcia da Fonseca

Senior Manager, Wind and Solar O&M

Wood Mackenzie

10:30 AM

PT

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel: Waiting for Something to Happen

Mark Frigo

Vice President, Energy Storage

Nexamp

Stan Allen

Chairman & CEO

SolAmerica Energy

Suparna Kadam

Senior Director of Business Development

Pivot Energy

Aaron Thurlow

General Manager, Head of Distributed Generation

LONGI Solar

Michelle Davis

Principal Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

9:30 AM

PT

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Interview with Clearway Energy

Daniel Dedrick

Head of Project Technical Services

Clearway Energy

Daniel Liu

Principal Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

10:00 AM

PT

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Fireside Chat with BlueWave Solar

Shawn Jones

Head of Energy Storage

BlueWave Solar

Dan Shreve

Global Head of Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

10:30 AM

PT

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Closing Roundtable: Managing Global Supply Chain Risks

Xiaojing Sun

Global Head of Solar Research

Wood Mackenzie

Sagar Chopra

Research Solar Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Juan Monge

Senior Conference Content Manager

Wood Mackenzie

9:30 AM

PT

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Roskill Research Spotlight: The Latest Storage Technology Breakthroughs and Supply Chain Cost Dynamics

Egor Prokhodtsev

Senior Analyst

Roskill

10:00 AM

PT

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Panel: Beyond Li-Ion – Why Alternative Battery Chemistries Hold the Key to the Future of Energy Storage

Eric Dresselhuys

CEO

ESS, inc.

Mike Perry

Director of Technology

LARGO

Anna Darmani, PhD

Lead Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

10:30 AM

PT

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Fireside Chat: Strengthening Domestic Storage Manufacturing and Supply Chains

Lindsay Gorrill

CEO

KORE Power

Dan Shreve

Global Head of Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

2:30 PM

PT

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

WoodMac Research Keynote: What Is the Fastest Route to Widespread Energy Storage Adoption?

Dan Shreve

Global Head of Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

3:00 PM

PT

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Fireside Chat with a Leading Energy Storage Developer

Vanessa Witte

Senior Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

3:30 PM

PT

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Panel: The Building Blocks of Long-Duration Storage: Laying out Expected Technology, Economic, Regulatory Milestones and Key Grid Applications

Hugh McDermott

SVP, Business Development & Sales

ESS, inc.

John Hass

Chief Product Officer

Shoals

Vanessa Witte

Senior Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

4:00 PM

PT

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Coffee Break

4:10 PM

PT

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Ascertaining ROI for Energy Storage Projects

Kimberly Primerano

Vice President of Development

Estuary Capital Partners

Chloe Holden

Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

4:30 PM

PT

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel: How Battery O&M and Warranty Strategies Can Change the Game for the Risk Assessment and Project Returns for Utility-Scale Energy Storage

Dan Shreve

Global Head of Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

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Venue Information

The InterContinental San Diego

901 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101

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COVID-19 Protocols

Event Health & Safety Guidelines/Policies

In-person Sessions December 8.

Wood Mackenzie is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all Energy Storage Series participants. Our decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state and local health authorities. We are working with the event venue on implementing preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 at Energy Storage Series. Preventive measures include:

  • Proof of vaccination from all Wood Mackenzie employees 
  • Non-employee attendees will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test
  • Masks must be worn by all event participants at all times
  • Enhanced sanitization of meeting and exhibit spaces
  • Extra venue space to allow for social distancing in meeting space
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the meeting and exhibit spaces
  • Testing kits will be available if needed

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among the event organizer, venues and every participant. All Energy Storage Series participants are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions Wood Mackenzie is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19. As part of your responsibilities, you should not attend the Energy Storage Series if you:

  • are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior, have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • believe that you may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the health care team responsible for your treatment.

Conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact the Wood Mackenzie Events Team at events@woodmac.com if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days after the Energy Storage Series. Should any positive cases be reported within the 10-day timeframe, Wood Mackenzie will communicate this information to all registered participants. Any private health or personal data received by Wood Mackenzie will be treated as confidential.

Please note that by checking the box during the online registration process, you agree to adhere to the precautions and policies above and understand that you are knowingly and freely assuming all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, by attending this event. You understand that refusal to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions may result in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund.

*All Wood Mackenzie policies are subject to change. Should changes be made, a notification will be sent to all registered attendees.

