Energy Storage

Location: IWEA Training Rooms, Naas, Co. Kildare
Duration: 1 Day
Course Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Registration: 9am
Course Time: 9am - 5pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided
Course Cost
Company Member: €310
Non Company Member: €435

Course Overview

Green Tech SkillnetThis one-day training session will provide a comprehensive overview of electricity storage in the Irish power market.

The course will cover both large-scale storage such as pumped hydro and compressed air energy storage, along with battery storage.

It will provide an understanding of the current technology options, their cost ranges, design and sizing considerations and the grid connection process.

The course will also give a grounding in the economics of storage: the key value drivers, potential markets and revenue streams, the DS3 system services market, impact of competition, and potential business models and contracting strategies. This will be underpinned by worked examples and snapshots from Baringa’s in-house power market economic modelling.

We will also explore the merits of storage / wind / solar hybrid combinations.

Course Objectives

  • Develop a general understanding of the fundamental principles of energy storage, including an overview of a range of energy storage technologies
  • Learn about recent developments in energy storage internationally
  • Develop an understanding of technical capabilities of energy storage and the revenue streams which storage can access, including DS3 System Services
  • Understand some of the difficulties associated with developing energy storage, including challenges associated with grid connections.

Course Content

Storage technology overview

Current storage in the Irish and other European markets

Key value streams for storage:

  • Energy arbitrage
  • DS3
  • Capacity payments
  • Wind imbalance cost management
  • Balancing market

DS3 market deep dive

Business models and contracting strategies

Storage design and sizing

Grid connection process and considerations

Conclusions / Q&A

Course Trainers

The trainers for this course are Tom Harper and Debbie Buckley.

Tom is an expert in distributed energy and flexible power market assets, including battery and large scale storage. Tom is also highly experienced in the Irish power markets, having supported several battery storage developers in evaluating commercial projects, and acting as market advisor on transactions.

Debbie Buckley is Dublin-based and a leading expert on DS3 and associated market arrangements.

To register for this training course please contact Jeanette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.