2020 Program Peer Review and Update Meeting

The 2020 Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Storage Program Peer Review and Update Meeting was held Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

Tuesday, September 29

Welcome, and Webinar DetailsHoward PassellSNL, Peer Review Coordinator
WelcomeCarol AdkinsDirector, Secure Energy and Earth Systems Center, SNNL
WelcomeImre GyukDirector, DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program
WelcomeBruce WalkerAssistant Secretary, DOE Office of Electricity
SNL IntroductionBabu ChalamalaSNL Energy Storage Program
PNNL IntroductionVince SprenklePNNL Energy Storage Program
ORNL IntroductionMichael StarkeORNL Energy Storage Program
Keynote Speaker 1Mike GravelyTeam Leader, Energy Research and Development Division, California Energy Commission
Power Electronics
Session Summary — Power ElectronicsStan AtcittySNL
Efficient Power Electronics Enabled by 3.3kV Silicon Carbide SwitchesRanbir SinghGeneSiC Semiconductor
GaN Enabled Efficient Plug-And-Play Battery Energy Storage SystemAlex HuangUT Austin
GaN-Based Inverters for Grid-Tied Energy Storage SystemsMedhi FerdowsiInnocit
Roundtable — Grid ModernizationCharlie HanleySenior Manager, Grid Modernization, SNL
Reliability Studies of Wide-Bandgap Power Semiconductor Devices Under Realistic Stress ConditionsRobert KaplarSNL
Predicting Reliability, Improving Safety and Resiliency in Grid Connected Battery Energy Storage SystemsRaja KaushikUniversity of Houston
Development of a 100kW Secondary Use Energy Storage SystemMichael StarkeORNL
Roundtable — Innovative ProjectsBen SchenkmanR&D Electrical Engineer, SNL
Reliability, Codes & Standards
Session Summary — Reliability, Codes, & StandardsCharlie VartanianSenior Technical Advisor, PNNL
Li-Ion Battery State of Health Electrothermal ModelAlasdair CrawfordPNNL
Reliability Assessment of Li-Ion Battery Single Cells Under Grid ServicesDaiwon ChoiPNNL
Reliability Performance Testing of kW Scale Modules at PNNLEd ThomsenPNNL
EPRI/PNNL Reliability Data Project UpdateSteve WillardEPRI/PNNL
Keynote Speaker 2Lola InfanteSenior Advisor, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Wrap-UpImre GyukDirector, DOE OE ES Programs

Wednesday, September 30

Welcome and Day 1 RecapImre GyukDirector, DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program
Keynote Speaker 3Kelly Speakes-BackmanChief Executive Officer Energy Storage Association (ESA)
Session Summary — SafetyJoshua LambPrincipal Member of the Technical Staff, SNL
Development of Thermal Runaway Risk DatabaseHsin WangORNL
Material Science-Based Predictions of Single-Cell Thermal FailuresRandy ShurtzSNL
Long Term Safety and Reliability of Li-Ion CellsYuliya PregerSNL
Energy Storage Safety Collaborative – Update 2020Matt PaissPNNL
Roundtable — Beyond Li-Ion, and Long Duration StorageImre GyukDirector, DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program
Thermal Analysis to Mitigate Cascading Propagation of Lithium-Ion Cell StacksJohn HewsonSNL
Mitigation of Failure Propagation Through Active Cooling: A Model Based Experimental DesignLoraine Torres-CastroSNL
System Level Safety Design and PlanningDavid RosewaterSNL
Equitable Regulatory Environment
Session Summary — Equitable Regulatory EnvironmentJeremy TwitchellEnergy Research Analyst, PNNL
Regulatory Commission EngagementHoward PassellSNL
Policy AnalysisWill McNamaraSNL
Roundtable — The Technology-Policy NexusWill McNamara/ Jeremy TwitchellGrid Energy Storage Analyst, SNL/Energy Research Analyst, PNNL
Zinc Batteries
Session Summary — Zinc BatteriesTimothy LambertSNL
From Concept Through Product to Market: Rechargeable Zinc Manganese Dioxide BatteriesSanjoy BanerjeeCCNY
Engineering an Aqueous Energy Dense Manganese Dioxide | Zinc Battery to Challenge Lithium- Ion’s DominanceYadav GautamUEP
Operando Studies to Enumerate the Electrochemical Phase Transformations of MnO2Joshua GallawayNortheastern University
Advanced Aqueous Zn BatteriesXiaolin LiPNNL
Mechanistic Probes of Zinc Anode Aqueous Electrolyte BatteriesEsther TakeuchiStony Brook University
Keynote Speaker 4Bill AckerExecutive Director, NY Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)
Wrap-UpImre GyukDirector, DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program

Thursday, October 1

Welcome and Day 2 RecapImre GyukDirector, DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program
Keynote Speaker 5Terry BostonDirector, Grid Protection Alliance
Flow Batteries
Session Summary — Flow BatteriesWei WangChief Scientist, PNNL
Higher Voltage Iron Bipyridines for Non-Aqueous Redox Flow BatteryTravis AndersonSNL
Phenazine-Based Anolyte Materials in Aqueous Redox Flow BatteriesAaron HollasPNNL
Ambient Temperature Non-Aqueous Sulfide Based Redox Flow Batteries and Membrane DevelopmentJagjit NandaJagjit Nanda
Advanced Membranes for Flow BatteriesCy FujimotoSNL
Towards Building Optimal Electrolytes for Pb-Acid Battery Through Tunable Solvation ChemistryVijayakumar MurugesanPNNL
Roundtable — ElectrificationRichard FioravantiDirector, Transportation Electrification, Quanta Technology
Flow Battery Capacity Fade and Power Density With Redox-Active Aqueous-Soluble OrganicsMichael AzizHarvard/PNNL
Probing Components and Durability in Redox Flow BatteriesTom ZawodzinskiORNL
Sodium Batteries
Session Summary — Sodium BatteriesErik SpoerkeEnergy Storage Materials Thrust Lead, SNL
Low Temperature Molten Sodium BatteriesLeo SmallSNL
Multi-Scale Characterization of the Structure and Mechanical Properties of Sodium Ion ConductorsRyan HillUniversity of Kentucky
Advanced Intermediate Temperature Sodium-Metal Halide (Na-Mh) Batteries for Grid Storage ApplicationGuosheng LiPNNL
Advanced Na-Ion Battery: Progress Towards Co-Free CathodesBiwei XiaoPNNL
Engineering Routes Towards Synthesis and Performance of Layered Oxide Cathode Materials for Sodium-Ion BatteriesDavid WoodORNL
Perspectives and Strategies of Developing Long Duration and Seasonal Energy Storage Technologies for Improving Grid Resiliency and ReliabilityGuosheng LiPNNL
Roundtable — Recycling & Re-UseJeffrey SpangenbergerMaterials Recycling Group Leader, Argonne National Lab
Session Summary — AnalyticsRay ByrneSNL
Evaluation of Energy Storage as Transmission Assets StorageTu NguyenSNL
Energy Storage Finance Summits and Pricing SurveyRichard BaxterMustang Prairie Energy
Sizing Behind-The-Meter Energy Storage and Solar for Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging StationsRodrigo TrevizanSNL
MASCORE: A Web-Based Tool for Microgrid Asset Sizing Considering Cost and ResilienceDi WuPNNL
Realization of Energy Storage Economic Benefits: Managing Changes in Real TimeJan AlamPNNL
Keynote Speaker 6Ralph MasielloIndustry Advisor, Quanta Technology
Wrap-UpImre GyukDirector, DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program