Reflecting on Storage’s Critical Role in Achieving Deep Decarbonization

US Energy storage system deployments continue to see dramatic growth, with more projects coming online in 2021 than any previous year. Movement on a stand-alone tax incentive for energy storage is looking increasingly likely. The interconnection queue for utility-scale storage projects is the largest it has ever been, with a surge in requests outside of incentivized markets. In contrast, the residential storage segment continues to pick up momentum.

Energy Storage Series will bring together the top energy storage developers, system integrators, battery manufacturers, EPCs, and software players to break down the market, regulatory and technology drivers fueling this unprecedented acceleration in storage system deployments.

Daniel Liu

Principal Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Daniel is responsible for wind and PV Operations & Maintenance research in Europe and Asia-Pacific. His particular expertise is in operations strategy, OPEX, digital technology, and asset management. He joined Wood Mackenzie in the London office in 2018 after completing an MBA at London Business School, where he chaired the school’s Energy Conference in 2017. Daniel previously worked as an operations project manager overseeing key maintenance and upgrade campaigns, production improvements, and data management for a fleet of 800 wind turbines in Europe and North America. He also has experience on renewables project financing, having worked on the buy-side for 2 boutique investment firms. Daniel holds an MBA in Finance from the London Business School, and MEng Biomedical Engineering and BEng Materials Engineering degrees from the University of New South Wales.

Dan Shreve

Global Head of Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Dan brings 20 years of experience within the power and renewables sector to his current role as Global Head of Energy Storage. He leads a research team responsible for delivering strategic market intelligence spanning both commercial and technical issues impacting energy storage’s role within the energy transition. Dan is a recognised authority on the decarbonisation of power markets and the global renewable energy sector. He has provided strategic support to client executive teams and government entities at the most senior level and is a frequent contributor to major industry periodicals. Dan joined Wood Mackenzie in 2017 via the acquisition of MAKE, a global wind energy advisory, where he was a Managing Partner. He has helped to transform our economic modelling of power generation assets by successfully integrating Wood Mackenzie’s unrivalled analysis of commodity markets worldwide with the deep technical expertise of research teams from MAKE and GTM. Earlier in his career, Dan worked in a range of engineering and commercial leadership roles. This includes strategy product and marketing leader for wind at GE Renewables and corporate strategy analyst at hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power. Dan holds a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, along with an MBA from the University of New York. He was also trained as an Officer Programme with the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command.

Xiaojing Sun

Global Head of Solar Research

Wood Mackenzie

Dr. Xiaojing Sun is a senior research analyst at Wood Mackenzie specialized in global solar PV supply chain and technology development. Her coverage areas include the expansion of the solar manufacturing capacity across the globe, the commercialization of new technologies, the evolution of solar system cost in different markets, and the interaction between technology, market, and policy. With the greater Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables team, Xiaojing is committed to unpacking market conditions for clients and discovering new opportunities. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Xiaojing was the chief technology officer at The Greenlink Group, a data-driven clean energy consulting firm, leading the development of energy modeling platform and clean energy consulting projects. Her work directly contributed to over 30 American cities passing and implementing 100% clean energy programs. Before Greenlink, Xiaojing was a research manager at Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. In this position, she led a team to exam the development path of the Chinese solar PV industry and the sources of their competitive advantage. Xiaojing received a PhD in Energy and Climate Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MSc in Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. She graduated Nankai University with a BSc in Environmental Engineering.

Chloe Holden

Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Vanessa Witte

Senior Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Vanessa is a senior analyst with our Energy Transition Practice, covering the US energy storage market with a particular focus on front-of-the-meter battery storage. Before joining Wood Mackenzie in 2021, Vanessa was a battery storage analyst specialising in downstream revenue analytics and long-term price forecasting. Earlier in her career she was an analyst in North American natural gas infrastructure and power markets at Genscape, now a Wood Mackenzie company. Vanessa is a committee member and mentor with She’s in Power; a Colorado C3E programme designed to grow and inspire women to be clean energy leaders. Vanessa holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Anna Darmani, PhD

Lead Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Anna is a lead analyst on our Global Energy Storage team, focused on the European, Middle East and African storage markets. She joined Wood Mackenzie in 2021, bringing more than seven years of energy industry experience. Earlier in her career, Anna worked at EIT InnoEnergy, developing innovation and technology roadmaps and contributing to several EU research and advisory projects. She was one of the founding members of the European Battery Alliance. Anna holds a PhD in Industrial Economics and Management from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology/Polytechnical University of Madrid, and MSc in Financial Engineering from the University of Science and Culture, and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tehran.

