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  • Course 1/3: What is Round Trip Efficiency (RTE)? Why is it Important? How Much Does it Cost?

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. EST USA

    In the first of this three-part webinar series, a definition of RTE will be presented along with simple system equations that are important to its understanding, determination and management. RTE for some popular battery systems i.e. Lead Acid, Lithium Ion, Vanadium Redox and Nickel Zinc will be computed as examples, and their variation with common variables such as rate, capacity variability & SOC swing will be discussed. The costs of Round Trip inefficiency can be significant, and are experienced by customers either in higher energy generating capital costs and/or higher operating expenses. The calculation of these higher costs will be reviewed, and there will be a discussion on the key industry variables that influence them. Different geographic and customer markets will be considered.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The Importance of RTE to battery selection decisions
    • How does RTE impact CAPEX and/or OPEX for energy storage
    • How is RTE defined and how can it be derived – comparison of different systems
    • An introduction to ancillary equipment energy losses

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

    Presenter
    Dr. Halle Cheeseman – Founder/President at Energy Blues LLC

    Dr. Halle Cheeseman earned a PhD in Electrochemistry & Corrosion from the University of Nottingham in UK, graduating in 1985. She has held several executive positions in the battery industry over the past 32 years, including Sr. VP of R&D at Spectrum Brands and VP of R&D at Exide Technologies. Her specific battery experience includes Lithium Ion, Zinc Air, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Iron, Alkaline and Lead Acid, focusing on Consumer, Industrial, Automotive & Renewable Energy applications. In July 2017, Dr. Cheeseman founded Energy Blues LLC, an energy storage consulting cooperative comprising 20+ subject matter experts.

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  • Course 2/3: Ampere-Hour (Ah) RTE and Voltage Polarization Energy Losses

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. EST USA

    Many aqueous systems have water electrolysis to contend with, and above 70-80% SOC, RTE losses from this competing reaction can be significant. Management of these losses has been evolving for decades, and there are now tried and tested methods mostly related to charging algorithms & partial state of charge (pSOC) cycling. These methods will be reviewed. Relevant for every battery chemistry, Cell Voltage factors, will be separated into eight different components, four each, for the cathode and anode. These will be presented & described. The variables that affect them will be reviewed, including the effects of age & cycling and methods for their ongoing measurement. Techniques to reduce and mitigate polarization will be detailed & possible benefits will be quantified in terms of RTE & cost for different scenarios.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Ah Efficiency losses in aqueous systems
    • Types of Voltage Polarization losses for all systems
    • Strategies and plans for reducing & mitigating efficiency losses
    • Improvement potential for different systems

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

    Presenter
    Dr. Halle Cheeseman – Founder/President at Energy Blues LLC

    Dr. Halle Cheeseman earned a PhD in Electrochemistry & Corrosion from the University of Nottingham in UK, graduating in 1985. She has held several executive positions in the battery industry over the past 32 years, including Sr. VP of R&D at Spectrum Brands and VP of R&D at Exide Technologies. Her specific battery experience includes Lithium Ion, Zinc Air, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Iron, Alkaline and Lead Acid, focusing on Consumer, Industrial, Automotive & Renewable Energy applications. In July 2017, Dr. Cheeseman founded Energy Blues LLC, an energy storage consulting cooperative comprising 20+ subject matter experts.

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  • Course 3/3: Total Battery System RTE – Ranking and Comparison of Different Battery Chemistries

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. EST USA

    RTE impacts of HVAC/Ventilation and Inverters will be described. Batteries generate heat, and this must be dissipated by system cooling and/or taken out of the system. Heat generated can be calculated by looking at IR heating and that generated (net) by exothermic reactions. Examples will include LFP, Li-NMC, Lead Acid and Nickel batteries, both when they are fresh, as well as at their end of useful life. The overall ancillary equipment energy usage will be listed for these systems, and a % RTE loss will be calculated for both nominal rate and high rate applications. Commentary will be provided for other systems. RTE will be summarized and ranked for most energy storage battery chemistries including ZA, NaS, LiS, Saltwater, Liquid Metal, Zinc Bromine and Fuel Cells.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • RTE impacts of Inverters and HVAC
    • RTE impacts for ancillary equipment for different systems
    • RTE numbers for most battery systems being considered for energy storage

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

    Presenter
    Dr. Halle Cheeseman – Founder/President at Energy Blues LLC

    Dr. Halle Cheeseman earned a PhD in Electrochemistry & Corrosion from the University of Nottingham in UK, graduating in 1985. She has held several executive positions in the battery industry over the past 32 years, including Sr. VP of R&D at Spectrum Brands and VP of R&D at Exide Technologies. Her specific battery experience includes Lithium Ion, Zinc Air, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Iron, Alkaline and Lead Acid, focusing on Consumer, Industrial, Automotive & Renewable Energy applications. In July 2017, Dr. Cheeseman founded Energy Blues LLC, an energy storage consulting cooperative comprising 20+ subject matter experts.

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  • A Raft of EVs and Hybrids are Coming – Will the Buyers Follow?

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. EDT USA

    Current sales trends for hybrid and electric vehicles will be detailed as will the effect of public policy on these vehicles. California is moving forward even as the US EPA and NHTSA pull back, with states aligning with California that represent 40% of total US sales.

    There is a plethora of new products coming from a variety of automakers, with certain automakers taking their own unique approaches, which will of course differentially affect suppliers and consumers. While China may be “ground zero” for product introductions and sales, the US will see a significant number of new products, particularly if we include vehicles that are “electrified” (as opposed to fully electric vehicles).

    Changes in technology affecting the cost and therefore the price to consumers will be discussed.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Current Sales Trends Regarding EVs and Hybrids
    • Current Status of the EPA/NHTSA Midterm Review
    • Current Status of CA Regulatory Intentions Regarding Fuel Economy and Zero Emission Vehicles
    • Automaker EV Plans Through 2025
    • Other Factors Affecting EV and Hybrid Sales in this Period

    Presenter
    Alan Baum – Principal, Baum & Associates

    Alan Baum formed Baum & Associates in August 2009. The company produces a detailed sales forecast and product life cycle for hybrid and electric vehicles. Baum has experience analyzing the impact of alternative fuel vehicles as well as advanced technologies in internal combustion engines that provide improved fuel economy. Since the 1980s, Baum has produced an automotive production forecast and detailed analysis of the automotive market. He has experience in the area of fuel economy and emissions regulation, the impact of fuel prices, & the market for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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