SPI 2018

Realizing the Full Economic Potential of Utility Scale Storage

Tuesday, September 25
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Storage Central: Booth 3386

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Profitable application of energy storage for developers and utilities can be achieved right now, but finding the opportunities requires optimizing physical operations of storage to the dynamics of market prices. Storage economics can prove profitable in today’s power markets through creative utilization of batteries to serve as both the physical response to intermittent renewable generation, absorbing congestion manifest as price spikes, furnishing ancillary services, and providing system reliability. Understanding how to realize the value of storage will be addressed through project examples illustrating the economic potential through optimal configurations and system operations to comport with market dynamics and ISO rules. This presentation will present four case studies for unlocking the full value of battery storage by addressing the following:

Gary W. Dorris

President
Ascend Analytics

Dr. Gary Dorris has been a pioneer of innovative solutions for resource planning and portfolio planning for over two decades. He has delivered expert testimony on resource planning, portfolio management, renewable integration, risk management, energy trading, and asset valuation and recently served as the lead expert for NorthWestern Energy and Hawaiian Electric in reshaping of their energy supply portfolios. His analytic vision to integrate the physical models of production costing with the financial models of energy markets has led to the development of over a dozen software applications used by over fifty energy companies. Dr. Dorris won distinguished recognition from the IPE for contributions to the field of Energy Risk Management. Dr. Dorris holds a Ph.D. in applied economics and finance from Cornell University and a BS in mechanical engineering and BA in economics with Magna Cum Laude distinction also from Cornell University.

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