Advanced Battery Storage

Advanced Battery Storage

November 15-16, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

“Great interactive class. Did not miss being in an in-person meeting. Got the full benefit without the distractions of being in an in-person classroom.” Grid Edge SME, Exelon PHI

The increasing competitiveness and critical role of battery energy storage assets in supporting the decarbonization and resilience of the electricity system means that opportunities for energy storage will continue to develop for many years. Continued support from utility regulators and operators are enabling energy storage to realize its enormous potential. Falling prices have made battery energy storage competitive for many applications both on and off the grid.

There are different application characteristics, which underscore the need for different batteries and battery technologies. This advanced battery storage course will provide an in-depth overview of the various types of batteries and address things to consider such as battery characteristics, projected life, performance, and costs.  It will include battery storage applications, utility scale implementations, safety, design considerations, use cases, end-of-life options, and the future of storage.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the various types of long duration batteries
  • Discuss different battery chemistry characteristics
  • Discuss the safety hazards to consider
  • Identify the major components in a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
  • Discuss the different battery storage applications
  • Review various battery storage use cases
  • Examine the advantages and disadvantages of AC/DC coupled systems
  • Review end of life options for batteries
  • Discuss the future of energy storage



Tuesday, November 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. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

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

Long Duration Batteries

  • Battery chemistry
    • Matching the chemistry to the application
    • Characteristics
    • Charge rates
      • Max charge
      • Discharge
  • Diversity of chemistry – 200 + and counting (periodic table illustration)
    • How it works
    • Potential failure mechanisms
  • Lithium-ion BESS
    • How they work
    • BESS safety
    • Family of chemistries – all with different characteristics
  • Flow batteries
    • Redux
    • Plating
    • Organic and others
  • Other choices in batteries
    • Advanced lead-based batteries
    • Sodium, fluorine, etc.
    • Hydrogen
  • Design considerations
    • Common characteristics
      • Sizing, roundtrip efficiency
    • Projected life
    • Performance
  • Safety
    • Battery scorecards
    • NEC 855
    • IEEE 1547 and UL 1741
    • UL9540 and 9540A
    • Fire protection systems
    • Navigating the safety standards
    • Industry lessons learned

4:30 p.m. :: Program Adjourns for Day

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

  • Major components in a BESS
    • A visual walk thru of a typical BESS
      • Physical batteries (e.g. Li-ion)
      • Flow battery
    • Batteries
    • Environmental systems (HVAC, etc.)
    • Fire suppression
    • Inverters
    • Step-up Transformers
    • Secondary containment
    • Controllers
    • Housings
    • Battery management system
    • Energy management systems
    • Market participation systems
    • Substation

Battery Storage Applications 

  • Top 10 use cases (what they require from a battery)
  • Wholesale energy market
  • Distribution energy market
  • Utility operation
  • Renewable locations (e.g. Solar+Storage)
  • Residential
  • EV charging
  • Critical facilities
  • Other

Building a Business Case

  • Typical benefit categories
  • Regional differences


  • Initial capital costs
  • Soft costs of initial placement (e.g. design, permits, etc.)
  • Interconnection
    • Typical timeline
    • Steps in the process
    • Studies to perform prior to considering an ESS
  • Operations & maintenance
    • Key issues
    • Augmentation
    • Replacement
    • Other costs

Utility Scale Implementation

  • Lessons learned
    • Hidden factors
    • Fire protection
    • Public perception
    • Construction issues
  • Addressing local constraints and systems
  • How to avoid impacting end users

System Resiliency

  • Redundancy
  • Backup Power/UPS

AC/DC Coupled Systems

  • Difference in efficiency
    • Lower losses
    • DC coupled to generation
    • DC coupled to DC loads

Design Considerations

  • Li-ion and other “square” batteries
  • Flow batteries


  • Typical work plan at a high level
  • Typical timelines
  • Case studies

Operational Risks


Conducting Inspections and Maintenance

  • Service agreements
  • O&M agreement challenges

Refurbishing and/or Decommissioning

  • Recycling industry
    • The process
    • Li-ion decommissioning
    • Planning for disposal
  • Environmental considerations
    • Recyclability
    • Regulatory framework
    • Decommissioning

Integrators and EPCs

  • Contracting strategies
  • Integrators – what they do and value they bring

The Future of Battery Storage

  • What’s next
    • Research and development
    • Solid state batteries, Lithium sulfur
    • Flow battery outlook

4:30 p.m. :: Program Adjourns


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.

Jason Barmann, Staff Electrical Engineer, Burns & McDonnell

Jason Barmann is presently assigned to the electrical group of the Energy Division. His responsibilities include utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) design, electrical system design, electrical equipment procurement, load flow and short-circuit analysis, protective relay settings and configuration, and preparing electrical schematics for control and protection.

Katlyn Meggers, Energy Storage Applications 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 work includes 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 performed a wide range of business case evaluations to help utility clients justify and defend investment decisions for asset upgrades and resiliency initiatives. Katlyn graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

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


Advanced Battery Storage

November 15-16, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1395.00 each

Volume pricing also available

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

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 5,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 9,765.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 16,740.00 (40% discount)

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 October 14, 2022 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



EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.3 CEUs for this course.

Requirements For Successful Completion Of Program

Participants must log on each day 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: 15.5
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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