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By - Jon Brown

Maximizing the Value Propositions of (Hybrid) Renewable and Energy Storage Projects
May 27, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

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The practice of combining energy storage with wind and solar projects is increasingly the norm.  For investors and grid operators on utility-scale projects, the grid stability features and market pricing optionality provided by storage to their variable and intermittent energy resources are now almost essential project components.  These so-called hybrid renewable energy resources can be tied to the grid in a number of different ways.  And, they can be operated by various parties to offer multiple value streams, such as:

  • Greater yield through optimized coordinated operations
  • Reduced curtailment
  • Time-shifting
  • Flexible operation to offer various grid services
  • Short-term renewables firming

For off-takers and utilities, hybrid renewable-storage on-site projects deliver enhanced flexibility in the operation of their renewable energy assets, and potentially increase the value of those resources to their customers in a number of ways: 

  • Time-of-use cost management
  • Demand charge cost management
  • Outage back-up/reliability
  • Short-term renewables firming
  • Infrastructure deferral/replacement

This course examines the immediate, full range of opportunities for hybrid renewable/energy storage projects.  It will identify specific project applications, costs and use cases.  In addition, the conditions and circumstances under which hybrid projects may be inadvisable or infeasible will be considered.  Finally, the course will explore the prospects for hybrid renewable/energy storage projects going forward under various change scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the supplemental value that storage can add to the rapid growth of renewables in the supply stack
  • Define the specific rationale for renewables/storage solar hybrid approaches
  • Define the specific rationale for renewables/storage wind hybrid approaches
  • Examine the energy/capacity trade-off
  • Review market participation models and implications for physical designs
  • Evaluate combined wind, solar and storage hybrids to create ‘near dispatchable’ generation
  • Discuss conditions and circumstances under which hybrid projects may be inadvisable or infeasible
  • Appraise projected U.S. pipeline of storage project types and deployment



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Requirements For Successful Completion Of Program

Participants must log in and be online the duration of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this program.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 am :: Login and Welcome

9:00 – 9:15 am :: Overview and Introductions

9:15 am – 12:15 pm :: Program Content

(includes two breaks)

The Supplemental Value that Storage Can Add to the Rapid Growth of Renewables in the Supply Stack

  • The recent evolution of the grid
  • Review of services that grid-scale hybrid projects can provide
  • Services customer-sited hybrid projects can provide

Specific Rationale for Renewables/Storage Solar Hybrid Approaches

  • Cost synergies
  • Use cases for…
  • Time-shifting
  • Output firming (both short-duration and longer-term)
  • Curtailment avoidance
  • Increased solar dispatchability
  • Increased solar penetration
  • Storage retrofits to existing solar resources

Specific Rationale for Renewables/Storage Wind Hybrid Approaches

  • Use cases for…
  • Time-shifting
  • Output firming (both on-shore and off-shore)
  • Curtailment avoidance
  • Implications of increased wind resource penetration

The Energy/Capacity Trade-Off

  • Sizing for the desired outcome
  • Estimated costs to add storage
  • Technology options

12:15 – 1:00 pm :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 5:00 pm :: Program Content

(includes two breaks)

Market Participation Models and Implications for Physical Designs

  • Separate and independent resources
  • Separate but linked resources
  • Single resource managed by owner/operator
  • Single resource managed by grid operator
  • Key challenges of hybrid resource participation

Combined Wind, Solar and Storage Hybrids to Create ‘Near Dispatchable’ Generation

  • Rationale and use cases

Conditions and Circumstances Under Which Hybrid Projects May Be Inadvisable or Infeasible

Projected U.S. Pipeline

  • Challenges, impediments and barriers
  • How present applications will “bridge” to future opportunities
  • Desirable adjustments to optimize current enablers

5:00 pm :: Program Adjournment


Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Partners

Peter Kelly-Detwiler advises technology companies and customers concerning the integration of energy-consuming and producing assets into the power grid. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the electric energy industry, including 15 of those years as an executive in competitive retail markets.  He has served various functions within the industry, including as director of customer care (east coast) for NewEnergy Ventures. Prior to NorthBridge, he was senior vice president of Constellation Energy’s load response group.  He created that unit and oversaw its growth to become a business with approximately $80 million in revenue, capable of dispatching 1700 MW of customer load.  While 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. 

Online Delivery

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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.

  • 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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