Energy Storage North America (ESNA) is the largest conference and expo for grid-connected energy storage in North America. With a focus on building the grid of the future, ESNA 2017 will bring together policymakers, utilities, commercial and industrial customers and storage industry stakeholders for energy storage site tours, networking, workshops, and learning sessions. ESNA 2017 will take place August 8-10 at the San Diego Convention Center.
The next-generation smart grid is one that leverages technology and business model innovation to deliver greater efficiency, cost control, reliability, and high-quality service flexibility to end users of all types. Together with advanced metering infrastructure, the grid of the future will employ cutting-edge advances in Big Data analytics, energy storage, power generation, IoT and M2M communications, cyber security and more to deliver a harmonized, distributed energy system that efficiently meets the growing requirement for clean, sustainable, and reliable energy across the service regions. Evaluating these technology innovations, determining which ones make sense within various business scenarios, and ensuring their seamless integration and interoperability is a top priority for energy providers.
Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, will closely examine lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the fronters of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators and executives will come together to share perspectives on how best to leverage AMI investment, engage the customer, and take the smart grid to the next level. Case studies of improved network performance, resiliency, outage restoration, and distributed energy resource (DER) integration will be examined with an eye toward determining best practices and technology advances for today’s energy ecosystem. Like the 2016 edition, this will be a unique opportunity to network with top industry professionals who are leading the way toward effective grid modernization and the integrated, interoperable, resilient energy network of tomorrow.
Topics to be Addressed Include:
Case study best practices and strategies for enhancing grid reliability
Analyzing the NY REV initiative
Outage restoration advances
Managing and integrating distributed energy resources
Energy storage advances for improved grid performance and independence
Ensuring interoperability between key systems
Advanced communications networks and technologies for smart grid systems
Advanced grid sensing, measurement and control technologies
Energy storage and microgrids as a strategy for power resiliency and cost control
Integrating renewables while achieving grid stability and reliability
Enabling consumer choice while controlling costs and enhancing efficiency
Cyber and real-time response to disruptions
Design and grid modeling tools
Business cases and models for next-gen smart grid services
Recent regulatory and policy developments impacting grid modernization
The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade show is the region’s leading event for professionals and practitioners working to build a more sustainable world. It brings over 2,500 industry leaders and emerging professionals together for three days to learn from and share ideas with each other.
“BuildingEnergy Boston is a must attend event for high performance builders, practitioners, and policy makers. You’ll benefit from rigorous, engaging panels covering an array of topics coupled with some of the best networking and deal making opportunities in the northeast.” -Galen Nelson, Interim Senior Director, Innovation and Industry Support, MassCEC
BuildingEnergy Boston sets itself apart from other green building conferences through its interdisciplinary content and audience. Attendees represent dozens of professions and industries including architecture, engineering, building, design, consulting, policy, finance, auditing, installation, construction, and education, among others.
This diversity encourages broader conversations and taking a whole-systems approach to address the challenges facing our built environment.
What to Expect
1. Quality content and speakers – The content and speaker lineup for this event is curated by a volunteer committee comprised of NESEA members. They ensure sessions are data-driven, diverse, and genuinely useful to attendees.
2. New business opportunities – See cutting-edge technology and grow your client base on the trade show floor, which showcases the products and services of over 100 industry leaders.
3. New friends and a sense of community – The NESEA community is incredibly close-knit. Members and non-members alike laugh, learn, and work (and sometimes even dance) together.
Changing fundamentals and the value of electricity
Transportation: do consumers want a transport transformation?
The rise of distributed energy and smarter energy management
kWh’s are growing harder to value as daily supply profiles are disrupted by close-to-zero marginal cost renewable energy. How will this fundamental change affect energy market players and regulators and what has been learnt in the most advanced markets?
How will changing consumer preferences, regulatory pressures and technology changes shape the automotive market in the next ten years? Will EVs take off or remain niche products? What will this mean for oil markets and electricity demand? Is the transport industry facing large scale disruption?
What is the state and what are the implications of retail rate reforms and the blurring of the boundary between transmission and distribution grids for distributed energy, energy storage applications, consumers and market players?
15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference
March 30-31, 2017 Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY
The upcoming 15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, NY, the site of extraordinary historic restoration and revitalization. We are very excited to be holding the 2017 conference in this historic downtown venue!
As the premier green building conference in the Northeast, our progressive advisory council has fostered our growth by consistently bringing together top green building researchers, educators, and practitioners. Last year’s conference attracted participants representing 8 states and 31 counties across New York State. Conference participants represented many industries including architecture, engineering, construction, consulting, deconstruction, landscape architecture, government, higher education, K-12 education, state agencies, real estate, and management firms.
The New York State Green Building Conference Abstract Selection Committee is currently seeking presentation proposals. Presentations must fit within a 60 minute timeframe, including time for questions. New and innovative topics that meet the intent and purpose of this conference are encouraged to apply. Please use the form available here and submit the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 21, 2016.
The New York State Green Building Conference is hosted by SUNY-ESF in partnership with:
The mission of the New York State Green Building Conference is to promote, educate and support green building design, construction and processes.
Experience the NYS Green Building Conference in a whole new way by staying at the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, and enjoy this newly renovated hotel with convenient features and a contemporary feel.
To make your room reservations, call the Marriott Syracuse Downtown at (315) 474-2424 or (888) 236-2427 and ask for “ESF Green Building Conference”. Reservations must be made prior to Tuesday, February 28, 2017 to receive the rate of $139 per night.
Each individual will be responsible for making their own reservations. A credit card guarantee will be required at time of reservation. Individuals may call the hotel or submit their reservation requests via mail. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is not responsible for individuals who may believe they have reservations but do not have a valid confirmation number from the hotel. Individuals who make reservations outside the block or through third-party agents and e-commerce sites are subject to the terms of that booking and may not change reservations directly with the hotel.
Check in time is 3:00 PM; check-out time is 12 noon.
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Tel: 315-474-2424 (Hotel)