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Energy Storage Symposium: Business Cases, Worker Safety and Standards

April 17, 2020 @ 4:30 pm


This event has been canceled due to COVID-19. Please contact us with any inquiries.

Learn about energy storage business cases, worker safety and codes & standards –
plus network with industry partners and try a virtual training experience!

Who Should Attend?

  • Electrical Trainers
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Electricians
  • Electrical Inspectors and Code Officials
  • Project Developers
  • Energy Storage or Microgrid Customers
  • Policymakers at the Municipal, County, State and Federal levels
  • Clean Energy Advocates
  • Researchers

Why should you attend?

  • Meet and network with industry leaders and other key people and firms from across the energy storage and microgrid project lifecycle
  • Learn how falling costs, improving technology, and an increasingly accepting marketplace add up to rapid market transformation – and what that means for the electrical industry
  • Gain insight into evolving business cases your clients may be considering and the key drivers of those business decisions
  • Enhance your knowledge of emerging codes and best practices related to energy storage and microgrid systems
  • Discover resources, tools, and training to help your team work safely and effectively on and around batteries, microgrids, and electrical vehicle infrastructure
  • Registration includes FREE copy of NFPA 855 (a $58 value) and a 20% VIP discount to Microgrid 2020 (June 2-3 in Philadelphia), courtesy of Microgrid Knowledge
  • Meals included (breakfast, lunch & snack)

Demand for energy storage and microgrid systems is reaching a tipping point, putting contractors and especially electricians on the front lines of these projects—and raising serious questions around worker safety, codes and resources. The Energy Storage Symposium will provide you a comprehensive introduction to the industry, setting you and your team up for a safe and successful participation in this fast growing industry.

The morning session will kick off with opening remarks from PA Senator Bob Mensch and ProtoGen's Kevin Wright. A round of project-focused “lightning talks” will profile unique energy storage business cases, followed by an introduction and overview of two national industry training and certification program: Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certificaiton (ESAMTAC) and the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP).

We will break for lunch (provided) and attendees will have the opportunity to visit with industry vendors, who will be on hand to provide information and insights. Attendees will also have a chance to check out an interactive virtual reality electrical training experience developed in partnership with Penn State.

We will then reconvene for an introduction to two key energy storage standards: NFPA 855 and NECA 416, both of which cover energy storage systems. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of NFPA 855 (MSRP: $58). The afternoon session will conclude with light refreshments and an opportunity to network and visit with vendors.


  • 8:00-9 – Registration and Networking | Light refreshments will be provided.
  • 9-9:30 – Introduction and Overview | Opening remarks by PA Senator Bob Mensch.
  • 9:30-10:45 – Lightning Talks | 10-15 minute project-focused talks
    • Storage as a Service at the Philadelphia Navy Yard (NEC)
    • Wayside Energy Storage System (SEPTA)
    • Optimizing Combustion-Based Generation with Batteries (Ecoult)
    • Advanced Training Approaches (Penn State University)
    • CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (CHPTAP)

Short Break

  • 11:00-11:45 – Intro to Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification | ESAMTAC and ProtoGen
  • 11:45-12 - Intro to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program | EVITP and ProtoGen
  • 12:00-2:00 – Lunch and Networking | Lunch provided. Attendees invited to network, visit with exhibitors, and try out VR training simulations with Penn State and IBEW Local 98.

Afternoon Session

  • 2:00-4:00 – Introduction to NFPA 855 and NECA 416 | NECA Executive Director of Standards and Safety Michael Johnston. Registration includes a complimentary copy of NFPA 855.
  • 4:00-4:30 – Networking and Departure | Light refreshments will be provided.



Event Details

Building 661 in the Philadelphia Navy Yard

4960 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19112 United States
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Where to Stay

A block of rooms has been reserved for Energy Storage Symposium attendees at the Courtyard by Marriott

  • Conveniently located in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, just a 7-minute walk from the event
  • Special rate of $199/night is available for single occupancy rooms (1 King bed) for both Thursday and Friday
  • Attendees must book before Thursday, March 19 to get the discount
  • Call 215-644-9200 and mention the "ProtoGen Room Block"
  • Address: 1001 Intrepid Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19112-1227


April 17
4:30 pm EDT
$225 – $250
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ProtoGen, Inc.