SEMINAR: Sizing, Costing, and Testing Energy Storage for the Grid

SEMINAR: Sizing, Costing, and Testing Energy Storage for the Grid

Seminar Abstract 

We have lots of data on electricity from renewables sources to as fine as 4 sec per data point for months and years at a time. We have data on how electricity is used on an equally fine time scale. Now, how does one use that data to design an energy storage system? This talk will go through the process of looking at actual data collected for an entire year at 1-minute intervals to size a battery for two different applications. It will also discuss how that process can be used to optimize the size for life and cost and how to test the battery to end of life.

Seminar Speaker(s) 

Vince Battaglia
Chemist Staff Scientist/Engineer, Transportation Initiative, Energy Storage Group, Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division

Vince Battaglia, Head of the Electrochemical Technologies Group, manages the Electrode Architecture research group at LBNL whose main emphasis is the development and testing of battery electrodes for EV, PHEV, and HEV applications.  This involves everything from developing electrode formulations with appropriate compromises in energy density and cycle life, to testing under vehicular conditions, to identifying failure modes, to predicting battery life.

Vince received his B.S. from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  He has been working in the field of batteries since obtaining his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, also from the University of California at Berkeley.  Upon graduating, his first professional position was with Argonne National Laboratory where he worked for 6 ½ years on two EV battery systems: LiAl/FeS2 and Li-polymer.  This was followed by 7 years on assignment with the DOE in Washington, D.C. where Vince served as Technical Coordinator of Research and Development for the Office of Advanced Transportation Technologies. Vince assists the Department of Energy (DOE) on the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium Technical Advisory Committee in the development of battery test manuals.   He holds two patents and has written over 75 publications. 


May 5, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm