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    DER Tutorial Course 1/3: Energy Storage and DER Control Behind the Meter

    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

    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.

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    DER Tutorial Course 2/3: Battery Warranty Tracking for Stationary Energy Storage

    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

    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.

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    DER Tutorial Course 3/3: Battery State of Health in Energy Storage Systems

    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

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    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.

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    BMS Tutorial Course 1/3: Optimal Design Approaches to Battery Racks, Packs and Modules

    There are several ways to reduce the cost of your battery stack design while maintaining high performance and reliability. Alex Ramji, Senior Hardware Designer at Nuvation Energy will present a variety of approaches for lowering the cost of battery control electronics through innovative module and rack design. He will share examples of module and stack configurations for different types of cells, and explain how they have been architected to meet target stack voltages, amperages, and ESS capacities.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The master/slave battery management system model
    • Reducing BMS hardware through module, tray and stack design
    • Battery stack solution examples
    • Management of multiple stacks in parallel

    Presenter
    Alex Ramji – Senior Hardware Designer at Nuvation Energy

    Alex Ramji manages Nuvation Energy’s Hardware Solutions team, a group that develops a range of battery management products for large-scale energy storage systems. He is the lead designer of integrated battery management solutions that simplify energy storage system development. He has designed stack-level battery management products, system-level control systems, and novel battery stack architectures. Alex brings a multidisciplinary skill set of both electrical and mechanical engineering to system design, and is a key contributor to Nuvation Energy’s megawatt-scale energy storage projects.

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    BMS Tutorial Course 2/3: Battery Stack Design for UL 1973 Certification

    If you are developing a stationary energy storage system, chances are you have already heard of UL 1973 and UL 9540. Being certified to these important safety standards is quickly becoming the price of admission in the energy storage industry. When taking your battery stack design through the UL 1973 certification process, the level of effort is significantly impacted by the compliances and ratings of the individual components in your battery rack. Join Nate Wennyk, Senior Hardware Designer at Nuvation Energy, for an inside look at the development of UL 1973 Recognized battery stack solutions.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Understanding battery stack architecture
    • Impacts of component certifications on the UL 1973 LOE
    • Designing flexibility into a locked-down stack configuration
    • UL 1973 Recognition case studies and engineering war stories

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    Nate Wennyk – Senior Hardware Designer at Nuvation Energy

    Nate Wennyk manages Nuvation Energy’s Device Hardware team, a group that develops battery management system hardware for small- and large-scale energy storage applications. His experience ranges from grid-tied residential, commercial and industrial (C&I) behind the meter platforms to front of the meter energy storage and specialty vehicle applications. Nate possesses extensive field experience and has been a key contributor to system integration and commissioning projects for storage systems across the United Sates as well as on remote islands. He is currently Senior Hardware Designer for Nuvation Energy’s next-generation BMS product research and development team.

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    BMS Tutorial Course 3/3: Gain More Visibility Into Your Energy Storage System

    Long-term ownership and management of an energy storage system requires high visibility into the batteries to enable problem identification and resolution, compare actual vs. predicted degradation curves, and plan for capacity augmentation. Real-time diagnostics and historical battery health data can be utilized to improve system reliability and reduce the total cost of ESS ownership. Join Nuvation Energy CEO Michael Worry for an examination of how battery data analytics can be retrieved from the BMS and utilized to optimize system maintenance and contribute to the long-term viability of the energy storage system.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Business impacts of low visibility into internal battery operation
    • Problems frequently encountered by operators in the field
    • “Cell to cloud” remote system diagnosis
    • Battery warranty tracking

    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 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.

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    Methods and Instrumentation for Testing Li-ion Batteries, Materials to Modules

    We will walk through different phases of research from material development, characterization of cells and stacks, and advanced diagnostics on modules for Electric Vehicles. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to and speak with the innovators of the frequency response analyzer (Solatron Analytical) and the digital potentiostat (Princeton Applied Research).

    Features of instrumentation will be translated into benefits for users. Data from many different solutions will be presented; highlighted by the recently concluded UK-based consortium to rapidly grade the State-of-Health of NISSAN Leaf modules.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Electrochemical methods used to characterize Li-ion batteries:  materials, cells, stacks, and modules
    • Benefits of accuracy and resolution on performance tests of Energy Devices
    • Mapping of experiment techniques and test methods to instrument specifications
    • How AMETEK’s portfolio meets these similar but uniquely defined needs at different points of the value chain

    Presenter
    Rob Sides – Director, Marketing & Product Management at AMETEK

    Rob Sides presents here as part of AMETEK, a global enterprise supporting electrochemical research through its Princeton Applied Research and Solartron Analytical brands. He joined AMETEK after achieving his Ph.D. from University of Florida in 2005, where he authored several original research papers, presentations, invited reviews and book chapters on the fabrication and characterization of Li-ion battery electrodes using DC and EIS-based methods. At AMETEK Rob has held several roles across different functional groups of Applications, Sales/Marketing and Product Management. His background provides a depth and breadth of experience to present both fundamentals and solutions to the most challenging problems.

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    Calorimetric Measurements of Lithium-Ion Batteries Under Use and Abuse

    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

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    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.

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    Approaches to Recovering Critical Materials From Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries

    FREE Webinar – Li-Cycle is a proud sponsor of this event.

    As the world transitions towards sustainability and low carbon emissions, lithium-ion batteries are being used across a broad spectrum of products and industries. The automotive industry, in particular, estimates 559 million of electric vehicles will be on the road by 2040. Consequently, lithium-ion battery waste is forecasted to hit over 11 million tonnes by 2030.

    How can the world deal with this oncoming tsunami of lithium-ion batteries?

    The audience will have the answer after this webinar as this presentation will walk through both global and future approaches to dealing with end-of-life batteries and explore the importance of recovering critical materials from lithium-ion batteries to meet future demand.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Global end-of-life lithium-ion battery market opportunity
    • Recycling vs reuse
    • Incumbent technologies for ‘recycling’ lithium-ion batteries
    • New technologies and techniques for recycling lithium-ion batteries
    • Comparative benefits of recycling technologies

    Presenters
    Ajay Kochhar – Co-Founder, President and CEO at Li-Cycle
    Tim Johnston – Co-Founder, Executive Chairman at Li-Cycle

    Ajay Kochhar is a Co-Founder, President and CEO of Li-Cycle Corporation, an industry leading lithium-ion battery resource recovery company. As President and CEO, Ajay is responsible for all strategic aspects of the company and overall leadership. Ajay has been pivotal in leading the company from an idea to a commercially operating lithium-ion battery recycling company.

    Tim Johnston is a Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Li-Cycle Corporation. Since 2019, Tim has lead Operations, Research & Development, and Capital Projects at Li-Cycle. Prior to that as Non-Executive Chairman, he helped support the strategic decision making and guide the R&D team through critical phases of the company’s development.

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    Myths and Realities in Battery Engineering for EVs

    As the automotive industry continues an aggressive push toward electrification, misconceptions abound as to the best way to run an EV battery program. Mobility companies are set up for failure if they’re of the mindset to outsource battery engineering, or that they can easily “set and forget” a battery after initial qualification. These missteps can lead to catastrophic product failures including delayed product launches, high-volume RMAs, recalls or worse. In this webinar we’ll review the most common myths to help ensure that your organization doesn’t have to learn the hard way.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Myths and misconceptions about battery engineering
    • Consequences of believing these myths
    • Realities of battery engineering
    • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

    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.

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