By - Jon Brown

Non-Battery Energy Storage
April 29-30, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

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Due to growing concerns about the environmental impacts of fossil fuels and the capacity and resilience of energy grids around the world, stakeholders continue to turn their attention to various energy storage solutions. Energy storage is not a new concept. Batteries have been used since the early 1800s and pumped-storage hydropower has been operating in the United States since the 1920s. But the demand for a more dynamic and cleaner grid has led to a significant increase in the construction of new energy storage projects, and to the development of new or better energy storage solutions.

The storage developments in the past two years have shown that battery storage is not the only game in town as there are many ways of storing energy, each with their strengths and weaknesses. Cost projections for non-battery storage are starting to be made public, and these technologies will be gaining more attention in the years ahead. This course will explain the characteristics (including efficiency, costs, ramp rates, etc.) for various forms of non-battery storage. The course will also provide some major energy storage use cases.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review energy storage and the market share for each storage type
  • Discuss the characteristics of energy storage including number of cycles, efficiency, O&M costs, ramp rates, hazards, length of storage, etc.
  • Review the characteristics associated with pumped hydro, air storage, mass storage, thermal storage, non-battery chemical storage, super capacitors, and flywheels
  • Discuss the economic/financial comparison of these types of storage to Lithium-Ion



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 log in  and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

A PowerPoint presentation will be used in this online program through Microsoft Teams.


Thursday, April 29, 2021 : Central Standard Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In and Welcome

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Overview and Introductions

9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing (short breaks in the morning and afternoon)

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break


  • The galaxy of storage
  • Global share by storage family (e.g. batteries, pumped hydro, etc.)
  • Major storage use cases

Characteristics of Storage

  • Number of cycles
  • Round trip efficiency
  • O&M costs
  • Initial capital costs
  • Ramp rate
  • Time to switch from charge to discharge
  • Capacity and energy relationship
  • Hazards, mitigation, and insurance
  • Topological requirements
  • Length of storage

Pumped Hydro

  • Characteristics
  • Costs per KW and KWH
  • Traditional dams
  • Deep hard rock mines
  • Open Pit mines
  • Mountainous constructions
  • Public water systems
  • Small scale systems

Air Storage

  • Characteristics
  • Costs per KW and KWH
  • Compressed air storage
  • Liquid air storage
  • Ocean balloons
  • Use as process storage
  • Additional revenue streams

Mass Storage

  • Characteristics
  • Costs per KW and KWH
  • Stacking blocks
  • Railcars
  • Mine shafts

Thermal Storage

  • Characteristics
  • Costs per KW and KWH
  • Solar thermal fluids
  • Hot phase change materials (300°C+)
  • Rocks and sand
  • Water and glycol
  • Ice
  • Dry ice

Non Battery Chemical Storage

  • Characteristics
  • Costs per KW and KWH
  • Ammonia
  • Hydrogen
  • Other chemistries of sustainable fuels

Friday, April 30, 2021 : Central Standard Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing (includes a mid-morning break)

Super Capacitors

  • Characteristics
  • Costs per KW and KWH


  • Characteristics
  • Costs per KW and KWH
  • Low speed
  • High speed


  • Characteristics
  • Costs per KW and KWH
  • Round trip efficiency
  • High storage capacity
  • Thermochemical processes
  • Electrolytic processes
  • Photolytic processes
  • Biological processes


Doug Houseman, Utility Modernization Lead, Burns & McDonnell

Doug Houseman is a long-time industry veteran who is a member of the Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC), chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Intelligent Grid and Emerging Technology Coordinating Committee, and a NIST Resiliency Fellow. He has been working on storage issues since 1980, when he was involved with several DOD projects.

Online Delivery

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.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • 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.


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Event Standard RateAttendees
Single Connection - Non-Battery Energy StorageUS $ 1195.00
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Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 8,365.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 14,340.00
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Southeast Renewable Energy SummitUS $ 1195.00
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Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 8,365.00
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Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before March 26, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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