Best Practices Used When Working with Electricity StorageZoom
Kelly currently works as an Energy Insight Lead at National Grid ESO, developing their Future Energy Scenarios, which are four credible pathways of how the energy system will evolve till 2050. She is also the Event Lead of Women in Non-Traditional Roles in National Grid, UK focusing on all diversity and inclusion issues affecting underrepresented groups. Prior to this, she was a Lead Research Engineer at the R&D Centre of EDF Energy UK and the Digital Lead of EDF Women's Network. Specifically, she was focusing on optimal valuation of energy storage assets, when participating in multiple electricity markets. Before that, she was a modelling analyst at Energy Systems Catapult, working as part of their system integration and innovation team and exploring transmission connected energy storage and second-life batteries. She has a passion for energy storage and hence, she pursued a PhD in battery storage in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks of The University of Manchester (UoM). In addition, she obtained her first professional qualification as Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) in December 2017 and she is currently a chartered engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology. More information about herself, her awards and achievements can be found here: https://angelikilk.github.io/. Abstract UK has a legal commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2050. Managing supply and demand has become more challenging during the recent years because of various reasons, such as unplanned outages, changing demand behaviour and challenging forecasting of the variable renewable generation. This strongly introduces the need for flexibility from both supply and demand sides. This presentation will focus more on the supply side, and specifically on electricity storage. The presentation will discuss lessons learned from all energy storage projects Kelly has worked so far during her pas working experience. Specifically, this will include co-location of energy storage with renewables, second-life batteries, bulk connected energy storage, participation in electricity markets and long-term forecasting of electricity storage. The technologies that will be examined include pumped hydro storage, compressed air energy storage, liquid air energy storage, lithium-based and flow batteries. The presentation will conclude with some soft skills and tips required to work in the energy sector. Registration: here.