Fundamentals of Battery Storage
April 27-28, 2020 | Online :: Eastern Time
This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses.
Battery storage is a technology whose time has finally arrived in many markets across the globe. Implementations are increasing, with storage addressing multiple problems and opportunities across the power grid, and use cases are abounding – both for utility-scale and behind-the-meter applications.
In recent applications, storage has been used:
- as a peaking resource
- to firm up renewables projects
- to support electric vehicle charging
- to help end-use customers minimize exposure to costs
As costs continue their decline, a dramatic upsurge in storage deployments will transform various aspects of the electric power industry.
This course will give an in-depth overview of battery storage, including definitions, technologies, applications and business models. In addition, it will address important relationship between battery storage and its interaction with other resources on the grid as the power grid evolves. Content will also include the pricing and regulatory issues that impact how storage is deployed. It will look at how battery storage is providing services into wholesale power markets, how it is being used as a tool for utility system management, and how it is being utilized by end use customers. Attendees will learn about the application of battery storage across the globe, with a focus on the Canadian and U.S. markets. The program will address state-of-the art concepts, and challenges for the energy industry to successfully utilize and optimize battery and energy storage as part of their energy portfolio and resource mix.
- Review the history of the electric utility industry’s engagement with energy storage to date
- Identify the various storage technologies, and the performance and cost issues related to each battery storage medium
- Review methods of storage deployment to date, including managing peak demand, frequency regulation, demand response, demand management, renewables firming, hybrid generation, arbitrage, and infrastructure support
- Review statistics on energy storage in today’s market and future projections
- Discuss the issues related to dominant lithium ion technologies, including cost curves, supply chain efficiencies, and potentially constraining limitations on cobalt
- Discuss the role of regulators at Canadian federal and provincial levels, as well as U.S. federal and state levels in promoting energy storage
- Examine the latest developments with energy storage in Ontario and why storage may be slower to take root in other markets
- Examine best methods for implementing battery storage as a useful resource in utility portfolio planning, with specific reference to various utility projects
- Highlight competitive market issues related to each storage technology and prospects for future growth with an emphasis on batteries
- Review platforms used to help aggregate and integrate battery storage into the grid
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.
Requirements For Successful Completion Of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this program.
Monday, April 27, 2020
All times in Eastern Daylight
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Login and Welcome
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break
The Big Picture: Energy Storage to Date, Applications, and Its Growing Role on the Grid Today
- History of storage as a grid management tool
- The evolution of the power grid and the growing need for energy storage
- Growth in wind and wind production profiles
- Growth in solar and solar production profile
- Storage processes, technologies, and applications across the energy industry
- Types of energy storage
- Pumped storage
- Compressed air energy
- Elevated rail
- Liquid air
- Advanced lead acid
- Flow batteries
- Lithium ion batteries (multiple chemistries)
- Trends and shifts in today’s electricity markets – drivers of change
- Benefits of energy storage and the concept of value stacking
- Grid reliability – frequency regulation
- Infrastructure enhancement
- Peak management
- Renewables firming and enhancement
- Hybrid fossil generation (batteries combined with aeroderivative engines)
- Demand response
- Demand charge management
- Managed EV charging
Battery Storage Technologies: Cost and Performance
- Technical fundamentals – how each chemical storage technology works
- Understanding their potentials, limitations, and promising applications
- Charging speeds, depth of discharge limitations, cycle lives
- Costs and performance – current status and projections for key technologies
- Lithium ion supply chain dynamics
- Impact of EVs
- Battery manufacturing volumes
- Cost curves
- Criticality of cobalt and possible solutions
- Balance of system costs
- The importance and role of storage-related software
- Lithium ion supply chain dynamics
- Market dynamics and competitive positioning – why lithium ion is winning
Valuing Storage as a Resource in Utility Portfolio Planning
- Determining optimal levels and values for storage applications as the grid evolves
- Discussing how the grid will evolve – especially renewables – and why the need for storage will increase
- Power system planning requirements for achieving successful integration of energy storage
- Megawatt hours (MWh) vs megawatts (MW) – optimal energy to capacity ratios
- Battery energy storage as compared to end-use customer demand-side management
- Best planning practices for grid operations and utilities to accommodate storage into the grid
- Permitting concerns and applicable regulations
- Fire safety issues (thermal runaway and off-gas containment)
- Managing the storage resource: battery management, thermal management systems and inverters
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
Regulatory Framework: Policy and Rate Structures
- Understanding the policy landscape relevant to storage at the federal level
- Investment tax credit (ITC) tied to solar projects
- FERC Order 841 and integration of storage into wholesale energy markets
- State and local policy drivers
- Storage-specific initiatives
- Ontario IESO Initiatives
- Ontario Global Adjustment Charge
- Alberta’s decarbonization goals
- California AB 2514
- MA mandate
- NY mandate
- NV storage goals
- Broad measures
- Utility grid modernization proceedings
Rules for prioritizing deployments (CAPUC)
- Storage-specific initiatives
Battery Storage and the Evolving Grid
- Use cases
- Renewable and distributed energy market projects
- Storage as a grid flexibility resource
- Storage and management of distributed energy resources (DER)
- Storage and microgrids
- The role of storage in the era of the smart grid
- Use cases
- Charging lifecycles for main lithium battery chemistries
- Re-purposing used EV batteries in secondary applications
- Recycling of spent batteries (existing and future models; value of waste streams)
Battery Storage: Chemistries & Applications: Where the Future Is Going
- Future technological development
- Ongoing energy market disruptions and projections for future storage deployments
- Optimizing storage as a resource in the short- and long-term
- Opportunities and risks – how to move forward
Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Partners
Peter Kelly-Detwiler currently advises technology companies and customers concerning the integration of energy-consuming and producing assets into the power grid. He has 25 years of experience in the electric energy industry, with 15 years as an executive in competitive retail markets, since their inception in 1997. He served in various functions within the industry, including as Director of Customer Care (East Coast) for NewEnergy Ventures. Prior to NorthBridge, he was Sr. Vice President of Constellation Energy’s Load Response group. In this function, he created this unit and oversaw its growth to become a business with approximately $80 million in revenue, capable of dispatching 1700 MW of customer load. At Constellation, Mr. Kelly-Detwiler was the go-to person to teach new hires the Energy 101 class, explaining restructured markets and the employees’ role within that context.
We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.
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- The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.