Grid Storage

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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

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    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

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    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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    Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries – Key Technology Approaches & Time-to-Market

    Attendees will learn which solid-state batteries have been launched already into beachhead markets, and which technology barriers for now prevent deployment in mass EV applications. Risks & opportunities identified in IP portfolios by large battery & automotive manufacturers and key startups will be compared with go-to-market & technology readiness statements. Finally, we will explain why hybrid battery packs or cells based on both liquid and solid electrolytes could potentially accelerate the automotive adoption of solid-state batteries.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Solid-state Li-ion batteries
    • Key innovation approaches & global patent literature
    • Time-to-market with respect to key applications: electronics/IoT, medical implants, automotive/rolling stock, stationary energy storage
    • Examples of solid electrolyte, cathode & anode selection
    • Combination of solid electrolytes with liquid electrolytes at the pack or cell level

    Presenter
    Dr. Pirmin Ulmann – Co-Founder & CEO, B-Science.net

    Dr. Pirmin Ulmann is co-founder and CEO of b-science.net, an information service for the battery patent literature that is based on a supervised machine learning approach. Pirmin obtained a diploma in chemistry from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2004 and a PhD from Northwestern University (USA) in 2009, followed by a postdoc at Tokyo University (Japan). From 2010 to 2016, while working at a major Li-ion battery materials manufacturer, he was a co-inventor of 7 patent families. He holds the credential Stanford Certified Project Manager and has co-authored scientific publications with more than 1,500 citations.

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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

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    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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    The Fundamentals of Battery Module and Pack Test

    The battery market is growing rapidly due to the acceleration of electrification in the automotive, aerospace and energy industries. In turn, batteries have become the pivotal component for electrifying automobiles, planes, trains and the grid.  Therefore, it’s imperative that today’s engineers, researchers, and managers understand the fundamentals of how to test batteries and the most productive approaches to ensure product performance, safety and time to market.

    Battery pack and module testing is becoming more critical than ever. Today, engineers face new challenges including increased complexity of the tests and set-ups, long development and test times, addressing safety requirements and avoiding hazards. Furthermore, testing to the application requires emulating real-world conditions by reacting to CAN, BMS and other communication protocols.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Industry trends impacting battery test
    • The fundamentals of battery module/pack testing
    • How to reduce time to market and improve engineering productivity
    • Next generation solutions for battery test

    Presenter
    Martin Weiss – Product Director at NH Research

    Martin has over 25 years of experience developing automated test systems for evaluating power electronics and battery systems. As the Product Director at NH Research (NHR), Martin is responsible for the technical development and launch of new, industry-driven hardware and software test solutions. Previously, he worked as a Principal Design Engineer for high-tech companies including Vocollect, Marconi Communications, and Telxon.

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    Battery Modeling – Electrical and Thermal Models

    Energy storage systems are widely used in many applications where the integration of such systems requires a proper design and sizing. To ensure a reliable design and operation of these systems for the above-mentioned applications, a system management including battery management and thermal management is indispensable. Such kind of system-level supervisors are based on efficient modeling approaches that include electro-thermal models. Electro-thermal model includes different models with different precision, where the higher model accuracy requires a higher computational effort and cost. In this webinar, different modeling methods based on the latest findings are explained and reviewed.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Battery thermal solutions: existing systems and trends
    • Electrical behavior modeling
    • Thermal behavior modeling
    • 1D thermal model
    • 3D thermal model

    Presenter
    Aymen Souissi – Thermal Management Expert at Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE)

    Aymen Souissi is a thermal Management Expert at Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE), where he is working on different European projects on battery modeling and thermal management. Aymen is a mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in the fields of thermo-fluid dynamics and automotive technology from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Prior to joining ABEE, he worked as thermal management engineer on different industrial projects at Bertrandt AG, where he was deeply involved in the development of battery systems.

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