“Energy Storage and Carbon Nuetrality” Keynote Speaker

“Energy Storage and Carbon Nuetrality” Keynote Speaker

Ronald DiFelice, Ph.D., Managing Partner at Energy Intelligence Partners will present “Near-Term and Long-Term Prospects for Grid-Scale Energy Storage”on Monday, October 21 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Plemmons Student Union, Room 137C Attic Window.

The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series at Appalachian State University. This series was created to deepen campus and community understanding of contemporary energy issues and spur conversation around energy topics. The series is a joint effort of the Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment. Learn more…

“Employing Storage to Create a Clean Energy Future” Panelist

“Employing Storage to Create a Clean Energy Future” Panelist

Ron DiFelice, Managing Partner of EIP and Panelist of “Employing Storage to Create a Clean Energy Future” at the “Our Clean Energy Future: Micro-grids, Energy Storage and Data Analytics conference. Learn more…

NOTE: The conference venue, the UNC Chapel Hill Student Union Great Hall, lies equidistant and a ten minute walk from three on-campus paid parking structures. Accordingly, we encourage attendees to wear summer shirts, casual slacks and comfortable walking shoes so you enjoy your walk through campus.

9:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking

9:30 am Welcome

9:45 pm Employing Storage to Create a Clean Energy Future

MODERATOR: Greg Gangi, Associate Director for Clean Technology and Innovation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:45 am Stretch/Networking Break

11:05 am Employing Energy Data Analytics to Produce a Clean Energy Future

MODERATOR: Tim Fairchild, Director, Global Energy Practice, SAS

12:20 pm Lunch/Networking

1:00 pm Luncheon Presentation – Olivia Nicole Corriere and Zach Walker, Co-chair, Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:20 pm Federal/State Regulatory Overview – Steve Hunting, Partner, Parker Poe

1:50 pm Employing Micro-grids to Producing a Clean Energy Future

MODERATOR: Nelle Hotchkiss, SVP & COO, Association Services, North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation

3:10 pm Closing Remarks

3:30 pm Conference Concludes

Panelist Solar Power Southeast

Panelist Solar Power Southeast

Solar Power Southeast  |  Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA  |  May 29th, 2019

Ron DiFelice of Energy Intelligence Partners will be a panelist for “Energy Storage: Balancing Both Sides of the Meter” talk.

According to the Solar Power Southeast website:

“The region’s largest solar and storage event is approaching

Solar Power Southeast returns for the 5th year to Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s event will bring over 700 attendees and 60 exhibitors to the exhibit hall, located in the Georgia World Congress Center.

You can expect to hear from utility, private sector, and non-profit leaders from throughout the Southeast region. Leaders from Southern Company, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, Longi Solar,  Hanwa Q Cells, Chargepoint and more are confirmed to speak at the event. The schedule includes discussions about interconnection, microgrids, EVs, regional state outlooks, resilience and more.”

Learn more: https://events.solar/southeast/

2019 State Energy Conference of North Carolina

2019 State Energy Conference of North Carolina

April 30, 2019 | McKimmon Conference & Training Center | NC State University | Raleigh, NC

Ron DiFelice – Moderator, “Storage Policy Opportunities & Barriers in North Carolina”

The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina’s regional energy economy forward with national impact.

The conference will examine the impacts of energy technologies, policy and finance on customers at all levels of the energy marketplace including:

  • Commercial & Industrial Buildings
  • Governmental & Institutional Buildings
  • Grid Modernization
  • Residential Homes
  • Renewable Energy
  • Utilities & Infrastructure

Who Should Attend

Attendees include architects, decision-makers, engineers, energy and sustainability managers, facilities personnel, property managers, planners and thought leaders from:

  • Small businesses
  • Developers
  • Innovation firms
  • Energy companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Government and state agencies
  • Corporations
  • Nonprofit organizations

Continue reading on: https://ncenergyconference.com/

Deploying more renewables now through an energy storage-centric Clean Peak Standard

Deploying more renewables now through an energy storage-centric Clean Peak Standard

The following is a contributed article on Utility Dive by Ronald DiFelice, managing partner at Energy Intelligence Partners.

View the article on the Utility Drive website.

In many electric utility markets, policymakers are exploring the next generation of renewable energy policies that will deliver the most value given the new reality of low-cost solar PV, wind and energy storage. Policies that encourage energy storage to be paired with solar or wind generation can have an outsized impact because these grid assets can together deliver firm capacity into peak periods when customer costs are the highest. If implemented effectively, the results are lower costs for ratepayers, increased resiliency and reduced emissions.

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An Energy Storage-Centric Clean Peak Standard White Paper

Fill out the form below to download the Energy Storage-Centric Clean Peak Standard Whitepaper (PDF).

Once you fill in your information, you will be able to download the PDF below and you will also receive a copy in your email inbox.

 

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NCSEA Board of Directors

NCSEA Board of Directors

Ron DiFelice of EIP has been asked to join the NCSEA Board of Directors for 2019

The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit advocacy organization that drives policy and market development to create clean energy jobs, economic opportunities and affordable energy. NCSEA has served as a respected, trusted and collaborative resource to North Carolina and beyond since 1978. Our goal is to cultivate a robust clean energy ecosystem that unifies and benefits all its stakeholders: consumers, businesses, the clean energy industry and utility energy providers.

Learn more about NCSEA

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Recent Talks

Interview With Renewable Energy World

Interview With Renewable Energy World

Taking a Stake in Energy Storage: What to Expect from Today’s Business Strategies

Published by: Inside Renewable Energy

14 min 30 sec

Listen to the Renewable Energy World podcast with Ron DiFelice of Energy Intelligence Partners discuss the challenges and opportunities of entering the energy storage market into perspective for businesses interested in everything from energy markets to big solar plus storage pairings.

Listen to the podcast

 

Making the Case for Peak Defection and Why Utilities Should Care

Making the Case for Peak Defection and Why Utilities Should Care

“Grid Defection,” a term popularized by the Rocky Mount Institute in their report Economics of Grid Defection, has caused some trepidation among utilities executives taking a long-term look at their industry. However, little has materialized to date that gives reason for major concern. Instead, we are starting to see some selective defection during certain points of the day, specifically among non-residential customers. A term for this more near-term threat might be “Peak Defection.” Driving this movement are the improving economics of large scale energy storage, more sophisticated energy management systems, and legacy tariff structures. An additional tailwind is that intermittent renewables and energy efficiency measures are further driving up peak prices in many areas of the US (EIA).

Renewable Energy WorldWhy is this phenomenon important? One reason is that uncoordinated Peak Defection could cause more problems for the grid and make an efficient distributed energy future harder to obtain.  Another reason is that a lot of utility revenue is at stake, and tough changes to how they recoup that revenue may be necessary. However, if regulators and utilities work with their large customers to the benefit of both parties, Peak Defection can both lower power costs and increase grid stability.

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