Deadline to register for energy storage conference approaching

Gretchen Whitmer, Governor
Madhu Anderson, Deputy Director

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 19, 2019

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LANSING, Mich. – There are only a few days left to register for the Michigan Agency for Energy’s Plugging into Storage conference on March 25.

The deadline to sign up to attend is 5 p.m., Thursday, March 21.

The conference – to be livestreamed (click on the link to watch) -- will examine the potential of energy storage in Michigan’s electric market. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Agency for Energy’s offices, 7109 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing.

Featured speakers will include:

  • Jeremy Twitchell of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, who will provide an overview of the storage industry and development, and grid integration.

 

  • Nitzan Goldberger of the Energy Storage Association, who will cover energy storage challenges.

 

  • Douglas Jester of 5 Lakes Energy, who will cover storage as a grid resource in Michigan.

 

  • Representatives from Michigan utilities, regional transmission operators, electric cooperatives and others who will participate in panel discussions on energy storage considerations; energy storage in the real world: practical applications and considerations; and barriers to growth and state policy and regulatory challenges/solutions.

Also to be highlighted during the conference will be two Michigan energy storage projects: the Circuit West project in Grand Rapids and Michigan Technology University’s study of a possible project using an abandoned mine in the Upper Peninsula for underground pumped hydroelectric storage.

The agenda is located here.

There is no cost to attend the conference, and lunch will be provided. Attendees are asked to register by 5 p.m. March 21 here.

Join the conversation before, during and after the conference by using the #energystorage hashtag.

In 2018, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Resolution 170 and the Michigan House of Representatives passed Resolution 387, both directing the MAE to hold a “collaborative discussion” on the potential to integrate energy storage into Michigan’s electric market.

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