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Energy Storage Training 

The obvious benefit of energy storage is that it enables the increased use of renewable electricity.

But studies show there are also many other benefits as well:

  • Security: A more efficient grid that is more resistant to disruptions.
  • Environment: Decreased carbon dioxide emissions from a greater use of clean electricity.
  • Economy: Increase in the economic value of wind and solar powerand strengthened U.S. competitiveness in the clean energy race.
  • Jobs: New income sources for rural landowners and tax revenues for wind and solar development areas. More jobs in supporting sectors such as manufacturing, engineering, construction, transportation and finance.

The forms of energy are numerous such as radiation, chemical, gravitational potential, electrical potential, electricity, elevated temperature, latent heat and kinetic.

There are also several emerging technologies such as hydrogen storage.

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is developing onboard automotive hydrogen storage systems that allow for a driving range of more than 300 miles while meeting cost, safety and performance requirements.

Hydrogen storage is important because it’s considered a key enabling technology for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in applications including stationary power, portable power and transportation.

Another emerging technology, Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES), is a novel technology that stores electricity from the grid within the magnetic field of a coil comprised of superconducting wire with near-zero loss of energy.

The system is capable of releasing high levels of power within a fraction of a cycle to replace a sudden loss or dip in line power. Strategic injection of brief bursts of power can play a crucial role in maintaining grid reliability especially with today’s increasingly congested power lines and the high penetration of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.

Some energy storage forms are better suited for small-scale systems and some are used only for large-scale storage systems. Chemical batteries for instance are well suited for small systems ranging from watches and computers to building backup systems but are still expensive when megawatt scales are considered.

Contrasted to chemical battery type storage, pumped hydropower storage, which stores huge amounts of energy in the form of potential energy of water, can be found only in large power systems.

All of these technologies can be paired with software that controls the charge and discharge of energy.

Energy Storage Training Course by Tonex

Tonex has been a leader in the teaching industry for nearly three decades with returning clients from government and private sector industries. We are now offering Energy Storage Applications for Non-Engineers training which helps participants to recognize basics of energy storage, different types of energy storage system, operation principle, challenges and application of energy storage in different industries.

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It is forecast that the energy storage systems market is going to reach 16 billion this year. With increasing number of renewable energy installations, electric vehicle market, and advances in energy storage market in different applications, proper training is needed to improve your knowledge of energy storage and different advances or applications related to modern energy storage systems in today’s world.

This course covers a variety of topics in Energy Storage training area such as: Basics of energy storage systems, application of energy storage in electrical engineering, application of energy storage in transportation, energy storage in photovoltaic (PV) systems, energy storage applications in mobile applications, micro-power application of energy storage, hydrogen and thermal storage, lead acid batteries, fuel cell principles, electrochemical storage, and super capacitors.

By taking the Energy Storage training by Tonex you will learn about the concept of energy, how to store the energy, types of energy storing devices, history of energy storage systems, development of energy storage by 2050, and long term/short term storage.

Learn about the different applications of energy storage in electrical systems such as photovoltaic (PV), Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), controlling voltage and frequency by energy storage, connecting energy storage to a power electronic device, controlling charge and discharge of the battery with power electronic device and energy storage degradation case studies.

The Energy Storage Training course by Tonex is an interactive course with a lot of class discussions and exercises aiming to provide you a useful resource for energy storage applications. You will learn more about application of energy storage in transportation systems such as road vehicles, rail transportation, heavy vehicles, buses, locomotives, river transport and electric cars.

If you are a non-engineer who wants to know more about energy storage systems and need to validate your skills, you will benefit the presentations, examples, case studies, discussions, and individual activities upon the completion of the Energy Storage Training  and will prepare yourself for your career.

Learn about the fundamentals of energy storage for mobile applications, energy needs for mobile platforms, capacitive storage, electrochemical storage application for mobile devices, fuel cells in mobile systems, and radioactive sources of energy.

You will also learn about hydrogen and thermal storage, solid storage, reservoirs, approaches to produce and store hydrogen, latent heat, hybrid storage, chemical storage and mobile storage of liquid hydrogen.

