Behind the Meter Energy Storage

Behind the Meter Energy Storage

September 13, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

The electricity system is changing, from the way we generate power to the way we distribute and use it. All grid-tied energy systems are situated either “in front of the meter” or “behind the meter” (BTM). Multiple factors including high demand charges, reliance on solar, changes to energy tariffs and lower storage costs has enabled BTM storage to surpass front-of-meter capacity. Distributed energy like BTM is creating significant challenges for the utility industry that has been built on steady baseload power generation from centrally located facilities sent over an established distribution grid.

There have been several interesting trends on the behind-the-meter side. One of them being increased applications for reliability and the management for personal, medium, and large consumers in the commercial/industrial sector. And then, there is also some growing traction on switching residential customers to time-backed rates. This course will tackle the multiple ways in which utilities are tackling BTM and adapting their operating practices to accommodate the changes to keep business functioning as usual.

Learning Outcomes

The course content will:

  • Review what behind the meter (BTM) storage is why it is so important now
  • Describe how BTM is useful in residential, small commercial/industrial and large industrial/campus settings
  • Explain how to match storage with renewables for microgrids
  • Examine why utilities should consider deploying BTM storage
  • Review the process for installing storage including a business case analysis
  • Discuss examples of BTM storage in various countries including the U.S. and China
  • Review safety and installation for BTM storage per the Energy Storage Association Guidelines

 

Agenda

Monday, September 13, 2021 : Central Standard Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

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

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Course Timing

Behind the Meter Storage

  • What is it?
  • Why Now?
    • Falling costs (depending on type)
    • Increased productization
    • Enabling regulatory environment FERC 841/2/5 & FERC 2222
    • Discussion of tax credits
    • Increasing locations with both electric vehicles and photovoltaics
    • Fewer locations and lower limits on net energy metering

Residential

  • What is it useful for?
  • What are the limits to the size of storage?
  • What are the uses and payback for the customer?
  • What is the advantage to the utility?
  • What types of storage are useable?

Small Commercial and Industrial

  • What is it useful for?
  • What are the limits to the size of storage?
  • What are the uses and payback for the customer?
  • What is the advantage to the utility?
  • What types of storage are useable?

Large Industrial and Campus

  • What is it useful for?
  • What are the uses and payback for the customer?
  • What is the advantage to the utility?
  • What types of storage are useable?
  • Calculating demand reduction storage size
  • Calculating VPP storage size
  • Calculating back up generation size

Off-grid Storage for Microgrids

  • How to think about storage
  • Matching storage with renewables
  • Winter night, not summer peak will be the challenge

Why Should a Utility Consider Deploying Behind the Meter Storage?

  • Non-wires alternatives
  • Resiliency
  • Distributed generation (PV mostly) management
  • Charging electric vehicles

Process for Installing Storage

  • Business case/cost/benefit analysis
  • Application for interconnection
    • Typically follows the same process as renewables
    • May require additional information
    • May require additional relays
  • Engineering and installation
  • Construction
  • Permitting
  • Inspection
  • Commissioning and testing
  • Other things to think about

Examples

  • Australia
  • China
  • US – Michigan, Hawaii, and California
  • Europe – Netherlands

Safety and Installation

  • NFPA 70-2020 (National Electric Code)
  • NFPA 855 (Stationary Storage)
  • UL-9540A
  • Energy Storage Association Guidelines
  • Considerations on risk by storage type (Liability)
  • Insurance Carrier riders

Questions

Workshop

The Impacts of Energy Storage on Rate Design

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Timing

 

Overview

As the U.S. electricity system continues to evolve and advance, rate design needs to follow suit to encourage the beneficial adoption of new technologies like Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Energy storage continues to make headlines and garner attention from the public, electric utilities, lawmakers, and regulators. Rate design plays a pivotal role in the pace of adoption of DER, including energy storage. When rates better reflect the actual cost of delivering energy at a specific time (i.e., time-of-use rates), it can unlock the potential to better value the energy that is produced by distributed resources like solar and wind (i.e., time-of-delivery pricing).

