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Knowledge-Intensive training on Energy transition - Battery Storage

Knowledge-Intensive training on Energy transition - Battery Storage

Knowledge-Intensive training on Energy transition - Battery Storage

29/06/2020 (online training)
1 week - 3-4 hrs/week
06/07 to 13/07/2020
2-2.5 hours/class

There is a shift towards a cleaner economy as the effects of climate change are getting more prominent. The well-established centralised, large-scale power generation is now facing new challenges with the shift to decentralisation and flexible consumption. Additionally, power systems are required to be increasingly flexible due to the growing penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources and increased variability in electricity use. Critical to the success of this transition is battery storage.

Getting ahead of the curve in this fast-evolving space means addressing certain challenges:

  • How do existing and upcoming legislative frameworks affect this field?
  • What are the different services and value streams that battery storage can offer?
  • What does it take to position yourself and your organisation at the forefront of change and drive positive impact for the Portuguese and European economies?

This expert-led online training is designed for APREN members and associates. It empowers you with deep understanding of the role and potential of batteries, battery usage in the urban setting, value streams and emerging opportunities that align with Portuguese legislative framework.

Specifically, you will discover how to:

  • Identify the needs for flexibility demand in the EU electricity industry, the need for energy storage and list some storage alternatives
  • Articulate the services, drivers, barriers, suited technologies, and technical characteristics for behind-the-meter and grid-scale application of batteries
  • List customer benefits of home behind-the-meter applications of energy storage systems.
  • Identify main advantages and disadvantages of energy storage systems at grid and home level
  • Develop an understanding on the key considerations for investments in energy storage projects at utility scale and behind-the-meter
  • Understand what the European Battery Alliance is and what triggered its creation
  • Understand how the new legislative framework enables battery storage deployment
  • Understand the implications of the new legislative framework for your business regarding the upcoming energy auctions
  • Identify how utilities and IPPs can use batteries to build a stronger business case
  • Comprehend concepts and specifications connected to battery storage deployment
  • Understand the services and value streams that can be accessed with battery storage integration at grid level and behind-the-meter
  • Understand the steps for cost assessment and analysis of the economic feasibility of a battery-based storage solution.
  • See the opportunities that emerge in the field of battery energy storage and how to implement new business models at utility scale
  • Apply your knowledge to create a compelling business case for your organisation and new innovative business models in battery storage with a positive impact on Portuguese economy
  • Lead change within your business and secure a future roadmap for sustained competitive edge

What will you study?

This training starts with a short preparatory online course that introduces you to the core dimensions and business relevance of battery storage.

Specifically, the online course will focus on:

  • The need for energy storage and storage alternatives
  • EU flexibility demand and the role of battery storage
  • Design, production, and technologies for energy storage systems
  • Behind-the-meter application of batteries and customer benefits
  • Grid-scale application of batteries and services
  • Investing in battery storage at grid level
  • Cost assessment of battery-based storage solution
  • A real-world case study on the use of batteries in Gotland island

Your training path continues with a series of dynamic virtual training activities that bring everything together. During these, you will deeply explore the benefits of battery storage and how the new Portuguese legislative framework enables the deployment of batteries. You will further analyze the business relevance and opportunities that the application of battery storage can bring and how a given storage system can perform multiple functions, creating different revenue streams to your advantage.

Finally, you will analyse a real-world case, through the interactive case teaching method, featuring a company operating in the electricity sector, aggregating energy from users’ battery-based back-up systems to provide grid balancing services. Through this case and interaction with expert faculty you will be able to identify and exercise the main needed steps and decisions that will empower you to help your organisation to achieve a flexible business model in this exciting, emerging market.

Prior to the case teaching and respective classes, you will need to  go through necessary relevant reading materials that will be available on the preparatory online course.

How will you learn?

This innovative online training programme is comprised of a preparatory online course and a series of virtual training activities. 

The online part is composed of several lessons that you take at your own pace from your usual location, but it is recommended to be completed prior to the virtual classes. Lessons include reading materials, quizzes to test your knowledge and animations to illustrate the content. You can share your opinion and thoughts on relevant topics via the discussion elements throughout the course.

