Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES)

Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES)

November 1-2, 2023 | Online :: Central Time

“Great class. Full of information to help bring to light the technology of a clean/green energy future.” –   Senior Engineer, Quanta Utility Engineering Services (QUES)

“Great overview of emerging and current technologies in the LDES space with diverse perspectives from utilities, manufacturers and other renewable/resilient energy focused organizations.” – Mechanical Engineer, The RMH Group

Interest in long duration energy storage is escalating rapidly as the growth of variable output renewable generation proliferates and issues with grid stability become more tangible for grid operators.  Energy storage firms, extends and shifts the range of these renewable power resources so they can begin to approximate baseload energy. Long duration storage also promises to improve system reliability during the diurnal and seasonal conditions that otherwise complicate the transition from thermal/fossil generation to a 100 percent renewable energy grid.

This course explores the growing need for long duration energy storage and how it fits with the grid operating requirements of utilities, ISOs and RTOs.  The program will examine how policymakers, regulators and power organizations are influencing the advance of long duration energy storage. Specific types and technologies of long duration storage will be discussed and evaluated, including relative costs and capabilities of different technologies. Finally, the symposium will consider the trajectory of how and when these energy storage solutions can provide the essential bridging functions to 24-hour/7-day/365-day (8760) renewable energy grid operations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the history and background of energy storage
  • Discuss what long duration is today and what will it be when renewables provide 50% of the total energy
  • 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 and non-lithium batteries, gravity and hydrogen
  • Review several long duration storage pilot projects and case studies
  • Assess the relative costs and capabilities of different technologies
  • Examine the future outlook and projected outcomes for long duration storage in the next decade or more


Wednesday, November 1, 2023 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Course Timing

9:00 – 9:20 a.m. :: Overview and Introductions

9:20 – 10:30 a.m. :: Survey of Long Duration Storage

  • History of storage
  • Understanding the current mix of storage
  • Why storage will be required with intermittent renewables by 2035
  • Definition of long duration storage
  • Relationship of existing lithium-ion storage deployment to the role and timing of long duration storage deployment
    • Storage accreditation for capacity / resource adequacy
    • Diurnal and seasonal dimensions
  • Uptake trajectory and timing

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Policy and Regulatory Drivers

  • Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) incentives
  • S. DOE Loan Programs Office (LPO)
  • Domestic supply considerations
  • Supply chain aspects
  • Decarbonization influences

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch break

1:00 – 2:45 p.m. :: Long Duration Technologies

  • Pumped storage
  • Compressed air
  • Batteries
    • Flow
    • Zinc
    • Sodium
    • Iron-based chemistries
    • Other chemistries
  • Thermal
  • Hydrogen and eFuels
  • Gravity-based storage

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:00 – 4:45 p.m. :: Technology Evaluation

  • Descriptions of the different technologies
  • Services provided
  • Round-trip efficiencies
  • Environmental and siting issues
  • Time-scale range
  • Safety
  • Energy density
  • Testing and warranties
  • Physical footprint
  • Scalability
  • Domestic content
  • Commercial availability and delivery timelines
  • Supply chain

4:45 p.m. :: Course Adjourns for Day

Thursday, November 2, 2023: Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Course Timing


9:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Relative Costs and Capabilities of Different Technologies

  • Construction lead times
  • Costs
    • CapEx
    • OpEx
    • Profit model
  • Integration and hybrid operation
  • Performance aspects
    • Energy shifting
    • Capacity firming and dispatchability
    • Renewable power integration
    • Ancillary services
  • Augmentation
  • End of Life
  • Value recognition in wholesale electricity markets
  • Regulatory barriers
  • Benefits
  • Obstacles and opportunities to deployment
  • “Early movers”

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Converting Promise in to Action

  • Pilot programs/case studies
  • Procurement considerations
  • Conclusions and projected outcomes within the coming decade

