Save for Later: Battery Storage and Thermal Energy Storage  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This 2020 Energy Exchange Extra session equips facility managers with education to determine if an energy storage energy conservation measure (ECM), either thermal or battery, has the potential to support their sites' energy reduction goals. A thermal energy storage system is typically composed of a chiller system and a tank where ice or chilled water is produced during off hours and used during peak hours. Battery storage systems are generally broken into two broad categories: smaller site-scale and larger utility-scale. This session focuses on battery storage systems in which a site's energy manager will have a significant amount of influence, whether located inside the gate or adjacent to the fence but run by a utility.


Eric Nyenhuis, Director, Engineering and Development, Southland Energy

Doug McWhinney, Sr. Project Development Engineer, Program Manager, Southland Energy

Norm Campbell, Manager, Military and Government Market, Go Electric

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify what site characteristics support the use of thermal storage systems;
  • Recognize how battery storage systems interact with and support a site's energy savings;
  • Explore what life cycle issues have potential to impact battery storage systems (e.g., degradation, safety, performance guarantees); and
  • Explore what life cycle issues have potential to impact thermal energy storage systems.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: