T6: Renewable Energy Integration with Energy Storage - Balancing Grid Supply & Demand

2:00PM - 3:50PM
Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Johan Enslin
Clemson University, USA



The increased use of variable and intermittent renewable generation and increased requirements for reliability and resiliency power supply make the case for more energy storage capacity.  The steady reduction of technology costs of energy storage is creating a favorable business environment for the wide scale adoption of distributed energy storage on the distribution systems. The objective of this tutorial is to discuss the energy storage technologies, value proposition, regulatory environment and interconnection standards. This tutorial presented an overview of Energy Storage technologies relevant for more efficient power grids and at the same time provide value streams and markets.

The adoption of energy storage could offset the need to use diesel and other fossil fuels for peaking and baseload power, provide backup power for commercial and industrial operations during blackouts, and increase the capacity of the electric grid to successfully integrate renewable electricity generation sources, especially intermittent power sources such as solar and wind. Energy Storage is globally considered the new wave in the energy sector. According to Bloomberg 45 GW/81 GWh of distributed or advanced stationary energy storage will be installed by 2024 (excluding pumped hydro and electric vehicles). Between 2016 and 2024, some $44bn is expected to be invested in energy storage.



Dr. Johan H Enslin is the Duke Energy Endowed Chaired Professor in Smart Grid and Executive Director for the Power Program at Zucker Family Graduate Education Center for Clemson University in North Charleston SC. He comes as Director for the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) and the Duke Energy Distinguished Chair in Power System at UNC Charlotte. Enslin has combined a 37-year career with leadership in industry and academia, in the US, Europe and South Africa. He served as an executive for private business operations and a professor in electrical engineering. Dr. Enslin initiated and led renewable energy teams, companies and executed multi-disciplinary power system projects. Over the course of his career Johan worked for more than 90 US, European, Asian and African power utilities, governments and industries. He authored and co-authored more than 300 technical journal and conference papers for IEEE and other organizations, and has written several chapters in scientific books. Johan is a life-long leader in the IEEE and CIGRÉ working groups and committees. He holds more than 25 provisional and final patents. He received the 2014 Charlotte Business Journal Energy Leadership Award. He is a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa, Fellow of the SAIEE and Fellow of the IEEE.