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Schedule 2018-01-31T10:40:13+00:00

Schedule Overview

The schedule below is a general outline of events. Presentations that are available for download can be accessed by clicking on the title:

Tuesday, October 10

EESAT Attendees are encouraged to attend a Networking Dinner Cruise the evening of October 10th, following the DOE Peer Review.

Wednesday, October 11

8:00-8:05 Opening Remarks – Dave Schoenwald and Patrick Balducci, EESAT Technical Co-Chairs
8:05-8:15 Welcome to EESAT – Dr. Imre Gyuk, US Department of Energy
8:15-8:45 State of Energy Storage Industry – Matt Roberts, Energy Storage Association
8:45-9:40 Invited Speaker – Dr. Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, University of New South Wales
9:40-10:00 AM Break
10:00-12:00 1-Advanced/Applied Materials Presentations 2-Power Electronics Presentations
12:00-1:10 Lunch
1:10-1:40 Invited Speaker – Dr. Joydeep Mitra, Michigan State University
1:40-2:40 3-Power Electronics Ideas Forum
2:40-3:00 Invited Speaker – Michael Pesin, U.S. Department of Energy
3:00-3:20 PM Break #1
3:20-5:00 4-Special Applications Presentations 5-Demonstrations and Deployment Project Presentations
5:00 – 5:30 PM Break #2
5:30 – 7:00 Poster Session Reception

Thursday, October 12

8:00-8:05 Opening Remarks – Dave Schoenwald and Patrick Balducci, EESAT Technical Co-Chairs
8:05-8:45 Invited Speaker – Tom Bialek, San Diego Gas & Electric
8:45-9:30 Invited Speaker – Giovanni Damato, Electric Power Research Institute
9:30-9:50 AM Break
9:50-11:50 6-Validated Safety & Reliability / Guidelines, Standards, and Protocols 7-Energy Storage Valuation, Modeling, and Financing Tutorial
11:50-1:00 Lunch – Celebrating 20 Years of EESAT, Moderator – Abbas Akhil
1:00-2:40 8-Controls Presentations
2:40-3:00 PM Break
3:00-3:30 Invited Speaker, Ryan Franks, CSA Group
3:30-5:00 9-Enhancing Regulatory Equity and Markets 10-Microgrid Presentations and Tutorial
5:00-5:05 Closing Remarks – Dr. Imre Gyuk, US Department of Energy

Friday, October 13

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Microgrid Tour

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

A tour of a 47MW peak load microgrid at the Center for Energy Research on the UCSD campus will be held on the last day of the conference. Busses will meet outside of the lobby of the Westin Hotel at 9:00AM and will return attendees to the lobby of the Westin at noon. Please dress comfortably as part of the tour is a walking tour. Your shoes should be close-toed and comfortable. Learn more about the microgrid.

View photos from the tour.


