VIDEO: Pairing Batteries & Hydropower: Clean Energy’s Untapped Solution

VIDEO: Path to Clean Energy: Pairing Batteries & Hydropower:
Clean Energy’s Untapped Solution

On March 11th the National Hydropower Association’s Path to Clean Energy hosted the Virtual Event, “Pairing Batteries & Hydropower: Clean Energy’s Untapped Solution”, in partnership with the Energy Storage Association.

At this virtual event, panelists will explored the value streams of collocating batteries and hydropower. Pairing these technologies together has the potential to enhance grid reliability services, environment performance, and O&M costs.

Panelists also discussed new market services that could be established, as well as examine the findings of a current project that has successfully paired hydropower and batteries together.

Energy storage technologies are poised to form the foundation of tomorrow’s carbon-free electricity. Storage technologies like batteries and thermal are growing exponentially year-over-year, while pumped storage hydropower represents 93 percent of utility-scale storage in America. Separately, these technologies are helping to integrate variable renewables like wind and solar onto the gird, and accelerating the nation’s efforts to decarbonize.


Moderator: Cameron Schilling, Vice President, Market Strategies and Regulatory Affairs, NHA

Panel 1:

  • Marc Chupka, Vice President, Research & Programs, Energy Storage Association
  • Thomas Mosier, Energy Systems Group Lead, Idaho National Laboratory

Panel 2:

  • Asa Hopkins, Vice President, Synapse Energy Economics
  • Jens Paeutz, Marketing Director, Andritz Hydro Corp.
  • Darron Scott, President &CEO, Kodiak Electric Association