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Greg W. Tropsa

Ice Energy

Mr. Tropsa is a co-founder of Ice Energy and a seasoned startup professional who brings more than 20 years of experience in domestic and international business. Mr. Tropsa was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of MegaEnergy, Inc., a successful privately owned company that monetizes stranded and undervalued natural gas assets. Mr. Tropsa has developed and permitted peaking power plants, wind farms, natural gas wells, natural gas pipelines, and is fluent with the legislative, regulatory, and technical nuances of the electrical power industry. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Tropsa worked for Honeywell’s Process Control Division selling advanced control solutions to the continuous process control industry including power plants. Recently, Ice Energy was awarded an ARRA stimulus grant to assist with the outfitting of its advanced energy storage manufacturing facility located in Hammondsport, New York that will deliver thousands of its Ice Bear units in support of a 53 MW distributed energy storage contract with the Southern California Public Power Authority.

Distributed Storage: Peak Reduction and System Efficiency

As utilities examine ways to increase system reliability and manage peak load challenges in light of increased pressure to engage consumer demand side management, the potential of distributed energy storage – deployed as close as possible to the customer load -- as a solution for both reliability and peak load management, as well as a key enabler for wind and solar, has gained significant traction. This presentation will explore the business case behind implementing utility scale distributed energy storage and examine the economic, operational, and environmental benefits that utilities can expect to recognize from an aggregated grid-scale distributed energy storage deployment.