2016 Southwestern Public Utilities Commission (SW PUC) Energy Storage Workshop

Overview | Photo Gallery | Agenda & Downloads | Location

May 3, 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The United States Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Reliability (US DOE/OE) and Sandia National Laboratories hosted a one-day Energy Storage Workshop for Southwest Utility Regulatory Commissioners on May 3, 2016, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


2016 SW PUC Attendees

2016 SW PUC Attendees

Consumers want cleaner, more efficient, and cost-effective electricity. Providers, who are tasked to meet those needs and help create a smarter grid, want to assure investors of reliable return on investment and to satisfy their customers. Energy storage represents an important and integral bridge for potential gaps in supply and predictable peak conditions the new, smarter electricity grid will experience. Through the technologies associated with batteries, electrochemical capacitors, flywheels, and others, energy storage can move energy where it needs to be, when it needs to be there. Policy and regulatory leadership is needed at state and regional levels to help guide the approach to assessment of energy storage services, how energy storage should be treated in integrated resource planning, and the type asset energy storage represents for electric utilities.

If you participated in the 2016 Southwest Public Utility Regulatory Commission Energy Storage Workshop, please fill out our online participant survey.

Photo Gallery

Photography by Nick Kerekes, Sandia National Laboratories


Time Point of Contact Topic Downloads
8:30 am – 9 am Sharon Ruiz, SNL Registration
9 – 9:15 am Carol Adkins, SNL Welcome, Acknowledgement of Attendees, Introduction of Dr. Gyuk
9:15 – 9:45 am Dr. Imre Gyuk, DOE OE Energy Storage from the DOE Perspective PDF, 79 kb
9:45 – 10:05 am Dr. Ray Byrne, SNL Energy Storage 101 – The Basics PDF, 3.1 mb
10:10 – 10:30 am Dan Borneo, SNL SNL State & Other Demonstration Projects PDF, 740 kb
10:35 – 10:55 am Todd Olinksy-Paul, CESA ES & Vermont Project PDF, 1.3 mb
11 – 11:20 am Veronica Rocha, DBEDT ES & Hawaii Project PDF, 902 kb
11:30 – 11:55 am Rebecca O’Neil, PNNL Lessons Learned from NW PURC Workshop PDF, 2.1 mb
Noon – 1 pm Sharon Ruiz, SNL Lunch
1 – 4 pm J. Hernandez, SNL Facilitated Discussions
1 – 2 pm Janice Lin, Strategen, and
Abbas Akhil, Renewable Energy Ventures, LLC
Perspective: Energy Storage and Utilities (PDF, 1.1 mb)
2 – 3 pm Jeremy Lewis, NM State Energy Office Perspective: Energy Storage and State Energy Portfolios (PDF, 50 kb)
3 – 4 pm Bob Cummings, NERC Perspective: State/Federal Policy Guidance for Energy Storage Options (PDF, 1.8 mb)
5:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner



Technology Ventures Corporation
Sherman McCorkle Conference Room
1155 University Blvd., SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106