Robust performance of a storage energy management system is key to achieving revenue goals or contractual requirements for a hybrid renewable plus storage system. Storage plants, coupled with renewable systems, are required to perform multiple functions related to renewable smoothing, renewable firming and revenue optimization.
Join DNV and GE on Wednesday, November 3rd at 2 PM EST to learn about technical control methodologies and algorithms to implement storage controls for solar firming, solar smoothing and merchant market energy arbitrage. GE will present implementation of these use cases with FlexIQ Dispatcher that performs moving horizon optimization based on forecasts and real-time plant measurements. Performance of this methodology will be compared against a standard approach that considers rule-based algorithms. Comparative results will outline performance metrics in terms of renewable energy utilization, ramp control and arbitrage revenue gains.
Adam Guenther is a lead controls engineer with GE Renewables Hybrids with a background in software and embedded systems engineering. Adam has held roles at GE Research and GE Digital creating customer and user focused hardware and software solutions for 13 years. He now focuses on battery energy storage control systems hardware and software and brings his customer and user centered perspective to embedded controls. Adam has a BS in Computer Engineering and a MS in Engineering and Global Operations Management from Clarkson University.
Steve Bravo is the lead Digital and Controls Product Manager for GE's Renewable Hybrids business managing their FLEXIQ digital portfolio. Steve has a diverse background in renewable energy product management ranging from onshore wind to renewable hybrids to energy storage, for both hardware and digital/controls products. He helped launch platforms such as GE's 2.x-116 onshore wind turbine and the FLEXIQ hybrids digital product line. He has a BS in Ocean Engineering from the US Naval Academy and an MS in Project Management from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining GE, he spent 10 years in the US Navy as a helicopter pilot and technical program manager.
Michael Kleinberg, PhD. is the Head of Department for DNV’s Energy Storage Advisory team, the leading technical advisor for energy storage and hybrid renewables in North America. Michael has over 10 years of industry experience specializing in energy storage, hybrid renewables, microgrids, DER, and advanced grid analytics. Michael has supported development and financing of over 6GWh of energy storage across the globe. He has served as Primary Investigator on multiple ARPA-E and NYSERDA energy research initiatives and has presented at over 50 technical conferences and events. Michael received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
Dr. Mohammed Muthalib is a Senior Consultant working with DNV’s Energy Advisory group in Chalfont, PA, USA. He has extensive experience in performance data analysis and data-driven modelling of physical systems connected to the electric grid. At DNV, he is a Team Lead for analytics and engineering services including solar + storage operational modeling, battery degradation and augmentation modeling, development of technical specifications, and performance analysis of utility scale battery energy storage projects. He also supports DNV’s broader advisory services for other distributed energy resources such as fuel cell generation systems. Dr. Muthalib earned his Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. His previous research focused on the development of a framework for utilizing buildings as thermostatically controllable energy resources for the electric grid; which included development of methodologies for load modelling from operational data, model-based analysis tools, and model integration into electric grid studies.
Nellie Tong is a Principal Consultant in DNV’s Storage and Grid Edge Intelligence team. She has almost 20 years of experience in the energy and utility industry. Nellie is an experienced project manager, and has led several multiyear projects that require cross-disciplinary analytics and extensive stakeholder engagement. Her project experience includes distributed resource planning (DRP), DER potential studies and emerging technology R&D. She serves as the lead consultant in numerous storage and renewables projects that range from market assessment, strategy development and technical due diligence. In 2021, Nellie managed technical due diligence for over $2 billion and over 4 GWh of storage M&A transactions in DNV’s role as the buy-side independent engineer.