12:30 p.m. :: Course Adjournment


Julia Souder is Chief Executive Officer for the Long Duration Energy Storage Technologies Council (LDES).  She leads the Council’s strategy and vision to enable the advancement of long duration energy storage to the center stage of the energy transition worldwide.  She has more than 20 years of expertise in the energy and environmental sectors.  Before stepping into the CEO role at the LDES Council, Ms. Souder served as the Executive Director of the Long Duration Energy Storage Association of California (LDESAC). While there, she led the education and outreach of emerging and existing long duration energy storage developers, focusing on its importance to grid reliability and meeting climate goals.  Also, she launched JAS Energies in 2019 to bring inclusive, diverse, and equitable transitions and policies into fruition.  Previously, she was a Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), focused on market and energy policy creation and implementation, creating coalitions and interpreted real-time grid operations and transmission planning.  Other prior roles include senior positions at Clean Line Energy Partners, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  Ms. Souder earned two BAs from Oregon State University in Political Science and International Relations, and an MPA in Policy Implementation from The University of Southern California.

Naphtal Haya is a senior technology consultant in DNV’s Energy Storage Engineering team. At DNV, his work entails technical due diligence and safety review of residential, C&I and utility-scale BESS.  Mr. Haya also spearheads DNV’s long-duration energy storage efforts and supports energy access projects in developing countries.  Before joining the firm he was a researcher in the Aziz lab at Harvard, where he was involved in the development of energy storage materials to support a commercially viable flow battery.  Mr. Haya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in bioengineering from Harvard University.

Richard Baxter is President of Mustang Prairie Energy.  He has been active in the energy storage industry for two decades, holding positions across the value chain: as Director of Product Strategy for Premium Power, as investment banker and equity analyst with Ardour Capital, as strategy consultant for Charles River Associates, and as an economist with Standard & Poors DRI.  Mr. Baxter authors multiple U.S. DOE-funded studies series on Energy Storage Financing through Sandia National Laboratories.  Previously, as an Advisor to Enovation Partners, he conducted all pricing surveys and developed the capital pricing methodology for the Lazard Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS) Survey 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0.  He is the author of the book, Energy Storage: A Nontechnical Guide and is currently the Executive Director of the Advancing Contracting in Energy Storage (ACES) Working Group.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in materials engineering at Virginia Tech and an Master’s degree in energy policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gabe Murtaugh is the Director of Markets and Technology for the LDES Council, where he focuses on market changes, accelerating pathways for diverse long duration energy storage technologies, and working with LDES Council members on project tracking, mapping, and research.  He formerly served as the storage sector manager at the California ISO (CAISO), where he focused on strategy for grid evolution, including evaluation of LDES as the California energy market as a pathway for reduced greenhouse gas emissions.  Mr. Murtaugh developed models available for storage resource participation on the grid, improved tools available for operators to manage storage resources, and participated in conversation on grid makeup with state regulators at both the CAISO and as an Associate at Potomac Economics.  He has more than 10 years of experience developing ISO market policy and performing ISO market monitoring services.  Mr. Murtaugh holds an undergraduate degree in computer science  and engineering from Bucknell University as well as a masters degree in economics from the University of Virginia.

Russ Weed is president of CleanTechStrategies, with30years of experience in the energy storage, renewables, and electronics industries. His experience encompasses senior positions at GE, Labtec, leading law firms when an attorney in private practice, and flow battery company UET (UniEnergy Technologies).  In2018,heestablished the consultancy CleanTech Strategies LLC. The firms clients include engineering, procurement, and construction firm Potelco, part of Quanta Services; the energy storage program at Sandia National Laboratories; engineering and manufacturing company Hotstart with 78 years of experience providing thermal management systems for engines, equipment; and ARES, including its 50MW/12.5MWh project in Nevada providing regulation services into the CAISO market.  Mr. Weed is now the Chief Development Officer for ARES. His foci are the 50MW ARES project in Nevada, the development and negotiation of further ARES projects, development of strategic partnerships for ARES, and the go-to-market strategy of the company.

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.

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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.
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If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES)

November 1-2, 2023 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

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

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

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Requirements For Successful Completion Of Program

Participants must log in 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.

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

Course CPE Credits: 11.5
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:

  • Storage project developers and integrators
  • Renewable energy project developers
  • Utility management
  • Technical staff
  • Regulators
  • RTOs/ISOs
  • Consultants
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Renewables system project managers
  • Solicitation / procurement staff
  • Resource planning staff
  • Regulatory staff