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  • (FREE) NUVATION ENERGY: Course 1 of 3 – Energy Storage and DER Control Behind the Meter

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 01:00 P.M. EDT USA

    The implementation of distributed energy resources behind the meter has become increasingly commonplace for commercial, industrial, and even residential energy consumers. While energy security is often a key driver, it is demand charge management that provides the return on the infrastructure investment. DER aggregation and demand charge management technologies however, have not yet fully caught up with the relative maturity of the resources they control. Join John Chinnick, Principal Software Architect at Nuvation Energy for an examination of distributed energy resource management behind the meter, and how to integrate and manage DER assets for demand charge management.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Types and tiers of distributed energy resource management
    • Technical constraints and opportunities in asset management
    • Integrating energy resources for centralized control
    • A demand charge management implementation model

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    John Chinnick – Principal Software Architect at Nuvation Energy

    John Chinnick is a Principal Software Architect at Nuvation Energy. His current role includes project management and engineering design for distributed energy resource (DER) control systems. He brings 28 years of product design experience to the energy storage industry, with a diverse skillset that includes embedded computing and industrial controls. His current projects include the deployment of automotive second life battery packs into containerized energy storage for grid firming, transmission and distribution upgrade deferral, and demand charge management.

    Nuvation Energy is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) VOLTAIQ: Best Practices – Scaling your EV Battery Program for Optimal Effectiveness

    Wednesday, November 04, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    The ability to scale a battery program for agility and efficiency is crucial, particularly within the rapidly evolving EV market. Key to achieving this scale is the use of data generated throughout battery development to inform optimal, rapid decision making. A new class of software, the Battery Intelligence System (BIS), is now in commercial production helping organizations unlock the value of their data to achieve scale. This webinar will provide an introduction to BIS and offer valuable insight on how to best leverage the data your organization is already generating to keep your battery program nimble and efficient.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • A review of current industry challenges
    • An introduction to Battery Intelligence Systems (BIS) that unify data and provide immediate access to data-driven insights for decision making
    • A review of best practices to help teams standardize processes and increase organizational efficiency
    • An overview of management tools to track and optimize battery programs

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper has an extensive record of success as a cleantech engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding Voltaiq, he worked as the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra low-cost grid-scale battery. Before joining CUNY, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, where he also did his graduate work in Materials Science and Engineering. As a Materials Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL, he successfully led the transfer of lab-scale technology to industry partners.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) THT: Calorimetric Measurements of Lithium-Ion Batteries Under Use and Abuse

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    This presentation will describe two main types of calorimetric techniques that can be used to carry out performance and safety testing on batteries. These are isothermal calorimetry and adiabatic calorimetry.

    The first half of the presentation will introduce isothermal calorimetry; the various types of instruments, the method of operation, and examples of data that can be obtained. The second half of the presentation will cover battery testing methods for the ARC adiabatic calorimeter system. The theoretical background of the test method will be described, and recommended practice for various types of testing will be discussed.

    The presentation will also mention complementary test methods that can be integrated with calorimetry to provide even more useful analysis.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Principles of isothermal and adiabatic calorimetry for batteries
    • Advantages and limitations of these two methods
    • Discussion of applications and results
    • Recommended testing practices

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at THT

    Danny Montgomery has worked in Thermal Hazard Technology UK for 11 years. He joined the company after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics. His current position is Technical Performance Manager. He manages THT’s test lab and continues to expand THT’s testing capability into new areas of interest for a range of high-profile clients. As well as managing the lab, Danny is involved with technical support, installation and training for THT’s calorimeter systems. He has provided training for major international companies such as Panasonic, LG, Samsung, BMW and Underwriters Laboratory.

    Thermal Hazard Technology (THT) is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) NUVATION ENERGY: Course 2 of 3 – Battery Warranty Tracking for Stationary Energy Storage

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 01:00 P.M. EST USA

    In the energy storage industry, battery warranties are based on the combination of a utilization profile and the responsible management of batteries within specified tolerances. Nuvation Energy CEO Michael Worry will explore how energy storage system providers and users can track battery utilization to ensure adherence to warranty parameters, and to proactively identify and resolve performance deviations that can negatively impact warranty claim outcomes.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Creating the use-case specific battery warranty
    • Energy storage system design for battery life and cycle count targets
    • Battery warranty tracking technologies
    • Data capture vs. compliance reporting

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    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 and CTO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering design solutions for large-scale energy storage. Michael 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.

