Introduction to Battery Storage & Financial Modeling

Battery Storage Course Content

Cost effective energy storage has long been seen as the key to unlocking the full potential of renewable energy.

Today, the world is experiencing dramatic change in the power sector including rapid accelerating in the pace of deployment for utility scale energy storage. This trend is a result of declining costs in storage technology and an increasing need for storage more intermittent renewable generation is being added to the grid.

Infrastructure developers and investors are making their first forays into battery storage projects. This trend will continue as storage becomes an increasingly important piece of the energy landscape.

If you work in power or renewable energy you will eventually need to have a deep understanding of the fundamental drivers and concepts related to battery energy storage.

This course will cover a range of topics related to battery storage including energy markets fundamentals, types of battery storage, the uses of storage capacity, battery terminology, the economics behind batteries, and the risks associated with the storage investments.

This course includes a simple downloadable financial model for demonstration purposes. The financial model is provided as additional detail to illustrate how the concepts become real through a set of numbers.

Whilst we do not build a model from scratch, we present a battery model and talk about the inputs, calculations, and necessary considerations of a battery model

The battery course includes a standalone financial model. The model forecasts cash flows for 10 years on an annual basis, meaning each column of the model represents one year.

The objective in this course is to orientate you with a model and to set you up to run your own sensitivities and scenarios to evaluate battery storage investments. You will use your download of the model to change inputs and to assess the impact on returns.

NOTE: this course does not cover project finance concepts, debt, taxes, or the core agreements in project finance. For an in-depth review of these topics please see Our Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling course.

Who should attend:

This course will benefit the following people looking to gain an understanding of battery operations, investments, and risks:

  • Anyone interested in learning about the fundamental of utility scale energy storage
  • Analysts, associates & vice presidents at banks, funds, investors, developers, and operating entities
  • More senior participants changing careers or looking to up their skill set
  • Students wishing to enter the project finance sector or about to start new roles
  • Energy market participants including regulators, policy setters, and advisors

Course delivery options: This course can be completed numerous ways, including:

  • Self-paced, online – complete this course online at your own pace.
  • Inhouse – this course can be customized to address the unique challenges that your team or organization face.

Promotional offers – available until May 1, 2022 

  • Launch price of $500, available to everyone. Register now!
  • Promotional price for not for profit employees and students $250**.
  • Current members only  save 20%** on the $500 launch price if they are already enrolled in one of our online courses.
  • Bundle and Save Add one more Pivotal180 online course to your Introduction to Battery Storage purchase for a total of $1120**.

*Please contact alison@pivotal180.com.com to obtain a coupon code to apply on registration.

Why trust Pivotal180 with your professional development?

There are many reasons why we stand out from other firms, but the following is what makes us particularly unique:

  • Pivotal180 is focused exclusively on teaching. Institutional and human capacity building is not a side business. It is core
  • Senior practitioners with real experience lead Pivotal180 training courses
  • We have led deals. Our understanding is from practical transactional experience, not from reading about it or hearing about it from senior people on our team
  • We have trained the top advisors, developers, lenders, and funds across the world.
  • We tailor our courses more than anyone else in the market, to meet your needs
  • Our blended solution of instructor led  and online training includes 12 months of access to our online courses, such that your team can review concepts and  dive deeper into topics we do not have time to cover in class.

Videos below are samples from our other online courses, the Battery Course samples will be available very soon!

Course Outcomes

Have an understanding of the fundamentals of battery storage including battery economics, types of storage, and grid operations

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Use of Storage Systems - Supply Shifting

Model Walk-Through: Introduction to Battery Model

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OUR BLENDED LEARNING COMBINING IN-CLASS AND ONLINE MATERIAL ENSURES WE TEACH MORE AND YOU LEARN MORE.

Course Portfolio Region Course Delivery Start Date Price Register/Enquire
Introduction to Battery Storage All Online Self Paced Available in March,, 2022 $500 Register
Introduction to Battery Storage All Inhouse Tailored On request Contact Us Request proposal

Contact us for  pricing of our in-house tailored courses

In-house battery course without modeling will be a  one 4 hour session.

For a version of the course that includes step-by-step instructions on how to model batteries it will be require  two 4 hour sessions  

Online course has over 4 hours of content and will take about 5-6 hours to complete if you do it from start to finish and complete the quiz. For a version of the course that includes step-by-step instructions on how to model batteries please contact us. Promotional offers – available on Introduction to Battery Storage Online Course  after launch date until April 30, 2022.

  • Launch price of $500 – available to anyone.
  • Promotional price for students $250*.
  • Anyone who has bought our Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling. Course, fee for the Introduction to Battery Storage  is $400*.
  • Students are not eligible, to renew their subscription and the license will expire after 12 months

*Please contact alison@pivotal180.com.com to obtain a coupon code to apply on registration.

  • 12 month’s access to online course material including slides, videos, downloadable spreadsheet, and the course discussion board for ongoing questions
  • Membership to the Pivotal 180 alumni network
  • Course completion certificate

This course will benefit the following people looking to gain an understanding of battery operations, investments, and risks:

  • Analysts, associates & vice presidents at banks, funds, investors, developers, and operating entities
  • More senior participants changing careers or looking to up their skill set
  • Students wishing to enter the project finance sector or about to start new roles
Section Overview
Energy markets / the grid
  • Defining capacity vs energy
  • Power plant economics
  • Daily grid load profiles
  • Dispatch
  • Duck curve
  • Need for batteries
Battery energy storage solutions
  • Use of storage systems: supply shifting
  • Use of storage systems: ancillary services
  • Overview of types of storage systems
  • Battery Terminology
Battery Operations
  • Battery economics
  • Revenue streams
  • Operating challenges and costs
  • Capital cost categories
  • Capital cost economics
  • Risks
  • Lender Considerations

Pre-requisites

Basic knowledge of Excel only

Equipment Required

Area Items Needed
Online

Online Course Computer, 2 screens preferable, Microsoft Excel

Online course has over 4 hours of content and will take about 5-6 hours to complete if you do it from start to finish and complete the quiz. For a longer version of the course that includes step-by-step instructions on how to model batteries please contact us.

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