Our world class instructors at Tonex will help you to learn about lead-acid batteries, concept of electrodes in energy storage, reactions in electrodes, principles of fuel cells, catalysis, different types of fuel cells, faults and troubleshooting of fuel cells. Moreover, you will learn about super capacitors, electric and thermal models of super capacitors and power criteria in super capacitor design.

Finally, the Energy Storage training will introduce a set of labs, workshops and group activities of real world case studies in order to prepare you to tackle all the related energy storage challenges.


The Energy Storage training is a 3-day course designed for:

  • All professionals in the area of energy storage systems
  • Non-engineers looking to understand new approaches of storing energy
  • Individuals who are looking for technical training of energy storage systems
  • Project managers, quality managers, business managers and directors looking for a comprehensive training in energy storage application and operation
  • Energy storage producers who look for alternatives to improve their energy storage design and efficiency
  • Executives and managers who are looking to invest in energy storage area
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in energy storage industry.
  • Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working on energy storage projects

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the Energy Storage training course, attendees are able to:

  • Understand Fundamentals of batteries and concept of storing energy
  • Understand the materials used in different types of energy storage and to recognize the operation
  • Recognize the parameters that control energy storage performance
  • Describe different application of energy storage in electrical engineering
  • Explain different application of energy storage in ground, air, or marine transportation systems
  • Understand the application of energy storage in photovoltaic
  • Troubleshoot challenges related to energy storage systems
  • Describe super capacitors, and their applications in the system
  • Differentiate thermal and hydrogen storage
  • Understand the fuel cells and different applications and types of fuel cells in the system

Training Outline

Energy Storage training course consists of the following lessons, which can be revised and tailored to the client’s need:

Introduction to Energy Storage Systems

  • Concept of Energy
  • Concept of Storing Energy
  • Engineering and Non-Engineering Definition of Energy Storage
  • Types of Energy Storage
  • Why Energy Storage?
  • History of Energy Storage
  • Rationale for Energy Storage
  • Purpose, Process and Road map of Energy Storage
  • Key Application of Energy Storage
  • Current Installed Capacity
  • Electricity Storage
  • Thermal Storage
  • Energy Storage Deployment to 2050
  • Energy Storage Development
  • Short-Term Storage Applications
  • Long-Term Storage Applications
  • Policy, Finance and International Collaborations
  • Future of Energy Storage
  • Alternate Electrolytes
  • Organic Electrode Materials for Lithium Batteries
  • Organic Plastic Crystal Materials
  • Storage in Fuel Distribution System
  • Periodic Storage
  • Long-Term or Seasonal Storage
  • Short Term Transients
  • Engineering Application of Energy Storage

Energy Storage in Electrical Engineering

  • Energy storage for the Electrical Generation Units
  • High-power Energy Storage
  • Storage for Ancillary Services
  • The special case of intermittent generation
  • Frequency Regulation with Energy Storage
  • Active/Reactive Power Control with Energy Storage
  • Energy Storage Applied for transmission systems
  • Control of investments and congestion management
  • Frequency regulation and the balancing mechanism
  • Voltage regulation and power quality
  • System Security and Network Restoration
  • Energy Storage for Distribution Networks
  • Application of Energy Storage in Planning
  • Application of Energy Storage for Retailers
  • Sourcing Cost Reduction with Batteries
  • Application of Energy Storage for Customers
  • Peak Shaving of Renewables with Energy Storage
  • Energy Storage for Power Flow
  • Improvement of Product Quality with Energy Storage
  • Reactive Power Compensation
  • Energy storage for the Balancing

 Energy Storage in Transportation

  • Electrical energy for Transportation
  • Application of Energy Storage in Ground Transportation
  • Air transportation Energy Storage
  • Energy Storage in Rail Transportation
  • Energy Storage in Maritime Transportation
  • Energy Storage in Electric Road Vehicle
  • Energy Storage in Heavy Vehicles and Buses
  • Energy Storage in Two-Wheeled Vehicles
  • Guided Vehicles (Locomotives, Underground, Tram, Trolleybus)
  • Energy Storage in River Transport – yachts
  • Hybrid Electrical Energy and Energy Storage Effect
  • Parallel Architecture
  • Series Architecture
  • Coupling by Road
  • Hybrid Railway Vehicle

