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Check back often, details on our Keynote Speakers, Presentations and Panel Discussions will be posted as program plans develop.

Agenda

Battcon 2018
April 22 – 25, 2018
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN

Sunday, April 22

Arrivals & Check-in

Hotel Keycards sponsored by EagleEye

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration Tennessee Lobby
Attendee Bags sponsored by Leoch

8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Seminar:

Implementing a NERC Compliant Battery Maintenance Program
Cheekwood ABC

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Pre-Conference Seminars: (Concurrent)

Beyond the Fundamentals: Advanced Topics in Lead Acid Batteries
Tennessee A

Stationary Battery Basics
Tennessee B

Focus On: Advanced Battery Technologies
Cheekwood ABC

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception Sponsored by Vertiv

Water’s Edge

Monday, April 23

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration Tennessee Lobby

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast Tennessee Lobby

Speaker Orientation, Monday Speakers Davidson D

8:00 AM

Opening Remarks Tennessee CDE
Pens & Pads sponsored by Electronic Systems Support

8:30 AM

Opening Remarks Tennessee CDE

Moving Energy Through Time – Predictions for Stationary Energy Storage

9:00 AM

Presentations Tennessee CDE

Battery Systems in a Substation: Manitoba Hydro’s Experience with Alternative Technologies

Predicting the Life of Li-ion Batteries using the Arrhenius Model

10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Presentations Tennessee CDE

Exploring and Untangling Battery Performance Data

Battery Modeling – The Future of Sizing Calculations?

Alternative Battery Sizing Method for End-of-Life Run Time

12:00 PM

Lunch Tennessee Lobby
Sponsored by EnviroGuard

1:30 PM

Panel Tennessee CDE

When is the System Reliable Enough

3:15 PM

Panel Tennessee CDE

Batteries in Natural Disaster

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Expo / Reception Gaylord Event Center
Reception Sponsored by East Penn

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

After Party Tennessee DE
Sponsored by East Penn
(All registered attendees, spouses/guests invited)

Tuesday, April 24

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Hours Tennessee Lobby

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast Tennessee Lobby

Speaker Orientation, Tuesday Speakers Davidson D

8:00 AM

Opening Announcements Tennessee CDE

8:10 AM

Presentations:

Squaring Safety: The Application of Lithium-ion Batteries into Critical Infrastructures

New Energy in the Battery Infrastructure

Understanding Downstream Risk from Lithium-Ion Battery Thermal Runaway & Designing for Safety

9:40 AM

Break 

10:10 AM

Presentations Tennessee CDE

Intermittent VRLA Charging: A Mostly Bad History, but is there a Better Way?

Is it time Take a Serious Look at Convection Cooled Switched Mode Rectifier/Chargers Again?

Future Powering Challenges. Is the industry Ready to Accept Change?

11:40 AM

Lunch Tennessee Lobby
Sponsored by Southwire

1:00 PM

Panel Tennessee CDE

When is the System Reliable Enough

1:10 PM

Panel Tennessee CDE

Load Testing - It's not a Slam-Dunk

2:20 PM

Hall of Fame Award Presentation Tennessee CDE

2:30 PM

Break

3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Workshops (Concurrent)

UPS Workshop: UPS Battery Systems
Cheekwood ABC

Utility Workshop: Electric Utility Batteries & Chargers
Tennessee A

Telecom Workshop
Tennessee B

5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Expo / Reception  Gaylord Event Center
Reception sponsored by Vertiv

Wednesday, April 25

7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Registration Tennessee Lobby

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast Tennessee Lobby

Speaker Orientation, Wednesday Speakers Davidson D

8:00 AM

Opening Remarks Tennessee CDE

8:10 AM

Presentations Tennessee CDE

Technique for Data Retention and Restoration for Systems Monitoring Batteries at Remote Sites

A Ten-Year Perspective for the Preparation and Delivery of a Battery Technician Training Curriculum Based on IEEE P1657 in Theory and Practice

Impact of Alloy and Geometry on VLA Positive Grid Designs

Battery Room Safety Requirements - What Has Changed

10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Presentations Tennessee CDE

Avoiding Troublesome Battery Installations

How to Evaluate Time-Adjusted Battery Capacity Results

Time (Only) Referenced Battery Rundown Test

12:00 PM

Lunch & Demonstrations Tennessee CDE
(Boxed lunches are available in the Tennessee Lobby, please bring your lunch into Tennessee CDE and watch the demonstrations)

Demonstrations:

Battery installation: post preparation, no-ox-id grease application, hardware and connector assembly and torque

Ohmic measurements, probe placement, multi strap connection readings, etc

Taking s.g. readings