NYPA, Cadenza Innovation
Alan Ettlinger is the director for research, technology development and innovation at the New York Power Authority.
Christina Lampe-Onnerud is the CEO of Cadenza Innovation.
his is such an important conversation for you to listen in on. For, if we're to come anywhere close to net zero carbon emissions, our industry will need to position energy storage everywhere throughout the grid, even in densely-populated cities. How exactly is that supposed to happen — when storage needs to be placed next to schools, senior citizen centers, day care facilities, hospitals, etc. — if the batteries have any safety risks whatsoever?
Well, it turns out that the New York Power Authority and some brilliant scientists at Cadenza Innovation may have figured this out. Cadenza CEO Christina Lampe-Onnerud and her team have reengineered the innards of lithium ion batteries to make them intrinsically invulnerable to fire risk. Cool! In more ways than one. See below how Dr. Lampe-Onnerud and her sidekicks at Cadenza and NYPA are reengineering the path to net zero.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Christina, you are the head of Cadenza Innovation. Where did the name originate?
Christina Lampe-Onnerud: Cadenza comes from the world of music. It's when all the musicians play together in harmony and you allow one musician to come up with a new idea, creative content, and the other musicians come around that idea, support it, and let it flourish.