Rayna Handelman 
National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries 
(312) 588-0477 x2 


Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM PST
Thursday January 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM PST

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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa 
1775 E Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 E. Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
(877) 313-6645 

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is on the sands of Mission Bay. Celebrating over 50 years as Mission Bay’s legendary resort, the hotel sits on 18 acres of recreational paradise. Just six miles from the San Diego International Airport and 15 minutes from the Gaslamp District and La Jolla, the hotel has a spa, pool, modern fitness center, tennis courts, bike rentals and daily tours of Mission Bay by kayak, paddleboard or jet ski.  NAATBatt has arranged for a block of rooms to be made available to program attendees at the special rate of $189 per night.  This rate will also be honored for program attendees three (3) days before and three (3) days after the meeting dates.  To make a reservation, or for more information about the hotel, click on the button below.  But act quickly, as rooms are limited.

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2014 NAATBatt Annual Meeting and Symposium 

Innovation in Energy Storage

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                            OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM

Grid storage (3) The National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt) is the trade association for advanced battery manufacturers and their supply chain partners doing business in the United States.  Our mission is build a community of professionals working in advanced electrochemical energy storage that will help develop new markets and new technologies for our products in North America and around the world.

The 2014 NAATBatt Annual Meeting and Symposium wil be the fourth annual meeting of our association.  This year's Symposium will focus on innovations in technology likely to make a major impact on advanced electrochemical energy storage markets.  The Symposium will cover a range of topics rarely covered together in the same program.  Our goal is to bring together all stakeholders in the industry, with a view towards building a better business community and a more profitable storage industry.

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This year's Symposium will also focus in large part on distributed energy storage on the grid. The San Diego area, with its high rate of solar penetration, is a living power laboratory, demonstrating how electricity storage can be used to facilitate and supplement distributed generation technologies, such as PV solar systems, on the grid.   San Diego Gas & Electric will host a special program on storage for Symposium attendees at its Energy Innovation Center.  Attendees will also tour multiple distributed energy storage project sites operated by the University of California at San Diego.

There will be no better place to learn about emerging issues in electrochemical energy storage, and no better place to meet the people driving that industry, than at the NAATBatt 2014 Annual Meeting and Symposium this coming January in San Diego.

The full agenda for the Annual Meeting and Symposium can be viewed by clicking here.  Some notable features of the Meeting will include:  
  • A tour of multiple energy storage demonstration projects installed on the campus of the University of California, San Diego and SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center.
  • An overview of market opportunities and regulatory drivers for stationary energy storage projects in the years ahead presented by the former Chair of the Massachusetts Public Utility Commission.
  • A panel on the battery industry and the capital markets.  Batteries are back in fashion; who let the dogs out?  What to expect next year in corporate M&A, venture financing, the public securities markets and project finance. 
  • A presentation about the patent landscape for advanced electrochemical energy storage in the United States and around the world.  What can patent filings tell us about where the technology is headed and who will own that market?
  • NAATBatt's trademark "Battery Innovation Summit":  "Flash" presentations by 20 emerging companies looking for financing, licensing or partnership opportunities from other companies in the advanced battery industry.
  • An annual briefing by JCESR, the DOE battery hub centered at Argonne National Laboratory, about its progress in achieving the goal of increasing battery energy by five times in five years at one-fifth the cost. Tesla battery module
  • A panel discussion on emerging safety issues concerning grid-connected energy storage projects.
  • A panel of independent power project developers that will discuss what it takes to develop an independent energy storage project on the grid and what developers are going to expect from their battery industry partners.
  • A presentation on the economics of second life EV battery use in stationary systems based for the first time on actual experience in the field.
  • Member update reports by 30 NAATBatt member firms highlighting in 7 minutes or less what the industry should know about what is going on at their company.

The registration fee is $950 for members and $1,350 for non-members for this three-day, all inclusive program.  A special Spouses Program, for someone special in your life interested in tagging along for three days in San Diego in January, is offered for $250 (see details below).

Please note that rooms at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa may be limited.  So please register and make your room reservations soon.

Register now for the 2014 NAATBatt Annual Meeting & Symposium by clicking on the button below.  This will be our best annual program yet.  Don't miss it.

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Spouses Program

There is no better place to be in the Lower 48 during the middle of January than San Diego. This year's annual meeting will fall during the short week following the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. So why not make a holiday out of it?

NAATBatt's fundamental purpose is to build a community of professionals working in the advanced electrochemical energy storage industry.  We would like to encourage members to bring their spouses and significant others with them to the Symposium.  They will be welcome to join us for the receptions and the dinners.  And the NAATBatt Spouses Committee is developing a program of activities to keep them busy and enjoying San Diego during the day.

For details about the Spouses Program, click here.

To register your spouse to attend, please separately complete a registration for her or him and enter "SPOUSE14" in the promo code box.  The cost to include a spouse is $250.  This fee includes all meals during the Symposium and a number of special events just for the spouses.

For information about the NAATBatt Spouses Committee, or to volunteer your spouse to work on it, please contact Ellen Greenberger at (847) 722-2157 or

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Packages

Sponsorship and exhibitor booth remain available for the Symposium.  For details contact Rayna Handelman at or (312) 588-0477 x2.

Anti-Trust Compliance

NAATBatt is a not-for-profit trade association of advanced battery manufacturers and their supply chain partners doing business in the United States.  Participants at all NAATBatt meetings, including the 2013 NAATBatt Annual Meeting and Symposium, must strictly comply with the NAATBatt Anti-Trust Compliance Policy.  A copy of the policy may be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.