As part of the project ¨Improving, Increasing and Facilitating Access to Education and Training in Renewable Energy in Latin America – ETRELA¨, in December of 2020, January and February of 2021, the Latin American Energy Organization (Olade) implemented the Study Plan N ° 5 – Innovation – Energy Storage Systems, free access training that had great interest in the region, having a total of 455 participants from 15 Olade Member Countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela).
Energy storage systems are fundamental tools to increase the participation of renewable sources; optimize the operation and improve the reliability indexes of the electrical power systems. Currently on the market there is a broad range of technologies for this type of system, among which stand out: pumping stations, batteries (lithium ion, lead acid, sulfide – sodium), compressed air (CAES), flywheels, among others.
The Energy Storage Systems Study Plan was developed in a modular structure composed of a basic, intermediate course and a cycle of webinars. Topics addressed in the plan include: energy storage system technologies; participation of storage in the electricity supply in a scenario of high integration of renewable energy systems; main characteristics of electronic converters and policies and incentives for the adoption of energy storage systems.
The scope of this study plan was to demonstrate the importance, needs and main challenges faced today by energy storage systems to increase their development as necessary tools to expand the participation of renewable energy sources, optimize the operation and improve the reliability indices of electrical power systems.
The training in Energy Storage Systems, had a group of specialist instructors, experts and researchers related to the energy storage industry.
The material presented during the Study Plan dealt with the benefits and uses of energy storage systems in electrical and mobility systems, mainly, current trends and technologies of this type of systems, as well as the policies and incentives that are implemented to world level to promote their development.
At the end of this study plan, participants received a diploma, awarded by Olade, for each of the courses taught.
As part of the training plan of the ETRELA project, for this year, two additional study plans on climate change and energy integration will be implemented.
For more information about our study plans and webinars, we invite you to visit our Knowledge Community platform https://capevlac.olade.org/
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