The Smart Grid describes a next-generation electrical power system that is typified by the increased use of communications and information technology in the generation, delivery, and consumption of electrical energy worldwide.
IEEE Smart Grid is hosting the next webinar in the popular series on varying aspects of grid modernization globally.
Energy Storage for a Greener and More Resilient Grid
Presenter: Dr. Imre Gyuk
Program Manager, Energy Storage Research,
U.S. Department of Energy
Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
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The increasing penetration of variable renewable generation storage is now becoming one of the hottest topics in the utility industry. Research on materials and devices has increased costeffectiveness, cycle life and safety.
The presentation, by IEEE Smart Grid Expert, Dr. Imre Gyuk, will discuss multi-megawatt applications of a variety of energy storage technologies. Major storage facilities recently constructedin Texas, California, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico under the ARRA stimulus program will be presented. As major players begin deploying increasingly more substantial storage projects, operators are recognizing their value for ancillary services. Storage will make renewables dispatchable and enable deeper penetration. It will also make the grid more resilient, improve asset utilization, and prevent outages.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Gyuk joined the Department of Energy to manage the Thermal and Physical Storage program. For the past decade he has directed the Electrical Energy Storage research program in the Office of Electricity. Currently he also supervises the $185M ARRA stimulus funding for Grid Scale Energy Storage Demonstrations. Dr Gyuk received his B.S. from Fordham University, did graduate work at Brown University on Superconductivity, and received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics from Purdue University. He has held positions as a Research Associate at Syracuse, an Assistant Professor of Physics, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Architecture at the University of Wisconsin, andan Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Kuwait University where he became interested in issues of sustainability. He is internationally recognized as an expert on storage technology.