RES Virtual Continuing Education Courses Offering 3 PDHs
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
Time: 1:00 to 5:0 pm
Cost: $30 for RES Members; $45 for Non-members
Theme: Battery Storage
Registration closes at midnight, December 13th.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Battery Energy Storage Systems 1 PDH
by Michael Hainzl, Generac Power Systems
Abstract - This class provides an energy storage technology overview, develops the concepts of power output compared to energy content, examines the utility tariff conditions and tax incentives that determine financial viability of a BESS. We look at several practical use cases and the factors influencing the return on investment of those examples. After this class, students will be able to make a high-level assessment of project financial viability based on the utility tariff and tax incentives. Finally, there is a brief explanation of the various battery technologies and the performance tradeoffs between different battery chemistries.
Bio: Prior to joining Generac in 2015, Mike Hainzl spent 23 years in the wireless telecom industry holding positions in Radio Frequency and Facilities Engineering, Field Operations, and Business Continuity Management. This includes hands-on experience managing fixed and mobile generator fleets for national telecom providers, as well as coordinating emergency power restoration after major storm events like Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, and Sandy. Hainzl specializes in risk analysis and mitigation planning with a focus on operational readiness that begins with system design and continues with a robust preventative maintenance policy. Hainzl earned his BSEE, MS in Engineering Management, and MS in Emergency Management & Business Continuity from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Battery Energy Storage System Implementation 1 PDH
Abstract - This class follows with a more detailed look at battery technology and helps the student understand how battery performance ratings are established. Balance of plant components such as HVAC, fire protection, and power inverters are discussed. Finally, several one-line diagram use cases are introduced to explain how a BESS can improve utilization of on-site distributed generation such as wind, PV, and traditional engine-generators. We examine how different electrical system topologies influence project cost, complexity, and the various sequence of operations that can be supported.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Introduction to Power System Challenges and 1 PDH
Protection in the Renewable Energy Future
by Kevin Kiehl and Pete Woodin, Stark Tech Equipment
Abstract - With the drive in NYS for Electrification and the Federal, State and Local legislation moving the power industry from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy Sources many new challenges arise for the power engineering industry. We will introduce some of the protection challenges that are starting to be seen globally with the shift from traditional Synchronous Energy Generation Production to Inverter Based Resources (IBRs) as used in the PV, Wind and Battery Energy Storage Solutions of today. This presentation will cover some of the key issues/concerns being faced by the Utility Distribution Providers as identified in IEEE-2800 and NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/DoE) along with some of the evolving solutions from the power equipment industry.
Biographies - Kevin Diehl
Director Business Development. – Power Equipment - Stark Equipment
Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has over 35 years’ of field experience in applying and selling electrical systems. Kevin previously worked for a major AC Drive manufacturer for 10 Years as field sales engineer. Additionally, he has experience in the design of systems for industrial applications.
Sr. Electrical Applications Engineer – Stark Teck - Equipment
Pete has a Bachler’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with over 35 years’ experience in critical electrical power systems in Industrial, Municipal and Data Centers. For the last 30+ years Pete has been with Stark Tech – Equipment (Formerly T.P. Woodside) where he has represented ABB, Emerson Network Power, Generac, Rockwell Automation, Siemens Energy, and Vertiv Corporation among many others. His unique in-the-field knowledge and working with key market segments and customers has kept him in demand with many high-profile projects. Pete has conducted extensive training in Electrical systems, UPS systems, Battery Storage and other electrical technologies providing AC and DC power solutions to the Data Center and many other mission critical applications.
Zoom links will be emailed to you around the 12th and your link is unique to you only. Be sure to check your spam folders as we find many companies block emails coming from our website because it is from Canada which is international. You may want to use your personal email when signing up for these courses.
Zoom links will be emailed to you a week before the courses and your link is unique to you only. Be sure to check your spam folders as we find many companies block emails coming from our website because it is from Canada which is international. You may want to use your personal email when signing up for these courses.
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