Energy storage - application and technology

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This course provides insights into the progress and challenges faced by energy storage systems. These systems have the potential of bridging the gap between the supply and demand of energy, especially in networks using a high proportion of renewable generation. Despite significant technical improvements over the last few years, storage markets are still in their infancy, and some energy storage system (ESS) technologies face both economic and technological challenges.

The course presents the most important ESS options, with their advantages and disadvantages. Specifically, the following examples of ESS are 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 course covers:

  • Terminology and definitions
  • EEES classification according to the 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

Receive a reminder one week before the registration deadline.

After completing 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; and
  • explain how different energy storage technologies complement each other.


This course is suitable for professionals from the energy sector (engineers).

RENAC certificate upon successful completion of the course for participants who score 70% or higher on the exam.

Duration: 1 month.

Study time: about 40 hours.

Course language: English.

Detailed course description: an overview of the course is available for download.

E-learning platform: you can access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Price: €260*


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



*incl. 19% German VAT

Additional Information

Energy storage - application and technology


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Contact with learning facilitators
  • Moderated discussion forum for students
  • Multimedia learning materials
  • Self-assessments
  • RENAC certificate upon successful completion of the course
  • We offer discounts for our alumni, group bookings, and multiple purchases. Contact us for further details.



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

Available dates & times

Next Date Type of training Language Registration deadline Price € VAT Info Early bird € Valid until  
01.02.23 - 28.02.23 Online EN 03.02.2023 260,00*
01.07.23 - 31.07.23 Online EN 03.07.2023 260,00*

* including 19 % of German VAT

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