A series of highly publicized storage system fires have drawn close scrutiny of the safety and performance of storage by utilities, developers, system integrators, financiers, community aggregators, and regulators. Storage developers must both increase the safety and performance of ESS while simultaneously reducing operational costs to maximize the business opportunities attached to this revolutionary technology.
The Increasing Storage Safety and Performance Master Class will provide attendees with a proven approach to evaluate and improve a system’s safety and performance. This course will help advance attendees’ understanding of how to evaluate the performance of individual ESS subsystems, and how to best combine these subsystems into effectively integrated ESS:
Virtual Office Hours
Live Discussion and Q&A
The curriculum has been designed to allow professionals to fully grasp today’s most important topics, including:
Live Q&A and discussion following each session
August 11, 2020 | 8:45 AM - 2:35 PM (PDT)
|Session 1: Assessing the Safety and Performance Levels of Today’s Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
|Session 2: The Technical Readiness Level (TRL) Approach to Improving ESS
|Session 3: Key Operational Metrics for ESS, Supported by Safety Standards and Best Practices
|Session 4: Improving Thermal Management Systems to Enhance Safety and Performance of ESS
August 12, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
|Session 5: Using the TRL Approach to Improve Battery Management Systems of ESS
|Session 6: Improving the Safety and Performance of ESS as an Integrated System
|Session 7: Driving Future Improvements in Safety and Performance Across the Storage Industry
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Russ is a seasoned business developer, marketing and sales leader, and legal manager, with 29 years of experience in the energy storage, renewables, and electronics industries. He has a track record of success at GE, UET, and leading law firms when an attorney in private practice.
In 2018, Russ established the consultancy CleanTech Strategies LLC. The firm’s clients include Sandia National Laboratories as an energy storage program consultant; engineering and manufacturing company Hotstart with 78 years of experience providing thermal management systems for engines, equipment, and now energy storage; engineering, procurement, and construction firm Potelco, part of Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR), which will build the Horn Rapids Solar, Storage, and Training project in conjunction with utility Energy Northwest; and Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES), with a 50MW project in Nevada providing regulation services into the CAISO market. Russ is an energy storage industry veteran with extensive experience and relationships in the technology, engineering, manufacturing, services, people, and finance aspects of energy storage solutions.
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C. Michael Hoff
formerly with NEC ENERGY SOLUTIONS
Technical Advisor, Battery Materials & Systems Group
PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY (PNNL)
Senior Technical Leader, Energy Storage and Distributed Generation
ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (EPRI)
Senior Technical Advisor, Storage Reliability and Integration
PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY (PNNL)
ENERGY STORAGE RESPONSE GROUP, LLC
Senior Product Manager
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Mike Simpson, Sr. Technical Leader at EPRI, leads projects in the Energy Storage and Distributed Generation program. Mike applies a multi-disciplinary background in energy R&D to produce studies that bolster the feasibility of energy storage integration for a more sustainable, more robust, and cost-effective utility grid. Prior to EPRI, he worked in renewable energy and energy efficiency with AES Distributed Energy, NREL, and Rocky Mountain Institute. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in System Design and Optimization from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Since 2004, Mr. Vyduna has held several technical, commercial, and management positions in the energy storage, renewables, bioenergy, and conventional power industries. He currently leads Luminate’s energy storage practice where he has managed independent engineering reviews, provided construction monitoring, conducted emerging technology evaluations, and provided development advisory services for over 2 GW of energy storage projects and several GW of power generation projects. Prior to joining Luminate, Mr. Vyduna held various leadership positions for Kiewit Power in the United States and Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management with Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Emphases from Purdue University.
Michael Hoff has over 30 years of experience in electric utilities, uninterruptible power supplies, advanced energy storage, battery systems, communications, manufacturing and construction. He has led teams in research and product development at NEC Energy Solutions, A123 Systems, and American Power Conversion. At NEC, he started and ran the advanced research and modeling group, mainly focusing on the energy storage technologies, both present and future. At A123 Systems he helped start and manage the Pack and Systems division for A123 on a card table and a cardboard box. As this division grew, he sequentially formed and ran the Product Development, Safety and Compliance and the Applications Engineering groups. Before that, Michael served 18 years in various roles developing UPS products for the global powerhouse of American Power Conversion. This broad experience gave him exposure to energy storage technologies, power control, electronic controls and communications, manufacturing processes and the power market. Michael holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and power from Drexel University, and a M.S. in electrical engineering and power from Northeastern University.
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Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO and CTO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering design solutions for large-scale energy storage. Michael has been a hands-on engineer throughout his career. He is deeply involved in battery management and energy storage system design and can often be found working on energy storage system installations at client sites.
Mr. Worth is a Senior Product Manager for PowerSecure, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company. PowerSecure is a turn-key provider of basic and advanced microgrids in North America. Mr. Worth has led efforts in energy solutions for the US Army and Marines, investor-owned and public utilities and private sector customers. For 10 years, he led the battery energy storage program engineering at PowerSecure and was responsible for all aspects of these projects, from contracting, design/develop/manufacturing to installation/integration and operations. He has participated and led efforts in furthering the technology readiness level of battery energy storage systems (BESS) and today actively participates in the national safety and reliability discussions of these systems. Marshall is currently responsible for the development of BESS (both software and hardware) at PowerSecure and the integration of new generation technology into its traditional offerings. He is also responsible for the development of advanced AI/Analytical techniques which aid in the dispatch of energy and provide insight into the health and safety of these systems. Marshall holds a BSEE from the University of Colorado, with more than 10 years of experience in the industry.
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