Battery Energy Storage Systems: An Industrial Perspective


IEEE PES Region 6 welcomes you to join this PES Day webinar provided by Dr. Ahmed Elasser, Principal Systems Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt Electric Power. 1 PDH will be provided to attendees who will be tracked and proven to be in attendance for this entire webinar.

Battery Energy Systems have recently been attracting a lot of attention as a result of significant improvements in battery technology, lower cost per KWh, and expansion of highly variable and intermittent renewable resources such as wind and solar. In addition to providing an overview of Energy Storage Technologies in general, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) will be addressed from a cell, module, string, power conversion, and grid-level point of view. Front and Behind the Meter BESS applications will be discussed with a focus on utility-scale applications. Key challenges and future opportunities for innovation in the BESS space will also be discussed. A comprehensive reference list will also be provided.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 27 Oct 2021
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • All times are (GMT-07:00) America/Boise
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  • Co-sponsored by BSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • Starts 29 September 2021 05:43 PM
  • Ends 27 October 2021 05:43 PM
  • All times are (GMT-07:00) America/Boise
  • No Admission Charge


Ahmed Elasser Ahmed Elasser of General Electric Company


Battery Energy Storage Systems: An Industrial Perspective


Dr. Ahmed Elasser received his MS & Ph.D. degrees in Electric Power & Power Electronics in 1993 & 1996 respectively from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Principal Systems Engineer at GE Research in the areas of Electric Power, Power Electronics, and Power Semiconductor Devices. He worked on Power Devices, Solar Energy, Power Conversion Systems, and is currently leading the Battery Energy Storage Systems Power Conversion. He published over 40 papers and has 37 issued patents.

Address:United States


10:30  - 10:35 AM: Welcome & Introduction

10:35 - 11:25 AM: Lecture

11:25 - 11:30 PM: Q&A