Super Session I at the IEEE PES T&D Conference will cover Energy Storage and the Integration of Renewables. Larry Dickerman of KEMA will chair this session on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 1 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

To reduce the United States' dependence on foreign oil and to improve our environment by producing more “green power,” efforts are being made to better utilize energy sources that are inexpensive and environmentally friendly. In parallel, advanced methods of storing this energy are being developed for the economical dispatch and to assist in integration of this renewable energy. Is energy storage required for states to meet their renewable energy goals? Between traditional storage systems and emerging technologies, how can storage help this country install greater amounts of renewable generation?

The session will discuss the sources of renewable energy, challenges we face in the deployment of these technologies, and possible storage methods to meet these challenges. Come join a panel of experts for a discussion of these vital topics. Questions and comments from the audience will be encouraged.

PANELISTS:
Mike Gravely, California Energy Commission, Office Man-ager, Energy Systems Research Office
Sakis Meliopoulos, Ph.D., Professor, Georgia Tech University
J. Calvin Crowder, President, Electric Transmission Texas, LLC
Imre Gyuk, Ph.D., Depart of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Storage Lead
Chris Shelton, President, AES Storage
Kenneth Lutz, Ph.D., IEEE/AAAS Congressional Fellow, Office of Senator Ron Wyden