Covering the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies, ees North America is the ideal platform for all stakeholders in the rapidly growing energy storage market. It takes place in the epicenter of the U.S. storage market: California. Co-located with Intersolar North America, ees North America provides the best opportunity to explore energy storage systems in combination with PV and beyond. ees North America is part of the ees global exhibition series. Together with ees Europe in Munich, ees South America in Sao Paulo and ees India in Mumbai, ees events are represented on four continents.
PG&E’s vice president of grid integration and innovation, Roy Kuga, recently said, "Energy storage is playing an increasingly important part in California's clean energy future, and while it has been a part of PG&E’s power mix for decades (…) recent decreases in battery prices are enabling energy storage to become a competitive alternative to traditional solutions. As a result, we believe that battery energy storage will be even more significant in enhancing overall grid reliability, integrating renewables, and helping customers save energy and money.“
Exhibit at the first major solar and energy storage event of the year where getting a jump on innovation can make you more competitive, knowledgeable, and quicker to market than your competition. Plus, our networking advantage pays off – ees is where deals get done.
ees and Intersolar North America 2018 welcomed more than 14,000 attendees from around 60 countries. Over three days of the two exhibitions, 433 companies displayed the latest technologies expanding the reach of U.S. clean energy in six exhibition segments. They debuted new products, networked with companies across the energy storage ad solar supply chain, and met potential customers. The high-level conferences featured 35 sessions and 12 workshops, including four sessions focused on e-mobility technologies and market trends during the new Power2Drive track. Take a look at 2018 and stay tuned for the 2019 activities!
California is the heart of the U.S. solar and energy storage market, so ensuring it remains strong is one of ees North America’s top priorities and reason for our strong partnership with and financial support of the California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA). As CALSSA’s largest donor and long-time supporter, ees’s funding partnership helps CALSSA to promote smart energy storage technologies, drive policy advocacy and create a strong voice for energy storage markets in California and nationwide.
Have you ever heard of the amazing sailing tour in the San Francisco Bay area? It’s a great way to enjoy the city’s flair from a different point of view and to start feeling the spirit of ees North America. The Summerfest is legendary! This fund-raising event for CALSSA was held in the AT&T park in 2017, and was lots of fun with the future space on Earth party in 2018. Did you attend the vineyard tour in 2018? If not, you’ll get the chance again in 2019. Sun, bay area, award-winning wines – there is no better place to round up your stay in San Francisco! Throughout the week, visitors to ees and Intersolar were able to enjoy exclusive tours of noteworthy solar and microgrid installations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, organized by NorCal Solar.
GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association released the U.S. Energy Storage Monitor 2017 Year-in-Review, reporting 1,000 megawatt-hours were deployed between 2013 and 2017 and predicting that more than 1,200 megawatthours of energy storage will get deployed in 2018 alone. What numbers can be expected for the coming years? What will be the role of energy storage in the power grid – and off the grid?
The ees North America Conference stands for quality, internationality and a variety of conference sessions and panel discussions. This conference guarantees your company a high-level international audience – and is sure to give your company a head start. For a broader audience, there are several stages on the show floor that direct traffic to content on the exhibition. WRISE, IREC and GTM are only a few of the associations and researchers rocking the stage. Take a look at the 2018 program and stay curious about next year’s event!
Grid Edge Innovation - Technologies Business Models and the Future of Demand Flexibility
powered by GTM Research
As the grid has become more decentralized and decarbonized, the need for a flexible and digitally managed grid have increased drastically. A part of this challenge stems from reduced visibility, control and arguably, revenues for the utilities and system operators. At the same time, the tools available to run a well-orchestrated grid have moved closer to the customers.
This white paper looks at a one potential future where a suite of customer focused grid edge solutions are commonly resourced to enhance grid flexibility. Some of the technologies included in the discussion will be standalone and solar paired storage, load control and electric vehicle charging. The white paper will also assess the state of the marketplace, including players, business models and other developments.