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The future of power will need to rely on the integration of generation, storage, and delivery technologies to achieve a net-zero future. Compared to traditional power systems, which focus on single-generation sources to support a single energy demand, integrated energy systems will require the development and integration of clean, multigeneration energy systems that incorporate both heat and power for grid services and industrial processes. This session delves into the dynamic realm of integrated hybrid energy systems, exploring their multifaceted applications in load following, distributed energy, and microgrid deployment. Through a combination of case studies, technical insights, and forward-thinking strategies, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how diverse energy systems can be seamlessly integrated to optimize performance and resilience in various contexts.

• Understanding the concept of integrated energy systems and their significance in modern energy landscapes.
• Exploring the versatility of integrated systems in load following, efficiently adapting to fluctuating demand and variable renewable energy inputs.
• Analyzing real-world examples showcasing the integration of different energy technologies to achieve optimal performance and reliability.
• Discussing the role of integrated systems in facilitating distributed energy solutions, empowering communities and industries to enhance energy independence.
• Examining the scalability and applicability of hybrid systems in the development of microgrids, fostering local resilience and sustainability.
• Identifying key challenges and opportunities in the implementation of integrated energy solutions, and strategies for overcoming barriers to adoption.
• Engaging in interactive discussions to brainstorm innovative approaches and best practices for maximizing the potential of integrated energy systems.

Webinar Sponsored by RENTECH

When: Tuesday, July 23, 2024 · 11:00 a.m. · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Director, Cross-Cutting Technologies and Solutions at EPRI
Haresh Kamath is Director for Cross-Cutting Technologies and Solutions at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), managing research, thought leadership, applications, and workforce development for Integrated Grid technologies with a focus on facilitating the reliable, resilient transition to a clean energy economy. As part of this portfolio, he also manages activities in the development, assessment, and implementation of energy storage technologies in grid storage applications.

Kamath joined EPRI in 2002 as a project engineer in energy storage and distributed generation. During his tenure at EPRI, he has conducted research in energy storage, electric transportation, energy efficiency, DER integration, nanotechnology, and technology innovation. He was an author for the first edition of the EPRI-DOE Handbook of Energy Storage. In 2013, Kamath took steps to create the EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), a technical forum to facilitate the deployment and use of utility-scale energy storage systems.

Before joining EPRI, Kamath worked at Lockheed Martin Space Systems as a product engineer responsible for spacecraft batteries. He also served as an applications engineering and business development manager at a startup energy storage company.

Kamath received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
Webinar hosting presenter
Director, Integrated Energy & Storage Systems at Idaho National Laboratory
Dr. Shannon Bragg-Sitton is the Director for the Integrated Energy & Storage Systems Division at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). She is internationally recognized for work on innovative applications of nuclear energy and other clean energy options to support the electricity grid, industry, and transportation. This research enables us to maximize energy utilization, increase energy production facilities’ profitability, and improve grid reliability and resilience.

Dr. Bragg-Sitton has held multiple leadership roles in DOE Office of Nuclear Energy programs since joining INL in 2010, including program leadership for space nuclear power and propulsion systems, advanced nuclear fuels, used fuel disposition, and microreactor development. She spearheaded establishment of the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Integrated Energy Systems (IES) program in 2014 and served as the National Technical Director from 2014-2023. Dr. Bragg-Sitton continues to lead international collaborations for IES and chairs the Generation IV International Forum Task Force on Non-electric Applications of Nuclear Heat.

Dr. Bragg-Sitton holds an MS and PhD in Nuclear Engineering from University of Michigan, an MS in Medical Physics from the University of Texas at Houston, and a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University. She is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and a Founding Member of both the International Youth Nuclear Congress and the North American Young Generation in Nuclear.
Webinar hosting presenter
Vice President, Transmission & Markets at Clean Grid Alliance
David has been actively involved in wholesale electricity industry restructuring for nearly 30 years.
For the past 17 years, David has been Director of Market Intelligence at Customized Energy Solutions (CES), where he provided MISO monitoring and analysis services for a wide range of clients and represented the interests of a group of transmission dependent utilities in MISO stakeholder discussions. Prior to joining CES, as a commissioner's advisor at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, he helped with the approval of the first high-voltage regional transmission line in decades while helping lead multi-sector stakeholder reviews of MISO's energy market implementation as well as Wisconsin stakeholders' MISO policy initiatives. In the early 2000s as a commissioner's advisor at the (then-named) Tennessee Regulatory Authority, he served on a governor's task force to create a transmission open access pilot program.

David will be responsible for shaping and directing the organization's work to expand transmission, streamline generation interconnections, and facilitate new market opportunities for clean energy growth across the Midcontinent and with neighboring RTOs. As part of this work, he will draw on his experience to seek ways to collaborate productively with other stakeholders and policymakers for sustainable clean energy expansion.

David holds a BA in economics from Trinity University in Texas and a PhD in economics from Vanderbilt University.
Webinar hosting presenter
Executive Editor, POWER magazine
Aaron Larson joined the POWER team in September 2013 as an associate editor and was named executive editor in 2017. Aaron has a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology and a master’s degree, specializing in finance. He spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy nuclear power program, advancing to Chief Petty Officer. He has worked at commercial nuclear, biomass, and coal-fired power plants, functioning in operations, maintenance, safety, financial, and management capacities. Aaron holds a Chief A Engineer boiler operator license in the state of Minnesota.