Held at the National Press Club, surging storage was the subject. Star speakers included Commissioners Carla Peterman from California, Dave Danner of Washington, Andy Tobin of Arizona and Jim Griffin of Hawaii, and FERC Commissioner Rob Powelson (still celebrating his Eagles' Super Bowl victory). It being Valentine's Day, the wise folks at the Energy Storage Association set the agenda's end at mid-afternoon.
How aggressive should states' energy storage goals be? Should utilities be equally eligible to own storage? What about in the competitive markets states? What about behind-the-meter storage? How can storage be a full part of an integrated resource plan? What's the potential for the growth of storage medium and long-term? These are some of the critical questions tackled by the speakers and panels.