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Recognizing the Value of Electric Energy Storage: A Wake-Up Call

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Ramsey County Room / Landmark Center  Saint Paul, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00

Deadline to Register: January 18, 2016

Electric energy storage when combined with renewable energy is said to be the holy grail.  However, the storage industry faces many challenges.  Most notably is the failure of market and regulatory mechanisms to recognize, and allow for the capture of, multiple value streams.  Hear from industry experts describing the challenges and how policymakers can help the industry reach its full potential.  

Please join us for lunch beginning at Noon, followed by the program from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Box lunch will be provided.  Special meal requests need to be received no later than Friday, January 15.


Ingrid Bjorklund and John Frederick

Ingrid Bjorklund is the Principal Attorney at Bjorklund Law, PLLC, which provides legal and consulting services to energy clients (  She also teaches energy law as an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  Prior to starting her own firm, Ingrid worked for governmental agencies regulating energy companies, served as an executive and associate general counsel for a renewable energy developer, and represented energy clients in private practice.  Recently, Ingrid taught a pre-conference course on energy storage at Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo (part of Power Generation Week 2015) in Las Vegas and co-authored a working paper on the challenges to grid-level storage in RTO/ISO markets.  Ingrid earned her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and served on the William Mitchell Law Review.  She holds an M.A. in environmental resource policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. from St. Catherine University in international relations. 

John Frederick is the former CEO for Silent Power.  John joined Silent Power in 2008 and helped establish Silent Power as an early leader in distributed energy storage.  Silent Power was the world’s first company to offer a UL listed energy storage system utilizing lithium ion battery technology and conducted over 15 utility projects that included Southern California Edison, SMUD, NV Energy, San Diego Gas &Electric, Duke Energy, Wright Hennepin Electric and others.  John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the College of St. Thomas.  Prior to Silent Power John held Sales, Marketing, and General Management positions with Onan (now part of Cummins Engine), ADC, a Fortune 500 communications equipment manufacturer, and Zareba Systems.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 214313


Section Member:  $10.00 
MSBA Member not in the section: $15.00  
Non-Member:  $15.00 
Law Student: Free

Join the Public Utilities Law Section:  $32.00  MSBA members who are not members of the Public Utilities Law Section can join the section & attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Jennifer Brask to register for this meeting at no charge. 

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing/webcasting are NOT available.

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Questions? Contact Jennifer Brask | 612-278-6305

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