Energy Storage in NC: Where Are We Now?
This workshop will review the status of North Carolina’s strong
and growing energy storage cluster.
Energy storage is beginning to penetrate the North Carolina market and
the cluster has grown in both revenue and employment.
Workshop participants will hear from the NC Sustainable Energy
Association (NCSEA) on the the most frequently mentioned recommendations for
overcoming barriers to battery integration and where North Carolina stands on
the identified key barriers and recommendations. Following the NCSEA presentation, attendees
will learn about the energy storage economic development opportunities in the
state. Alevo Energy’s decision to put
its GridBank manufacturing plant in Concord has focused attention in North
Carolina on battery storage. But for years, North Carolina has already been
building a vendor, research and manufacturing chain for the industry that runs
literally from the ground up. The American
Jobs Project recently published a report that shows North Carolina has the
makings of a utility-scale battery-storage industry.
Workshop participants will learn about Duke Energy’s storage
pilot projects across the country. These
include a lead acid battery in the ERCOT region, solar lithium battery storage
unit in Carmel, IN and a microgrid project at McAlpine Energy Storage System in
Charlotte, NC, to name a few. Finally,
the workshop will conclude with a presentation on the research undertaken at
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on the current effectiveness of
different battery storage technologies. Download the one page handout and agenda here.
1:00 – 1:10 P.M. Welcome & Overview
of the Workshop
Strategic Director, NC Sustainable Energy Association
· Goals of the Workshop
· Agenda Overview
1:10 – 1:30 P.M. State of Energy
Storage in North Carolina
Regulatory Counsel, NC Sustainable Energy Association
· Overview of NCSEA’s Batteries
Not Included, a
publication about the state of energy storage in North Carolina
· Historical context for energy storage in NC and current
barriers to energy storage deployment
· Participant Q&A
1:30 – 1:50 P.M. Economic
Development Opportunities with Utility-Scale Battery Technology
Kate Ringness, Program
Manager, American Jobs Project, University of California at Berkeley
session will present the economic development roadmap the American Jobs
constructed to grow North Carolina’s utility scale energy storage sector.
1:50 - 2:05 P.M. Break
2:05 – 2:30 P.M. Energy
Storage Pilot Projects: What Has Duke Energy Learned?
Zachary Kuznar, CHP,
Energy Storage & Microgrid Development, Duke Energy &
Director, Technology Development, Duke Energy
This presentation will highlight the
energy storage pilot projects Duke Energy has undertaken across the
country. The pilots include a lead acid
battery in the ERCOT region, solar lithium battery storage unit in Carmel, IN
and a microgrid project at McAlpine Energy Storage System in Charlotte, NC.
2:30 – 2:50 P.M. Energy
Storage Battery Chemistry & Performance
Johan Enslin, Director,
Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC), University of North
Carolina at Charlotte
This session will review the current
effectiveness of different battery storage technologies being undertaken at the
University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
2:50 – 3:00 P.M. Concluding
Thoughts & Wrap Up
REGISTRATION & ESA CONFERENCE INFORMATION:
The workshop requires registration through the ESA Conference and is a separate fee from the main conference registration price. If you are not attending the conference, please select the FREE expo hall registration, continue with the registration until you are able to select the workshop and then procceed with payment. If you are attending the conference, register as you normally would and select the workshop when prompted. The fee for the workshop is $225 for ESA members and $325 for non-members. NCSEA is a member of ESA therefore members of NCSEA qualify for the member discount. If you have already registered and wish to attend the workshop please email Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.