Bryan White

Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Bryan White is a Research Analyst at Wood Mackenzie on the US Distributed Solar team. His areas of focus include residential solar policy and project finance as well as the residential installer and financier competitive landscape. He is a co-author for the quarterly publication of the Solar Market Insight report in collaboration with the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). In addition, Bryan is the lead analyst behind the US Distributed Solar Data Hub, a tool that allows clients to analyze city- and company-level data and extract insights for distributed solar markets. Bryan holds a BA in Economics from Boston College.

Rachel Goldstein

Research Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Rachel is a solar analyst on our Power & Renewables team, focused primarily on US community solar and solar-plus-storage as part of our distributed solar practice. She also contributes to the quarterly publication of the US solar market insight in collaboration with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie in 2021, Rachel was a solar and storage analyst at the SEIA, where she conducted research for industry policy and regulatory topics and led database management and maintenance. She has held numerous professional and volunteer roles on climate and environmental justice advocacy work and is an alumni of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute. Rachel received a BA, Environmental Biology and Environmental Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and a MS, Energy Policy and Climate Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Luke Lewandowski

Director, Power & Renewables - Americas

Wood Mackenzie

Luke brings more than 15 years of experience in renewable energy, spanning equipment and solutions sales, forecasting and analysing markets, developing a global research portfolio, and managing a research practice. Luke joined Wood Mackenzie via the acquisition of MAKE in 2017. Having spent nearly 10 years at MAKE, he had helped to develop the company’s brand and service and establish its presence in North America. Earlier in his career, he was an industry analyst for LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business. Since joining Wood Mackenzie, Luke has transitioned from managing our global wind research to focusing on management of our research practice in the Americas across power, wind, solar, and the grid edge. He has played an integral role in integration and development of our Energy Transition Practice. Luke holds an MSc, Environmental Policy and Ecosystem Management from the University of Michigan and a BSc, Biology from the University of Notre Dame.

Jennifer Spinosi

General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance

CleanChoice Energy

Jennifer joined CleanChoice Energy in 2016, excited to work for a company where customers can align their values with everyday purchasing decisions. Her background in retail energy gives her a unique perspective on renewable energy policy issues. In her free time, Jennifer watches Ohio State football and preserves food grown on her urban homestead.

Louis Langlois

Associate Director, Investments

EDPR NA Distributed Generation

Jared Donald

Executive Vice President, Head of US

amp Energy

Jared’s career includes nearly 15 years in the solar industry as a senior executive at some of the world’s most prominent solar companies, a consultant supporting corporate strategy and government policy development and a board and advisory committee member for industry associations and government entities. Through this experience, Jared’s teams have sold, built and/or financed over 200 MW of solar PV over the last 5 years. This work included own origination and the setup or partnerships and joint ventures targeting utility, commercial and agricultural sector partners across Canada and the USA. In addition to the project development work, Jared has developed deep relationships and experience in raising and structuring financing for renewable energy projects including tax equity, construction and term debt in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Amp Jared setup solar contract manufacturing facilities in North American, ran the EPC division and restructured non-core businesses for a global solar developer, served as the chair of Board of the Directors for the Canadian Solar Industry Association, and was a sitting member of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operators (IESO). He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in finance and strategy.

Dave Gahl

Senior Director of State Policy, East

SEIA

David Gahl is SEIA’s Senior Director of State Policy, East where he works on regulatory and legislative matters in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York and provides senior-level oversight on important cross-cutting solar policy issues across the Eastern states. Prior to joining SEIA, David worked at the Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace University’s Law School, where he was deeply involved in New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision effort. Prior to Pace, David held various positions at Environmental Advocates of New York, New York State’s leading environmental advocacy organization. In these roles, he managed aspects of the organization’s policy analysis, advocacy and communications work.

Michelle Davis

Principal Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Michelle Davis is a Principal Analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. She leads the US distributed solar practice at Wood Mackenzie, including the quarterly publication of the Solar Market Insight report in collaboration with SEIA (the Solar Energy Industries Association). She also leads research coverage of the commercial solar market and tracks the competitive landscape of installers, financiers and technology providers. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Michelle held various research positions focused on renewable energy, covering topics ranging from the energy-water nexus to utility investments in electric-vehicle charging stations. Michelle has a BS in Biology from Arizona State University and an MBA from Antioch University with a focus on sustainability.

