Michigan Energy Forum - Distributed Storage

You are here

Primary tabs

View(active tab)
Ann Arbor SPARK
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Type: 
Business Training
For Entrepreneurs
SPARK Events
SPARK Central
330 E. Liberty, Lower Level
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

Distributed energy storage is a key supportive technology to help achieve a high proportion of renewable energy usage at high reliability. On October 17th, 2013, the California CPUC voted 5-0 to implement targets for distributed energy storage and therein took the U.S. lead in encouraging this emerging potential market.  Renewables and other forms of intermittent generation increase greatly in value when the energy can be stored and shifted to meet demand and maintain reliability.  Michigan brings strong technical and manufacturing capabilities to develop small and mid-size energy storage solutions from its automotive sector.  DTE has also recently gained experience from a trial system in community energy storage.  What Michigan policies should be in-place to support this growing market?  Should utilities own and/or manage a customer’s distributive storage?  Learn more from current researchers, DTE, and industry experts.

Brindley Byrd

Roland Kibler

​Haukur (Hawk) Asgeirsson 
DTE Energy

Michelle Chitambar

Registration ends 24 hours before the event.

Michigan Energy Forum will be streamed live:

You can watch the event and ask questions right from your computer if you can't attend the event.

If you were unable to participate in the live webcast, visit
http://www.annarborusa.org/events/video-library/ to view this and all recorded events. Final video should be available within 48 hours of the live event.

We welcome suggestions on topics and speakers for future events.


Parking Information for Events at SPARK Central
There is plenty of other parking, just a short distance from 
SPARK Central:
Fourth and E. William (surface lot and parking structure)
Fifth and E. Liberty (underground parking structure)
Thompson and E. Liberty (parking structure)
Division and E. Washington (parking structure)
View all parking options in downtown Ann Arbor.
View Alternative Transportation options. 

Parking Information for Events at SPARK East
View Parking Options