Energy storage - application and technology

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This course provides insights into the progress and challenges of energy storage systems, which have the potential of bridging the gap between supply and demand, especially in networks with a high proportion of renewable generation. Despite significant technical improvements over the last few years, the storage markets are still in their infancy, and some energy storage system (ESS) technologies face both economic and efficiency challenges. The principal contemporary ESS options will be presented with their advantages and disadvantages. The following ESS will be described in detail: mechanical storage (e.g. compressed air energy storage (CAES) or pumped hydro plants); electrical storage (e.g. superconductive magnetic energy storage (SMES)); thermal storage (TES); electro-chemical storage (batteries), and chemical storage (e.g. hydrogen).

The topics covered are:

  • Terminology and definitions
  • EEES classification according to system integration method and duration of power supply
  • Storage applications in different sectors
  • Mechanical energy storage systems
  • Electrical energy storage systems
  • Electrochemical energy storage systems
  • Thermal energy storage systems
  • Economics of energy storage systems

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Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and future role of energy storage systems (ESS)
  • Classify storage technologies
  • Calculate specific costs and compare different economic aspects of ESS
  • Explain how different energy storage technologies complement each other


Professionals from the energy sector (engineers)

Duration: 1 months

Study time: About 40 hours

Training language: English

Detailed course description: A detailed course description is available for download soon.

E-learning platform: Access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Price: €260,00*


Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: cascales[at]



*incl 19 % of German VAT

Energy storage - application and technology


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Extensive support and live lectures
  • Multimedia learning material and self-evaluation tests
  • Certified by the "Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht - ZFU" (German Authority for Distance Learning)
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the training
  • We offer group and alumni discounts. Contact us for further details.



Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: cascales[at]

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price €* Early bird €* Valid until  
01.07.21 - 31.07.21 online EN 01.07.2021
260,00 260,00
* including 19 % of German VAT


Albrecht Tiedemann, RENAC
Current position:
Albrecht Tiedemann is a director at the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since 2009. He manages the CapREG Program “Capacity Development on Renewable Energy and Grid Integration” for Professionals from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador working in the public and private energy sector. He is responsible for Blended e-Learning seminars (renewable energy and grid integration) and works as a trainer for wind energy (resource assessment, technology, hybrid wind/PV micro grids and wind farm economics) and for grid integration of renewables (balancing power and capacity credit calculation, short term power forecast for wind and solar). Mr Tiedemann moderates and chairs panel discussions, workshops, seminars and conferences.

Professional experience:
From 2003 to 2009 he was Project Director at the German Energy Agency (dena) GmbH and there he worked as a Consultant for the German Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the European Commission and enterprises in the energy sector. Furthermore, he was the Chairman of Offshore Wind Standing Committee of the Federal government and the coastal Länder as well of the Forum Offshore Wind Energy and Nature Conservation. Mr. Tiedemann has been executively involved in the integration of renewable energies into the German energy supply system and in conducting strategic analysis for the German energy sector (German grid-study I and II until 2020 and 2030).
From 1989 to 2003 he worked as scientific assistant for the Federal Environmental Agency of Germany where he was responsible for developing environmental friendly technologies.

He holds a degree as “Engineer of Environmental Protection Technology” from the Technical University Berlin.


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