Meeting/Event Information

Solar and Energy Storage

November 07, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

November 2018 Meeting - Solar & Energy Storage

In 2015 the Baker-Polito Administration announced a two-phase, $10-million-dollar Energy Storage Initiative.  Phase II included funding for energy storage demonstration projects via the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) program.  The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources awarded funding for 26 demonstration projects.  Many of these projects included Solar and Storage.  Kavita Ravi – Director of Emerging Markets – will provide an update on the program and projects underway.


The ACES program is the beginning of a new revolution in how power will be delivered and used in the near future.  Shane O’Quinn Autogrid’s Senior Director of Strategic Accounts will provide us an overview of how the future of solar/storage and other distributed assets will be balanced to meet the supply and demand of electricity in real time.   Autogrid’s Energy Internet applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers and energy service providers to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy in a distributed energy world. 


Speaker Bios

Kavita Ravi - MassCEC

Dr. Kavita Ravi is the Director of Emerging Markets at MassCEC, where she is responsible for promoting emerging markets such as energy storage, clean transportation, and grid modernization in Massachusetts. In 2016, she co-led the State of Charge report that explored the market opportunities and barriers for energy storage in Massachusetts. In 2017, she is leading programs to demonstrate viable business models for energy storage in the marketplace and a study to explore clean transportation opportunities in Massachusetts. Previously, she has also established a program to support universities and companies leverage clean energy funding opportunities. Prior to MassCEC, Kavita worked on microgrids and energy access issues with the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. From 2011 through 2013, she served as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy where she led market transforming programs to promote energy efficiency. Kavita has a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and worked for several years in the private sector commercializing the technology of her doctoral research. You can contact Kavita at or 617-315-9364.



Shane O'Quinn - Autogrid

Mr. Shane O’Quinn is currently the Senior Director for Strategic Accounts at AutoGrid Systems. He has responsibility for developing profitable business relationships with accounts that are deemed strategic in nature and where success is critical to the annual business plan. This role allows him to interact with some of the largest utilities in North America helping them solve business problems using flexible demand side assets. Prior to AutoGrid, Mr. O’Quinn held the position of Vice President, Business Development for Enbala Power Networks. In this capacity, he was responsible for business development and account management activities for Enbala's customer base in North America. Prior to joining Enbala, Mr. O'Quinn spent 14 years at Ventyx (now part of ABB) where he was most recently a Vice President of Sales managing a business development team focused on selling a portfolio of software, data and consulting solutions to utilities, IPPs, service providers, government agencies, financial companies and consultants. Before moving into the energy space, Mr. O'Quinn was employed by several management consulting and software firms including Ernst & Young, Pensare and Continental Dynamics. Mr. O'Quinn holds several degrees including an MBA and an MS in Information Management from Arizona State University as well as a BS in Urban Systems Engineering from George Mason University.



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$57.00 Member Ticket
$47.00 Earlybird rate before October 31

$57.00 Non-Member Ticket
$52.00 Earlybird rate before October 31