KF HEader Logo
Next Generation Batteries 2017
Next Generation Batteries 2017

Stationary Energy Storage

Banking on batteries? With demands for electrical power continually rising, utilities and project developers are focusing on how to stabilize intermittent electrical energy production and demand with storage. The combination of high-energy density and low costs found in advanced battery design can potentially provide storage services to the grid, utilities and downstream customers by improving power quality, conversion, capacity and reliability.

Final Agenda

Tuesday, February 14

8:00 am Workshop Registration

8:30-11:30 Pre-Conference Workshops* [View Workshop Details Here]

W2: Stationary Battery Market Trends and Forecast

W3: BESS Grid Integration 101: Electric Power System Considerations, Existing Applications, and Future Opportunities for Battery Energy Storage Systems

* Separate registration required.

12:00 pm Main Conference Registration

What Is Needed for Stationary Energy Storage?
Market, Policy, and Economics

1:15 Organizer’s Opening Remarks

Mary Ann Brown, Executive Director, Conferences, Knowledge Foundation, a Part of Cambridge EnerTech

1:20 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Reyad Fezzani, Chairman & CEO, Regenerate Power

1:30 Energy Storage and Renewable Integration on the Grid

Art_AndersonArt Anderson, Laboratory Program Manager, Grid Integration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Better energy integration depends on understanding the performance characteristics of the technologies, such as energy storage rates, energy supply rates, and ramp rates (how quickly the technology can go up or down in power output). The National Renewable Energy Lab performs this type of characterization, then evaluates the value to the grid through actual hardware integration on the lab distribution systems.

2:15 Energy Storage Project Development

Elliot_HindsElliot Hinds, J.D., Partner, Energy, Crowell & Moring LLP

2:50 Estimating Revenue from Energy Storage in Market Areas

Raymond_ByrneRaymond Byrne, Ph.D., Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Data Analysis and Exploitation Department, Sandia National Laboratories

Estimating potential revenue from energy storage is the first step in evaluating the feasibility of an energy storage project. In market areas, it is possible to use historical market data, combined with an optimization algorithm, to estimate the maximum potential revenue from energy storage. The presentation focuses on arbitrage as well as arbitrage plus frequency regulation, with results from CAISO, ERCOT, PJM, ISO NE, and Singapore.

3:25 Refreshment Break

4:00 Utility Storage Needs – An Evolving Market

Tom_LovasThomas A. Lovas, Senior Program Manager & Consultant, Cooperative Research Network/Business & Technology, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. (NRECA)

The dynamics of today’s energy storage market are characterized by both technological innovation and the expanding interest in enhancing electric system performance through storage. Electric cooperatives are rapidly embracing storage and are considering a variety of applications. The development of use cases and case studies are underway to support effective storage implementation within a diverse community of electric systems.

4:30 Sizing and Costing Energy Storage for the Grid

Vince Battaglia, Ph.D., Group Lead, Energy Storage, Energy Storage and Distributed Resources, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

This presentation shows how one sizes a battery for a particular grid application and then how to determine what the cost of that system needs to be to be economically viable.

5:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: BESSs: Lessons Learned and Future Solutions

Flexibility is a key aspect of integrating renewables into the grid. Batteries provide advantages for storing and managing intermittent power sources and for usage fluctuations. This panel gathers experts in energy strategy, policy, market development and regulations to discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing stationary energy storage.

Reyad_FezzaniReyad Fezzani, Chairman & CEO, Regenerate Power


Art_AndersonArt Anderson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Vince Battaglia, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Raymond_ByrneRaymond Byrne, Sandia National Laboratories

Tom_LovasThomas A. Lovas, NRECA

Elliot_HindsElliot Hinds, J.D., Crowell & Moring LLP

6:00 Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

7:00 Close of Day

Wednesday, February 15

7:30 am Java and Jive Breakfast Breakout Discussion Groups

Grab coffee and breakfast and join a discussion group. These are moderated discussions with brainstorming and interactive problem solving, allowing conference participants from diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and experiences and develop future collaborations around a focused topic.

View Breakout Discussion Details

What Is Needed for Stationary Energy Storage?
Integration Data Acquisition & Analytics

8:30 Chairperson’s Remarks

Juan Gomez, Ph.D., PE, Director, University of Texas at San Antonio - Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute

8:35 A Technical Perspective in Developing an Energy Storage Project – What to Do, Know, and Watch Out For

Daniel_BorneoDaniel R. Borneo, MSEE, Engineering Program/Project Lead, Energy Storage, Sandia National Laboratories

As more Energy Storage (ES) projects are being implemented, it is important to discuss how to successfully construct a project that is safe, reliable and cost effective. This talk incorporates lessons learned from the portfolio of projects that Sandia is involved with and discusses project initiation, application determination, power and energy requirements, design, and installation. It also includes other aspects of a successful ES project such as commissioning, system testing, codes and standards, data acquisition, and operations.

9:05 Unlocking the Potential of Energy Storage Using Big Data

Tal_SholklapperTal Sholklapper, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, Voltaiq, Inc.

The deployment of energy storage in conjunction with renewable solar energy opens up a variety of new use cases and revenue streams, including resilient microgrids, grid balancing and demand response. Unfortunately, today's batteries are poorly understood in these applications, leading to restrictive operating conditions that limit financial viability and expose organizations to excessive liability. In this presentation, we highlight how data collected from across the battery lifecycle -- from integration testing to real-world use -- can be harnessed using machine learning algorithms to unlock the potential of energy storage.