    Nuvation Energy is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) VOLTAIQ: The Billion Dollar Battery Bet and How to Get it Right for Your Product

    Wednesday, December 02, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    Strategic collaborations can make or break the success of your EV battery program. This webinar will offer tips on how to cut through the industry noise to lock in a dependable battery supply. We’ll offer best practices on how to integrate suppliers as a seamless extension of your internal team. Lastly, we’ll address where things most commonly go wrong with these partnerships, and how to address common challenges to ensure a successful relationship with your battery suppliers – and ultimately – a successful EV battery program.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • A checklist to identify best-in-class battery suppliers
    • Three questions you MUST ask a potential battery supplier
    • Designing a program to ensure you have multiple battery options
    • Best practices to work as a seamless team
    • Insights on how to course-correct when things go wrong

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper has an extensive record of success as a cleantech engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding Voltaiq, he worked as the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra low-cost grid-scale battery. Before joining CUNY, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, where he also did his graduate work in Materials Science and Engineering. As a Materials Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL, he successfully led the transfer of lab-scale technology to industry partners.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • ABEE: Battery Modeling – Electrical, Thermal and Lifetime Models

    Wednesday, December 09, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    Energy storage systems are widely used in many applications where the integration of such systems in different applications requires proper design and sizing. To ensure a reliable design and operation of these systems, a system management including battery management and thermal management is indispensable. Such kind of system-level supervisors are based on efficient modeling tools that include electrothermal and lifetime models. Electrothermal modeling includes different models with varying precision, where the higher model accuracy requires a higher computational effort and cost. Lifetime models can be used for lifetime prediction, and the performance investigation at the end of life. In this webinar, different modeling methods based on the latest findings will be explained and reviewed.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Electrical behavior modeling
    • Thermal behavior modeling
    • 3D thermal model
    • Lifetime model
    • Parameter identification

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Mahdi Soltani – Battery Modeling and Thermal Management Expert, Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE)

    Mahdi Soltani is an Electrical Engineer with a PhD degree in the field of energy storage system for stationery and vehicular applications from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). His PhD work focuses on advanced modeling techniques for Lithium-Ion Capacitor technology (a hybrid technology of Lithium ion battery and Supercapacitors) for various applications. After graduation, he joined Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE) as a battery modeling and thermal management expert, where he is working on different European and Belgium national projects on battery testing, modeling, battery pack design and thermal management.

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  • (FREE) NUVATION ENERGY: Course 3 of 3 – Battery State of Health in Energy Storage Systems

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 01:00 P.M. EST USA

    State of Health (SOH) is a widely used and often misunderstood term within the energy storage industry. What does it mean to say that a battery is at 90% SOH? How does battery SOH impact the performance of an energy storage system used for a particular application? Stefan Janhunen, Principal Software Architect at Nuvation Energy, will explore common industry definitions and misconceptions surrounding State of Health and will take a deeper dive into the fundamental metrics of battery health that impact overall energy storage system performance.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What is State of Health and how is it defined?
    • The most common metrics used to measure battery performance and health
    • The effects of battery degradation on energy storage system performance
    • Moving towards an energy storage system perspective on State of Health

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Stefan Janhunen – Principal Software Architect at Nuvation Energy

    Stefan Janhunen is a Principal Software Architect at Nuvation Energy where he helps solve challenging energy storage problems using advanced software. Lately he has been working mostly on control system architecture, estimation algorithms, simulation tools, and communication protocol challenges. He has developed numerous software products running on systems ranging from tiny embedded microcontrollers up to cloud compute platforms.

    Nuvation Energy is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • VOLTA: Next-Level Planning – Using Machine Learning To Improve EV Charging Network Buildout

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    At Volta, our mission is to drive sustainability forward and we created a tool to help you do just that. Praveen Mandal introduces the Network Planning Tool (NPT), a machine-learning technology to predict electric vehicle adoption and demand, and plan charging infrastructure accordingly. NPT allows utilities, municipalities, and other related partners to optimize their decision-making process and reshape their transportation infrastructure to capitalize on the booming electric vehicle segment.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • An overview of the rapidly evolving electrification industry
    • How Volta is leveraging machine learning technology to differentiate the scope of their services
    • Introduce NPT— a technology developed by Volta to predict and plan for electric vehicle adoption and demand
    • An in-depth explanation of the NPT’s far-reaching capabilities
    • Failure Mitigation and suppression

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Praveen K. Mandal – Chief Technology Officer, Volta Charging

    Praveen Mandal is a former engineer turned serial entrepreneur who jump-started the electric vehicle charging industry through the co-founding of ChargePoint in 2007, where he also served as its President. He is the recognized inventor of the “networked charging stations” concept, a pioneering idea that helped drive the adoption of charging stations by all industry stakeholders. Mandal serves as the CTO of Volta Charging, is the Co-Founder of 2predict, a team of data scientists providing advanced machine learning solutions for innovative companies and an MIT Connection Science Fellow.

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