March 15th, 2016

Battery Power 2016

Feature Article



Top Four Considerations for Battery Management in a Connected World

Chris Mangum, CEO and Chairman • Servato

Marching towards the world is the Internet of Things (IoT), the technological trend of connecting everything to the Internet. It seems every industry is busily preparing for the rush of updated products and services that will capitalize on IoT. This puts growing pressure and expectations on telecommunications companies, the companies that provide the connectivity that will actually enable an IoT future. The Internet of Things will only be as useful as networks are expansive, fast and reliable.<read more>





























Low-Power 2016

Now Accepting Speaking Abstracts

  Sponsored Announcement

Announcing a New Family of Battery Materials
MooresLawComputing doubles every two years. Batteries can too. Boldly announcing a new family of battery materials.


A new technology has been developed by a well-funded American company that will now reveal research results to a selected group of potential partners. It has not been, and will not be, disclosed in any research literature. Go to for more information.

Critical Power 2016 Only Weeks Away
Critical Power 2016, April 13-14, 2016 in Schaumburg, Ill., is a conference and exhibition on the latest advancements in critical power technology and services for data centers, industrial and manufacturing facilities, military, laboratories, healthcare, financial institutes, utilities and telecom. The conference will serve the needs of managers and technical professionals involved in operations where reliable and continuous power is a critical factor.

Register Today!

Subjects covered in the program will include choosing the right system and technologies for your requirements, best practices in testing and maintenance, system economics, assessing new and emerging technologies, monitoring for reliability, operations for emergency and disaster scenarios, and case studies of managing power interruptions.


It will be co-located with Internet of Things North America and share the same exhibit hall.

Bloggers Needed for 2016
Battery Power is looking for knowledgeable professionals in the  industry who’d like to contribute to our online community. Blogs will be featured on the Battery Power website and in the bi-weekly eNewsletter. Contributors can submit as often as they choose; just once, once a month, or anywhere in between. Bloggers will receive a free button ad (125×125) in newsletter in which the blog appears.

Space is limited so contact Shannon Given today to secure your spot.

  New Products

Dreamweaver International Develops Technology for Thinnest Nonwoven Battery Separator
Dreamweaver International has developed patented technology that will allow it to make the thinnest nonwoven separators in the world for lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors, as low as 10 to 12 microns. <read more>


Semtech Wireless Charging Evaluation Platforms Now Available Through Worldwide Distribution
Semtech Corp., a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced that its Wireless Charging Evaluation platforms are now available directly through online distributors Digi-Key and Mouser Electronics. <read more>

See More New Products Online
Batteries ChargingICs & Semiconductors ComponentsTesting

  Industry News

Kokam's 56 Megawatt Energy Storage Project Features Largest Lithium NMC Energy Storage System for Frequency Regulation
Kokam Co., Ltd has successfully deployed two Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide Energy Storage Systems (ESSs), a 24-megawatt (MW) system / 9-megawatt hour (MWh) and a 16 MW / 6 MWh system, for frequency regulation on the South Korean electricity grid. The 24 MW system is the largest capacity Lithium NMC ESS used for frequency regulation in the world.<read more>


Schneider Electric Announces Lithium-Ion Battery Options for Its 3-Phase UPS Solutions
Schneider Electric will support the use of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries as an alternative to Valve Regulated Sealed Lead-Acid (VRLA) batteries for many of its three-phase uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs).<read more>


Event Listings

CriticalPowerCritical Power 2016
April 13-14
Schaumburg, Ill.

Critical Power 2016 has announced the preliminary program for its 2nd annual event, April 13-14 in Schaumburg, Illinois. The conference addresses needs of managers and technical professionals involved in operations where reliable and continuous power is a critical factor, including data centers, industrial and manufacturing facilities, military, laboratories, healthcare, financial institutes, telecom and disaster recovery.

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Battery Power 2016Battery Power 2016 Preliminary Program
August 3-4
Denver, Colo.

Battery Power 2016 is has released its preliminary program. The conference highlights the latest developments impacting mobile, stationary and EV battery systems including smart phones, tablets, medical devices, critical power systems, telecom and automotive applications.

  • GB 31421 – Meeting China’s New Battery Standard • SGS

  • Data-Driven Battery Product Development: Turn Battery Performance into a Competitive Advantage • Voltaiq, Inc.

  • eCigarettes and Battery Standards • Exponent

  • The Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap for Batteries • CalCharge

  • Smart 2.0 Battery Charging: The Future Is Near • University of Kansas

  • Future Trends in Automation in Battery Manufacturing for the Connected World • Omron Automation and Safety

  • Engineering Impacts on Battery Pack Manufacturing • iTECH

  • Enhancing Thermal Stability and Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Latent Heat Storage (LHS) Materials • Outlast Technologies, LLC

  • Using Core Independent Peripherals to Make Custom Chargers • Microchip Technology, Inc.

