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Battery Storage Technology: Opportunities and Uses

Battery Storage Technology: Opportunities and Uses

Explore battery storage technology - how and why it works, and how it could revolutionise the European energy landscape.


Battery Storage Technology: Opportunities and Uses | August

Open course (join for free)
12/08/2019 to 01/09/2019
Duration: 3 weeks
Effort: 3 hours

Battery Storage Technology: Opportunities and Uses | October

Open course (join for free)
07/10/2019 to 27/10/2019
Duration: 3 weeks
Effort: 3 hours

About this course

Imbalances in power supply, combined with rising energy demands pose a growing risk. But the emerging field of ‘battery storage’ could be the solution.

On this course, you’ll discover promising battery storage technologies; exploring their workings, strengths, weaknesses, and possible place in Europe’s future. You’ll look into a range of uses; not only in the power sector - but in transportation, industry, the home and more.

You’ll leave the course with a better understanding of battery storage technology, the many opportunities it presents, and what’s slowing its adoption today.

Is this course for you?

This course is for anyone interested in battery storage technology. It would be of particular use to professionals seeking to get a deeper understanding of battery storage applications and their potential role in the electricity industry.

How does the course boost my career?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Explain battery storage technologies and services for 4 different types of applications in the electricity market.
  • Identify solutions to the main barriers that have been slowing down the development of the battery storage market.
  • Get an overview of different technical characteristics of battery storage technologies.
  • Explain why different applications of battery storage require different sets of technical characteristics.
  • Understand how battery storage allows you to reduce the peak demand of your household/industry/grid and which other services to the grid can be delivered.
  • Reduce the cost of the electricity bills at your household, or industry using battery storage.

Teaching methods and materials

In this three-week course, you will cover the following topics. 

  • The need for the flexibility demand in the EU electricity industry and the role of battery storage.
  • Battery storage technologies: characteristics, potentials and limitations
  • Grid scale application of battery storage
  • Behind-the-meter application of battery storage
  • Off-grid application of battery storage
  • Battery storage application in mobility

Who are the collaborators?