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Energy Storage Workshop Summary


July 16, 2020

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) held its inaugural Energy Storage Workshop virtually through WebEx on Thursday, July 16, 2020. EIA staff, as well as representatives from the Energy Storage Association (ESA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL), Norton Rose Fulbright, California Independent System Operator (CAISO), and Fluence presented.

The workshop had three primary objectives:

  • Bring together experts to share their knowledge and discuss the main short- and long-term challenges associated with integration of energy storage in power markets
  • Gain insight into the main data and analysis needs of the energy storage industry that would help solve these challenges
  • Showcase EIA’s latest available data and analysis related to energy storage, as contained in the Battery Storage in the United States: An Update on Market Trends report released on July 15, 2020

Summary of meeting

Video recording of meeting

July 16, 2020 Presentations Video start
10:30–10:45 ET EIA Introduction
Angelina LaRose, Assistant Administrator, EIA

EIA Overview and Workshop Introduction
Glenn McGrath, Team Lead, EIA

10:45–11:30 ET EIA 2020 Battery Storage Market Trends Report
Alex Mey, Economist, EIA
Vikram Linga, Analyst, EIA
11:30–13:00 ET Panel #1: Energy storage data and analysis needs in policy making and research
Alejandro Moreno, Director, DOE
Jason Burwen, VP, ESA
Jeremy Twitchell, Analyst, PNNL
13:00–13:30 ET Break  
13:30–15:00 ET Panel #2: Energy storage data and analysis needs in power markets and industry
Kat Gamache, Partner, Norton Rose
William Weaver, Senior Council, CAISO
Ray Hohenstein, Director, Fluence

15:00–15:30 ET Closing Remarks
Chris Namovicz, Team Lead, EIA