 Energy Storage in Photovoltaic Systems

  • Standalone Photovoltaic Systems
  • Principles of Operation
  • Energy Storage as an Indispensible Tool
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Market
  • Sizing Storage for Autonomous PV Systems
  • Control of PV Systems
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking
  • Effect of DC/DC Conversion
  • PV Hierarchical Control
  • Energy Storage Selection for PV Systems
  • Lead Acid Battery and Limited Life Time Problem
  • Battery Energy management
  • Lithium-ion Energy Storage Technology
  • PV Systems in Islanded Mode
  • Grid Connected Mode and Control
  • Control of Islanded Mode Energy Storage
  • Frequency Control
  • Evolution in Electric Network
  • Energy Storage for Multiple Applications
  • Connection of Energy Storage to Grid; A Challenge

 Energy Storage in Mobile Applications and Micro-Power Sources

  • Introduction to Mobile Applications and Energy Storage
  • Weak powers
  • Large powers (a few Watts)
  • Energy Needs for Mobile Applications
  • Battery Life; A Challenge
  • Energy Storage Characteristics in Minimum Scale
  • Capacitive Storage
  • Electrochemical Storage
  • Cells
  • Batteries and Accumulators
  • Fuel Cells
  • Hydrocarbon Storage
  • Power MEMS
  • Pyro electricity
  • Tribo-electricity
  • Radioactive Source
  • Energy Storage in Small Sized Solar Application
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical Energy Storage

Hydrogen and Thermal Storage

  • Introduction to Hydrogen Storage
  • Production of Hydrogen
  • Governmental Promotion of the Use of Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen Storage Alternatives
  • Approaches to Hydrogen Storage
  • Pertinent Energy Parameters
  • Density and Specific Density Definition
  • Pressurized Storage
  • Reservoirs
  • Networks
  • Cryogenic storage
  • Mobile Storage of Liquid Hydrogen
  • Static Storage
  • Solid storage
  • Physical storage
  • Chemical storage
  • Hybrid storage
  • Economic Aspects of Hydrogen Storage
  • Sensible Heat
  • Latent Heat
  • Inorganic Phase Change Materials
  • Organic Phase Change Materials
  • Quasi-Latent Heat
  • Heat Pumps

Lead Acid Batteries

  • Basics of Pb-Acid System
  • Calculation of the MTSE
  • Variation of Cell Voltage with State of Charge
  • Potentials of the Individual Electrodes
  • Reactions in Electrodes
  • Construction of Electrodes
  • Alloys in Electrode Grids
  • Alternative Grid Materials
  • Additional Design Variations
  • Diffusion of Hydrogen

Fuel Cells Principles

  • Definition of Cell
  • Chemical Energy
  • Concept of Reaction
  • Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs)
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)
  • Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC)
  • Catalysis
  • Air Supply System and Fuel Cell
  • Gas Humidification System and Fuel Cell
  • General Considerations
  • Possible Humidification Modes
  • Fuel Cell Systems with a Reservoir
  • The static converter at the stack terminals
  • Lifespan, Reliability and Diagnosis of Fuel Cells
  • Fuel Cell Faults and Origins
  • Experimental Methods for Characterization of Fuel Cells
  • Diagnostic Approaches for Fuel Cells

Electrochemical Storage

  • Chemical and Electrochemical Reactions
  • Major Reaction Mechanisms in Electromechanical Cells
  • Equivalent Circuit of Electrochemical Cells
  • Generalities of accumulators: principle of operation
  • Storage to Manage Electric and Transport Networks
  • Evolutions in Electrochemical Storage
  • Lithium-ion Technology for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)
  • Lithium-ion Technology for Solar Applications (PV)
  • Lead, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH … and Lithium
  • HEV and electric vehicle applications
  • PV applications
  • Mobile Electronics applications
  • Development of Electrode and Anode Materials
  • Developments in Electrolytes
  • Processing and Recycling of Lithium Batteries
  • μbatteries
  • Electrolytes
  • Printed batteries

