Control systems for grid-connected energy storage devices: Principles, practice, and project risk

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Kayla Plante Kayla Leary
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    Pennwell Webinar

  • Lugar de celebración:

    Online, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

Rapid growth in grid-connected energy storage installations is occurring in several jurisdictions, and is likely to be repeated in many other countries in the near future, especially for battery systems. Purchasers and lenders are becoming more experienced, and comfortable with the technology. However, there is growing realisation that control systems are poorly understood, complex, and likely to become more complex as installations attempt to extract further value from more value streams. 

On Thursday, September 29, DNV GL hosted an informative webinar educating purchasers, lenders, owners and insurers about DNV GL’s views and experience on control of energy storage, focusing in particular on battery systems. The presentation began by reviewing the principles of control, from the low level battery management systems, up to complex systems seeking to optimise income from multiple value streams, including forecasting. It also discussed specific issues that DNV GL has encountered in validating control algorithms, testing battery systems, and in assessing risks for owners and lenders. The webinar also includes a review of some specific examples. Download the on-demand recording.

Who should attend?

  • Battery System Component Suppliers
  • Insurers
  • Investors
  • Lenders
  • Project Developers
  • Safety and Standards Authorities
  • System Operators / Planners

Get answers to these compelling questions:

  • What are storage controls and why do they affect project risk?
  • Who designs and manages these controllers? 
  • Are there any important parallels or differences from controls for solar and wind projects?
  • How is due diligence on controls performed at present?
  • What could or should change in future?
  • How can a battery energy storage system be specified to minimize the risks?
  • What is the role of factory acceptance testing, site acceptance testing, and in-service testing?
As a result from this webinar you will be able to identify :
  • The major risks and what actions should be taken in project development, procurement, construction, and operation to minimize these risks
  • Which party is best placed to take responsibility for each risk issue
  • The role of standards and good industry practice, i.e., GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice
  • The role of safety and performance testing 


Davion Hill - Gray Background Davion Hill, Ph.D., is 2015 President of NAATBatt International and Energy Storage Leader for DNV GL North America. Dr. Hill has over 10 years’ experience as a contract R&D consultant, serving as Principal Investigator on ARPA-e, NYSERDA, and the California Energy Commission technical R&D programs related to battery energy storage performance and safety. Dr. Hill won and led DNV GL’s first ever ARPA-e award, as well as its second. Dr. Hill also created DNV GL’s first hybrid power for oil & gas operations program in North America. In his tenure with NAATBatt, Dr. Hill founded and led the creation of NAATBatt SD, a strategic development program allowing NAATBatt members to seed-fund precompetitive R&D efforts. Dr. Hill has led, chaired, or participated in multiple panels on the topics of battery safety with NYBEST, NAATBatt, and ESA. He is an accomplished author with over 30+ peer reviewed publications and articles. 

Mike Kleinberg - Gray Background Michael Kleinberg, Ph.D., is a Senior Consultant in the Distributed Energy Resources group at DNV GL where his work focuses on energy storage and advanced distribution system analysis.  Michael has assisted California utilities in developing and assessing their recent energy storage request for offers (RFOs) and has led technical due diligence efforts to support investments in both large-scale and distributed energy storage projects being developed across the US.  Michael is the primary investigator for the DNV GL’s ARPA-E NODES project, investigating the impact of aggregated DERs providing services to the utility and wholesale market.  Michael received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 2007 and 2015, respectively. 

Matthew Rowe - Gray Background Matthew Rowe, Ph.D., is a Consultant for Operational Excellence at DNV GL Energy and currently leading the UK Energy Storage practice. Matthew has a PhD from The University of Reading, UK, in Energy Storage which he carried out with the UK Distribution Network Operator Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD).  He has published in internationally recognised energy journals and often presents at academic and industrial conferences both locally and outside of the UK. Matthew is taking an active role in enhancing and supporting energy storage in the UK and is currently the Vice Chair of the Energy Storage British Standards Institute committee. Since joining DNV GL Matthew has worked on a variety of projects with key industry stakeholders such as National Grid, the ETI, Ofgem, DECC and a variety of Investors, developers and DNOs.