As the world increasingly adopts intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar, grid-scale batteries have become essential to maintaining grid stability.  Large asset owners are also finding new revenue by providing a variety of vital grid services. However, the unique challenges presented by large batteries make them more complex to manage than traditional fossil-fuel resources.

Join TotalEnergies’ Michael Heitmann and AutoGrid experts Tad Piper and Peter Asmus for a discussion of emerging market opportunities and the innovative digital platforms helping renewables developers, owners, operators, financial backers, and others to ensure that storage + new revenue streams are built into their mix.

Explore challenges of owning and operating grid-scale batteries, including:

  • Volatile energy prices
  • Integration with power markets
  • Regulations in flux
  • Maintenance and repair 
  • Management and visibility of State-of-Charge

Gain insights into the revenue streams that storage can support:

  • Merchant revenues
  • Renewables smoothing
  • Solar shape fixing
  • Frequency regulation
  • Ancillary services market participation

The Speakers:

Michael Heitmann

Michael Heitmann

Head of US Short Term Power, TotalEnergies

Michael Heitmann is head of US Short Term Power for TotalEnergies, managing all physical and merchant power positions for the company. TotalEnergies is highly focused on becoming a leader in renewable asset generation in the US by 2030. Previously, he was a Senior Manager at Pattern Energy, where he led a team to integrate North America’s largest wind project to date into the CAISO market. He has over 20 years of managing assets in the US Power Markets.

Tad Piper

Tad Piper

SVP, Corporate Strategy & Development

Tad leads overall corporate strategy and new strategic partnerships to accelerate growth at AutoGrid. With 20 years of experience serving as a catalyst for growth in emerging businesses, Tad is a nationally recognized Wall Street research leader in the software and technology marketplace. He has held a range of C-Level and leadership positions, driving innovation and sales to achieve rapid growth across multiple industries. Most recently, Piper developed some of the largest demand response resources in the U.S.

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Peter Asmus

Director of Strategic Marketing
Peter Asmus is the Director of Strategic Marketing for AutoGrid. Previously, he was Research Director for Guidehouse Insights, a management consulting firm. There, he launched the microgrid and VPP research services over a decade ago, forecasting future trends and ranking leading solution providers. He has 34 years of experience in covering and analyzing and writing about emerging energy trends.
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