 Super Capacitors

  • Introduction to Super Capacitors
  • Double Layer Electric Capacitor
  • Electric Model of Super Capacitors
  • Thermal Model of Super Capacitors
  • Sizing a Bank of Super Capacitors
  • Energy Criteria for Super Capacitors
  • Power Criteria in Super Capacitor Design
  • Power Interfaces for Capacitor
  • Voltage Balance with Super Capacitors
  • Static Converters
  • Applications of Super Capacitors
  • Super Capacitors Used as Principal Sources
  • Hybrid Systems with Super Capacitors

Lithium Battery Safety Regulation

  • Standards, Organizations, and Regulations
  • Lithium Battery Safety Regulation
  • UL 1642; IEEE 1625; IEEE 1725; ISO/IEC 17025
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
  • Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NTRL)
  • The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • ANSI C18.2M, Part 2
  • ANSI C18.3M, Part 2
  • ISO/IEC 17025
  • UN/DOT
  • The U.S. DOT (United States Department of Transportation)
  • UN/DOT 38.3
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
  • UL 1642 (Lithium Batteries)
  • UL2054 (Household and Commercial Batteries)
  • UL 2580 (Batteries for use in Electric Vehicles)
  • The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  • IEC 60086-4 (Primary Batteries – Safety of Lithium Batteries)
  • IEC 61960 (Secondary Cells and Batteries containing Alkaline or other Non-Acid
  • Electrolytes – Secondary Lithium Cells and Batteries for Portable Applications)
  • IEC 62281 (Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport)
  • NCB (National Certification Bodies (NCB), under IECEE’s CB Scheme)
  • CBTL (Certified Body Testing Lab (CBTL), under IECEE’s CB Scheme)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE 1725 (Rechargeable Batteries for Cellular Telephones)
  • IEEE 1625 (Rechargeable Batteries for Multi-Cell Mobile Computing Devices)
  • CTIA Authorized Test Lab (CATL)
  • SAE J 2929 (Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion Battery System Safety Standard –
  • Lithium -Based Rechargeable Cells)
  • SAE J 2464 (Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System
  • (RESS) Safety and Abuse Testing)
  • JIS (Japanese Standards Association)
  • JIS C8714 (Safety Tests for Portable Lithium-Ion Secondary Cells and Batteries for use in Portable Electronic Applications)
  • BATSO (Battery Safety Organization)
  • BATSO 01 (Manual for Evaluation of Energy Systems for Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) —
  • Secondary Lithium Batteries)
  • EU Directives
  • 2006/66/EC
  • 2001/95/EC

Hands On, Workshops and Group Activities

  • Labs
  • Workshops
  • Group Activities

Workshops and Labs for Energy Storage Training

  • Energy Storage Application in Photovoltaic Systems
  • Case Study on Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Lead Acid Energy Storage Case Study
  • Control Strategy Application for Energy Storage
  • Frequency Control with Energy Storage
  • Power Control with Energy Storage
  • Charging and Discharging Case Studies
  • Battery Degradation Case Study
  • Energy Storage Capacity and Sizing Test
  • Energy Storage in Series and in Parallel Case Study

Advanced Systems Engineering Workshops

  • Smart Energy Storage Systems Engineering Processes
  • Storage Technologies Requirements and Advances Concepts
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Approaches to managing power supply
  • Resilient Energy Infrastructure Systems Engineering
  • Batteries and Electrochemical Storage Solutions
  • Advanced Chemistry Batteries
  • Flow Batteries, and Capacitors
  • Thermal  Energy
  • Mechanical Storage
  • Innovative Technologies to Harness Kinetic or Gravitational Energy to Store Electricity
  • Hydrogen Electricity Generation
  • Pumped Hydropower
  • Creating Large-scale Reservoirs of Energy with Water
  • Solar Batteries for Solar Power System

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