Florida Alliance for Accelerating Solar & Storage Technology Readiness

Energy Storage, Solar Integration Technologies, Projects, Services and Business Cases

June 6-7, 2018 • Orlando, FL

This is a regular in-person meeting, workshop, and seminar of the U.S. Dept. of Energy-funded Florida Alliance for Accelerating Solar and Storage Technology Readiness (FAASSTeR) initiative, including a project team meeting and workshop on Wed., June 6th, followed by a broader stakeholder workshop on Thu., June 7th.

The project meeting and workshop is to share results, gather input, have team discussions, and plan future activities. The stakeholder seminar and workshop will include an update on activities and results associated the FAASSTeR initiative, updates from Florida utilities on current plans and projects related to solar and energy storage, talks from experts on solar forecasting and energy storage, and opportunities for discussion and engagement.

Online Registration (breakfast and lunch provided)


Wednesday, June 6
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Project team meeting, with presentations on results, group discussions and planning sessions, including planning and prioritization of budget period 2 research activities.
Thursday, June 7
7:30 – 8:30a Breakfast & Sign-in
8:30 – 9:00a FAASSTeR Update and Florida Solar+ Perspectives, Rick Meeker, NEI
9:00 – 10:30a

Florida Investor Owned Utilities (IOU’s) – Solar and Storage Progress, Insights, and Issues

  • Utility updates / presentations
  • Q &A / Group discussion
10:30 – 10:45a Break
10:45 – 11:45a Solar Forecasting, Manajit Sengupta, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Solar Measurement & Modeling, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
11:45a – Noon Storage Testing in the Southeast, Bert Taube, Ph.D., Senior PI, Southern Research Institute (SRI)
Noon – 1:00p Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 1:30p Solar+Storage Solutions and Integration in the U.S., U.S. Territories, and Caribbean
1:30 – 2:15p DER, Solar, Storage Integration Standards / IEEE-1547 Update, Rick Meeker, NEI
2:15 – 2:45p Storage Strategies, Randell Johnson, Ph.D., Acelerex
2:45 – 3:00p Break
3:00 – 3:30p SEPA solar, storage, solar+ development, Jennifer Szaro, SEPA
3:30 – 4:00p Community Solar in the Southeast, Achyut Shrestha, NCSU
4:00 – 4:30p FAASSTeR value streams – Interactive discussion
4:30 – 5:00p FAASSTeR next steps – Closing comments

Workshop Location:

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 859-1500

Suggested Hotel Location: (ask for the FMEA rate)

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 859-1500

Contact Rick Meeker: rmeeker@nhuenergy.com