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Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – CANCELLED

October 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

| $900

This course is designed for Electrical Engineers and utility personnel with an interest in Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS).  Upon completion of this course, participants will have an understanding of the various value propositions for storage to be added to their electric grids. They will also learn about siting storage, determining the appropriate size of storage for a system, understanding net benefits to the system and calculating economic value of adding storage to the system. In addition, topics will cover specific challenges of procurement, construction and commissioning.


Course Details:

Battery Energy Storage Systems

October 3-4, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)



8553 Commodity Circle

Orlando, Fl  32819


Course Outline:

  • Overview of Energy Storage in Electric Power Today
  • Overview of commercially viable BESS technologies today
    • Electrochemical, Mechanical, and Thermal.
  • Projected Cost and Performance Data
  • BESS Applications
    • Costs, benefits, and analyses
  • BESS Systems Integration
  • Testing BESS Systems and Components
  • BESS Degradation Mechanisms and Information
  • BESS Siting
    • Interconnection standards, safety, codes, hazardous material issues.
  • BESS Regulatory Situation Today and Open Issues
  • Business Models and Financing


Course Instructors:

Ralph D. Masiello, PhD

Dr. Ralph D. Masiello is considered and Industry Expert, with 45+ years in his field.  He received his BS, MS, and PhD from MIT in Electrical Engineering, where he worked on the very early applications of modern control and estimation theory to electric power systems and the developments of the first state estimators for transmission operations. He also led the teams that developed the first utility dispatcher training simulators and he led the organization that developed the early commercial ISO systems for market and reliability operations.  He served as Head of Department for DNV GL Energy Advisory Americas, responsible for services and consulting in Operations and Automation, NERC Compliance, Wholesale markets analysis and system performance, energy storage, distributed energy resources, and retail energy.  In addition, Dr. Masiello has lead and contributed to several other professional projects around the globe.


Farid Katiraei, PhD

Dr. Farid Katiraei has several years of professional experience with power system dynamics modeling and analysis and protection systems design with special expertise in power system studies utilization and the use of analytical tools such as CAPE, ASPEN, RTDS, PSCAD/EMTDC, CYMDIST, EDSA, and EMTP-RV.  Dr. Katiraei has also been involved in several distribution system automation projects, wide-area protection coordination studies, real-time microprocessor based relay testing (using RTDS system), and system impact studies of high level renewable energy penetration in utility grids.  Dr. Katiraei holds a doctoral degree in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Toronto with an emphasis on dynamic analysis and control system design for power electronic-based distributed energy resources and FACTS devices. He is the author/co-author of several journal papers, conference publications, and technical articles.


$900 per person for each two-day session. Lunch will be provided. Please do not submit payment with registration.  FMPA will send an invoice to your utility following the course.


Continuing Education Credits:

Florida Board of Professional Engineers can earn 10 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for completion of the course.





October 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am
October 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
8553 Commodity Circle, Orlando, FL 32819 + Google Map


Sharon Samuels


8553 Commodity Circle, Orlando, FL 32819 + Google Map

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