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Frontiers in the Environment

February 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Free

Is energy storage the game changer we’ve been looking for?

Why is energy storage called the “Swiss Army Knife” of the electric grid?  It can potentially provide many different services to enhance renewable energy, reduce unnecessary infrastructure expenses, and help smooth out demand/supply curves.  But is this a good deal for customers?  Is the technology ready for prime time? And is it just about batteries? Burandt, an electric cooperative and Nelson, a ratepayer advocate, will discuss the value proposition for utilities and customers.  Mohan and Fosnacht will discuss technology advances in energy storage.

Panelists:
Brian Burandt, Connexus Energy;
Ron Nelson, Attorney General’s office;
Ned Mohan, Engineering Professor, University of Minnesota, and
Don Fosnacht, Associate Director, Natural Resources Resource Institute.
Panel discussion moderated by Ellen Anderson, Executive Director, Energy Transition Lab

Join us in person or join YouTube Live here.
Join in the conversation on Twitter with #Frontiers and @UMNIonE

Digital Technology Center, Walter 402, 117 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis

Details

Date:
February 23, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://environment.umn.edu/frontiers/

Venue

Digitial Technology Center
117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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