Energy Storage (ES) Safety Collaborative

The 2019 Energy Storage Systems Safety & Reliability Forum will be held March 6-8, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM, at Hotel Albuquerque in historic Old Town.

This Forum will provide a platform for discussing the current state of ESS safety and reliability (ESS-SR) and mitigation strategies for improving cell to system level safety and reliability. This open forum will provide presenters an opportunity to present their work in ESS-SR, and it will provide attendees the chance to see the work that is creating the future of ESS-SR.


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Keynote Speaker

  • Dana Schulze
    Deputy Director, Office of Aviation Safety, National Transportation Safety Board

Invited Speakers

  • Adam Barowy
    Research Engineer II, Fire Research and Development; UL LLC
  • Erik Brandon
    Supervisor; Electrochemical Technologies Group
    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
  • Daiwon Choi
    Senior Research Scientist; Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
  • C. Michael Hoff
    VP Research and Technology, CTO; NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
  • Chad Kennedy
    Director; Industry Standards; Schneider Electric
  • Scott Roberts
    Principal Staff in Thermal/Fluid Component Sciences; Sandia National Laboratories
  • Dirk Spiers
    President and CEO; Spiers New Technologies
  • John Warner
    Founder and President; Warner Energy Consulting
    Author, “The Handbook of Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Design”

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