Batteries and EVs: The Future of Mobility and Energy Storage

by Stern Energy & Infrastructure Club


Tue, Apr 24, 2018

4:30 PM – 6 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Kaufman Management Center, room 1-100 44 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012, United States

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What will the future of electric vehicles look like? Will storage become an essential part of our energy supply? How will the two interact with the larger electric grid, and with players such as utilities and grid operators? What business models will emerge to take advantage of these changes?

Join the Stern Energy & Infrastructure Club for a discussion of these questions with an excellent group of distinguished panelists.

Panelists will include:
Brian Warshay, Senior Analyst, Business Development, Tesla
Zachary Kahn, Director of Government Relations and Director of Business Development, BYD
Pamela McDougall, Science Fellow with Climate & Clean Energy Program, NRDC
Michael Oster, CEO, EOS Energy Storage (and Stern alum)
Salim Morsy, Advanced Transport Specialist, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (and Stern alum)


KMC 1-100

Kaufman Management Center, room 1-100 44 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012, United States


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Brian Warshay

Business Development


Brian performs market, policy, economic, and technical analysis on energy storage, solar, rate design, electric vehicle charging, energy policy, and power markets. He evaluates the economics of existing and future Tesla products, markets, and business development opportunities including the Powerwall, Powerpack, Semi Truck, and Solar Roof. He contributes testimony to policy proceedings and settlement negotiations on retail rate design for energy storage and charging infrastructure. He also leads the development of internal and external facing tools used to evaluate product and project economics.

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Salim Morsy

Specialist, Advanced Transport

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Salim is an Advanced Transport Specialist with Bloomberg New Energy Finance in New York. He is responsible for producing and delivering analysis on the future of mobility to Bloomberg clients. He focuses on electric vehicle grid integration and sales forecasting.

The Advanced Transport team mainly serves financial institutions, auto-OEMs, power producers and oil majors. Our clients rely on our insight for capital budgeting, strategic planning and financial analysis.

Salim has a BA from Bard College, an MSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from New York University. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Zachary Kahn

Director of Government Relations & Director of Business Development, NYC

BYD Heavy Industries

Zach Kahn is the Director of Government Relations for BYD Heavy Industries, a subsidiary of BYD ÔÇô the worldÔÇÖs largest electric vehicle manufacturer ÔÇô where he oversees the companyÔÇÖs North American government and public affairs efforts. In addition, Zach manages BYDÔÇÖs business development efforts for the New York City Metro Area focusing on electric buses, trucks and forklifts, as well as BYDÔÇÖs energy storage systems. Zach joined BYD in 2015 as a Regional Sales Manager at BYD Coach & Bus, working to bring zero emission battery electric buses to transit agencies, universities, and private operators in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West regions.
Before joining BYD, Zach was the Vice President of Business Development at WAVE, a wireless charging technology provider based in Salt Lake City where he worked in a variety of commercial and operational roles. Zach has served in various roles at the intersection of government and business with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Mayor of New York City, and Goldman Sachs

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Pamela MacDougall

Science Fellow

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Pamela MacDougall is a clean energy expert with the Climate & Clean Energy program, with a focus on grid integration of renewables and electrification of transportation. Her main emphasis is to promote proper grid integration of electric vehicles and renewables by investigating their underlying value proposition based on modeling and real-world pilots, and by accordingly developing necessary policy changes. MacDougall has previously worked as a smart grid researcher and consultant for eight years in the Netherlands at various research institutes. She has participated in numerous European research and large pilot projects ranging from electric vehicle and renewable energy integration to wholesale market optimization using aggregated demand response. In 2017 she completed her PhD from the University of Leuven in Belgium as part of the electrical energy and computer architectures research group, where her research focused on value assessment for residential aggregated demand response. She is based out of NRDC's New York office.

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Michael Oster

CEO and Co-Founder

EOS Energy Storage

Michael was one of the co-founders and serves as CEO of Eos Energy Storage. His prior experience includes renewable energy development, real estate, emerging markets and technology.

Michael began his career in strategy and business planning for IBM and later joined the international management consulting firm of A. T. Kearney. In 1991, Michael moved to Russia as privatization was starting and built what was one of the largest real estate investment and development companies in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 1994, Michael established the first institutional real estate investment fund in Russia in partnership with the AT&T pension fund, and developed numerous successful projects. In the last decade, Michael formed and capitalized an early stage venture capital firm in New York City. He was one of the original partners to launch the global energy technology firm OILspace/Aspect where he populated the board and investor group with OPEC oil ministers, US cabinet members and other energy industry leaders.

Michael received his MBA in finance from New York University where he won an award for best thesis for his work on evaluating risk, and he received his BA in economics from Brandeis University.

Michael has been quoted or profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, and international publications including the London Observer and the Moscow Times.

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