Planning, Project Development & Value Stacking

15 - 17 MARCH 2021 | 3 half-day training, 4.5 hours per session, total 13.5 hours

About The Course

This course will allow participants to gain more practical and theoretical knowledge about Utility Commercial, Industrial & Community Energy Storage Systems (U/C&I/CESS) with a focus on Planning, Project Development and Value Stacking with current case studies of the various system types.


Also see: Utility Commercial, Industrial & Community Energy Storage (U/C&I/CES) Systems 3.0 

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 4,499 / USD 3,284 for 3 half-days, 2 participants


Normal price:

SGD 4,699 / USD 3,430 for 3 half-days, 2 participants

Learning Outcomes

Participants in this course upon completion will be able to:

  • Define & explain how Utility Commercial,  Industrial & Community Energy Storage Systems (U/C&I/CESS) are planned
  • Describe and identify Grid/Utility values of U/C&I/CES Systems
  • Describe and identify Commercial & Industrial values of U/C&I/CES Systems
  • Describe and identify Residential client values of U/C&I/CES Systems
  • Identify conflicts between value streams
  • Describe different case studies for:
    1. In front of the meter U/C&I/CES Systems
    2. Behind the meter U/C&I/CES Systems, and
    3. Microgrid U/C&I/CES Systems
  • Describe financial benefits of U&CES systems
  • Correctly understand ESS Aggregation and the roll of 3rd party Aggregators
  • Explain project development and list a project’s participants
  • Relate the Solar + Storage costs in USA and differences between Utility and C& I/client costs
  • Explain financing options for U/C&I/CES Systems
  • Demonstrate differences in methods of financing U/C&I/CES Systems
  • Explain the assessment and viability of storage projects: System value vs. monetizable revenues of U/C&I/CES Systems

Who Should Attend

  • Government policy makers
  • Project Developers and Administrators
  • University Professors and Administrators
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers

Expert Course Faculty

Our first trainer is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and is a NABCEP certified Photovoltaic Installation Professional. He has been an instructor with the Midwest Renewable Energy Institute since 1993 Teaching advanced Photovoltaic (PV) design and installation and is an IREC Certified Master Trainer (TM) in Photovoltaic Technologies. He was the primary curriculum developer for the MREI Photovoltaic courses at the Institutes inception.


A strong advocate for clean energy production, he volunteers with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (board of directors member 2004-2014, Chair of the Nominations Committee-current) and with the Northern Futures Foundation. The trainer has been designing, specifying, installing and operating Battery based Solar Electric systems (PV) for over 30 years. He has lived “off-Grid” for over 26 years where he runs his business Great Northern Solar.


He has been training contractors, administrators and officials in the operation of PV systems including those employing storage for over 26 years.  In the last 5 years he has been investigating and developing trainings for the application of energy storage in commercial and other large applications. With the development of Lithium Ion and other advanced battery technologies he has begun to consult and present trainings in battery design and deployment for the commercial market.



Our second trainer is passionate about renewable energy and enthusiastic about sustainable solutions through technology and innovation. After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts, he entered technical sales of renewable energy products 2006 with a focus on off grid renewable energy projects around the world.


Several years later, while working for Kyocera he shifted focus to grid connected commercial and utility scale solar project development. The trainer joined Panasonic in 2016 and helped to launch two new product lines (high efficiency solar panels and lithium-ion stationary storage systems) and create a ground up sales channel for the Eco Solutions division.


In 2018, he joined the team at Stem to develop commercial and utility scale energy storage systems controlled by Stem’s Athena artificial intelligence platform. At present he is kicking off a new venture developing and acquiring solar plus storage projects in North America for a newly formed IPP, Aypa Power, backed by the Blackstone Group.


With over fourteen years of experience in renewable energy sales and business development, he is excited to share his knowledge of solar and energy storage systems. 


Pre-planning: Reality vs The Dreams, Site Issues, System Value Stacking

Planning: Orienting to Value Stacking – Financial benefits of Energy Storage Optimizing and Stacking System Values

Presentations and discussions to employ 3 case studies

Current ESS projects and the value streams relate to the non-monetized value streams available to Utilities

ESS Aggregation and the roll of 3rd party Aggregators

A review of field experience – Successes and Challenges 

Project Development – Evaluate potential partners / collaborators / consultants

Assess the viability of storage projects: System value vs. monetizable revenues

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will receive a confirmation email after successful registration. 
Soft copy course materials & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) to help us focus on your learning objectives
  • Detailed course & reference manual for continuous learning and sharing
  • Practical exercises & case examples to better understand the principles
  • Limited class size to ensure one-to-one interactivity
  • Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a personal action plan