Energy Storage International

SPI 2017

Markets (and Policy): Will Storage Scale Bigger Than You Think?

Tuesday, September 12
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom L

This session will provide attendees with an outlook on the current status of the Storage Market and investigate market specific opportunities for storage in C&I, utility, residential, and microgrid scale.

Ravi Manghani

Director, Energy Storage
GTM Research

Ravi Manghani is the Director of Energy Storage at GTM Research, where he focuses on global energy storage markets and value chain analysis. As an industry expert, Ravi has been quoted in various publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Christian Science Monitor, Wired, Bloomberg and The Verge.

Ravi has over 8 years of experience in energy storage as a consultant, analyst and engineer. He holds a master’s degree in international business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India.


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Olya Anguelov

Product Manager, Principal

Olya Anguelov is a Principal Product Manager in PG&E’s Grid Innovation & Integration organization. Her area of focus is non-wires alternatives (NWAs). She leads projects where nontraditional solutions such as DERs and Energy Storage can defer or replace the need for traditional infrastructure. She has been with PG&E for five years holding leadership positions across Electric Operations. Prior to PG&E, Olya developed software and designed circuit boards for Analytical Instrumentation applications. Olya holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada and an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles.


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Mark Tholke

Chief Development Officer
Advanced Microgrid Solutions

As Chief Development Officer with Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Mark is responsible and accountable for all project development and implementation, including siting, permitting, interconnection, design engineering and negotiations for equipment supply (battery, solar, other DRES) and balance of system. AMS currently has 110MW under contract, with over 60MWh of behind-the-meter energy storage systems complete or in physical construction as of September 2017.

Prior to joining AMS, Mark was Vice President for EDF Renewable Energy's West Region, the only firm in the industry simultaneously developing utility-scale wind and solar PV projects in California. Under his leadership, EDF RE West region developed/built/financed 490 megawatts (MW) wind and 144 MW solar, with another 102 MW under construction, all from greenfield. Prior to joining EDF RE (formerly enXco), Mark held roles with Eurus, GE Wind Energy, Green Mountain Energy and a research affiliate of the Heinz Foundation. Mark holds a joint MBA/MS in Environmental Science from University of Michigan and Bachelor Degrees in Environmental Science & Economics from UC Santa Cruz.


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