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Battery and Energy Storage

  • Overview

    By 2050 global electricity demand will more than double requiring some 12'000 GW of new power generation capacity out of which three quarters will be renewables.

    Energy storage is an essential element in this energy transition and recent cost reductions in batteries are paving the way for widespread application. However, different to power generation technologies the business models for batteries are manyfold. Some dozen different revenue streams must be analysed to form the value stack of a successful business case. All of which are highly depending on location and adjacent power generation source if any.

    This course will help you to understand how to map business opportunities and structure the case around utility scale battery projects. Each module will be enriched by using additional materials in form of spreadsheets, articles, online tools and video clips to show real world case studies. Significant time will be dedicated to case studies and group work in order to enhance application of new knowledge and leverage experiences between delegates.

    Participants will also receive access to a shared cloud folder with in-depth background reports, articles, bookmarks, templates and tools in electronic format.

    Course Objectives

    • Understanding and comparing various energy storage technologies
    • Major drivers and inhibitors influencing the growth of the battery market
    • Understand battery economics and business models
    • Hands on exercises and group work to apply knowledge and leverage experience
    • Zooming in and out from concepts, to project and industry context
    • Analyse business cases from around the world and understand their economics
    • Blending technical, financial and legal elements in a straight forward way
    • Comprehensive understanding of the battery value stack and revenue streams


    • Project developers and Sponsors
    • OEM manufacturers, EPC contractors and O&M service providers
    • IPPs, Utilities and Grid operators
    • Private Equity & Institutional Investors
    • Development finance institutions and Commercial lenders
    • Legal, Technical and Insurance Advisors
    • Government officials and Regulators
    • Oil & Gas upstream companies
    • Petrochemical and Process industry companies


  • DAY 1

    Understanding The Grid or why storage?

    • Intermittent power generation and grid requirements
    • Transmission and distribution basics
    • Electricity Market Structures
    • The wholesale power market and traded products & services
    • Going off-grid or the Grid defection economics

    Energy Storage Technologies

    • Chemical Energy Storage
    • Electrochemical Energy Storage
    • Electrical Energy Storage
    • Mechanical Energy Storage
    • Thermal Energy Storage
    • Technology Roadmaps

    Battery Economics and Operational Parameters

    • System Size
    • Equipment Costs
    • Availability
    • Depth of battery discharge
    • Usable energy
    • Lifetime
    • O&M costs
    • Augmentation charge
    • Efficiency

    DAY 2

    Value & Revenue Streams for end users, utilities and system operators

    • Demand charge reduction
    • Energy arbitrage
    • Demand response
    • Capacity Firming
    • Curtailment minimisation
    • Resiliency / Back-up power 
    • Frequency regulation
    • Capacity markets
    • Voltage support
    • Peak shaving
    • Investment Deferral

    PPA and Risk Assessment of Battery projects:

    • Performance guarantees & Warranties
    • Allocating control rights
    • Manufacturer’s operating requirements
    • Timing of system charge
    • Setting purchase price
    • Stacked revenue streams
    • Multiple offtakers
    • Regulation and changes in law

    Selective case studies, to be updated prior course start:

    • Village of Minster, Ohio, United States
    • AES Angamos Energy Storage Array, Chile
    • Sumba Island Microgrid, Indonesia
    • Commercial demand-charge management in San Francisco
    • Distribution upgrade deferral in New York
    • Residential bill management in Phoenix
    • Solar self-consumption in San Francisco
    • Alaska, US, island frequency response
    • New Mexico, US, solar PV smoothing and energy shift
    • Doha, Qatar, frequency response and other ancillary services
    • Rokkasho, Aomori, Japan, wind energy time shift and frequency response
    • Angola, Africa, off-grid school lighting
    • Germany, support for household solar and battery storage
    • Zhangbei, China, wind energy time shift and ancillary services




  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme



    Your trainer is an independent financial advisor with some 18 years’ experience in the power & renewable sector. He started out his career in a leading North European Strategy Consultancy, where he made substantial contributions to build the energy practice within the firm. He developed and implemented innovative distributions concepts for utility clients to face the competitive challenges of the newly liberalized German electricity market.   In 2002, anticipating the tectonic shifts to arrive in the energy sector by renewables,he decided to set-up his own advisory boutique to serve exclusively the renewable energy sector. In the following years, he, supported world leading Utilities, IPPs and Private Equity Investors, such as Iberdrola, AES, RWE, OMV, Englefield Capital and Hudson Clean Energy Partners to thoroughly assess international market opportunities and successfully assemble project portfolios across mature and emerging European renewable markets. Based on this work his clients were able to realize their investment strategy via the acquisition of local partners, greenfield and operating wind, solar, biomass, geothermal or hydro projects with pipelines of many thousands MW capacity.   He became a recommended speaker at leading international energy conferences on topics of market attractiveness and investment drivers for renewables. He formed part of the Working Group ‘Financing the Energy Turnaround’ in Frankfurt and was one of the first members of the European Technology Platform for Wind Energy, as well as of EWEA, ACORE, LAWEA, EUBIA, ESHA and EGEC.   Since ten years, Christian, focuses on the particular challenges of power projects in emerging markets, such as Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Georgia, New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa or Pakistan. He flags risks to international investors coming from regulatory environment, grid connection and competitors. Developers are supported to raise equity, mitigates risks via the creation of international project consortia and achieve project finance bankability with domestic and international lenders.   Since five years, he has successfully delivered energy finance training to hundreds of executives from more than 80 countries in plus 50 seminars in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, UAE, the US, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Egypt, Georgia, Cote d’Ivoire, Indonesia and Hong Kong.   Delegates come from leading financial institutions, industrial corporations and governments such as e.g. IFC, FMO, GIZ, IFU, Obviam, KfW, HBOR, European Investment Bank, UNDP, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, African Finance Corporation, JBIC, Industrial Development Corporation, Banco Santander, Enel, E.ON, Vattenfall, Endesa, Eskom, Total, Sumitomo, Gamesa, Siemens, Akka Enerji, Akzo Nobel, BP, Shell, Abengoa, Energomontaza, Mitsubishi, SgurrEnergy, PwC, Investec, RES, The Crown Estate, Coca-Cola, Procter&Gamble, Pacific Gas & Electric, Omrom, OFGEM, Munich Re, AES, Alstom, Schneider Electric, Aveng Group, Air Liquide, NEPRA, Saudi Aramco, King Saud University, Swicorp, Qatar Petroleum, K.A. CARE. Some of the topics delivered include Renewable Technologies & Economics, Independent Power Projects, Project Finance, Financial Analysis & Structuring, Risk Mitigation, Loan Term Sheets Elements, Power Purchase Agreements, EPC and O&M contracts, Resource Assessments, Government Tenders and Policy Incentives, Electricity Market Structures & Liberalization, Electricity Pricing, Project Transactions & Valuations, Innovative Renewable Business Models.    



This course is taught virtually online over 3 days. Course start time is Central European Standard Time, Spain (CET (GMT+01:00)