Webinar Energy Storage in Grids Dec 2013
IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series
Energy Storage in Microgrids and Nanogrids
December 11, 2013 2:00 pm eastern
Presented by Lucas Oehlerking and Sercan Teleke of Black & Veatch
Slightly more than a year ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the U.S. Northeast and left millions without electricity for several days. Had microgrids, independent smaller power systems, been installed widely, the power restoration could be seamless for these systems. This webinar focuses on nanogrids, which are basic building blocks of microgrids. The presentation first describes the nanogrid concept, its key components and benefits of nanogrids. Potential markets that can benefit from nanogrids are provided afterwards. Two use cases were developed to address typical examples of nanogrids and show the potential value streams that can be obtained by a nanogrid with an emphasis on its critical energy storage component. Finally, potential gaps in technology capabilities and market barriers to nanogrid deployment are identified.
Lucas J. Oehlerking is a Renewable Energy Consultant in the Renewables & Energy Efficiency Service Area within Black & Veatch's global energy business. Oehlerking is a subject matter expert in energy storage and has been involved in a wide range of energy storage projects. Oehlerking's project experience includes energy storage system design work, energy storage technology summaries and reviews as well as internal energy storage program development. Oehlerking is also involved in feasibility studies, due diligence, planning, and project development support for a variety of solar energy projects.
Dr. Sercan Teleke is an expert in energy storage, renewable energy integration, PV systems, power electronic applications to power systems, and power system design and analysis. His professional career includes consulting experience and interacting with various electric utility companies across North America, as well as manufacturing experience.
Recently, both Oehlerking and Teleke have been involved in microgrid and nanogrid projects in the US and abroad.