Suparna Kadam

Senior Director of Business Development

Pivot Energy

Suparna Kadam is a Sr. Business Development Director with Pivot Energy focused on providing enterprise clients with comprehensive solar and storage solutions with a compelling, long-term ROI. Pivot Energy develops, finances, builds, and manages community and commercial solar and storage projects around the country. With over 15 years in the solar industry, she has worked throughout the solar value chain at solar module, electronics and mounting manufacturers and within commercial and residential sales and business development. As a cofounder of a microinverter startup built from technology concept to commercial sales, she’s led the efforts to make solar cheaper and simpler for customers. After acquisition by SunEdison, she continued developing new technologies and markets for SunEdison’s Technology and Residential divisions. Suparna holds an MS in Chemical Engineering and MBA from MIT and a B.S. Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.

Mark Frigo

Vice President, Energy Storage

Nexamp

Mark leads the origination and development of energy storage projects for Nexamp. He cultivates Nexamp’s storage strategy and leads the execution of corresponding development activities, including storage project development, analysis, and innovation. Prior to Nexamp, Mark led the successful establishment of RWE's energy storage business in North America, where he was responsible for all aspects of that function, including business planning, personnel, project development and execution. During his time at RWE, he also led other functions including the Energy Marketing, Market Operations & Analysis, and Risk & Investment groups. Prior to RWE, Mark provided financial and management consulting services to companies, financial institutions, and governments throughout the United States and the world. Mark holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University, where he also taught undergraduate courses and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honor Society). The Congress of the United States has recognized Mark’s energy expertise by having him testify to the Subcommittee on Energy on the role of energy storage in the nation's electricity system.

Aaron Thurlow

General Manager, Head of Distributed Generation

LONGI Solar

Daniel Dedrick

Head of Project Technical Services

Clearway Energy

Daidipya Patwa

Director of Corporate & Business Development

SunPower

Daidipya is currently a member of SunPower’s Corporate Development team with a focus on investments, partnerships, and new businesses that support Sunpower providing a world-class customer experience. Daidipya was previously in Product Management leading development and go-to-market for smart connected residential storage solutions. Prior to SunPower, Daidipya has held roles at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), SolarCity, and Bidgely in product management and strategic analysis. Daidipya has a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.

Sagar Chopra

Research Solar Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Egor Prokhodtsev

Senior Analyst

Roskill

Egor Prokhodtsev is responsible for Roskill’s automotive practice. Egor performs research and analysis on the electric vehicle, battery and downstream supply chain markets. Egor Joined Roskill in 2020 having previously worked in market research function for ERG with particular focus on cobalt demand and battery technology developments. Prior to ERG Egor worked as business and data analyst for a major machinery corporation in Russia and Moscow Healthcare department. Egor has an Engineering degree from Bauman Moscow State Technical University in the field of aerospace technologies. He is fluent in Russian and English.

Nick Smallwood

Vice President Business Development

Sunrun

Stan Allen

Chairman & CEO

SolAmerica Energy

Stan co-founded SolAmerica Energy in 2009 and today serves as its Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. Prior to SolAmerica, Stan was a successful entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded four companies and raised more than $300 million in private and public financings. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Stan was a real estate consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and an investment analyst for Wellington Management Company of Boston. Stan holds a B.A. and M.B.A from the University of Virginia.

Leila Garcia da Fonseca

Senior Manager, Wind and Solar O&M

Wood Mackenzie

Leila is responsible for our wind and solar operations and maintenance market research for the Americas region. She brings more than a decade of experience in the renewable energy industry, and has worked both in mature and developing markets, from Denmark and the US to Brazil and Mexico. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Leila worked as marketing leader for Vestas, as well as marketing manager for GE Renewables in Mexico. From Brazil, Leila is currently located in Vancouver, Canada and holds an engineering degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica MG in Brazil and a Masters in Renewable Energy from German Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.

Eric Dresselhuys

CEO

ESS, inc.

Eric Dresselhuys is an experienced technology and market development leader with a wide range of experience working on the energy transition and the decarbonization of the economy. Mr. Dresselhuys is the CEO of ESS Inc. and joined the company in March 2021. Mr. Dresselhuys has over 25 years of leadership experience and is an accomplished technology and market development pioneer with a demonstrated background in growing both public and private companies. Prior to joining ESS Inc., Mr. Dresselhuys founded Silver Spring Networks, which became the leading provider of smart grid networking and data solutions, leading to an IPO in 2013 (NYSE: SSNI) and an eventual sale to Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI). Other experience includes a variety of leadership positions at Procter and Gamble and Smart Energy Water, where he helped build up the companies on a global scale. As an active member of the energy industry, he currently serves as the Chairman of Enian, LTD. in London and on the board of directors of Autogrid, Inc. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events and author on issues related to the energy transition. Mr. Dresselhuys holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and earned an Executive Certificate from the Sloan School at MIT.

