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    Adding Intelligent Battery Management to Lead-Acid Energy Storage Systems

    Lead batteries are resilient and have a low likelihood of catastrophic failure. However, their lifespan can be significantly reduced when operated outside of manufacturer specifications. The extension of lead battery life through active battery management is becoming a compelling value proposition for vendors of lead-based energy storage systems.

    The evolving regulatory environment governing energy storage safety is also impacting how both lead and lithium chemistries are to be managed moving forward. Join Nuvation CEO Michael Worry to explore the reasons why active battery management is becoming adopted in large-scale lead battery applications, and how the changing regulatory environment is impacting lead-based energy storage.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Controlling off-gassing in vented and VRLA lead batteries
    • Emerging functional safety regulations and UL 1973
    • Using a BMS to reduce the levelized cost of energy
    • Automating stack connection sequencing in a multi-stack ESS
    • Lead-based energy storage system deployments

    Presenter
    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    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 of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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    Battery Performance Testing – Pay Attention to the Details!

    The success of an energy storage project for stationary applications depends, for a large part, on how well the battery performs over time. Since there are little case studies showing real-world lifetime performance comparisons for various technologies the battery selection is primarily based on the performance data in a laboratory environment. Knowledge of the test conditions under which the data is obtained is critical to determine the suitability of the battery technology for the intended application. The influence of test conditions on the battery performance, and consequently on the battery selection process is discussed. The presentation presents real-world examples to emphasize on how subtle and often unspecified test conditions can affect the performance and lead to an un-optimized battery solution.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Battery selection process for stationary energy storage
    • Primary test conditions commonly presented
    • But…what’s hidden beneath the surface?
    • Examples of some subtle test conditions, if ignored, may lead to an un-optimized battery solution
    • How a good understanding of the product performance under different conditions can empower our customers with operating options

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    Ashok Saraswat – Director, Energy Storage Research at NEC Energy Solutions

    Ashok Saraswat is working as Director, Energy Storage Research at NEC Energy Solutions located in the Boston area in the United States. After obtaining Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, Ashok Saraswat began his career in battery systems with a focus on Li-ion batteries. He has been involved in R&D, product and process development, assembly processes, and battery applications in various market segments including consumer electronics, aerospace and stationary storage.

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    Battery Analytics Tutorial Course 1/3: Battery Analytics and the Role of the BMS

    This one-hour course will explore how various energy storage industry experts define the term “battery analytics.” It will also examine how the battery management system (BMS) is used to control the battery and provide real-time performance reporting, the lowest level of battery analytics.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The different types of battery analytics
    • How a BMS works and why it is the most basic component of any battery analytics platform
    • Real-time performance algorithms as the lowest level of analytics

    Presenter
    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company over 21 years into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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    Battery Analytics Tutorial Course 2/3: Data Capture and Trend Reporting

    This one-hour webinar is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Battery management systems take large amounts of sensor data readings on a continual basis as part of their functionality. Battery analytics involves leveraging battery performance data for tasks such as identifying issues that can reduce battery life, flagging behavior that can negatively impact energy storage system performance, and predicting remaining cell and pack life.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Sensor data capture, aggregation and manipulation into performance reports
    • Real-life examples will be shared, where aggregated historical data was analyzed and anomalous behaviors were identified
    • Also shared will be the inspections and testing of the pack to identify the cause of the anomalous behavior, and the discovery and resolution of the problems that caused the anomalies

    Presenter
    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company over 21 years into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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    Battery Analytics Tutorial Course 3/3: Predictive Modelling, Machine Learning, and AI

    This one-hour webinar is Part 3 of a 3-part series. It moves from a discussion of data capture and trend reporting explored in Part 2 to predictive modeling, machine learning, and artificial intelligence as the next levels of battery analytics.

    We will examine how machine learning and artificial intelligence can be implemented to identify hidden correlations between disparate data and energy storage system performance, and also independently take pre-emptive action to increase ESS reliability and battery life.

    Real-life examples will be shared where predictive models could have flagged anomalous behaviors that were experienced in the field, and led to corrective actions to mitigate unplanned costs and labor.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Coming to Terms – Understanding the differences between machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and rule-based systems
    • Predictive Modeling Approaches – using data mining and probability to forecast outcomes
    • What’s Next – How AI and Machine Learning will impact large-scale battery energy storage

    Presenter
    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company over 21 years into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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    Maximizing Battery Performance and Reliability for Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage

    FREE Webinar – Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

    As automakers and utilities transition away from non-renewable energy sources, batteries have become essential for efficient energy storage and delivery. Companies are working intensely to deliver higher capacity and more robust batteries to power their products, but ad hoc development processes cannot keep pace with the volume of battery data being generated. In addition, understaffed battery  development teams are unable to leverage their data to accelerate development or improve production and manufacturing.

