Energy Storage

Location: IWEA Training Rooms, Naas, Co. Kildare
Duration: 1 Day
Course Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Registration: 9am
Course Time: 9am - 5pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided
Course Cost
Company Member: €350
Non Company Member: €460

Course Overview

Green Tech SkillnetAn introduction to energy storage, including a general background to different types of technology, lessons learned from elsewhere in the world, and insight into some of the challenges and opportunities within the Irish market.

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.

Who should attend

Renewable developers, engineers, managers, technicians, with little existing knowledge about energy storage.

Course Content

Introduction to energy storage technologies Energy storage internationally Technical capabilities, revenue streams and DS3 services Energy storage challenges and grid connections Developing energy storage sites.

Course Trainers

Gordon McFadzean

Gordon is a senior consultant at TNEI and leads the delivery of projects relating to electricity strategy and regulation. His work with regulators, network operators and storage clients means he is well-placed to advise on revenue streams, business cases and Use of Network Charging for storage sites.

Gordon has a good technical overview of the network planning and system operation challenges facing the energy industry, particularly in GB and Ireland, and regularly advises generation clients on strategies for getting connected to the grid.

He has a strong technical background in power systems analysis and power systems modelling and a good understanding of wholesale energy markets, ancillary service markets and network regulation, with a particular focus on use of system charging.

Gordon has developed a business case model for battery storage co-located with renewable generation. The model takes half-hourly generation profiles, grid constraints and revenue stream data (e.g. index prices, TRIAD values, site specific Use of System charges), alongside capital costs and battery technical information, to estimate revenues from various MW and MWh sizes of battery.

Gordon recently advised Ofgem on how network charging arrangement may be affecting signals for network flexibility (e.g. from distributed generation, storage and demand response) and how distribution charging may need to change in the future.

Over the summer of 2015, Gordon led TNEI’s work on the design of the System Services procurement arrangements under EirGrid’s DS3 programme, in consortium with Pöyry and DotEcon. TNEI’s main role has been the design of the “scalars” which will be applied to unit prices to provide additional incentives for product delivery and availability, and to provide locational and temporal price signals. These services are likely to provide revenue streams suitable for electricity storage.

Since 2015, Gordon has been delivering regular training to Ofgem on electricity markets, covering a wide range of topics including trading, balancing and settlement, network interactions and regulations, Electricity Market Reform, and European integration.

Rory Mullan

Rory Mullan is a senior consultant and director of Mullan Grid Consulting. A qualified Electrical Engineer, Rory has worked in the Irish Electricity Industry for over 15 years in various commercial and technical roles in utility and consultancy sectors.

Rory is also a member of the IWEA council and the IWEA, NIRIG & ISEA Grid Committee


Course Terms and Conditions

Please note that courses cancelled less than 4 working days in advance will incur a 100% fee.