Michael Walton Presenting on Battery Energy Storage at KAPPA Meeting
On Thursday, March 29th, Mike Walton, PE, DGCP, is presenting “Battery Energy Storage System Applications for your College Campus” at the KAPPA 2018 Spring Meeting in State College, PA.
Mike’s presentation will focus on how the latest in Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) can be applied in a college or university setting, and will review different chemistries, technologies, sizes/scales, and charge/discharge rates of BESS, as well as the various applications for this technology including peak-load shaving, resiliency, and PJM ancillary markets. Mike will explore how BESS can be customized and tailored to many different end-user applications, as not all technologies and chemistries are made to perform the same functions.
Mike is Burns’ Director of Advanced Power Systems, and is an expert in the energy and utility sector. Mike recently developed and implemented a Grid Modernization Program at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. This award-winning project installed the latest smart grid technology for the independent utility, and has been nationally recognized for its innovative and prototype systems. Mike is also playing a leadership role in the development of a microgrid for NJ Transit’s commuter rail system. When completed, this microgrid will allow the movement of hundreds of thousands of people in and out of New York City in the event of widespread power failure.