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Enabling Smart Grids:
Energy Storage Technologies, Opportunities and Challenges

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.

Complimentary Webinar:

Enabling Smart Grids: Energy Storage Technologies, Opportunities and Challenges

Presenter: Lucia Gauchia

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

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The versatility of energy storage, in particular batteries, at virtually any point of the grid (generation, transmission, distribution, residential/industrial) makes them an indispensable element of the smart grids. Their capability to store and release energy is key when, e.g. coupled with intermittent renewable energies whose peak production is not synchronized to the loads. Moreover, the interest and opportunities for grid connected energy storage is increasing as consumers demand hither energy independence. However, there is a wide range of energy storage technologies as research on materials continues to improve power and energy densities.

In this webinar, we will give a system level approach to energy storage that is particularly useful for grid applications. We will discuss the different technologies, and what opportunities and challenges consumers at all levels in all markets face.

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About the Speaker:

Lucia Gauchia was named the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Assistant Professor of Energy Storage Systems at Michigan Technological University in September 2013. She holds a joint appointment between Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments and Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department. During 2012 she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with McMaster University, working for the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain and the Green Auto Powertrain Program. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University Carlos III in Madrid, Spain in 2009 and worked in the Power Electric Engineering Department at the University from 2008-2012. Her research interest include the testing, modeling and energy management of energy storage systems for micro grids and electrical vehicles applications.

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