9:35 Managing Supply Voltages and Power Flows in a Distribution Grid with Residential Battery Storage Co-Located with Solar PV

Elizabeth Ratnam, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, The Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, University of California, Berkeley

We propose an optimization-based algorithm for coordinating residential battery storage to manage bi-directional power flows in a distribution grid. Our objectives are twofold: (1) to reduce peak loads approaching a network capacity, and (2) to improve voltages delivered to residential customers with solar PV. To assess the distributor benefit, the algorithm is applied to a GridLAB-D distribution model. Our results confirm that the algorithm improves supply voltages and reduces peak load.

10:05 Selected Poster Presentation: Investigating the Effects of Slurry Preparation Protocol and High-Porosity Conductive Foams on the Electrochemical Performance of Electrochemical Flow Capacitors (EFCs)

Bilen Akuzum, Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University

PI: Prof. E. Caglan Kumbur (Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics)
Co-PI: Prof. Yury Gogotsi (Materials Science and Engineering)
Flowable electrodes are suspensions of electrochemically active solid particles in certain electrolytes to form a multi-phase system that can store charge while under flow. In these systems, dispersion of solid particles plays a crucial role in achieving effective electron percolation networks. We report on the effect of electrode preparation protocol (i.e., mixing time and methodology) on the performance. We have also explored the feasibility of large pore size (300-600 μm) conductive foams as a conductivity boosting three-dimensional current collector in flow cells. Significance of dispersion and cell design for flowable electrodes will be discussed.

10:20 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

What Is Needed for Stationary Energy Storage?
Power Partnerships

11:00 Evaluation of Flow Battery Performance for a Variety of Applications

Mio_DartMio Dart, Business Development Manager – Americas, Redflow

Juan_GomezJuan Gomez, Ph.D., PE, Interim Director and Research Director, Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Two flow battery chemistries at two different capacities are tested. The objective of the industry-university collaborative effort is to evaluate the ability and viability of the flow batteries for providing a variety of services ranging from demand-response, peak shaving and load shifting to frequency regulation and ancillary services. The presentation highlights results from both the performance and functional testing phases.

11:45 Unlocking System Value with Battery Gas Turbine Hybrid Applications

Joe_HeinzmannJoseph Heinzmann, Senior Account Manager, GE Energy Storage, General Electric

The LM6000 Hybrid EGT product integrates a 10 MW battery energy storage system from current and an existing GE LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine with control system upgrades provided by GE’s Power Services. The system will allow the turbine to operate in standby mode without using fuel and enable immediate response to changing energy dispatch needs. By eliminating the need to constantly run the turbines at minimum loads to maintain spinning reserves, the LM6000 Hybrid EGT will save fuel, reduce maintenance costs and cut down on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

12:30 pm Enjoy Lunch on Your Own

What Is Needed for Stationary Energy Storage?
Banking on Batteries

2:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

Daniel R. Borneo, MSEE, Engineering Program/Project Lead, Energy Storage, Sandia National Laboratories

2:05 Battery System Development: Addressing Key Topics in Terms of Safety, Reliability, Efficiency and Cost Reduction on a System Level

Neil_MaguireNeil Maguire, CEO, Adara Power Inc.

Lithium-ion batteries have great advantages versus traditional chemistries such as lead-acid and nickel-based batteries. The engineering challenge is to ensure these advantages are delivered safely. Adara Power’s founder and CEO, who is an expert in safety analysis and engineering, discusses how having experience with advanced electronics from silicon chips to full systems based on automotive requirements is imperative to designing and manufacturing safe, reliable energy storage systems.

2:35 Caterpillar’s Micro-Grid System - Present Energy Storage and Future Needs

David Ginter, Ph.D., Engineering Specialist, Development/Research, Energy and Transportation Research Division - Gas Engines and Alternative Fuels Section, Caterpillar, Inc.

Caterpillar’s micro-grid presently consists of traditional diesel gensets, wind turbines, photovoltaic panels, and energy storage, with the energy storage elements presently consisting of traditional and advanced energy storage systems. Some applications and future needs will be reviewed.

3:05 System Hybridization to Minimize Life Cycle Costs

Shaw_LyndsR. Shaw Lynds, MS, Systems Research Manager, Systems Research, Maxwell Technologies

We present an overview of Maxwell’s grid energy storage demonstrations, and technical approaches for system hybridization of ultracapacitors and batteries.

3:35 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

4:00 Improving Energy Storage Project Economics through Optimized Energy Storage System Design

Brad Fiebig, Energy Storage Product Manager, Lockheed Martin

For grid-scale energy storage to succeed in the utility and C&I marketplace, battery module prices must decrease, but so must the installation and balance of system costs, all the while improving durability, safety, and intelligence to maximize value. As the energy storage industry matures and begins to serve a much broader range of applications, it will become increasingly important for the industry to transition from custom, individually engineered systems to pre-designed and certified energy storage systems enabling rapid, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective deployment. This presentation discusses many of the key system-level design considerations for productized, pre-engineered energy storage solutions.

4:30 Addressing Peak Energy Demand with the Tesla Powerpack

Maud Texier, Senior Product Manager - Powerpack, Tesla Motors

Tesla’s Powerpack systems offer a modular and versatile storage solution for C&I customer and utilities alike. With over a 100MWh of installed systems, Tesla has successfully deployed software for one of the key value propositions with storage, peak demand management. This presentation provides an overview of Tesla’s integrated Powerpack system and optimization capabilities.

5:00 Close of Conference