This workshop will dive into the dynamics of how new technologies, changing consumer preferences, and the growth in customer sited DER are fundamentally changing how customers interact with the grid and how utilities recover their revenue requirements. The program will offer insight on how it is imperative to design rates that can better accommodate and integrate DER and send more accurate price signals to customers. Industry experts will discuss how rate design can affect the adoption of energy storage and how the impact of energy storage can affect rate design.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review how to procure energy storage and battery characteristics including rate support
  • Discuss DER pricing as it is currently constructed
  • Examine several alternatives to existing pricing structures
  • Review various rate design options to assist with energy storage
  • Discuss several utility case studies

Agenda

Introduction

  • Market overview

Energy storage

  • Procurement
  • Batteries
    • Control, schedule, and dispatch
    • Rate support
    • Return on investment

DER pricing as currently constructed

  • Net metering
  • Net billing

Alternatives to the existing pricing structures

  • Overview of their strengths and weaknesses

Rate design considerations to aid energy storage

  • Cost of charging
  • Retail and wholesale markets
  • Types of rates
    • Standby and buyback rates
    • Demand based rates
    • Time of use (TOU) rates
    • Revenue decoupling

Case studies

  • Southern California Edison
    • TOU-D-PRIME Rate – Includes the elements of an advantageous rate for an energy storage system
  • Berkeley Electric Cooperative
    • Time of Day Rate – Includes batteries with or without solar
  • Pedernales Cooperative (Residential TOU + demand), Evergy (Residential TOU), and Rochester Gas & Electric (Residential TOU)
    • How the TOU rates at these different utilities can reward energy storage

Instructors

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.


Adam Young, Director of Financial Analysis and Rate Design, Burns & McDonnell/1898 & Co.

Mr. Young has more than 17 years of experience in financial modeling, resource planning, pro forma model development, market analysis, project financing, cost-of-service analysis, and rate design. Adam works closely with investor-owned, municipal, and cooperative utilities — as well as independent power producers and transit agencies — to solve their complex business challenges. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri in Columbia and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Throughout the past several years, Adam has been supporting both utility clients and fleet owners with planning for fleet electrification.


Craig Brown, Project Manager, Financial Analysis and Rate Design, Burns & McDonnell/1898 & Co.

Mr. Brown provides subject matter expertise and lead complex engagements in the areas of utility financial planning and analysis, revenue and revenue requirements, cost of service and dynamic rate design. He has additional skills and experience in the areas of depreciation, valuation, financial and load forecasting, capital program planning, bond financing support, and common cost and indirect capital overhead cost allocation. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Rockhurst University.


Andre Ramirez, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs, Pricing Design & Research, SCE

As a 12-year veteran of Southern CA Edison, Andre Ramirez has led regulatory and rate design efforts for SCE’s residential TOU transition and more recently, reform of the NEM structure. He has previously worked on regulatory and business strategies in the areas of electric vehicles, energy storage, R&D and rate design. Andre earned a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and bachelor degrees in Economics and Political Science from UC Irvine.


Eddie Plowden, Director, Marketing and Energy Services, Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Mr. Plowden has 34 years with residential and commercial energy programs: doing design and management. He is a Clemson University graduate in Agricultural Economics and has extensive training in commercial and residential energy auditing using hourly data.  Additional experience includes:

  • Team Leader for Central Electric Power Cooperative Inc. and Touchstone Energy for energy solutions, includes energy efficiency and new electric technologies/beneficial electrification.
  • Develops and manages commercial and residential rates, energy audits/member energy programs, and solar PV adoption.
  • Industrial: Provides sample bills for prospective commercial/industrial members. Provides commercial members with energy audits and rate reviews.
  • Active member of the Volvo Cars Community engagement team and past SC Solar Council board member.

Instructor

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.

  • 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.
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  • 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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Instructional Methods

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

Who Should Attend

This course will appeal to professionals and support staff involved in utility and power planning & procurement, portfolio management and analysis functions, including:

  • Renewable Energy + Storage Developers
  • Distributed Generation Experts
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Regulators and Regional Market Managers
  • Reliability Analysts & Planners
  • Investors
  • Corporate Off-takers
  • Structuring Analysts
  • Power Operations Managers

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