Energy Storage in the Northeast: Past, Present, and Future

Across the Northeast, states have been exploring how energy storage can help them reach their clean energy and climate goals. From MassCEC and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage to similar programs in Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut, Northeast states are proving that storage will be a key part of the energy system of the future. NECEC is convening industry leaders and policy experts for an event on May 12 to review what we’ve learned from efforts to deploy energy storage projects and how we can encourage future growth in the Northeast storage market. This event will explore which energy storage demonstration projects in the Northeast were most successful and where the region’s storage market is headed.

10:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction from NECEC

10:15 a.m. - Keynote from MassCEC and DOER

10:30 a.m. - Panel 1: Lessons Learned from State Energy Storage Demonstration Programs

This panel discussion and Q&A will provide a high level overview of Northeast energy storage programs, results, and lessons learned to date, and insights into where the market is now and what it takes to develop a project.

Panel Speakers:

  • Alistair Pim, Vice President, Innovation & Partnerships | NECEC (moderator)
  • David Funk, Senior Manager | EnelX
  • Eleni Kanatsouli, Product Operations Manager | Borrego Solar
  • Chris Raucher, Director, Policy & Storage Market Strategy | Sunrun

12:00 p.m. - Break

12:15 p.m. - Panel 2: The Future of Energy Storage in the Northeast

This panel discussion and Q&A will cover insights into where the market is heading, the impact of battery supply on project feasibility, and what role innovation will play in expanding the capacity of renewables and storage.

  • Jeremy McDiarmid, Vice President, Policy | NECEC (moderator)
  • Jason Burwen, Interim CEO | US Energy Storage Association (ESA)
  • Steve Thrall, Director of Development | eleXsys
  • Jamil Farbes, Principal | Evolved Energy Research
  • Alicia Barton, CEO | FirstLight Power

1:45 p.m. - Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

2:00 p.m. - Event Concludes

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