january, 2024

04jan3:00 pm4:00 pmBehind-the-Meter Energy Storage Systems: Test Method & Results to Prevent Utility Back-Feed Webinar

Event Details

Behind the Meter (BTM) storage will play an important part in meeting the New York State Energy Storage Roadmap goal of 6000 MW of grid-tied energy storage by 2030. In order to safely deploy BTM storage in configurations where the system is not intended to export electricity, the systems need to be capable of preventing electricity back-feed to the grid. Hardware solutions are commonly used to prevent possible back-feed, but can add substantial cost and redundancy to the system. Through a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) contract NY-BEST convened a team lead by DNV, in partnership with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), to study existing back-feed control protocols, develop controls solutions test methods, and to demonstrate whether controls solutions are sufficient to meet back-feed requirements.

On January 4,2024, from 3:00-4:00 PM EST NY-BEST will host the free webinar, “Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Systems: Test Method & Results to Prevent Utility Back-Feed” featuring experts from EPRI, DNV and NY-BEST. Utilities, BTM providers, inverter and power conversion system manufacturers, and test labs may be interested in this focused webinar.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Potential for controls solutions to supplement or replace hardware solutions to prevent electricity back-fee from BTM systems.
  • Presentation of existing and new test methods which help demonstrate whether control solutions are sufficient to meet specific back-feed requirements accurately and reliably.
  • Present example results from laboratory testing of multiple devices and lessons learned from test method development and sample tests.

Who Should Attend:

  • Utilities
  • Distributed-scale solar & storage solutions providers
  • Inverter / power conversion system manufacturers
  • Test labs


Dr. Aminul Huque, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Dr. Aminul Huque is currently working as a Program Manager at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He manages smart inverter and grid support technology research at EPRI and leads projects to develop and demonstrate solution to challenges associated with higher penetration of distributed energy resources (DER), including solar Photovoltaic (PV), energy storage, vehicle-to-grid, and controllable loads. He is a key contributor of DER interconnection standards and currently serving as the lead vice-chair of IEEE P1547 working group. Dr. Huque received a PhD from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Tennessee, USA) and an MSc from the Imperial College London (London, UK) in 2010 and 2003 respectively.

Steve Jones, Senior Principal Engineer in DNV’s Energy Storage Advisory business

Steve Jones serves as a Senior Principal Engineer in DNV’s Energy Storage Advisory business. He has over 20 years of renewable energy industry experience focusing on wind, solar, and energy storage. His clients include project developers, utilities, independent power producers, regulators, and grid edge solution providers. His recent work has focused on due diligence supporting project financing, operational planning, and failure investigations. Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree, with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.


You can register for this free event here.


(Thursday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET



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