Identifying Opportunities and Risks for Battery Storage Projects

September 23, 2020 at 10:00am
American Bar Association, Project Finance Committee

Note: Attendees must register for the ABA Business Law Virtual Section Annual Meeting 2020

Technological advances in battery storage have significantly reduced the installed costs/MWh, making such resources a potential option to supply electricity and ancillary services in both grid-connected and behind-the-meter uses. The panel will discuss locating, permitting, environmental and regulatory considerations, as well as project incentives, cost/benefit analyses, evolving technologies and new applications for utilities, public entities and end-users. While there are more questions than answers at this early stage of commercial deployment, this program will identify issues and try to "look around the corner" at what the future may hold.


  • Sarah B. Biser, Partner and Construction Practice Co-Chair, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Erlyne Nazaire, Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law at Thomson Reuters


  • Philip Hinerman, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP; Past Chair of Environment & Energy Law Section of Pennsylvania Bar Assoc.
  • Gray Styers, Partner, Co-Chair, Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Judith Judson, Ameresco; Vice-President; Distributed Energy Systems, Former Chairman, Mass. Public Utilities Commission
  • Tyler Norris, Cypress Creek Renewables; Director of Development, Former Special Advisor to the US Department of Energy
  • John Glassmire, Hitachi ABB Power Grid, USA; Senior Advisor, Grid Edge Solutions, Adjunct Professor, University of Washington
  • Dr. Alyssa McQuilling; Southern Research, Project Lead, Energy Storage