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    Energy Storage Industry Learnings Forum (ESILF)

    Introduction and purpose

    The AESO organized the Energy Storage Industry Learnings Forum (ESILF) to gather energy storage industry leaders together to discuss key learnings from energy storage integration in other jurisdictions as well as to share their perspectives on energy storage topics to assist the AESO in facilitating the integration of energy storage in Alberta.

    The scope of the ESILF is to provide expertise and key learnings to the AESO on targeted matters related to the integration of energy storage in Alberta. The ESILF will be an information gathering forum for the AESO, not a decision body.

    Membership

    The ESILF membership broadly represents a cross-section of industry leaders with energy storage experience. To keep topic discussions meaningful and effective, membership was targeted without compromising stakeholder representation and required expertise. Alberta Energy will be a member of the forum to share in the key learnings and discussion for the purposes of potential policy or legislative changes to facilitate energy storage integration in Alberta. In addition, the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Market Surveillance Administrator will also be members of the forum to share in the key learnings and discussion.

    As per the ESILF Terms of Reference, the ESILF recognizes that not all of the AESO’s stakeholders will be represented within the ESILF and to support the AESO’s commitment to transparency the forum membership (individual and organization names as relevant), agendas, relevant discussion materials, presentations and meeting summaries will be posted on www.aeso.ca.

    Schedule

    • Kick-off Session <br>May 20, 2020

      Purpose

      Seek feedback and obtain alignment on:

      • Forum intent and method
      • Forum scope and focus areas
      • Action plan, priorities and timelines
    • Workshop 1<br>Sept. 18, 2020

      Purpose

      The workshop's purpose is for members to share their expertise and key learnings on three topic areas that we believe the AESO would benefit from further discussion:

      • Market opportunities in the energy and ancillary services markets, or other potential revenue streams;
      • Connection options; and
      • Energy Storage configuration options.
    • Workshop 2<br>Nov. 27, 2020

      Purpose

      The workshop's purpose is for members to share their expertise and key learnings on three topic areas that we believe the AESO would benefit from further discussion:

      • Storage as a transmission alternative (SATA);
      • Sharing learnings from other jurisdictions on legislation, regulations and policy; and
      • Market qualification parameters, process, models and data (SCADA) requirements.
    • Workshop 3<br>March 19, 2021

      Purpose

      The workshop's purpose is for members to share their expertise and key learnings on three topic areas that we believe the AESO would benefit from further discussion: 

      • Economic Modelling;
      • Sharing of experiences in commissioning and testing of new technologies or configurations; and
      • Modeling economics of transmission storage under the current framework.
    • Workshop 4<br> Nov. 9, 2021

      Purpose

      The workshop's purpose is for members to share their expertise and key learnings on topic areas that we believe the AESO would benefit from further discussion:

      • Battery Energy Storage – unlocking new revenue and stabilizing electric grids; and
      • Stand-alone Energy Storage Economic Analysis in Alberta’s Market.
    • Planned Activities<br>2022

      Targets

      • Host spring workshop (late May)
      • Host fall workshop (late September or early October)
      • Learning exchange topics to be determined closer to workshop dates

     

    Note: Session dates once finalized will be shared with stakeholders.

    • Workshop 4 | Nov. 9, 2021

      Purpose of this session

      The workshop's purpose is for members to share their expertise and key learnings on topic areas that we believe the AESO would benefit from further discussion: Battery Energy Storage – unlocking new revenue and stabilizing electric grids; and Stand-alone Energy Storage Economic Analysis in Alberta’s Market.

      Workshop 4 materials

    • Workshop 3 | March 19, 2021

      Purpose of this session

      The workshop's purpose is for members to share their expertise and key learnings on three topic areas that we believe the AESO would benefit from further discussion: Economic Modelling; Sharing of experiences in commissioning and testing of new technologies or configurations; and Modeling economics of transmission storage under the current framework.

      Workshop 3 materials

    • Workshop 2 | Nov. 27, 2020

      Purpose of this session

      The workshop's purpose is for members to share their expertise and key learnings on three topic areas that we believe the AESO would benefit from further discussion: Storage as a transmission alternative (SATA); Sharing learnings from other jurisdictions on legislation, regulations and policy; Market qualification parameters, process, models and data (SCADA) requirements.

      Workshop 2 materials

    • Workshop 1 | Sept. 18, 2020

      Purpose of this session

      The workshop's purpose is for members to share their expertise and key learnings on three topic areas that we believe the AESO would benefit from further discussion: Market opportunities in the energy and ancillary services markets, or other potential revenue streams; Connection options; and Energy Storage configuration options.

      Workshop 1 materials

    • Kick-off Session | May 20, 2020

      Purpose of this session

      The purpose of this session was to seek feedback and obtain alignment on:

      • Forum intent and method
      • Forum scope and focus areas
      • Action plan, priorities and timelines

      Kick-off session materials

    ESILF materials

    If you have any questions, please contact energystorage@aeso.ca and subscribe to our stakeholder newsletter for updates.