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​Energy Storage Workshop

The Oregon Department of Energy and Public Utility Commission hosted an energy storage workshop on March 19, 2014.  The event, held at the White Stag Building in Portland, was also supported by the University of Oregon School of Law and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Oregon Energy Storage Workshop
March 19, 2014, 8am-4:30pm
White Stag Building
70 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209
In the first half of the workshop, two expert panels addressed the latest in deploying projects and the unique values of energy storage applications.  The second half consisted of roundtable discussions with an opportunity to report-back and summarize recommendations.

Workshop Recording


 Workshop video recording


Workshop Presentations


Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Director, U.S. Department of Energy

Panel 1

  • Dr. Wayne Lei, Portland General Electric – Salem Smart Power Center’s bank of lithium-ion batteries & future opportunities
  • Joe Eberhardt, EDF Renewable Energy – Swan Lake Pumped Storage Project designed to benefit Oregon and California customers & future opportunities.
  • Dennis Hansen, PacifiCorp – Flywheel and battery projects & future opportunities.
  • Jason Zyskowski, Snohomish County Public Utility District and Tom Melling, 1Energy – MESA-1 Energy Storage Project in Washington & future opportunities.
  • Lee Hall, Bonneville Power Administration – Regional demonstration projects in the Northwest, transmission level storage with capacitors, & future opportunities.
  • Dr. Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy – Successful energy storage demonstration projects across the Nation & future opportunities.

Panel 2

  • Christina Hayes, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – federal orders to open markets.
  • Melicia Charles, California Public Utilities Commission – use cases and state energy storage mandate development.
  • Praveen Kathpal, AES Energy Storage – developer perspective of value streams in the Northwest
  • Ken Dragoon, Ecofys – recent paper on energy storage valuation in the West.
  • Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy States Alliance – energy storage and resiliency in Northeast states after Hurricane Sandy.
For information about workshop content, please contact:
Rebecca O’Neil, Oregon Department of Energy, 503-373-2295

Ruchi Sadhir, Oregon Public Utility Commission, 503-378-3623