This lecture demonstrates how to accurately, objectively, and transparently model the economics for any type of behind-the-meter (BTM) energy storage project. We will candidly discuss the types of residential and C&I storage projects that offer the best savings opportunities. This will enable developers to identify the best storage use-cases in their local market today, so they can focus development resources efficiently.
There’s a lot of hype and buzz surrounding the nascent BTM energy storage market. Many solar developers are looking to strategically position themselves to get a piece of the action. But in order for the BTM storage market to really begin scaling up, developers will need to build repeatable processes for finding the best projects and closing deals.
After completing this lecture, you will understand:
How to model different BTM energy storage value streams: peak demanding shaving, time-of-use arbitrage, and self-consumption.
How to identify the types of customer load profiles and utility rate structures that offer the best savings opportunities.
How to optimize the Energy Storage System (ESS) size for optimal dollar savings on a specific project.
Best practices developers are using to present the economics of storage projects in clear and simple terms to a customer.
This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials on your own pace.
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After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.
Not Eligible For Continuing Education Credits or Certificates
Since this is a free course, it is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential. Certificates of completion and CEU Credits are only available for our premium paid courses.
COO, Energy Toolbase
Adam Gerza is the COO of Energy Toolbase, an industry leading software platform for modeling and proposing the economics of solar and storage projects. He has worked in the solar industry for over 9 years in various project development, policy and finance related roles. Prior to solar, Adam traded natural gas commodity products for 5 years for a bank and later a hedge...[more]
Accurately Modeling the Economics of Customer Sited Energy Storage Projects