Session Number Title First Name Last Name Organization
1 Chemically Mediated Redox Flow Batteries for Modular, High Power Energy Storage Leo Small Sandia National Laboratories
1 Screening of Alkaline Zinc Battery Separators using Anodic Stripping Voltammetry Jonathon Duay Sandia National Laboratories
1 New Approaches to Increase Ultracapacitor Energy, Power and Efficiency Sergii Tychina Yunasko Limited
1 Sodium-Based Batteries: Toward Meeting Next Generation Challenges in Grid-Scale Energy Storage Erik Spoerke Sandia National Laboratories
1 Materials and Chemistry Development for Novel Redox Flow Batteries Wei Wang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2, 3 GaN based High Frequency Inverter for Energy Storage Applications Mehdi Ferdowsi InnoCit LLC
2, 3 A Power Dense Advanced Power Inverter (API) for Grid Tied Energy Supplies Bruce Pilvelait Creare LLC
2, 3 Reliability Characterization of Vertical GaN PiN Diodes Robert Kaplar Sandia National Laboratories
2, 3 SiC Switches for Grid Tied Energy Storage Power Electronics Ranbir Singh GeneSiC
2,3 Energy Storage PCS Requirements: A Battery Manufacturers Perspective Dave Ridley UniEnergy Technologies
4 Genitor Based Energy Management System for Remote Microgrids Considering Battery Lifetime Reinaldo Tonkoski South Dakota State University
4 Integrated Energy Harvesting for Wearable Battery Charging Gregory Nichols Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center
4 Zero-Emission Energy Storage for Electric Vehicles Zach Jones Freshwater Energy
4 Bounds of supercapacitor open-circuit voltage change after constant power experiments Hengzhao Yang California State University, Long Beach
5 Hybrid Thermal and Electrical Energy Storage System Stephane Bilodeau Novacab Inc.
5 Fast Response Flywheel Energy Storage Technology for Virtual Power Plants and Microgrids Rainer Vor Dem Esche Stornetic GmbH
5 Hybrid Power Generation for Improved Fuel Efficiency and Performance James Kersey Czero
5 An Assessment of the Salem Smart Power Center’s Economic Potential Patrick Balducci Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
6 Update on and Overview of Model Codes and Standards for Energy Storage System Safety David Conover Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
6 Determining the internal pressure in 18650 format lithium batteries under thermal abuse Frank Mier New Mexico Tech
6 An Overview of Tools to Facilitate Documenting and Validating the Safety of an Energy Storage System Installation Pam Cole Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
6 Computer modeling to understand and prevent initial and cascading thermal runaway John Hewson Sandia National Laboratories
7 Fundamentals of Energy Storage Valuation Ray Byrne Sandia National Laboratories
  Co-Author to the above presentation. Patrick Balducci Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
7 The Value Proposition for Energy Storage in CAISO Ray Byrne Sandia National Laboratories
7 Optimal Control for Battery Storage Using Nonlinear Models Di Wu Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
7 Storage VET Tutorial Giovanni Damato Electric Power Research Institute
7 Energy Storage Financing: A Roadmap for Accelerating Market Growth Richard Baxter Mustang Prairie Energy
8 Single-Phase Battery-Buffered Smart Load Controller Jing Zhang Department of Systems Engineering, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
8 Battery dispatching optimization in stacked energy storage applications for utility grid Shijie Tong University of California San Diego
8 Power System Damping Control via Current Injections from Distributed Energy Storage David Copp Sandia National Laboratories
8 Controlling Energy Storage Systems: Lessons Learned from the Washington Clean Energy Fund Demonstration Projects Jan Alam Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9 Trajectory of Storage Displacing and Replacing Conventional Generation Michael Jacobs Union of Concerned Scientists
9 Continuous-time Scheduling and Pricing of Energy Storage in Electricity Markets Operation Masood Parvania University of Utah
9 Technology assessment of stationary electricity storage technologies for different system and time scales Xiaojin Zhang Paul Scherrer Institute
9 The Regulatory Challenge with Resiliency: How Energy Storage’s Resiliency Potential Fits Regulatory Structures Rebecca O’Neil Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  Co-Author to the above presentation. Elaine Prause Oregon Public Utilities Commission
10 Using Data to Right-Size Energy Storage Asher Simmons Alaska Center for Energy and Power
10 Energy Storage in Microgrids: Challenges, Applications, and Research Needed Hamidreza Nazaripouya University of California, Los Angeles


Session Number Title First Name Last Name Organization
Poster High-Temperature Thermal Storage for Dispatchable Renewable Power David Baldwin SunLight Power, Inc.
Poster Analysis of the change from centralized storage to distributed storage in micro-sources, loads and common coupling point in DC microgrids. Jorge Mirez National University of Engineering
Poster Arbitrage and the California Independent System Operator: A Feasibility Study for the Utilization of Energy Storage in the Marketplace Avram Pearlman Evolution Energy Storage
Poster Using Detail Feeder Modeling to Accurately Size a Battery Energy Storage System to Defer an Asset Upgrade Andres Valdepena Delgado Boise State University
Poster Hybrid Energy Storage: Charging a Battery within 3 Minutes Sergii Tychina Yunasko Limited
Poster Green Mountain Power: Significant Revenues from Energy Storage Susan Schoenung Longitude 122 West, Inc.
Poster Flywheel Power Multiplication Srinivas Bhaskar Cow and Calf Diary Farms LTD
Poster Synthesis of γ’-Fe4N, a new soft magnetic material for inductors and transformers Tyler Stevens Sandia National Laboratories
Poster Molten Nal-AICI3 Catholytes for use in a sodium battery Leo Small Sandia National Laboratories