Next Generation Battery (Electrochemical) Technologies for Grid Applications

Next Generation Battery (Electrochemical) Technologies for Grid Applications

April 25-26, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

In the current energy storage grid environment, battery energy storage systems (BESS) – notably, lithium ion – are king.  Their dominance is likely to prevail for some time. Yet, the shifting emphasis of grid generation to renewable energy resources will require that other (mostly battery) technologies emerge from the laboratory to the control room.

This course will survey the next generation (non-lithium ion) battery landscape.  It will efficiently provide project developers, utilities and other off-takers, EPCs as well as investors with practical assessments of what the BESS grid future is likely to resemble, including:

  • Types
  • Architecture
  • Technologies, Products & OEMs
  • Anticipated Operational Characteristics
  • Estimated and Projected Financial Metrics
  • Drivers and Prospects for Broad Deployment
  • Projected Use Cases

Learning Outcomes 

Attendees will cover materials and engage in discussions that will allow them to:

  • Define technologies, products & OEMs
  • Review projected use cases
  • Examine battery architecture
  • Discuss estimated and projected financial metrics
  • Assess (anticipated) operational characteristics
  • Evaluate drivers and prospects for broad deployment

Agenda

Thursday, April 25, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:15 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. :: Next Generation (Non-Lithium Ion) Battery Architectures

  • Components
  • Charge/discharge mechanisms
  • Cell capacity
  • Form factor
  • Designs
  • Performance levers
  • Construction

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Next Generation (Non-Lithium Ion) Battery Technologies, Products & OEMs

  • Redox flow (vanadium, zinc-bromine, iron, iron-chromium)
  • Metal-air (aqueous and non-aqueous)
  • High temperature (sodium sulphur, sodium-nickel chloride, liquid-metal)
  • (Advanced) lead acid
  • Sodium ion
  • Variations of the above
  • SuperCapacitors

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Break for Lunch

1:15 – 3:00 p.m. :: Next Generation (Non-Lithium Ion) Battery Anticipated Operational Characteristics

  • Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)
  • Commercial Readiness Index (CRI)
  • State of progress
  • Time scale deployment/duration
  • Power
  • Energy
  • Energy density
  • Response time
  • Depth of discharge
  • Frequency of discharge
  • Duty cycle
  • Cycle rate
  • Cycle life
  • Efficiencies
  • Availability of components
  • Supply chain and manufacturing characteristics
  • Safety
  • End of life

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. :: Next Generation (Non-Lithium Ion) Battery Anticipated Operational Characteristics (continued)

  • Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)
  • Commercial Readiness Index (CRI)
  • Time scale deployment/duration
  • Power output
  • Energy output
  • Energy density
  • Response time
  • Depth of discharge
  • Frequency of discharge
  • Duty cycle
  • Cycle rate
  • Cycle life
  • Efficiencies
  • Availability of components
  • Supply chain and manufacturing characteristics
  • Safety
  • End of life

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

Friday, April 26, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Course Timing

 

9:00 –10:30 a.m. :: Next Generation (Non-Lithium Ion) Battery Estimated and Projected Financial Metrics

  • Capital costs
  • Operating costs
    • Variable
    • Fixed
  • Stored energy costs
  • Capacity costs
  • Levelized cost of storage
  • ROI

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. :: Next Generation (Non-Lithium Ion) Battery Drivers and Prospects for Broad Deployment

  • Risks
  • Impediments
  • Physical and materials challenges
  • Safety considerations
  • Scalability
  • Bankability
  • Deployment scenarios
  • Government policy and financial support
  • Pilot or demonstration projects

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. :: Next Generation (Non-Lithium Ion) Battery Projected Use Cases

  • Bulk energy services (time-shift and capacity)
  • Ancillary services
  • Transmission infrastructure services
  • Distribution infrastructure services
  • Customer energy management services
  • Other

12:45 p.m. :: Program Adjournment

Instructor

Erik D. Spoerke, Ph.D. is the Energy Storage Materials Thrust Lead in Sandia National Laboratories’ Grid Energy Storage Program, a Principal R&D Materials Scientist in the Electronic, Optical, and Nano Materials Department at Sandia, and a Research Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of New Mexico. His widely published and patented research efforts span a diverse materials portfolio, with an emphasis on combining elements of chemistry, materials science and biology to explore and develop functional materials ranging from novel electrochemical materials to synthetic biological analogs and functional supramolecular thin films. He has a passion for energy-related related research, including a wide range of battery-based and other energy storage technologies, particularly for grid-scale and long-duration applications. He currently serves on the DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge National Laboratory Leadership Team, working to support the advance of reliable and sustainable domestic energy storage, and he is active in several other New Mexico-based and national efforts to drive sustainable, clean energy initiatives.  He earned B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern 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.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • 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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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

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Next Generation Battery (Electrochemical) Technologies for Grid Applications

April 25-26, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1295.00 each

Volume pricing also available

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

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 5,180.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 9,065.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 15,540.00 (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 March 22, 2024 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

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Credits

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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this event

Instructional Methods

This program will use PowerPoint presentations, case studies and group discussions. 

Requirements for a Successful Completion of Program  

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit. 


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

Course CPE Credits: 13.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

 

Who Should Attend

  • Energy storage owners, utilities, developers, IPPs, EPCs and financial parties
  • Energy storage development and renewal energy project managers, estimators, and contract managers 
  • Supply chain and cost accounting professionals for utilities, corporate off-takers and other energy contracting organizations
  • Generation project developers and engineers who need an understanding of solar plant maintenance, costs and asset management
  • Investors and financial advisors
  • Regulatory agency staff 
  • Consultants and engineering firms that work within the energy storage development sector 

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