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Next Generation Batteries 2017
Next Generation Batteries 2017

JAVA AND JIVE BREAKFAST BREAKOUT DISCUSSION GROUPS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 | 7:30-8:30 AM


Grab coffee and breakfast and join a discussion group. These are moderated discussions with brainstorming and interactive problem solving, allowing conference participants from diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and experiences and develop future collaborations around a focused topic.

Table 1: A Technical Perspective in Developing an Energy Storage Project – What to Do, Know, and Watch Out For: Lessons Learned from Operating ES Projects

Moderator:
Daniel_BorneoDaniel R. Borneo, MSEE, Engineering Program/Project Lead, Energy Storage, Sandia National Laboratories


  • System Commissioning and Deployment
    • What installation aspects need to be considered – site, code requirements, POC?
    • What kind of commissioning and testing is needed?
    • What do system providers need to improve on?
    • From a technical perspective, what are the challenges to wide implementation of EES?
  • How to Make Energy Storage More Effective
    • How to reduce costs in the procurement and operation
    • What are some optimization strategies that can be used to increase the applications served by the EES project?

Table 2: Experiences with Installed Battery Storage Systems

Moderator:
Tom_LovasThomas A. Lovas, Senior Program Manager & Consultant, Cooperative Research Network/Business & Technology, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. (NRECA)


  • Operating challenges encountered
  • Maintenance issues and resolution
  • Performance measurement and results
  • Vendor services and lifetime expectations
  • Unanticipated rewards and risks

Table 3: Data Challenges in the Battery Industry and Potential Solutions

Moderator:
Tal_SholklapperTal Sholklapper, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, Voltaiq, Inc.


  • Vendor selection
  • Quality assurance
  • System sizing
  • Operation
  • Lifetime, warranties and finance