    In this webinar, we will outline the challenges that the battery industry is facing and how big data analytics can virtually eliminate manual data management and provide powerful capabilities that deliver rapid insights into a battery’s design that dramatically accelerate the development process and results in products with greater performance and reliability.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Recognizing the challenges and bottlenecks in battery development today
    • Automating the battery data collection, data cleaning, and data management process
    • Identifying design issues earlier with predictive analytics
    • Leveraging metadata to understand the impact of materials, processes and test conditions

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – Co-Founder and CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is a co-founder of Voltaiq and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Tal co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.

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    Certification Challenges for Secondary Use EV Batteries

    As the 1st generation of Lithium-ion based hybrid and battery electric vehicles are reaching end-of life, or original traction batteries are being replaced with new batteries, the interest in secondary life or repurposing of these batteries continues to grow. Lithium-ion batteries present several challenges to Auto OEM’s, Recyclers and waste operators. Repurposing of EV batteries for non-automotive applications also creates new challenges for certification and acceptance by AHJ’s (Authorities Having Jurisdiction). This webinar discusses the current market challenges and concerns, while providing a roadmap of the current options for various usage cases of reused or repurposed EV batteries.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Understand the usage cases for secondary life batteries
    • Review market drivers for secondary use batteries
    • Review the concerns of battery and cell manufacturers with re-use of lithium-ion batteries
    • Discuss the unique challenges to certifying used batteries for new applications
    • Discuss current options for certification in the US market

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    Rich Byczek – Global Technical Director for Transportation Technologies at Intertek

    Rich has over 20 years of experience in product development and validation testing, 14 of which have been spent at Intertek. Mr. Byczek is also an expert in the areas of energy storage, audio equipment and EMC testing. He sits on several SAE, IEC, UL and ANSI standards panels, focusing on Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, and is based at the Intertek facility located in Plymouth, Michigan.

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    Battery Selection Tutorial Course 1/3: Selecting your Cell and Cell Manufacturer(s)

    After designing your product, you need to ensure the battery with which you are operating it will ensure the right performance and lifetime. When deciding this, narrowing down which chemistry (e.g. Li-ion, lithium primary, NiMH, etc.) best fits your product and which form factor are some of the first steps. Choosing a cell design (high-power vs. high-energy, for example) is another step and finally, finding the right cell manufacturer to fabricate your cells and packs. This webinar is the first in a three-part series on designing the right battery for your product. It will cover many of the key differences in chemistries, form factors, and cell designs and other best practices.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Choosing the right chemistry for your application
    • Choosing the right form factor
    • Choosing cell designs (e.g. high power vs. high-energy)

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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    Battery Selection Tutorial Course 2/3: Beyond the Standards: Device-Specific Testing

    After choosing your cell and manufacturer (Part 1 of this series), most likely, they will have passed the tests of various standards organizations. However, depending on your operating environment, you may need to go above and beyond the baseline to ensure your product operates as intended. This webinar is Part 2 in a three-part series and will review a variety of factors to consider in your device-specific testing, including designing tests to predict the outcomes of various user-abuse scenarios, understanding the mechanisms of gas generation, capacity retention based on different voltage windows, and what happens if you need to cycle your cells outside of their operating range (outside in an Arizona summer or Minnesota winter, for example).

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • User-abuse scenarios to prevent against
    • Causes and effects of various gas generation mechanisms
    • Voltage limits

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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    Battery Selection Tutorial Course 3/3: Integrating Your Battery Into Your Product – Designing for Worst-Case Scenarios

    The last part in Exponent’s three-part series, this webinar will focus on the finished product from the viewpoint of the battery. How can you best protect your battery within your device? Is your battery going to be user-replaceable? If you’re creating multi-cell packs, how should they be separated from (yet still connected to) each other? Should a thermal event occur, how can you prevent that from cascading through the whole pack? This webinar will help to answer many of those questions, and discuss design questions to help safeguard your battery pack throughout its entire lifecycle.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Creating multi-cell packs
    • Containing thermal runaway events

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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