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Featured Events

Grid Scale Battery Energy Storage: Building a Business Case

East Bank Club
November 1-2, 2016
Chicago, IL

Grid Scale Battery Energy Storage: Building a Business Case

Batteries are rapidly becoming the dominant form of energy storage both at the grid and end-user levels, with utilities, project developers and wholesale markets playing an important role in battery technology's further growth. There are a host of applications for battery storage to include: supplying electricity; supplying ancillary grid services such as reserve capacity, surge capacity, load-balancing, or voltage support; supporting the grid by reducing use of existing infrastructure or deferring the need for new infrastructure; and firming variable generation or time shifting generation to match load.

The build-out of wind and solar projects to diverse locations gives battery storage an advantage, because unlike “traditional” forms of energy storage, battery storage is less limited by location. In addition, reinforcing a generation system with increased penetrations of variable renewable is currently being bolstered mostly by peaking natural gas turbines, which can be expensive. Batteries and other storage options are becoming more viable and as prices come down and installation go up.
 
The growing deployment of commercial scale battery storage presents both an opportunity and a challenge for utilities, project developers, grid operators and wholesale electricity markets. This conference will discuss how industry leaders are meeting those challenges and capitalizing on opportunities related to this emerging technology.

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California Gas Regulations: GO-112f, The Mega Rule and Underground Storage

San Ramon Valley Conference Center
November 10, 2016
San Ramon, CA

California Gas Regulations: GO-112f, The Mega Rule and Underground Storage

There are major natural gas regulatory changes happening in California that are set to impact every system operator in the state as well as potentially foster broader rulemaking at federal and state levels.

These major rules include:
•The implementation of General Order 112 (effective in January 2017). 
•The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA’s) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The agency is substantially revising its rules (at 49 CFR Part 192).
•Tightening of underground natural gas storage rules. 
 
In this training, we break down these new (and potential) regulations and their impacts to those with assets across the state. The goal is to identify how these rules are set to affect safety compliance, agency coordination, aging infrastructure concerns as well as operating procedures throughout the entire distribution and transmission network.

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Renewable Energy Contracts Clinic

WAPA's Electric Power Training Center
October 13, 2016
Golden, CO

Renewable Energy Contracts Clinic

When done well, renewable energy (RE) project contracts align incentives, communicate and facilitate a smooth process and allocate risk and reward fairly and efficiently. Understanding the anatomy of RE project contracts and prioritizing issues can help reduce transaction costs, which benefits everyone. In addition, understanding a counterparty's needs and culture can lead to easier negotiations with better outcomes
 
The focus of this training is on contracting for renewable energy (RE) projects that involve utilities in some capacity, rather than direct contracting between providers and consumers or contracting for energy projects that don't involve putting electricity on the grid. While many fundamental contract and energy project principles apply to RE projects, certain aspects of RE and RE projects drive some differences in contracting. This course examines these RE specific contracts and provisions.

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Welcome to Kinetic

Kinetic is focused on creating connections in the energy industry through educational, training and networking events as well as providing rich content in the way of resources.  Our passion is connecting smart people in energy to move the industry forward and we love what we do.

We develop purposeful, focused and actionable continuing education for the energy industry to include the Oil and Gas Sector and the Power and Electricity Sector. In addition, we are a resource and a conduit for information and communication within each industry. We believe that the more we share as a collective group, the more solutions and best practices are discovered and implemented.  In the end, that helps drive the industry – and the people in it - forward.

Our goal is to build a community that will allow people in this industry to Educate, Connect And Evolve. It is the theme that runs through every event we create and every piece of information we share.

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