Energy Storage 101

Energy Storage 101

September 15, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

Energy Storage refers to technologies that can capture electricity, store it as another form of energy (chemical, thermal, mechanical), and then release it for use when it is needed. Storage allows the flexible use of energy at different times from when it was generated. As a result, storage can increase system efficiency and resilience, and it can improve power quality by matching supply and demand. There are various types of energy storage with Lithium-Ion batteries being the most popular battery storage option today.

Storage facilities differ in both energy capacity and power capacity. Different energy and power capacities of storage can be used to manage different tasks. For example, short-term storage that lasts just a few minutes to several hours will ensure a solar plant operates smoothly during output fluctuations due to passing clouds, while longer-term storage can help provide supply over days or weeks when solar energy production is low or during a major weather event.

This fundamentals course will provide a useful overview of energy storage including the history, a market overview, the types of energy storage, use cases/benefits, dispatch strategies, load center congestion and where the future is going with energy storage.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the history of the electric utility industry’s engagement with energy storage
  • Review statistics on energy storage in today’s market and the evolution of the power grid
  • Discuss the role of regulators at federal and state levels in promoting energy storage
  • Identify the various storage technologies and how they work
  • Evaluate emerging use cases and the benefits associated with these use cases
  • Discuss dispatch strategies for energy storage
  • Examine the congestion component of your load center
  • Examine the future of energy storage pertaining to emerging technologies, long duration storage and future deployments


Thursday, September 15, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Course Timing


9:00 – 9:10 a.m. :: Opening Announcements

History and Advancement of Energy Storage


Market Overview

  • Storage installations in the US in 2021
  • The evolution of the power grid and the growing need for energy storage
    • Growth in solar and solar production profile
    • What is the fundamental purpose of energy storage?
  • Regulatory framework
    • storage at the federal level
    • state and local policy drivers
  • Investment in the industry

Types of Energy Storage & How They Work

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
    • Lithium-Ion batteries (NMC vs. NCA)
    • Flow batteries
    • High temperature
    • Zinc batteries
  • Mechanical Energy Storage
    • Pumped Hydro energy storage
    • Gravity storage technologies
    • Compressed Air energy storage
    • Liquid Air energy storage
    • Flywheels
  • Electrical energy storage
    • Supercapacitors
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Hydrogen energy storage

Energy Storage Use Cases / Benefits

  • Revenue opportunities
    • Resource adequacy / Capacity supply
    • Energy arbitrage
    • Ancillary services
    • Frequency regulation
    • Synchronous or Spinning reserve
    • Non-Spinning reserve
    • Voltage support
  • Energy Consumption Reduction Opportunities
    • Peak demand reduction
    • Time of use
  • Hybrid System Opportunities
    • Curtailment management
    • Solar / Wind peaking
    • Solar / Wind shifting
    • Solar / Wind firming
    • Solar / Wind smoothing
  • Resiliency and Reliability Improvements
    • Backup power
    • Power quality
  • T&D Support
    • T&D upgrade cost deferral
    • Congestion relief
  • Other Applications
    • Microgrid
    • Off-Grid applications
    • Mobile applications
    • Military applications
    • Residential
  • Technology vs. Use Case
  • Dispatch Strategies
  • The Congestion Component of Your Load Center
  • Where the Future is Going with Storage
    • Emerging technologies
    • Funding into long duration technologies
    • Ongoing energy market disruptions and projections for future storage deployments

4:15 p.m. :: Program Adjourns


Katlyn Meggars, Utility Planning Specialist, Burns & McDonnell

As a consultant on Burns & McDonnell’s Energy Storage Team, Katlyn’s focus has been on exploring emerging technologies in the energy storage space. Her responsibilities include technology evaluations, feasibility studies, economic analysis, cost estimation, owner’s engineer, project management, and strategic planning related to the development of energy storage projects. She also has experience in performing a wide range of business case evaluations to help utility clients justify and defend investment decisions for asset upgrades and resiliency initiatives. Katlyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Jacob Gubbrud, Energy Storage Applications Engineer, Burns & McDonnell

Jacob Gubbrud is an Energy Storage Applications Engineer at Burns & McDonnell, specializing in the design and execution of energy storage projects. His responsibilities include electrical system design, system sizing, contract management, project management, the preparation of detailed design deliverables, and commissioning support for the development of energy storage projects. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University.

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.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event


Energy Storage 101

September 15, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

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

Instructional Methods

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

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 7.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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Who Should Attend

Individuals working in the following areas will benefit from attending this event:

  • Distributed level renewable energy project developers
  • Grid level renewable energy project developers
  • Utility management
  • Technical staff
  • Regulators
  • RTOs/ISOs
  • Consultants
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Renewable systems
  • Solicitation / Procurement staff
  • Resource Planning staff
  • Transmission staff
  • Distribution staff
  • Regulatory staff
  • Storage vendors

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