Hugh McDermott

SVP, Business Development & Sales

ESS, inc.

Hugh McDermott is the Senior Vice President Business Development & Sales for ESS Inc. An energy sector executive focused on growing energy infrastructure and advanced energy technology businesses primarily addressing utility, industrial and commercial sectors, Hugh has served in numerous executive and leadership roles throughout his career in high-growth start-up companies as well as executive roles in public listed companies. Prior to joining ESS, Inc., Hugh was the Vice President Sales for Silver Spring Networks where he successfully led the company’s market-building presence and key partnership development for Smart Grid and Smart City business across the APAC region. As Global Head of Business Development at Better Place, Hugh created the world’s first smart charging commercial offering which leveraged networked electric vehicle charging infrastructure to provide dynamic load management and energy storage services to utilities, grid operators and energy traders. Hugh is a Hokie from VA Tech where he earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering in Power Systems.

Emily Steinberg

Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships

Sunlight Financial

Lindsay Gorrill

CEO

KORE Power

Lindsay Gorrill has 30 years of experience developing companies worldwide, with an expertise in bringing companies from conception to market. He has developed plant and mining operational teams in three countries, which includes managing all aspects of the construction of a $140 million greenfield plant in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and completing the construction and commissioning of Canada Fluorspar Inc. (“CFI”), the second largest fluorspar mine in the world. He then took CFI from geological discovery to over $155 million in equity and debt financing from various institutions. Mr. Gorrill also has experience building worldwide marketing teams, taking companies private, and opened a small venture capital company with a $60,000 investment and built the company to a $210 million market cap company with a global focus. Lindsay Gorrill received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree while studying finance and marketing at Simon Frasier University before becoming a chartered accountant.

Mike Perry

Director of Technology

LARGO

Mr. Perry is an experienced technology leader with a proven history of innovation in clean energy research and development (R&D). Mr. Perry’s previous experience includes 20 years at the former United Technologies Corporation (now Raytheon Technologies) where he led multiple R&D teams focused on advanced electrochemical technologies, such as fuel cells and redox flow batteries (RFBs). This included developing what the U.S. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has described as a “breakthrough flow battery stack.” This breakthrough technology was exclusively licensed from Raytheon Technologies by the former Vionx Energy and was successfully scaled up to a complete VRFB product via a close collaboration between Mr. Perry’s team at Raytheon Technologies and Vionx Energy. Mr. Perry has been the Principal Investigator on four different ARPA-E projects during the past 10 years, which included directing RFB research at multiple institutions. Mike earned his Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at U.C. Berkeley, where his key mentors were Profs. Elton J. Cairns and John S. Newman. Mike was inducted as a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) in 2019 and is a named inventor on > 90 patents.

Shawn Jones

Head of Energy Storage

BlueWave Solar

John Hass

Chief Product Officer

Shoals

John Hass was Founder and CEO of ConnectPV, a leading provider of electrical balance of systems (EBOS) for solar and battery storage. Upon Shoals’ acquisition of ConnectPV in 2021, John Hass assumed the role of Chief Product Officer at Shoals where he is responsible for product direction and strategy primarily in the energy storage systems (ESS) EBOS sector. Prior to founding ConnectPV, John was President & CEO of SolarBOS, after a successful career at TEAL Electronics. John holds a BSME and MBA, both from San Diego State University.

Juan Monge

Senior Conference Content Manager

Wood Mackenzie

Kimberly Primerano

Vice President of Development

Estuary Capital Partners

Kim Primerano is the Vice President of Development with Estuary Capital Partners. She has 20 years of renewable energy management and related experience focused on asset management, construction, operations, maintenance, safety, and quality assurance. Prior to Estuary, Kim was Director of Operations and Maintenance at Longroad Energy with responsibility for 500 solar projects. Kim was a Communications Officer in the United States Marine Corps and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Leadership from Mary Baldwin University.

