Kirkland Seminar

2023 DOE Energy Storage Financing Summit

This in-person event, co-hosted by Mustang Prairie Energy and in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, was focused on the current and future revenue opportunities for energy storage projects. These studies are part of the U.S. DOE’s outreach effort to the financial industry to promote market development through reducing barriers to entry, reducing transaction costs and promoting wider access to low cost capital.

Speakers included representatives from the U.S. DOE and industry experts who have experience with the challenges and opportunities of investing in energy storage projects.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research: Office of Electricity, U. S. Department of Energy
  • Doreen Harris, President & CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Eric Hsieh, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Storage, U. S. Department of Energy
  • Chris Young, Director, OEPI Division of Policy Development, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Valuation Workshop
Moderator: Tu Nguyen, Sandia National Laboratories


Panel 1: Markets
Moderator: Robert Fleishman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


  • Anna Astretsova, GridStor
  • Will McNamara, Sandia National Laboratories
  • John O'Brien, Quinbrook
  • Carl Williams, Equinor
  • Chris Young, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Panel 2: Capital Providers
Moderator: Tatiana Monastyrskaya, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


  • Dan Cary, Macquarie Asset Management
  • Alfred Griffin, Generate Capital
  • Kevin Johnson, Loan Programs Office, DOE
  • Alex Lopez-Jensen, Nord/LB
  • Allison Saegh-Fleming, J.P. Morgan

Panel 3: Revenue Opportunities
Moderator: Robert Eberhardt, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


  • Ali Amirali, Lotus Infrastructure Partners
  • Scott Daniels, CSA Group
  • Davion Hill, Momentum Energy Storage Partners
  • Ines Serrao, Silicon Valley Bank