Long Duration Energy Storage

Long Duration Energy Storage

August 4, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

“The course was very useful for my purposes (and level of expertise) to provide a good understanding of the energy storage universe” Principal, Kas Srinivasan Group

The U.S. energy storage market was booming until the Covid-19 virus hit and it continues to boom, despite, or because of the pandemic. Interest in long duration energy storage is rising rapidly as the growth of variable output renewables continues and issues with grid stability & efficiency become more tangible for grid operators. Wind and solar power are the fastest-growing sources of electricity globally, but they only produce at certain times. Energy storage makes this renewable power useful at other times and long-duration storage provides the necessary flexibility to manage dynamic resources effectively. Long-duration storage will help maintain reliability during extreme conditions, such as a heat wave or polar vortex.

This long duration symposium explores the growing need for long-duration energy storage and how it fits with what utilities, ISOs and RTOs understand. It will examine how regulators and utility commissions at the federal and state level are still adjusting to long-duration energy storage. Specific types of long duration storage covered in the course include pumped storage, cryogenic, elevated weights, advanced rail, compressed air, flow & zinc batteries, thermal and hydrogen. The symposium will share how low-cost, flexible energy storage solutions can provide more capability to fill gaps in wind and solar energy production that would otherwise require starting a power plant.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the history and background of energy storage
  • Discuss the growing need for long-duration energy storage to accommodate the growing increase of renewable generation on the grid
  • Illustrate the applications for energy storage across the energy industry
  • Review the policy and regulatory environment for long duration storage
  • Identify the various long-duration storage technologies including pumped storage, flow batteries, advanced rail and hydrogen
  • Review several long-duration storage pilot projects and case studies
  • Examine the future outlook and projected outcomes for long-duration storage in the next decade or more



Wednesday, August 4, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview

12:00 – 12:450 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing



  • History of storage
  • Definition of long-duration storage

The Growing Need for Energy Storage

  • The evolution of the power grid
  • Applications for storage across the energy industry
  • Energy storage procurement

Policy and Regulatory Drivers

  • Storage accreditation for capacity / Resource adequacy
  • CA and TX weather events

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

Types of Long Duration Technology

  • Pumped storage
  • Compressed air
  • Batteries
    •  Flow
    • Zinc
    • Li-ion
  • Thermal
  • Hydrogen
  • Elevated weights
  • Advanced rail
    • Descriptions of the different technologies
    • Services provided
    • Round trip efficiencies
    • Environmental and siting issues
    • Construction lead times
    • Costs

Robi Robichaud, U.S. City Renewables Lead, Energy Program, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Pilot Programs/Case Studies

Pilot Programs at Siemens – In this session, hear about some of the pilot programs that Siemens is working on that include electric thermal energy storage (hot rocks) – adiabatic compressed air storage – pumped heat storage – liquid air energy storage

Matt Heimann, Power Systems Development Manager, Siemens


Achieving Climate Goals at Duke Energy – In this session, hear the connection between emerging long duration energy storage technologies like mechanical, thermal, and electrochemical storage technologies to help Duke Energy achieve its climate goals

Jonathan Landy, Director, Renewable Business Development, Duke Energy


Long Duration Projects– In this session hear an expert view on long duration energy storage and learn about some of the long duration storage projects in California and more

Julia Prochnik, Executive Director, The Long Duration Energy Storage Association of California, President of JSAenergies


The 150-hour Battery Storage Project – In this session, learn about Great River Energy’s novel super-long-duration energy storage technology pilot program in Minnesota and how this will be a game changer

Jan Ahlen, Director, Energy Solutions, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, NRECA

Conclusions and Projected Outcomes within the Coming Decade


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.

Robi Robichaud, U.S. City Renewables Lead, Energy Program, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Robi is WRI’s U.S. City Renewables Lead, Energy Program. The program is designed to help cities meet and exceed their renewable energy goals. Additionally, the program will help cities engage with large-scale, off-site renewable energy projects through innovative procurement mechanisms; deploy renewables locally where it makes sense to do so; and navigate regulatory, policy and institutional barriers by engaging with utilities and policymakers.

Prior to joining WRI, Robi had a 20-year career at NREL working with PV, wind, pumped storage hydro, marine hydrokinetic and hybrid technologies. He conducted resource assessments for these technologies with federal, tribal, corporate and foreign country clients. He was part of NREL’s organizing team for the first 4 Solar Decathlons held on The Mall in Washington DC. Robi earned an M.S. in Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He achieved LEED AP in 2006.

Matt Heimann, Power Systems Development Manager, Siemens

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 close to four 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.

Jonathan Landy, Director, Renewable Business Development, Duke Energy

Jonathan Landy is the Director of renewable business development responsible for the development of investment opportunities and customer offerings related to specific Distributed Energy Technologies (DET), including energy storage, solar, wind, CHP, and microgrids.  Jon joined Duke Energy in 2012 as a commercial associate before assuming his present role in 2014.  Since joining Duke Energy, Jonathan has developed business cases and received approval for investing in over 100MW of DET projects.  Jonathan holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the George Washington University

Julia Prochnik, Executive Director, The Long Duration Energy Storage Association of California & President of JSAenergies

Julia Prochnik is president of JSAenergies and executive director of the Long Duration Energy Storage Association of California. The non-profit organization is dedicated to advancing the long duration energy storage technologies needed to enhance California’s ability to achieve its climate goals, while operating a safe and reliable energy grid.  With over 20 years of experience in the electric industry, Ms. Prochnik has expert knowledge of the relationships among utilities, federal and state government agencies, non-profits, advocates and other stakeholder groups. Previously, she was a director at the Natural Resources Defense Council where she oversaw energy policy creation and implementation with a focus on grid operations and transmission planning.  Ms. Prochnik has also worked in multiple roles at the U.S. Department of Energy and served as director of intergovernmental relations for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, as well as a project developer for Clean Line Energy Partners.

Jan Ahlen, Director, Energy Solutions, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, NRECA

Jan Ahlen serves as the Director of Energy Solutions for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (“NRECA”). In this capacity, he is responsible for representing rural electric cooperatives before various federal agencies. Mr. Ahlen is also NRECA’s Subject Matter Expert in retail rate design, utility business models, grid modernization, and retail market design. Prior to joining NRECA, Mr. Ahlen served as energy lobbyist for the National Farmers Union. Mr. Ahlen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and his Master of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Masters in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. A native of Sweden, Mr. Ahlen grew up in North Carolina and lives in Washington, DC. 

Online Delivery

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