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Rising Stars Red Dwarf 2022 Event #1 – SRP Perspectives on Utility Scale Energy Storage Technologies

2023 IEEE Rising Stars Conference team presents


SRP Perspectives on Utility Scale Energy Storage Technologies

with Chico Hunter, Salt River Project (SRP)

Date: 21 Jul 2022;07:00 PM to 08:00 PM PT


Today the electric sector has begun deploying utility scale li-ion batteries for energy at short durations, typically 4 hours or less, to help integrate variable renewable energy resources like wind and solar into the grid. Chico Hunter from SRP’s Innovation and Development department will cover this topic and share information on a variety of emerging non-battery storage technologies they are investigating for longer duration storage, in the 8-12 hour range, that might compete with li-ion batteries in the coming years.


Chico Hunter is Manager of Salt River Project (SRP) Research and Development department. Chico began working at SRP in 2003 and is currently the manager of Innovation and Development.  He previously has worked in a number of areas at SRP including as a senior engineer in the Renewable Energy and Technology group and as a principal engineer in Resource Acquisition and Analysis.

In his current role, he helps coordinate research projects throughout the company including transmission, distribution, conventional generation technologies, renewable energy technologies, water distribution, water resource management, customer service and emerging customer sited technologies like rooftop solar, batteries and electric vehicles.

Prior to his career at SRP, Chico worked for 11 years as a process control and automation engineer for several manufacturing companies in Arizona.   He holds a Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and a Master’s in manufacturing engineering, both from Arizona State University.


About IEEE Rising Stars

Red Dwarf stars are the smallest and emerging in the universe. The Red Dwarf events represent the formation and growth of our IEEE Rising Stars Conference. The 2023 IEEE Rising Stars Conference team will be hosting a series of monthly events to show you a glimpse of what we are preparing for the conference. We’ll be sharing some professional development and technical content throughout this series, as well as some of the networking experience.

Join us on a series of informative and engaging events as we prepare for our large stage at the 2023 IEEE Rising Stars Conference, January 3-5, in Las Vegas at the Tropicana Hotel.

Visit our website at: https://ieee-risingstars.org/


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