Louis Langlois

Associate Director, Investments

EDPR NA Distributed Generation

Daidipya Patwa

Director of Corporate & Business Development

SunPower

Daidipya is currently a member of SunPower’s Corporate Development team with a focus on investments, partnerships, and new businesses that support Sunpower providing a world-class customer experience. Daidipya was previously in Product Management leading development and go-to-market for smart connected residential storage solutions. Prior to SunPower, Daidipya has held roles at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), SolarCity, and Bidgely in product management and strategic analysis. Daidipya has a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.

Jennifer Spinosi

General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance

CleanChoice Energy

Jennifer joined CleanChoice Energy in 2016, excited to work for a company where customers can align their values with everyday purchasing decisions. Her background in retail energy gives her a unique perspective on renewable energy policy issues. In her free time, Jennifer watches Ohio State football and preserves food grown on her urban homestead.

Daniel Dedrick

Head of Project Technical Services

Clearway Energy

Egor Prokhodtsev

Senior Analyst

Roskill

Egor Prokhodtsev is responsible for Roskill’s automotive practice. Egor performs research and analysis on the electric vehicle, battery and downstream supply chain markets. Egor Joined Roskill in 2020 having previously worked in market research function for ERG with particular focus on cobalt demand and battery technology developments. Prior to ERG Egor worked as business and data analyst for a major machinery corporation in Russia and Moscow Healthcare department. Egor has an Engineering degree from Bauman Moscow State Technical University in the field of aerospace technologies. He is fluent in Russian and English.

Mark Frigo

Vice President, Energy Storage

Nexamp

Mark leads the origination and development of energy storage projects for Nexamp. He cultivates Nexamp’s storage strategy and leads the execution of corresponding development activities, including storage project development, analysis, and innovation. Prior to Nexamp, Mark led the successful establishment of RWE's energy storage business in North America, where he was responsible for all aspects of that function, including business planning, personnel, project development and execution. During his time at RWE, he also led other functions including the Energy Marketing, Market Operations & Analysis, and Risk & Investment groups. Prior to RWE, Mark provided financial and management consulting services to companies, financial institutions, and governments throughout the United States and the world. Mark holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University, where he also taught undergraduate courses and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honor Society). The Congress of the United States has recognized Mark’s energy expertise by having him testify to the Subcommittee on Energy on the role of energy storage in the nation's electricity system.

ESS Inc

At ESS Inc., our mission is to bring to market the cleanest, lowest-cost long-duration energy storage systems. We are the catalyst for a sustainable energy future.

https://essinc.com/

KORE Power

Based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, KORE Power, Inc., is a leading US-based developer of battery cell technology for the clean energy industries, serving energy storage, e-mobility, utility, industrial and mission-critical markets across the globe. KORE Power designs and manufactures tier 1 Energy Storage Systems (ESS), proprietary NMC and LFP cells, modules, VDA modules and packs, optimized by the Battery Management System (BMS). KORE’s differentiated approach provides customers with direct access to executive leadership, unparalleled service and superior technology. We care about building resilient, sustainable communities, clean energy jobs and green economic expansion. We are proud to offer a functional solution to real-world problems that fulfill growing market demand and contribute to a zero-carbon future.

https://korepower.com/

Shoals Technologies Group

We’re a collection of engineers and solar evangelists. Curious minds and collaborators. Optimists and advocates of sunnier days. In equal measures, we challenge and support each other to design, develop and deliver solutions that have the potential to change the world in a positive way. We are deeply committed to what we do, and we love diving into it every day.

http://shoals.com/

LONGI SOLAR

LONGi leads the solar PV industry to new heights with product innovations and optimized power-cost ratio with breakthrough monocrystalline technologies. LONGi supplies more than 30GW of high-efficiency solar wafers and modules worldwide yearly, about a quarter of global market demand. LONGi is recognized as the world’s most valuable solar technology company with the highest market value. Innovation and sustainable development are two of LONGi’s core values.

https://en.longi-solar.com/

ThoughtTrace

ThoughtTrace creates the only industry-specific Document Intelligence and Contract Analytics platform that delivers value on day one with minimal training and setup. Leveraging AI/ML as a complement to human expertise, the ThoughtTrace platform identifies critical obligations in power purchase agreements, O&M contracts, interconnection agreements, EPC agreements and more exponentially faster and with greater accuracy than traditional methods. The ThoughtTrace platform reads, organizes, and surfaces data that gives users operational agility, actionable insights, and decision-making superpowers.