  • Adaptive Charging, a Further Development of Intermittent Float for Charge Maintenance of VRLA Batteries in Telecommunications Standby Systems • Servato Corp.

  • Quest for Battery Security, Authentication to the Rescue • Texas Instruments

  • Remote Monitoring and Control of DC Power Systems • EnCharge Power Systems, LLC

  • Dynamic Power Management Using a Battery Fuel Gauge Under CPU Turbo Mode Conditions • Texas Instruments

  • Compliance Considerations for Standby Power Systems • Enviroguard

  • Evolved Gas Analysis Techniques for Battery Development and Safety Testing • NETZSCH Instruments North America

Speaking slots are still available. Click here for additional information.


Critical Power NA 2016Critical Power North America - Call for Presentations
August 3-4
Denver, Colo.

Critical Power North America is currently accepting abstracts. The conference provides an excellent forum to discuss new developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities and features, application trends and performance improvements. Attendees include engineering and operations managers, technical professionals responsible for power systems, facility managers and industrial engineers. Conference sessions should be technical and educational while providing examples for recent installations, cutting edge technology and application strategies from users driving growth in these markets. End-users presenting about any innovative project they may be involved in will be given priority on the show program.

LowPower 2016Low-Power 2016 - Call for Presentations

November 3-4
Las Vegas, Nev.

Low-Power 2016 is an international conference highlighting the latest developments in low-power functionality and systems in portable & mobile electronics, medical & wellness devices, wearables, sensing, instrumentation and energy management.


Conference topics will include designing for low power, wireless charging, energy harvesting, low-power sensing, enabling smart & mobile apps, ICs, embedded electronics, power for mobility and the Internet of Things, new market opportunities and certification & testing.

CP West 2016Critical Power West - Call for Presentations
November 3-4
Las Vegas, Nev.


The Critical Power West, November 3-4 in Las Vegas, is focused on the latest advancements in critical power technology and services for data centers, industrial and manufacturing facilities, military, laboratories, healthcare, financial institutes, telecom and disaster recovery. This event will explore the strategies and solutions coming on stream that can dramatically improve the power security for these operations.


4th National Conference on Microgrids

April 13-15
Kansas City, MO


MicrogridA Three-Day Conference on Capitalizing on Microgrids for Improved System Energy Efficiency, Reliability and Providing Enabling Technologies for Grid Independence

Microgrid in Milbank’s Robert F. Waldrop Center for Research and Development
Microgrid in the Rodman Innovation Pavilion at Black & Veatch World


Panel Discussions

Community and Regional Resiliency Planning: Assessing and Improving Microgrid-Readiness

Bridging the Gap Between Yesterday's Legacy Grid and Tomorrow's Smart Grid

Key topics  include:
· Deploying Microgrids for achieving strategic energy objectives, such as developing storage capacity and increasing energy efficiency
·Maximizing the use of renewable energy in Microgrids to ensure cost effectiveness and an achieving an acceptable business model for profitability and success.
·Implementing Microgrids for control of local power
·The role of advanced Microgrids in integration and interoperability
·Expanding the market by reducing the complexity of Microgrid implementation



Battcon Stationary Battery Conference
May 10-12
Boca Raton, Fla.

BattonThe Battcon Stationary Battery Conference continues to fill the needs of stationary battery users by providing a forum where industry experts and users gather to discuss the latest in research and development. With a strong focus on education and networking, Battcon provides an intense learning experience. The conference features a trade show. Check out our current exhibitors.

Battcon conference runs May 10 to 12, 2016 at the Boca Raton Resort, Florida.

And at Battcon, you'll:

  • Experience industry-specific education and networking.
  • Get the latest news. Our call for papers is open. Presenting a paper is the best way to share your knowledge with your colleagues.
  • Sign up for an optional battery seminars to strengthen existing
  • Listen to presentations by the leading authorities in the field.
  • Network with others in the battery community.
  • Ask questions, exchange ideas and solutions, and get answers

Three Monday seminars complement the conference, each conducted by industry leaders. Attendees can choose from Battery Basics, Beyond the Fundamentals or a special “Focus On” session with a topic that changes each year based on industry concerns.  Implementing a NERC compliant battery maintenance program will be the focus this year.


EDS Leadership Summit
May 10-13
Las Vegas, Nev.

EDSThe EDS Leadership Summit is widely acknowledged as the premier event for the electronic components industry—attracting approximately 80% of the companies who distribute electronic components. This year, the EDS Summit takes place in Las Vegas from Tuesday, May 10 through Friday, May 13. And for the second year, it will be held at the Mirage Hotel.

Far more than just a conference or a trade show, the EDS Summit functions as an invaluable ‘idea exchange’ and provides unrivaled opportunities to conduct business and to build collaborative strategic relationships. The 2016 EDS Leadership Summit will also see the return of a highly successful new program aimed squarely at a younger professional audience. Called “Spark: The Professional Development Group,” this intensive three-day program offers training seminars as well as networking events with peers and industry leaders.

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