Kleinman Center Event

The Promise of Energy Storage in the PJM Footprint


J. Arnold Quinn
Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, FERC
Carla Peterman
California PUC Commissioner
Adam Keech
Executive Director of Market Operations, PJM
Bud Collins
CEO, NEC Energy Solutions
Kate Burson
Director Northeast Market Development, Tesla
Kelly Warner
President, Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Phil Giudice
President and CEO, Ambri Inc.
Kiran Kumaraswamy
Director Market Development, AES Energy Storage


Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Forum
220 S. 34th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Energy Policy Roundtable in the PJM Footprint #5

Presented by Raab Associates

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Roundtable 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM 
Networking reception 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Optional Pre-Roundtable Tour 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
GridSTAR Smart Grid Experience Center, Philadelphia Navy Yard

A number of factors – FERC’s recent NOPR on electricity storage, some states’ implementation of storage targets, and the combined impact of technological innovation and declining prices beg the question, ‘Is storage poised to unleash a plethora of benefits to customers, the grid, and society?’ 

The first panel, Energy Storage: Federal/State Policy and Market Design, kicks off with Dr. J. Arnold Quinn, Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation at FERC, who will discuss FERC’s recent notice of proposed rule-making (NOPR) requiring all RTOs, including PJM, to explore ways to better incorporate electric storage and distributed energy resource aggregations into all wholesale markets (energy, capacity, and ancillary services). Attendees will then hear from California PUC Commissioner Carla Peterman, the lead at the Commission on energy storage issues. She will review the CA PUC’s storage policies/targets and utility programs that have put California head-and-shoulders above other states on storage deployment to date. Finally, Adam Keech, Executive Director of Market Operations at PJM, will discuss the lessons that PJM is learning from the robust participation of energy storage to date in its regulation market and share PJM’s initial thoughts about incorporating energy storage in energy and capacity markets. 

  • Dr. J. Arnold Quinn, FERC, Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation
  • Carla Peterman, California PUC Commissioner 
  • Adam Keech, PJM, Executive Director of Market Operations

The second panel, Use & Business Cases for Energy Storage, looks at a wide range of actual and planned storage projects with broad use cases, applications, and technologies, including back-stopping critical infrastructure; managing demand behind the meter; providing services in wholesale markets; and firming up renewables. The panel will discuss these projects’ use and business cases and provide insights into the way policy and markets can evolve to better capture the multitude of storage benefits. The first-rate panel of national storage leaders, with experience in PJM as well as across the US and internationally, includes: 

  • Bud Collins, NEC Energy Solutions, CEO
  • Kate Burson, Tesla, Director Northeast Market Development
  • Kelly Warner, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, President
  • Phil Giudice, Ambri Inc., President and CEO
  • Kiran Kumaraswamy, AES Energy Storage, Director Market Development 

At the conclusion of the 2nd panel from 4:45 to 5:45, there will be a networking reception with beer, wine, and great food.  

Registration is required***

Live-Streaming Option: There will be a live-streaming option for those who cannot attend in person. If you are not able to participate in the discussions and networking, consider taking part via live web-streaming. This option is free for Sponsors and $50 for everyone else. If you wish to live-stream this Roundtable, please register.

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***The Kleinman Center has a limited number of seats reserved for Penn colleagues and students. If you are a member of the Penn community and interested in attending, please contact Bill Cohen: cohenw@upenn.edu.