Grid Energy Storage - Consumer & Utility Roles

Presented by: Ahmed F. Zobaa

Electrical Energy Storage has played three primary roles. First, it reduces the cost of electricity costs by storing electricity during off-peak times for use at peak times. Secondly, it improves the reliability of the power supply by supporting the users during power interruptions. Thirdly, it improves power quality, frequency, and voltage. Electrical Energy storage is expected to solve many problems, including excessive power fluctuation and undependable power supply due to the use of high penetration levels of renewable energy. Electric vehicles with batteries are the most promising technology to replace fossil fuels by electricity from mostly renewable energy sources. This presentation will highlight the needs and the roles for electrical energy storage.

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  1. Engineers
  2. Researchers
  3. Academics
  4. Renewable Power Providers
  5. Research & Development Companies
  6. Schools & Universities
  7. Utilities

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Ahmed Faheem Zobaa

Ahmed Faheem Zobaa

Ahmed Faheem Zobaa received his BSc (Hons), MSc, and PhD degrees in Electrical Power & Machines from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1992, 1997, and 2002, respectively. He received his Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Exeter, the UK in 2010, and his Doctoral of Science from Brunel University London, the UK in 2017. He has spent more than 28 years in the academia at Cairo University (Egypt), University of Exeter (UK) and Brunel University London (UK). Currently, he is a Reader in electrical and power engineering at Brunel University London, UK. His main areas of expertise include power quality, (marine) renewable energy, smart grids, energy efficiency, and lighting applications.

Dr Zobaa is an Executive Editor for the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, an Executive Editor-in-Chief for Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy, and an Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education. He is a registered Chartered Engineer, Chartered Energy Engineer, European Engineer, and International Professional Engineer. He is also a registered member of the Engineering Council, UK; the Egypt Syndicate of Engineers; and the Egyptian Society of Engineers. He is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK; Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Energy Institute, UK, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, UK, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK, The Royal Society of Arts, UK, The African Academy of Sciences, and Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors, UK. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

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Energy storage; Technology; Applications; Development; Markets; Challenges; Planning


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