Renewables + Energy Storage

Renewables + Energy Storage

May 13, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

The current buzz about developing combinations of renewables with energy storage (hybrid storage) for the growing transition from fossil fuels to clean energy continues to build. The following areas are creating opportunities for hybrid storage systems:

  • Utility rate structures
  • Gradual shifts in how the grid is maintained and upgraded
  • Regulatory changes

Because utilities evaluate all resources to determine the most cost-effective way to maintain reliability in the face of environmental and renewable mandates, energy storage is putting utilities in a great position to take advantage of storage’s ability to act like:

  • Generation
  • Transmission
  • Load
  • Demand response

This course will describe the drivers, applications and technical considerations for hybrid storage systems. The course will assist attendees in their efforts to evaluate the role that storage can play in their operations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the drivers for hybrid storage systems
  • Discuss the latest technical considerations of hybrid storage systems
  • Review the various applications of hybrid storage
  • Discuss the applicability of hybrid storage systems in the market
  • Evaluate how Independent System Operators (ISO) networks can operationally accommodate energy storage
  • Discuss the role that battery storage can play in contributing to system reliability
  • Evaluate combined wind, solar and storage hybrids to create ‘near dispatchable’ generation
  • Review the future of hybrid storage systems and its contribution to carbon standards


Thursday, May 13, 2021 – Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

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

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Course Timing

Drivers for Hybrid Storage Systems

  • Tax Incentives
  • Development Efficiencies
  • Operational Efficiencies
    • Dispatchability vs Deliverability

Technical Considerations for Hybrid Storage

  •  Configurations 
    • AC vs. DC Coupling 
  • Integration 

Applications for Hybrid Storage

  • Smoothing
  • Shifting
  • Curtailment Mitigation

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break

ISO / RTO Structures for Hybrids 

  • Co-Located Resources
  • Hybrid Resources
  • CAISO 

Market Product Applicability

  • Capacity
    • Effective Load Carrying Capability (ELCC)
  • Energy
  • Ancillary Services

The Future of Hybrids

  • Penetration & Trends
  • FERC Inquiry
  • Carbon Standards
  • Evolution of Technology

4:45 p.m. :: Program Adjournment


John Fernandes, Senior Consultant – Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions (CES)

John joined Customized Energy Solutions after nearly 5 years in the development, construction, and IPP sectors managing policy and creating new market opportunities across renewable, fossil, transmission, and energy storage business lines.  Prior to his time in the commercial space, John was on staff at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and a regulatory manager for an investor-owned utility. 

John has operated in every US wholesale energy market and has offered expertise in international markets, including Canada, the UK, Mexico, Australia, and Africa.  He has helped shaped policy for numerous states as well as the US Department of Energy.  John has an MBA from the University of Delaware, a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, and is a guest lecturer for the University of Colorado at Denver Global Energy Management Program.

Joel Berger – Senior Consultant – Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions (CES)

Joel utilizes and provides endorsement to CES | CoMETS asset modeling platform and evaluates various favorable opportunities for energy storage for both behind the meter and grid connected applications.  Joel monitors and participates in ISO/RTO stakeholder processes to observe growth in market potential for Energy Storage, provide technical insight where possible and supply clients with cutting edge intelligence on storage opportunity. 

 Prior to joining CES, Joel worked for an international renewable energy company participating in development, construction, operations and asset management of Energy Storage Projects in three ISO/RTOs.  Joel holds a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder as well as a B.A. degree in Physics and Mathematics.

Joe Fox, Director, Transmission and Distribution, Siemens

Joe’s career spans various engineering, technical sales, and market development leadership positions with diversified technology providers and renewable EPC / development firms.  His technical experience includes network planning and analysis, grid modelling, and dynamic simulation of various alternative energy solutions including energy storage, power electronics, renewable energy, FACTS, and microgrids.  Specific to energy storage, Joe has conducted numerous technical and commercial studies demonstrating energy storage use cases, including comprehensive studies for a large IOU in Texas and a large IOU in the Southeast U.S. that has led to multiple grid connected energy storage projects.  Joe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Matt Heimann, Power System Development – West Region, Siemens Energy, Inc.

Mr. Heimann is a Mechanical Engineer focused on supporting the energy transition from conventional generation to renewable alternatives while maintaining viability from a technical and financial perspective. Matt has been with Siemens Energy, a global technology conglomerate, for three years. His purview in the Western US is providing industry leading technology solutions such as battery storage, solar components, green hydrogen, and electric vehicle infrastructure to the energy market to drive progress and create alignment with project development.

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.



Renewables + Energy Storage

May 13, 2021 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 795.00 each

Buy 4 in-person seats and only pay for 3! For this event every fourth in-person attendee is free!

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 April 09, 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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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this event.

Requirements For Successful Completion Of Program

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

Instructional Methods

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

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