The virtual training activities will take place at certain periods of time and will allow you to meet your peers and expert faculty and share perspectives, bring your learning together and enjoy interactive sessions and real case teaching led by industry and academic experts. In certain classes you will work in small groups along with your peers on specific cases.


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Who will teach you?

The InnoEnergy consortium is a leader in sustainable energy education and leverages the combined expertise of many of Europe’s foremost technical universities, business schools, industry experts and innovation start-ups. Faculty includes:

Anna Darmani: Energy system analyst with experience through several EU projects in the area of energy technology innovation and research. 
She has been engaged in roadmapping high potential energy technologies in the future European energy market and writing policy support reports related to transition pathways toward a low carbon EU society.

Björn Jernström: CTO of Ferroamp 
Inventor of 4 different patents related to ACE technology that enables savings on grid fees and faster EV charging. He has previously founded 2 successful startups in the electric power industry.

Bo Normark: Industrial Strategy Executive at InnoEnergy and core member of the European Battery Alliance. 
He was previously the Thematic Leader for Smart Grids and Energy Storage at InnoEnergy and has more than 35 years of industrial experience in ABB in development, design, project management and global management of the Power Systems business.

Elias De Keyser: An energy engineer and for the last few years is an Energy and Flexibility Expert at Next Kraftwerke. 
Expertise on offshore energy resources, optimisation of electricity markets performance, and on the integration of energy storage technologies in the virtual power plant.

Pedro Leão: Teaching Fellow on AESE Business School and Managing Director of Plenitude Energy.
With several years of experience in the energy sector, having collaborated with the most prominent companies of the sector in Portugal.


Francisco Díaz-González: Lecturer in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
He received a degree in industrial engineering from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona in 2009, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the UPC in 2013. From September 2009 to July 2015, he worked in the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Barcelona, collaborating in industrial and competitive projects in the field of renewable energies and energy storages. Since July 2015 he is with the Centre d'Innovació Tecnològica en Convertidors Estàtics i Accionaments, in the Technical University of Catalonia (CITCEA-UPC), as a postdoc researcher. His current research interests include the fields of power electronics for electrochemical energy storages and renewable energies.

Johan Söderbom: MSc in engineering physics from Chalmers 1989 and has since then been working with applied research in various positions. 
He was employed by the Northern European utility Vattenfall working with R&D issues, where for 8 years he was managing the group wide R&D programme for Smart Grids. Later on, Johan became head of the section for Electric and Measurement and Communication technology at RISE. Since August 2019 Johan is the Thematic Leader for Smart Grid and Energy Storage at EIT InnoEnergy. 

Julian Jansen: Research and Analysis Manager at IHS Markit Technology,
Leading the global research on energy storage and provides insight on the value drivers and emerging business models driving storage deployment across Europe and N. America.

Oliver Koch: Managing Director and COO of Sonnen
With overseas operations for the company such as worldwide procurement and manufacturing. He has previously worked as responsible for turnaround projects at Bertelsmann SE.

Thore Sekkenes: EBA Programme Director in EIT InnoEnergy
With 30 years of experience at management positions in system business related to electric power conversion within ABB and Bombardier Transportation. He has consistently been working with technologies enabling the transformation to sustainability in the power and transport sectors.

Tomás Gaivão: Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Executive MBA in Finance.
He started his career in the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). 12 years experience in REN (Portuguese TSO) in power line design, asset management, network planning and business development. Since 2018 in the OMI group (Iberian Energy Market Operator) as Head of Marketing and Business Development for OMIP and OMIClear.


Is it right for you?

This online training has been designed for the APREN’s members and associates:

  • Renewable energy producers
  • Utility companies
  • Service providers
  • Consultancy companies in renewable energy
  • EPCs

This training is also designed for grid operators and official entities in the Portuguese energy system.

Knowledge-Intensive training on Energy transition - Battery Storage

29/06/2020 (online training)
1 week - 3-4 hrs/week
06/07 to 13/07/2020
2-2.5 hours/class

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